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Topic 44 of 100: Van Morrison - the Man

Sat, Feb 28, 1998 (13:03) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
We gotta have a Van Morrison topic, it's way overdue. Van the Man, one
of my favorites.

38 responses total.

 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 1 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Feb 28, 1998 (13:04) * 8 lines 
 

I hear that Van and Bob are taking their show on the road, and will be
playing arenas in Vancouver, the Gorge, Oakland Coliseum, San Jose, Anaheim
Pond, Las Vegas, and maybe elsewhere. Second half of May.

Stay tuned as more details become available. That's Bob as in Dylan.




 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 2 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  2, 1998 (00:39) * 5 lines 
 
This topic is going to overlap with the Dylan topic some since they're
touring together, so check Dylan's topic for more Van Morrison news.

More tour details and reports to follow.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 3 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (14:07) * 17 lines 
 
arto on Van the Man (someone high up on the food chain):

It was the August 95 Mojo. Astral Weeks was recorded in New York on
September 25 and October 15, 1968. His managers were Lewis Merenstein and
Robert Schwaid. Schwaid was interviewed for the article, said he was a jazz
nut and recruited the jazz quartet (including MJQ's Richard Davis and
Connie Kay). At the 9/25 session (4 hours) they did Cyprus Avenue, Madame
George, Astral Weeks and Beside You "with Van isolated in a vocal booth and
apparently lost in his own thoughts". Three weeks later, the same musicians
came back and recorded the rest of the album. String overdubs and the
harpsichord on Cyprus Ave. were added in a mixing session by arranger Larry
Fallon. The finished tracks "were essentially live takes", but all
concerned remember the material being much longer during recording,
including 5 minutes of improvisational sax playing during Slim Slow Slider.
Schwaid sent the taped jams to WB during the 70's, but no new mixes or
material has ever been released from the sessions.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 4 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (22:52) * 10 lines 
 
read a bit in "rolling stone" a few years back, regarding this
topic... with commentary by davis and kay, i believe... simply
amazing that such sound could be recorded in that manner... if
i remember correctly, in the same issue "RS" named top 100 lps
of all time (by consensus of critics throughout country), and
"astral weeks" ranked third (?), behind "sgt. pepper" and "blonde
on blonde"... "moondance" was ranked tenth (and van was the only
artist with 2 lps in the top ten)...
the vocals on "astral weeks" are easily the most gourgeous i've
ever heard... one of my favorite five lps, for sure...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 5 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (10:21) * 2 lines 
 
What are the other four, just out of curiosity?



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 6 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (12:19) * 4 lines 
 
prob. "abbey road" (beatles); "blood on the tracks" (dylan); "live
'76-'86" (springsteen); "tapestry" (carole king); and (since i am
totally undisciplined and cannot choose only four) "pet sounds"
(brian wilson)...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 7 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (18:22) * 3 lines 
 
I want to get the Tapestry reminiscence album that a bunch of artists
made a year or two ago. Do you know which one I mean?



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 8 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (00:02) * 2 lines 
 
no, don't remember hearing about that... who played
on it?


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 9 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (10:09) * 1 lines 
 
A whole bunch of big names, I don't remember exactly who though.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 10 of 38: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (15:38) * 1 lines 
 
Tapestry Revisted


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 11 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (16:27) * 2 lines 
 
You have that don't you Stacey? Who's on it?



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 12 of 38: Morgan Wright  (rattlecat) * Sat, Mar 14, 1998 (05:07) * 8 lines 
 
Those Van Morrison tunes bring me back...to the bars and clubs in
the early-70's when hippies were still cool. All the clubs played Van
and Hendrix constantly on the juke. And The Band, and the Allman Brothers.
Those were the big juke box songs, and "Positively 4th St" by Dylan.

I never owned a Van album or single, don't even know what album is what,
but those songs are so etched in my brain, every brain cell knows them.
Moon Dance, Wild Life, Brown Eyed Girl.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 13 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Mar 14, 1998 (07:33) * 5 lines 
 
Van was on tv last night giving a concert. He was with
an Irish band and Liam Neeson was interviewed singing
their praises. Damn, why didn't I hit record on my vcr!




 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 14 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 15, 1998 (12:30) * 17 lines 
 
Bob Dylan/Van Morrison dates!

These are the only confirmed dates so far:
May 14: GM Place, Vancouver, BC
May 16: The Gorge in George, Washington
May 18: San Jose Arena
May 19: New Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 21 & 22: Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A.
May 23: Arrowhead Pond Arena in Anaheim, Ca.
May 24: To Be Determined(or not)

Mail Order ticket prices and mail in dates will be announced some time
this week so keep checking http://www.bobdylan.com

Stay tuned to http://www.bobdylan.com for South American dates in April and
United Kingdom and Europe in June & July.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 15 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar 15, 1998 (14:54) * 1 lines 
 
wouldn't austin, tx., be a nice fit for that tba date?


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 16 of 38: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar 16, 1998 (12:00) * 2 lines 
 
whoever was asking for the Sarah Maclaughin album title: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.
Great album.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 17 of 38: Emily Kostic  (EEK) * Wed, Apr  1, 1998 (12:08) * 1 lines 
 
Just have to add I am a big Van fan. He has a way with words. I love when he sings "Crazy Love." He melts my heart. I stole my ex-boyfriends CD and I will never return it, it is too good to let go of!


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 18 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Apr  1, 1998 (23:37) * 8 lines 
 
i agree...
"crazy love" is my favorite morrison song, too...
followed by "st. dominic's preview", "tupelo honey",
"cyprus avenue", "afterwards: the way young lover's do",
"call me up into dreamland" maybe "whenever god shines
his light"... (in no particular order)...
but "crazy love" is a very special tune...
(to me)...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 19 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr  2, 1998 (16:44) * 4 lines 
 
They played a van song just as we drove up 101 to meet
fig in Mill Valley the other day. It's on the current
spring slide show / realaudio deal on our website.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 20 of 38: Emily Kostic  (EEK) * Fri, Apr  3, 1998 (11:35) * 1 lines 
 
I think you named all the good ones, I have to say the traditional "moondance" is a good one also and "and it stoned me." He is the best guy to listen to when you are lying around doing nothing.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 21 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr  3, 1998 (21:22) * 3 lines 
 
or even if you're doing something like driving up the coast of Northern
California.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 22 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Apr  5, 1998 (04:16) * 16 lines 
 
yeah, those are both excellent songs...
(and the combination- on the lp, i mean- of "and it stoned me",
"moondance", "crazy love", "caravan", and "into the mystic" is
one of the best sides of music i've ever heard... the closest
morrison's ever come to really marketable pop (sustained beyond
a single tune), because the hooks are undeniably there... and the
result, i think, is some of the best (caledonian soul) pop ever
made)...
have you heard any early morrison? referring to Them, his band
in belfast back in the day... some of that stuff is simply astonishing-
they're best known for his first masterpiece, of course ("gloria", as good
a rocking blues tune- when van performs it- as any you'll hear, i think),
but there's lots to choose from that's very worthwhile (esp. "mystic
eyes", "here comes the night", and morrison's unbelieveable cover
of dylan's "it's all over now, baby blue")... extremely raw, at times,
but that's part of it's appeal, really...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 23 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Apr  5, 1998 (08:58) * 12 lines 
 
Bob Van Joni on tour
(no, *not* Bon Van Jovi)

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison:
May 14: Vancouver, BC
May 16: The Gorge in George, WA
May 17: The Gorge in George, WA
May 19: San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA.
May 21: Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A.
May 22: Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A.
May 23: Arrowhead Pond Arena, Anaheim, CA.



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 24 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Apr  5, 1998 (14:59) * 2 lines 
 
(lol... "bob van joni"...
very nice, terry)...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 25 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Apr  5, 1998 (17:18) * 3 lines 
 
I hope they gig elsewhere, like Texas! Now, that is a gig I would shell
out some serious bucks for (I hear $75 and $45 or thereabouts on the West
Coast). But seeing these three would be awesome!


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 26 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Apr  7, 1998 (05:08) * 6 lines 
 
$75 would be cheap, to hear those three...
dylan did houston, in '86, i think... (with tom
petty, the heartbreakers, and stevie nicks...
don't remember the venue, but i had tickets and
wasn't able to go... what a DRAG... still not over
that)


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 27 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, May 16, 1998 (16:43) * 141 lines 
 

Bob Dylan leads excellent triple bill

By MIKE ROSS -- For Jam! Music


VANCOUVER - Whats more culturally relevant - the Seinfeld
finale or a Bob Dylan concert?

For the 15,000 baby boomers who filled Vancouver's General Motors Place last
night, the answer was as obvious as the hair on Kramer's head. Throw in Van
Morrison and Joni Mitchell and it was no contest. It was the triple bill of
the decade, the first stop of a seven-city tour winding down the west coast.

It could've been a case of loving them for who they are rather then what
they
did, but this trio of rock legends - together for the first time since The
Last Waltz - delivered a stellar show that lasted nearly four hours. All
three
75 minute sets couldve been complete concerts in their own right - Van the
Man
with his blue-eyed soul, Joni with her provocative songs you need an English
degree to fully appreciate and Bob rocking out the hits till midnight, warts
and all. All three were brilliant.

Jerry who?

Dylan was a pleasant surprise. He displayed real passion last night, from
the
opening country rocker "Absolutely Sweet Marie" to the last encore, the
famous
"Rainy Day Women", which brought the crowd to its feet shouting "everybody
must get stoned"! Given the amount of fragrant blue smoke in the arena, the
sentiment went over well.

It's a remarkable transformation.

Dylan had been in an apathetic fog for years, not seeming to care that he'd
written some of the most vital songs in pop history - and then he
mysteriously
bounced back. Maybe it was his near-death experience last year. Maybe it was
the gig playing for the Pope. Or maybe it was winning three Grammy awards.
Who
knows? Dylan is not one to explain himself.

As he said introducing "Tangled Up In Blue", "There's a story behind this
song, but I'm not going to tell it."

With a solid country-rock-flavored band behind him, the highlights were
many:
The loose groove of "Cold Irons Bound", a boogie-woogie blast of "Silvio",
the
swampy back-porch feel of "Cocaine Blues", a strange, folky take on "Mr.
Tambourine Man" and many more. The crowd ate it up.

Dylan may be a terrible singer who can't play a guitar solo to save his
life,
but he proved last night that he's still a powerful performer, a true
original
and utterly free of pretention. He is untouchable.

Joni Mitchell lost some of the crowd with her pensive, self-indulgent set,
but for those willing to pay attention, she was mezmerising. With a
beautiful,
smoky voice in fine form, Mitchell showcased many of the songs from her
upcoming album, Taming the Tiger, and obscure material from her past.

She played only one hit, "Big Yellow Taxi", which she did solo and
introduced
as if she was doing everybody a huge favor. "I'll just give this one to
you",
she said. Impersonating Dylan during the third verse was a nice touch.

As for Van Morrison, the man has to be the best white soul shouter in the
business. With a tasty set of 50s-style soul that spanned Astral Weeks to
his
latest album, The Healing Game, he made the Blues Brothers (which he
happened
to dress like) look lame. He had help, of course, from a killer eight-piece
band that grooved like nobody's business.

Overall, it was an exhaustingly glorious trio of shows that will surely go
down in history as the best package tour of the 90s. Condolences to those
who
decided to watch Seinfeld instead - not that there's anything wrong with it.

BOB DYLAN SET LIST:
Absolutely Sweet Marie
Senor
Cold Irons Bound
Positively 4th Street
Silvio
Cocaine Blues
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tangled Up In Blue
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
I Shall Be Released
Highway 61 Revisited
ENCORE:
Forever Young
Love Sick
Rainy Day Women

JONI MITCHELL SET LIST:
Night Ride Home
Crazy Cries of Love
Harrys House
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Just Like This Train
Black Crow
Amelia
Hejila
Facelift
Sex Kills
The Magdalene Laundries
Moon at the Window
ENCORE:
Refuge
Big Yellow Taxi (solo)

VAN MORRISON SET LIST:


Burning Ground
It Once Was My Life
Raincheck
Fire In The Belly
Vanlose Stairway
Fool For You
Domino
Jackie Wilson Said
In The Afternoon
Ain't That Loving You Baby?
Days Like This
Tupelo Honey / Crazy Love
Not Feeling It Anywmore
Cleaning Windows
I'll Take Care Of You / It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
Cyprus Avenue (encore)




 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 28 of 38: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (08:49) * 44 lines 
 

Here's a band and setlist from last night's televised concert from
Dusseldorf, courtesy of www.rockpalast.de:


VAN MORRISON

Van Morrison, vocals, harmonica, guitar, alto sax
Johnny Scott, guitar, backing vocals
Liam Bradley, percussion, backing vocals
Ralph Salmins, drums
Geoff Dunn, drums, percussion
John Savannah, hammond organ, piano, backing vocals
Nicky Scott, bass, backing vocals
Katie Kissoon, backing vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, tenor, soprano & baritone sax, flute
Matt Holland, trumpet & flugelhorn

Special guests

Fred Wesley, trombone
Candy Dulfer, alto sax

0) INTRO "Chicken"
1) Jackie Wilson said (I'm in heaven when you smile)
2) These Dreams (of you)
3) Raincheck
4) Moondance / My funny Valentine
5) Rough God goes riding
6) Give me a kiss
7) That's life
8) Naked in the jungle
9) In the afternoon
10) Satisfied
11) Georgia on my mind
12) Call me up in dreamland
13) Summertime in England
14) Medley:
See me through
The burning ground
Soldier of fortune
The burning ground
15) Have I told you lately



 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 29 of 38: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (20:35) * 1 lines 
 
My song for Juliette is "Brown-Eyed Girl", and for Lydia, it's "Tupelo Honey." They go wild when I sing them or if they happen to come on the radio or when we're out in public somewhere.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 30 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (04:53) * 4 lines 
 
excellent choices
(and very discerning kids)

with my daughter it's dylan songs... 'knockin' on heaven's door', 'don't think twice, it's alright', and 'tangled up in blue'... and, the band ('the weight','up on cripple creek', and 'the night they drove ol dixie down')... used to sing those to her when she was a baby


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 31 of 38: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (17:25) * 1 lines 
 
I wonder what our kids will sing to our grandkids? Who will stand the test of time? (Spice Girls?--I think not!)


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 32 of 38: T Patrick McCourt  (PT) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (18:22) * 1 lines 
 
Probably someone that you have not even heard of yet.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 33 of 38: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (18:22) * 1 lines 
 
I was thinking in terms of who is popular now--just as Van Morrison's music was well known when I was a child.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 34 of 38: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (18:22) * 2 lines 
 
they'll wanna stick exclusively to Butthole Surfers songs.
and the grandkids will wonder why the grandparents are acting so "huh?...."


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 35 of 38: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (00:15) * 2 lines 
 
I think I'll agree with Jim on that one,
especially since I can't get Zoe interested in Shoulders...


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 36 of 38: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (13:29) * 7 lines 
 
I used to see Shoulders at the Hole in the Wall when I lived in that neighborhood. They were a blast. Sounded like Tom Waits yet not trying to -- they were original, but reminded you of him, you know?

Listened to Van the Man all last week. Years ago I made a tape with selections from Moondance, Tupelo Honey, Wavelength (underrated LP from the late '70s) and Live at the Belfast Opera House (check that one out if you haven't yet). I didn't listen to anything but that tape for a week.

Last year I dated a woman from Northern Ireland. Van is revered there as a local boy who made it big.

If you can't seduce someone with Van Morrison, it just ain't gonna happen.


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 37 of 38: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (19:57) * 2 lines 
 
lol
(very true)


 Topic 44 of 100 [music]: Van Morrison - the Man
 Response 38 of 38: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (22:22) * 1 lines 
 
maybe that's my problem with...

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