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VAN MORRISON - LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES



2008-07-11

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http://www.vanmorrison.co.uk/ on 29MAY2008

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Setlist Remarks

Did Ye Get Healed has now been played 283 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 05JUL1987
Played for the first time this year.

Tupelo Honey > Why Must I Always Explain has now been played 100 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 06FEB1991
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Tore Down A La Rimbaud has now been played 296 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 14OCT1984
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Wavelength has now been played 115 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 01OCT1978
Played at a different position from the previous show.

It's All In The Game has now been played 178 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 19AUG1979
Played for the first time this year.

Comfortably Numb has now been played 7 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 20JUL1990
Played at a different position from the previous show.

In The Afternoon > Ancient Highway > Raincheck has now been played 20 times as a medley in this combination of songs since its first appearance on 15SEP2001

Ballerina has now been played 68 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 00AUG1968
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Sweet Thing has now been played 124 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 15OCT1968
Played for the first time this year.

Moondance has now been played 802 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 26APR1970
New to the previous show.

Keep It Simple has now been played 29 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 10FEB2008
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Rough God Goes Riding has now been played 105 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 19SEP1996
New to the previous show.

Burning Ground has now been played 48 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 18SEP1996

And The Healing Has Begun has now been played 188 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 04OCT1979
Played at a different position from the previous show.

Brown Eyed Girl has now been played 569 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 28MAR1967
New to the previous show.

Gloria has now been played 684 times as a solo song since its first appearance on 17APR1964
Overall closing shows 792 times.

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Delaware On-Line - Ryan Cormier
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Van Still the Man in Rousing Tower Concert
UPPER DARBY, Pa. -- Leaving his reputation as a grouch at the stage door, a playful Van Morrison closed out his two-night residency at the Tower Theater on Friday night, showering his fans with a generous night of hits, forgotten songs and hidden gems.
The 62-year-old Irishman, who returned to the Tower for the first time since 1978, is known for being stingy when it comes to performing his best known songs.
But on Friday, Morrison dug out a jazzy version of "Moondance" midway through the 100-minute show before closing out the night with a powerful one-two punch: an all-acoustic rendering of "Brown Eyed Girl" followed by 1964's "Gloria." "Tupelo Honey" was also included in the 17-song set.
In a blue suit and black fedora, Morrison mined his 40-plus-year career backed by a nine-piece band, himself jumping among guitar, saxophone, harmonica, piano and ukulele throughout the night.
In the evening's most unusual moment, he sang Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," which he originally performed with Roger Waters in 1990 -- a song that re-emerged thanks to its inclusion in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and "The Sopranos." Even though Morrison forgot the name of the song, read the lyrics and missed two lines, it was spine-tingling to watch him bellow the song's chorus.
On "Ballerina" from his seminal "Astral Weeks" album, Morrison showed off his trademark soulful delivery, repeating words at a spitfire pace and stretching others like Silly Putty.
In a moment of improvisation, Morrison motioned for his piano player to move out of the way, nearly knocking him from his bench. Morrison leaned over the piano, played a bit with one hand while holding his guitar in the other as his devoted followers cheered.
Throughout, he smiled and joked with the audience and the band, even letting out a "Yip! Yip!" after singing, "Now they're moaning like a dog in a manger," during "Rough God Goes Riding."
The most gleeful moment for Morrison appeared to come during "That's Entrainment" from his new album "Keep It Simple," which entered the Billboard charts at No. 10 in April, the highest debut for any album of his career.
Morrison, shuffling from side to side and playing a ukulele, danced along as he seductively sang, "Want you to shake your money maker, want you to shake 'em on down!"
He would later improvise once again during the sexed-up "In The Afternoon," singing,
"Don't you feel my leg
'Cause if you feel my leg
You'll wanna feel my thigh
If you feel my thigh
You'll want to move up high."
Morrison did not just sing his songs, he embodied them with his left hand tightly gripping the gold microphone stand while the other twitched with every word.
His blink-and-you-missed-it six-date North America tour ended Saturday night at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
And if you think the Tower Theater tickets ranging from $75 to $350 were costly, they were $125-$500 for the Atlantic City show. At $500 a ticket, that's about $5 a minute.
But on Friday, fans didn't have much to complain about. They got Van the Man on a good night. Given his limited touring schedule, especially in the United States, let's just hope it's not another 30 years before he returns.


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