maandag 29 november 2010

Van Morrison - Snow in San Aselmo

video
Snow in San Aselmo van het album Hard Noise The Highway
29 July 1974 in The Orphanage,
Big Hand For The Band! Mario Cipolinna-Bass,John Colla-AltoSax,John Farey-Keyboards,Brian Hogan-TenorSax,Bill Gibson-Drums,Dennis Langevin-Guitar

De prachtige en zeer verrassende opener van het een in mijn ogen beetje ondergewaardeerd Van Morrison album ,,Hard Nose The Highway,,.Van vertelde over deze song, "Just a sketch on when it snowed in San Anselmo. It's about the images that were happening when it was snowing there for the first time in thirty years."

Live is het nummer slecht 13 keer uitgevoerd ,voor het eerst op 11 Maart 1973 in het Memorial Auditorium,Marin California ,de laatste keer op 26 Januari 2002 in de Butterworth Hall in Coventry.(info Gunther Becker,zie link)
Het is ,zeker deze tijd van het jaar ,een van mijn favoriete Van Morrison nummers.

(Van Morrison)
Snow in San Anselmo
The deer cross by the lights
The mission down in old San Rafael
A madman looking for a fight
A madman looking for a fight

The massage parlor's open
The clientele come and they go
The classic music station
Plays in the background soft and low
Plays in the background soft and low

The silence round the cascades
The ice crisp and clear
The beginning of the opera
Seem to suddenly appear
Seem to suddenly appear

The pancake house is always crowded
Open 24 hours of every day
And if you suffer from insomnia
You can speed your time away
You can speed your time away

Snow in San Anselmo
My waitress my waitress my waitress
Said it was coming down
Said it hadn't happened in over 30 years
But it was laying on the ground
But it was laying on the ground




Veel Van Morrison Info(Gunther becker)
http://ivan.vanomatic.de/

Van Morrison (VanFan) Fansite
http://freewheeler.web-log.nl/freewheeler/2006/04/zappa_en_morris.html