Live At The Temprodrom
May 19th, 2006
“CELTIC NEW YEAR IN MAY, DON”T BE AFRAID TO PLAY”
An FM Broadcast Show
Sound Quality A+
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01. Keep Mediocrity At Bay
03. Laughing in the Wind
04. Magic Time
05. Your Cheatin’ Heart
06. Naked In The Jungle
07. Talk Is Cheap
08. Cleaning Windows
09. Days Like This
10. Irish Heartbeat
11. What Am I Living
02. I Can’t Stop Loving You
03. Bright Side Of The Road
04. Precious Time
05. It’s All In The Game
06. Help Me
07. Celtic New Year, The Healing Game
The Van Morrison Band – Berlin 2006:
Van Morrison – guitars, vocals, sax, harmonica
Tony Fitzgibbon-violin, mandolin
Crawford Bell-acoustic guitar, trumpet, backing vocals
Karen Hamil-backing vocals
Janeen Daley-backing vocals
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Size: 607 Mb’s
Stranded In Berlin contains the live FM Radio 1 broadcast of Van Morrison’s Berlin show on May 19th, 2006.
The sound quality is crystal clear and as close to perfect as can be expected.
There is terrific balance between the instruments and there is no evidence of it being recorded off the air check. Another source for this broadcast circulates which some collectors claim has noticeable background noise.
The Swingin’ Pig use a different, far superior source that has none of the imperfections mentioned in connection with the other.
The broadcast omits Morrison’s band’s instrumental introduction “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” and begins at the beginning of “Keep Mediocrity At Bay” and Van’s introduction.
This show occurs two months after the release of his album of country and blues covers Pay The Devil and songs from this, and the latest album of originals Magic Time, are emphasized.
Better known songs like “Moondance” and “Cyprus Avenue” are not played with “Gloria” as an encore the only nod to the charts.
Morrison’s voice sounds good although smoky and aggressive with age.
Three of the first four songs come from the 2005 release before he plays “Your Cheatin’ Heart” in a rendition faithful to the Hank Williams original.
Afterwards Morrison introduces the Dutch alto-saxophonist Candy Dulfer
for a scorching version of “Naked In The Jungle” including sax solo.
The show really begins to cook with this, “Talk Is Cheap” and ”Cleaning Windows”.
The latter contains Morrsion getting into “Be-Bop-A-Lu-Lu” by the end.
“Irish Heartbeat” is followed by two more tunes from the latest album.
“What Am I Living For?” is played close to the well-known Conway Twitty arrangement.
“Playhouse” is one of three originals from the latest album and is an effective Morrison foray into the honky tonk.
Morrison has covered “I Can’t Stop Loving You” sporadically for twenty years and recorded the song for 1991’s Hymns To The Silence, but last year became a regular part of the set.
This version contains a great violin solo and a section sung by the Crawford Bell Singers.
“It’s All In The Game” is extended to seven minutes and contains a reference to “Keep A Knocking” and much laughter before Morrison introduces “Shake Your Money Maker” as a Sonny Boy Williamson tune.
The bonus tracks contain material from gigs on:
1st Bonus Track February 20th, 1979 at Whitla Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2nd Bonus Track from February 22nd, 1979 at National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.
This Source comes from the Video Soundtrack to the Rare and Out Of Print Video of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Van Morrison In Ireland on Hendring and booted previously on “In All Your Revelation”.
The fifty-five minute recording is very clear but much thinner than the Berlin tape.
Turn Up Your Radio
The Van Morrison Soundboard Recordings
By Eberhard Fritz:
Van Morrison May 19th, 2006 Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
Keep mediocrity at bay; Stranded; Laughing in the wind; Magic time; Your cheatin’ heart; Naked in the jungle; Talk is cheap; Cleaning windows; Days like this; Irish heartbeat; What am I living for?; Playhouse; I can’t stop loving you; Bright side of the road; Precious time; It’s all in the game; Help me; Celtic new year/The healing game; Gloria.
New FFP, MD5, auCDTech Flac Reports, New Digitaly Enhaced Art Work 150dpi with Inside CD Folder Art and CD Covers,,,,,,
Info and Tracklist Document with Reviews.
This 2 Disc Set flows flawlessly from track to track and has some outstanding sound clarity.
A tip of the hat to the original uploader @ Demonoid,
Much Respect for sharing such excellent Flacs whomever you may be?
(I Think it was Norm, greatly appreciated)
FreeMorrison March 5th, 2005
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