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The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time 

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One of the true legends of music, Van Morrison is not only in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, but is one of the greatest male rock singer/songwriters and best rock artists of all time. List of the best Van Morrison albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Van Morrison discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Van Morrison albums can be found at the top of the list. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Morrison fuses rock and roll with soulful elements and captivating storytelling. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Van Morrison singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Van Morrison album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Van Morrison album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Van Morrison album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It has a variety of albums, like Astral Weeks (1968), Moondance (1970), and Tupelo Honey (1971). The list of popular Van Morrison CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Astral Weeks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1968); Tracks: Astral Weeks, The Way Young Lovers Do & Ballerina

Producer: Lewis Merenstein

Length (mins): 00:47:16

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Classical music, Folk rock, Jazz, + more

2
Moondance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1970); Tracks: Brand New Day, Into the Mystic & Come Running

Producer: Lewis Merenstein

Length (mins): 00:39:16

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Folk rock, Jazz, Soul music, + more

3
Veedon Fleece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1974); Tracks: Cul de Sac, Country Fair & Who Was That Masked Man

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock

4
Saint Dominic's Preview ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1972); Tracks: Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile), Listen to the Lion & Saint Dominic’s Preview

Producer: Ted Templeman

Length (mins): 00:41:34

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Soul music

5
Into the Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1979); Tracks: And the Healing Has Begun, Rolling Hills & Bright Side of the Road

Length (mins): 00:50:02

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Pop rock, Celtic music

6
Tupelo Honey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1971); Tracks: (Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball, Tupelo Honey & You're My Woman

Producer: Ted Templeman

Length (mins): 00:40:50

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Folk rock, Blue-eyed soul

7
No Guru, No Method, No T... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1986); Tracks: Oh the Warm Feeling, A Town Called Paradise & Foreign Window

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Jazz, Celtic music

8
Poetic Champions Compose... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1987); Tracks: Alan Watts Blues, Spanish Steps & Allow Me

Length (mins): 00:48:10

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Celtic music

9
His Band and the Street ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1970); Tracks: Domino, Give Me a Kiss & Crazy Face

Length (mins): 00:42:22

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Blues

10
Hymns to the Silence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1991); Tracks: Professional Jealousy, Why Must I Always Explain? & Village Idiot

Genres (Music): Christian rock, Folk rock, Celtic music

11
Beautiful Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1982); Tracks: Vanlose Stairway, Cleaning Windows & Beautiful Vision

Length (mins): 00:45:08

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Folk music, Celtic music

12
Avalon Sunset is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1989); Tracks: Contacting My Angel, These Are the Days & I'm Tired Joey Boy

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Celtic music

13
The Healing Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1997); Tracks: Piper at the Gates of Dawn, This Weight & Fire in the Belly

Length (mins): 00:53:44

Label: Exile

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock

14
Common One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1980); Tracks: When Heart Is Open, Spirit & Haunts of Ancient Peace

Length (mins): 00:55:06

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Jazz

15
Hard Nose the Highway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1973); Tracks: Snow in San Anselmo, Hard Nose the Highway & The Great Deception

Length (mins): 00:43:12

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Folk rock

16
Enlightenment is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1990); Tracks: Real Real Gone, In the Days Before Rock 'n' Roll & See Me Through

Length (mins): 00:51:07

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Celtic music

17
Wavelength is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1978); Tracks: Santa Fe / Beautiful Obsession, Venice U.S.A. & Take It Where You Find It

Length (mins): 00:50:02

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

18
Back on Top is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1999); Tracks: Reminds Me of You, Golden Autumn Day & In the Midnight

Producer: Van Morrison

Length (mins): 00:52:25

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Blues

19
The Philosopher's Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Der Blutharsch (2007); Tracks: V, VIII & VI

Label: WKN

20
Irish Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By The Chieftains and Van Morrison (1988); Tracks: Star of the County Down, Celtic Ray & Irish Heartbeat

Length (mins): 00:38:52

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Celtic music, Folk music of Ireland

21
Inarticulate Speech of t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1983); Tracks: The Street Only Knew Your Name, River of Time & Higher Than the World

Length (mins): 00:47:37

Genres (Music): Jazz, Celtic music, New-age music

22
Days Like This is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1995); Tracks: Melancholia, In the Afternoon & Raincheck

Length (mins): 00:58:11

Label: Exile

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Celtic music

23
Too Long in Exile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1993); Tracks: Big Time Operators, Till We Get the Healing Done & Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want

Length (mins): 01:17:34

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

24
Magic Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (2005); Tracks: Gypsy in My Soul, They Sold Me Out & Just Like Greta

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Blues, Celtic rock

25
A Sense of Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time
By Van Morrison (1985); Tracks: The Master's Eyes, If You Only Knew & A Sense of Wonder

Length (mins): 00:43:39

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Celtic music, Blue-eyed soul