i love just about everything van morrison. yep. and having said that, the man has written hundreds of songs- lyrics, music, etc., and plays instruments and performs and whatnot. i have to say that 'beautiful vision' is pretty vanilla. i have much of his early stuff and a bit of the most recent- and if this is a harbinger of the middle- sigh. usually, there are great lyrics and great music- or at the very least a bit of both. this one has what i can only describe as early 1980's folk/new age/disco sounds with strange 'out there' style.
but, i'll get over it :)