This was the lead single from Van Morrison's fourth album, His Band And The Street Choir
. Like his first single, "Brown Eyed Girl
," it has tremendous pop appeal and made the Top 10 in America. These are songs known to casual fans, but to the musical cognescenti, Morrison is revered for his 1968 album Astral Weeks
, a hitless but highly influential album. Morrison purposefully shied away from pop music, but his hit songs were far from sell-outs - they were just a lot more scrutable and compact than most of his catalog.