Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Dark Knight of the Soul


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 tra

0 thoughts on “Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Dark Knight of the Soul

  1. Thank you Free Morrison and Mat – this one sounds AMAZING — and wow, the version of “Goodnight Irene” here is stunning. Thanks so much!

  2. I have had this for years but it’s been misplaced and have been trying to replace it. Amazing find, one of many found at The Cafe, and glad it’s downloading with no problem
    Many thanks – it’s going to be great hearing, at the end of the disc, Van the Man and Ding Dong Bell doing duets. Great disc – Thanks again

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