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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



2008-03-28

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1h32m00s

Setlist

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0:03:43.00
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0:04:34.00

Band

Setlist Remarks

This Love Of Mine has now been played 86 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10JUL2004

Real Real Gone > You Send Me has now been played 65 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 30APR1994
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Magic Time has now been played 152 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01APR2005
Played at a different position from the previous show.

School Of Hard Knocks has now been played 12 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008

How Can A Poor Boy has now been played 12 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
New to the previous show.

That's Entrainment has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008

Keep It Simple has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Moondance has now been played 790 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Don't Go To Nightclubs Anymore has now been played 12 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
New to the previous show.

Song Of Home has now been played 13 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Bright Side Of The Road has now been played 500 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15MAY1979
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Lover Come Back has now been played 11 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Soul has now been played 14 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Precious Time has now been played 564 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 16MAR1998
Played at a different position from the previous show.

I Can't Stop Loving You has now been played 166 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 21JUN1977
New to the previous show.

Back On Top has now been played 391 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 23FEB1998
Played for the first time this year.

Help Me has now been played 565 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15FEB1973

Behind The Ritual has now been played 14 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Tupelo Honey > Why Must I Always Explain has now been played 91 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 06FEB1991
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Brown Eyed Girl has now been played 566 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 677 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17APR1964
Overall closing shows 792 times.

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I flew over to catch the two Manchester shows to see where Van's at these days. I had last seen Van at the Dec 2007 Prov RI show which was a typical US show - no workouts, no meditation, no creative singing. After 27+ years of live Van, I really don't care what material he does or who's in the band; I ONLY care that he's into the music and that his improvisable vocalizing takes me to a place that no other singer can. The voice remains strong but not the fire in the belly.
For the past 10 years, I could always depend on some vocal magic at UK Europe shows where audiences are more accepting of Van's mood. I had the pleasure of sitting in the front row center and could watch Van closely the entire show. He truly seemed as bored as I was.
Unfortunately, Van isn't singing with passion anymore. The new songs were done methodically (learn the damn lyrics already - they're your own songs!), the older songs done perfunctory, and the classic hits done begrudingly.
There were no magic vocal moments or even attempts. "Help Me" and "Behind the Ritual" went nowhere before they were shut down. No "Game" or "Burning Ground". The only improvisation was via instrument: sax, elegant one-handed piano on "I Can't Stop", and tasty electric guitar with scat during "Back on Top". Alas, no vocal magic. Or even attempted.


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