Van Morrison Download
Nov 18, 1979Berkeley Community Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Van Morrison Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

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Total Length:
50:52
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Van Morrison Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Kingdom Hall04:05
  2. 2Bright Side Of The Road03:29
  3. 3Here Comes The Night04:05
  4. 4You Make Me Feel So Free04:06
  5. 5Warm Love03:18
  6. 6Angeliou06:30
  7. 7Full Force Gale02:52
  8. 8Moondance04:11
  9. 9Tupelo Honey04:41
  10. 10I've Been Working04:20
  11. 11Brown Eyed Girl03:39
  12. 12Wild Night05:36
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Item Number:
  • 20050539-8350-AD
Date:
  • Nov 18, 1979
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Kingdom Hall04:05
  2. 2Bright Side Of The Road03:29
  3. 3Here Comes The Night04:05
  4. 4You Make Me Feel So Free04:06
  5. 5Warm Love03:18
  6. 6Angeliou06:30
  7. 7Full Force Gale02:52
  8. 8Moondance04:11
  9. 9Tupelo Honey04:41
  10. 10I've Been Working04:20
  11. 11Brown Eyed Girl03:39
  12. 12Wild Night05:36
Total Length:
50:52
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Van Morrison - lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone; Herbie Armstrong - guitar, vocals; John Platania - guitar; Bobby Tench - guitar, backing vocals; David Hayes - bass; Peter Van Hooks - drums; Pete Bardens - keyboards; Mark Isham - trumpet; Tony Marcus - violin, keyboards; Pee Wee Ellis - saxophones; Katie Kissoon - backing vocals

If you listen to this show back-to-back with Van Morrison's 1978 Bottom Line show, you will have as close to a greatest hits live performance recording as one can expect from the acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter. Recorded in the fall of 1979, when Morrison was approaching the tail end of his most creatively fertile time as a musician, this show exudes the pure joy found in so much of his music.

Opening with "Kingdom Hall," and moving through a set that includes "Bright Side Of The Road," "You Make Me Feel So Free," "Warm Love," "Moondance" and "Tupelo Honey," Morrison is in top form with one of the best touring bands he has ever assembled. The group included former James Brown horn player Pee Wee Ellis, ex-David Bowie guitarist Herbie Armstrong and jazz icon Mark Isham on trumpet. Singer Katie Kissoon, another veteran from the '78 band, provides the perfect vocal compliment to Morrison's distinctive voice.

Morrison, who rarely performs material previous to his Astral Weeks album, offers a refreshing update on the classic "Here Comes The Night," written and recorded by his old pop band, Them, in 1965. This time around, the song has a bouncy jazz feel, and bears little resemblance to the version released during the British Invasion. Other highlights include upbeat versions of "Wild Night" and his 1968 solo hit "Brown Eyed Girl." The show comes to a head when they perform "I've Been Working," a soul song exemplifying the stellar musicianship of his band.

In more recent years, Morrison has been on a western-swing-meets-country-blues-kick, so many of these songs sound radically different. But for 51 minutes you can travel back in time to experience a classic Van Morrison concert when his records were setting the pace for so many others. Enjoy the ride.

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