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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



1986-07-05

last public update: Wednesday, 11-May-2022 04:36:32 CEST
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For some, the show at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts did not go down well. After an opening set by Mose Allison, Morrison virtually ignored his hits from the '60s and '70s, preferring to stick to the kind of leisurely, pastoral meditations that dominated his just-released No Guru, No Method, No Teacher. The audience disappointment was palpable and Morrison reacted in kind. John Griffin reviewed the show for the Gazette. Acknowledging Morrison's artistic need to get past the early hits, he described some of the tension in the room. "(Morrison) played only Moondance from his early days, and that early on in the show, prompting one in the crowd to shout later, 'How dare you keep us in suspense?' " Griffin wrote. "That fan had missed the point, but Morrison's meandering set and overt hostility - his first encore was a caustic reading of Sondheim's Send in the Clowns - did nothing to sooth crushed expectations." Jazz festival artistic director Andre Menard, who was also at the show, said he remembered no sense of disappointment. "It was fantastic. Some people felt let down by the fact that he did not do many hits, but great artists like him could always play new stuff and I really don't mind," Menard said. "I think these questions have been resolved by Bob Dylan over the years," he said. "Artists of their stature don't have to play their hits in identical versions as if they were a jukebox."

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Got To Go Back played for the first time ever!

Moondance has now been played 137 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970

Tore Down A La Rimbaud has now been played 31 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 14OCT1984

Foreign Window played for the first time ever!

Haunts Of Ancient Peace has now been played 97 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 23JAN1980
Played for the first time this year.

Beautiful Vision has now been played 86 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
Played at a different position from the previous show.

She Gives Me Religion has now been played 115 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
Played for the first time this year.

It's All In The Game has now been played 45 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 19AUG1979
Played for the first time this year.

Northern Muse Solid Ground has now been played 134 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
Played at a different position from the previous show.

In The Garden has now been played 3 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 16JUN1982
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Vanlose Stairway has now been played 145 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Summertime In England > For Mr. Thomas played for the first time ever!

And The Healing Has Begun has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 04OCT1979

not remembered played for the first time ever!

not remembered played for the first time ever!

Help Me has now been played 161 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15FEB1973
Played for the first time this year.

Bright Side Of The Road has now been played 118 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15MAY1979
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Send In The Clowns has now been played 12 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 30SEP1985
Played at a different position from the previous show.

A Sense Of Wonder has now been played 40 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 14OCT1984
Overall closing shows 4 times.

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