Too Long in Exile If all 15 cuts were as lithe and wry as the title track, we'd have a winner here, maybe even a masterpiece. Or at least… Too Long in Exile If all 15 cuts were as lithe and wry as the title track, we'd have a winner here, maybe even a masterpiece. Or at least… Van Morrison John Lee Hooker Rock
Music Review

Too Long in Exile (1993)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Van Morrison; Genre: Rock

If all 15 cuts were as lithe and wry as the title track, we'd have a winner here, maybe even a masterpiece. Or at least Morrison could have shortened the album, limiting it to a) the seven songs on which he's joined by the subtly smoking rhythm section that accompanies that fabulous title cut, and b) two more in which he duets with the breathless, darkly electric bluesman John Lee Hooker. Instead we get a meandering stew and a grade much lower than its best moments would deserve on their own.

Originally posted Jun 11, 1993 Published in issue #174 Jun 11, 1993 Order article reprints
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