Astral Weeks is the second studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was recorded at Century Sound Studios in New York during September and October 1968, and released in November of that same year.
The album's music blends folk, blues, jazz and classical styles, signalling a radical departure from the sound of Morrison's previous pop hits, such as Brown Eyed Girl (1967). The lyrics and cover art portray the symbolism equating earthly love and heaven that would often feature in the singer's subsequent records. His lyrics have been described as impressionistic, hypnotic and modernist, while the record has been categorized as a concept album.