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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



2004-05-19

last public update: Wednesday, 11-May-2022 04:37:33 CEST
Songs Length

Brad, Simon Gee's WAVELENGTH
1h30m45s

1h30m; "not great, but not a stinker either. Clocked in with the band on stage at 90 minutes exactly, Van a few minutes less. Forgetable local opening act (one guy and his guitar did 4 numbers). Main event started at 8:28pm. Van was in dark hat, clear glasses, grey suit and a good mood. Instrumentally we got a lot of harmonica from Van, a bit of sax, and guitar only once (Fame) and that rather lackluster. It was "a workmanlike" performance - he was doing his job and doing it well as judged by the audience reaction - applause, singing along, cheers, etc. Nothing special here tonight - no Game and workshop tonight, no St James, no Little Village, etc. etc. Into The Mystic was very nice - we got a lot repeated "foghorns" and Martin obliged each time with the sax. Martin was quite busy on this one going back and forth between the sax and the clarinet. Ned starts off Vanlose with a guitar intro and it was passable. Ned even got a verse to sing and did OK. David Hayes had some great bass on this. The crowd was very pleased with it all. Ned immediately got another guitar intro to do for Fame. Van picked up the acoustic but really only played about with it, Ned carried the guitar on this. Nice harp intro to In The Afternoon/Ancient Highway. Jackie Wilson Said was greeted with cheers - near the end Van says "just the horns" and we do get just Matt and Martin. Van says "that was Jackie Wilson, now for Sam Cooke" and he starts Bring it on Home to Me. Very nice bit with just voices - band and audience together. Muleskinner Blues is a solo showcase - even Bobby gets some on the drums. Precious Time includes some nice scatting. After Baby Blue Van walks off stage, comes back on for Help Me, off again, and back for BEG and GLORIA. The finale numbers were obviously very welcomed by the audience - some folks around me were really swaying, pumping their arms, singing along, whatever. So, Van does his job - nice selection of numbers, no problems, no grumpyness, but certainly no magic, no extra spark, no gems in the setlist. That is what I was expecting, so I have no complaints. I will listen to this one again if I get the chance.

Setlist

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Band

Setlist Remarks

Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart has now been played 188 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 12JUN1982
New to the previous show.

Have I Told You Lately has now been played 389 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 18MAY1989
Played at a different position from the previous show.

All Work And No Play has now been played 179 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 012000
Played at a different position from the previous show.

In The Midnight has now been played 118 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 02MAR1999
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Don't Worry About A Thing has now been played 95 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 03MAY1995
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Stop Drinking has now been played 61 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01DEC2001
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Into The Mystic has now been played 191 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Vanlose Stairway has now been played 425 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
New to the previous show.

Fame has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 02OCT2003
Played at a different position from the previous show.

In The Afternoon > Ancient Highway has now been played 11 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 09MAR2001
Played for the first time this year.

Jackie Wilson Said has now been played 344 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 27APR1972
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Bring It On Home To Me has now been played 24 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 14MAY1971
New to the previous show.

Muleskinner Blues has now been played 81 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 02OCT1995
New to the previous show.

Back On Top has now been played 258 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 23FEB1998
Played at a different position from the previous show.

I Can't Stop Loving You has now been played 59 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21JUN1977
Played for the first time this year.

Precious Time has now been played 306 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 16MAR1998
Played at a different position from the previous show.

It's All Over Now Baby Blue has now been played 129 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17JAN1974
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Help Me has now been played 425 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15FEB1973
New to the previous show.

Brown Eyed Girl has now been played 333 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 28MAR1967
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Gloria has now been played 483 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17APR1964
Overall closing shows 788 times.

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