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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



2006-10-21

last public update: Wednesday, 11-May-2022 04:37:45 CEST
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Cains Liverpool Irish Festival 2006

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Setlist Remarks

Boogie Woogie Country Girl has now been played 24 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21AUG1999

Back On Top has now been played 370 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 23FEB1998

Days Like This has now been played 391 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26MAY1994

Stranded has now been played 56 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 25AUG2003
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Bright Side Of The Road has now been played 428 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15MAY1979
Played at a different position from the previous show.

There Stands The Glass has now been played 59 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 07JUL2000
New to the previous show.

Cleaning Windows > Boppin' The Blues > Be Bop A Lula has now been played 8 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 08FEB1992
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Beautiful Vision has now been played 161 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22OCT1981
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Ain't That Loving You Baby has now been played 227 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 30MAR1991
New to the previous show.

I Can't Stop Loving You has now been played 98 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21JUN1977
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Moondance has now been played 709 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Saint James Infirmary has now been played 107 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 22FEB2001
Played at a different position from the previous show.

I'm Not Feeling It Anymore has now been played 186 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 14FEB1991
New to the previous show.

One Irish Rover has now been played 25 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21JUN1987
New to the previous show.

Precious Time has now been played 484 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 16MAR1998
Played at a different position from the previous show.

It's All In The Game > You Know What They're Writing About > Make It Real One More Time has now been played 51 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 09FEB2000
New to the previous show.

Star Of The County Down has now been played 228 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 18FEB1979
New to the previous show.

Brown Eyed Girl has now been played 497 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 618 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17APR1964
Overall closing shows 788 times.

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Daily Post - Mike Chapple
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HE'S been written off as being past his best.
But dismiss Van Morrison at your peril.

He's not called The Man for nothing and on Saturday night the Phil was in raptures as he and his peerless nine-piece backing band staged a full 90-minute masterclass of unmatchable musical versatility.
Looking less like Uncle Bulgaria these days, he cut a sleeker figure than last remembered Wombling on stage, blowing blues harp as the band cruised into Back On Top, no pompous bluster but merely a statement of fact on this kind of form.
One of Morrison's greatest assets is his understanding of various musical styles and the consequent ability to meld them into transforming the shape of songs from his formidable back catalogue.
This ensures that with Van Live you'll never, ever, get a perfunctory rolling out of the greatest hits; he's always tweaking away and changing the standards which make him, and not Rafa Benitez, the supreme Tinkerman.
So, despite this being the Liverpool Irish Festival, in this incarnation we had not so much the Celtic Come Into Parlour Van but the Mint Julep On The Back Porch Man as he put his philanderings with Country and Western to good use with stunning effect.
Fiddle and pedal steel guitar transformed classics such as Moondance into something altogether different.
Another of Morrison's great assets is the ability to control the momentum so that at some stage in the performance there comes a key point which makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end, or brings tears welling into the eyes.
This rolling cloud of emotion began somewhere around the typically stylish adaptation of Ray Charles's I Can't Stop Loving You, through Moondance and One Irish Rover, building up to a final downpour during It's All In The Game.
It all ended far too soon with a mass singalong of Brown Eyed Girl and an almost grunge-like encore of Gloria.
It moved even Van, not renowned for being the happy-clappiest of individuals, to sign off with "We've enjoyed our two nights in Liverpool. We had a ball!"
And so did we.


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