zaterdag 3 januari 2015

Van Morrison in Ireland 1979

Weinig nieuws van het Van Morrison front in 2014.Natuurlijk gaan ook bij Van  de jaren tellen en doet hij het wat rustiger aan. Gelukkig zijn er nog de prachtige concerten uit het verleden,onderstaande is er een van.Een mooi begin van 2015!!!

Van Morrison in Ireland is the first official video by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1981 of a concert Morrison recorded in Northern Ireland two years earlier. The video also shows footage of the band whilst touring in Ireland and images of Belfast, including Hyndford Street and Cyprus Avenue. Tony Stewart of the NME states "The band display a range of textures reminiscent of The Caledonia Soul Orchestra, first with the dark resonance of Toni Marcus' violin, then Pat Kyle's bright sharp tenor sax and finally Bobby Tench's prickly electric guitar".
This concert featured the band with which Morrison recorded his 1978 album Wavelength, augmented by a horn section and violinist. The concert included two songs from Wavelength, the title track and "Checkin' It Out". The rest of the songs had originally been recorded at least seven years earlier, the latest of these being "Saint Dominic's Preview" from 1972. Also on the video are two songs Morrison had recorded when fronting the band Them in the mid 1960s — "Don't Look Back" and "Gloria".

Van Morrison – vocals, acoustic guitar,Peter Bardens – piano, organ, synthesizer,Bobby Tench - lead guitar,vocals,Mickey Feat – bass guitar,Peter Van Hooke - drums,Herbie Armstrong – rhythm guitar, backing vocals,Pat Kyle – tenor saxophone,John Altman – alto and baritone saxophones,Toni Marcus- violin,stroviola,Katie Kissoon - vocals,Anna Peacock - vocals.