Blowin' Your Mind Blowin' Your Mind (Legacy/Epic Associated/) , the expanded version of Morrison's 1967 solo debut (with five alternate takes) displays the pitfalls of late-'60s blues rock:… Reissues
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Blowin' Your Mind

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B

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Blowin' Your Mind (Legacy/Epic Associated/), the expanded version of Morrison's 1967 solo debut (with five alternate takes) displays the pitfalls of late-'60s blues rock: meandering solos, hippie sentiments, and the occasional fuzz-tone guitar. But in the hand of Van the Man, those vices are virtues, and what could have been tedious is often hypnotic. Cuts such as ''Spanish Rose'' and ''Brown Eyed Girl'' have held up better than the album's tie-dyed title. B

Originally posted Feb 10, 1995 Published in issue #261 Feb 10, 1995 Order article reprints