After the brilliant one-two punch of Astral Weeks
, His Band and the Street Choir
brings Van Morrison
back down to earth, both literally and figuratively. While neither as innovative nor as edgy as its predecessors, His Band and the Street Choir
also lacks their overt mysticism; at heart, the album is simply Morrison
's valentine to the R&B that inspired him, resulting in the muscular and joyous tribute "Domino" as well as the bouncy "Blue Money" and "Call Me Up in Dreamland."