Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Van Morrison - Dark Knight of the Soul

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VAN MORRISON
Dark Knight Of The Soul
(Van Morrison with The Chieftains) (bootleg CD)
Moontunes – MOON001 (Czech Republic)

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1. Tore Down A La Rimbaud (3:58)
2. In The Garden (4:49)
3. Rave On John Donne (2:00)
4. Did Ye Get Healed (4:06)
5. Star Of The Down (sic) (2:44)
6. She Moved Through The Fair (4:57)
7. Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta (2:57)
8. Tell Me Ma (2:24)
9. Carrick Fergus (sic) (4:39)
10. Celtic Ray (3:26)
11. Maries’s Wedding (3:18)
12. Boffyflow & Spike (2:43)
13. Goodnight Irene (4:51)
14. Moon Dance (sic) (2:55)
15. T For Texas (2:42)
16. When I Was A Cowboy (2:05)
17. Sense Of Wonder (4:42)
18. Celtic Ray (3:16)
19. In The Garden (4:53)
20. Raglan Road (4:27)
21. Send In The Clowns (3:41)
Total time: (75:44)

From the liner notes:
Tracks 1 – 14 : Ulster Hall, Belfast, 15 September 1988
Tracks 15 – 20 : Colrain University, 20 April 1988
Track 21 : Ronnie Scott’s, London 6 June 1986
Tracks 1 – 4 : Van & Van Morrison Band
Tracks 5 – 14 : Van & The Chieftains
Tracks 15 – 20 : Van & Derek Bell ‘Unplugged’
Track 21 : Van & Chet Baker

Review by Brian Murphy:
I picked up this CD on the weekend. — Absolutely amazing. It was recorded in 1988 from concerts with the Chieftains in Ireland and contains most of the stuff from Irish Heartbeat. [It contains a] version of “Moondance” – as an *IRISH JIG*. Yes that’s right. I couldn’t believe it. It sounded just like an ordinary jig until I heard the words. I didn’t think that he could still find anything new in the song, the way he plays it in concert recently, but this just blew me away. Also a version of “Send In the Clowns” in which he actually sings it for real, no clowning around, no long pauses, no nothing. Just Van singing a great song as if he means it. (This track is not from the Chieftains concert, but comes from Ronnie Scott’s club in 1986)

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