Van Morrison grew up listening to records by the likes of Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sonny Terry. The impact of this early induction to sonic utopia is obvious to anyone who has ever heard one of his recordings.
This DVD set collects the previously released Van Morrison Under Review 1964 - 1974 and Van Morrison Under Review 1975 - 1986. These tell the story of Morrison's extraordinary musical career, from the day he formed Them in 1964, until the late 1980s. Both films contain rare archive, live, and studio footage. They also feature exclusive interviews with those who have worked with Van, or knew him well across his life and career. This set offers a rare glimpse into the world of this very private musician, performer and writer, who remains a towering figure in the musical tradition of the western world.