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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



2006-09-13

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Shauna Garrick, Kevin Lee
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Setlist Remarks

Boogie Woogie Country Girl has now been played 20 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21AUG1999

Back On Top has now been played 363 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 23FEB1998

Pay The Devil has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17FEB2006

Stop Drinking has now been played 199 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01DEC2001
New to the previous show.

There Stands The Glass has now been played 55 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 07JUL2000
New to the previous show.

Cleaning Windows has now been played 534 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 27JUL1981
New to the previous show.

Days Like This has now been played 386 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26MAY1994
New to the previous show.

Wonderful Remark has now been played 120 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 011973
New to the previous show.

Stranded has now been played 51 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 25AUG2003
New to the previous show.

Moondance has now been played 703 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Jackie Wilson Said has now been played 437 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 27APR1972
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Bright Side Of The Road has now been played 423 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15MAY1979
New to the previous show.

Playhouse has now been played 54 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 11DEC2005
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Here Comes The Night has now been played 137 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01OCT1964
New to the previous show.

Help Me has now been played 504 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15FEB1973
New to the previous show.

Baby Please Don't Go has now been played 88 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01OCT1964
New to the previous show.

Precious Time has now been played 478 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 16MAR1998
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Don't Start Crying Now > Custard Pie has now been played 9 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 15AUG2003
Played for the first time this year.

Wild Night has now been played 104 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 00MAY1970
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Brown Eyed Girl has now been played 490 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 611 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17APR1964
Overall closing shows 792 times.

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The Arizona Republic - Michael Senft
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Van Morrison makes first Valley visit in 28 years

It was a marvelous night for a Moondance on Wednesday when Van Morrison made his first Valley appearance in 28 years at Cricket Pavilion. And the legendary Irish singer made up for the wait with a passionate, if short, set to his adoring Valley fans.
Taking the stage at 7:30 without an opening act, many expected Morrison to play an extended set, however he only sang for about 90 minutes.
But what a 90 minutes they were.
After his backup band played the rollicking Boogie Woogie Country Girl with guitarist Ned Edwards handling the vocals, Morrison emerged in a sharp suit and fedora, taking the mike for Back on Top. He proceeded to wail, scat and growl his way through 20 stellar tunes ranging from his days with the garage band Them through his recent country CD, Pay the Devil.
The crowd was most receptive to the classics like Moondance and Cleaning Windows, but his ten-piece band seemed muted on those tunes. While they gave passionate performances, the music was overpowered by Morrison's soulful shouting.
It didn't slow the performance, however.
As the band kicked into the Them classic Here Comes the Night, the show catapulted to a new level of passion. A fiery reading of the R&B chestnut Baby Please Don't Go was another climax.
It also marked Morrison starting to have some sort of technical problem onstage. He was gesturing at his mike and monitors to the roadies during Precious Time, and growing visibly upset as the problems didn't get fixed.
But his anger only seemed to fuel his performance, driving his emotional singing to a new level on the classic Wild Night, which finally got the audience to its feet. And when he followed it with Brown-Eyed Girl they were dancing in the aisles.
A passionate Gloria closed out the evening and Morrison left without an encore.
But truly nothing could have topped the finale he'd already delivered.
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Get Out - Chris Hansen Orf
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Van Morrison plays no-frills show at Cricket
Rock stars are known for many things, but punctuality and a strict onstage demeanor are not among them. For instance, when it says "7:30 p.m." on a concert ticket, that usually means the show will start at 8 p.m. or so, after the crowd has all wandered through the gates and finished standing in the long beer lines.
Wednesday night, before rock legend Van Morrison took the stage to play his first Valley concert in 28 years, Cricket Pavilion staffers walked the parking lot announcing through booming megaphones that the show would "begin at 7:30 SHARP!"
Signs at the box office reminded concert-goers of the same thing, with strategically placed flyers, adding that there would be no opening act.
And they weren't kidding.
While the crowd was still filtering in to reserved seating and the lawn area was about half full, Morrison's 10 piece band (which included Asleep At The Wheel's famed pedal steel player Cindy Cashdollar) played "Boogie Woogie Country Girl," and then the legend himself, dressed in a black suit, white fedora and sunglasses, took the stage at just after 7:30 p.m., sending the late arrivals scrambling for their seats.
The Belfast, Northern Ireland-born Morrison kicked off his set with the title cut to his latest album, "Pay the Devil," which is largely a disc of classic country covers and a few self-penned tunes, and kept things rolling with the Webb Pierce honky tonk classic "There Stands the Glass."
If most of the fans were there to hear Morrison's 1967 Top 10 hit "Brown Eyed Girl," they had to wait a while, as the singer slowly added older tunes such as "Cleaning Windows" and "Days Like This" before donning a saxophone for the jazzy classic "Moondance," which had the crowd singing, clapping and snapping their fingers as Morrison showed some impressive sax chops during the solo section.
The artist, whose stage presense when not singing, consists of standing in one spot and pointing to band members when it's their turn to solo, revved things up with the Them (Morrison's mid-'60s band) classic "Here Comes the Night," then closed the tight 90-minute set with his hits “Wild Night,” “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Gloria.”
While Morrison barely spoke to the crowd, save for a "thank you" after a few selections, he did audibly tell his guitarist to "play rhythm" on a song the guy was playing lead on, and brought a stage hand over to chide, "There's too much echo in the mics."
"It sounds like he's shaking the dust out of the closet," said Patrick Whalen, 49, of Scottsdale. "He's rough on his band -- he should loosen up and let it flow from the soul. He's a great musician, though -- he's written some of the best music ever."
It was not a grandiose stage production, however, that brought fans out, it was Morrison's timeless R&B-laced rock 'n' roll.
Tony Duran, 59, of Phoenix said Van Morrison was much better on Wednesday than the previous time he saw him perform.
"The last time I saw him, 28 years ago at the Celebrity Theatre, a drunken guest threw a beer can on stage and he walked off and didn't come back," Duran says. "This time there was no jive, he just played. It was like watching a jazz band."


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