Apparently, just previous to recording Astral Weeks Van Morrison was under contractual obligation to record some songs for his former record company. My friend Bill forwarded me a site with downloads of these songs. Sounds like Van just picked up the guitar and created some "Contractual Obligations" on the spot. The results are hilarious. Check out "Ringworm" and "Have a Danish"
The irony is, I love Van's voice and delivery so much i'd rather hear one of these
choice "nuggets" than 90% of what I hear on pop radio.