Van Morrison – Bournemouth, England (09/16/95)

Van Morrison
Windsor Hall
Bournemouth, England
September 16th 1995

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I Want You To Know (R. Charles)
I Will Be There
Days Like This
Perfect Fit
Homeboy (trad.) / Jelly Jelly Jelly (G. Fame) / Bigtime Operators / Ordinary People (F. Foster)
My Name Is Raincheck
The New Symphony Sid (K. Pleasure / L. Young)
Who Can I Turn To (L. Bricusse / A. Newley)
Sack O’Woe (J. Adderley / J. Hendricks)
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (Hunter / Otis)
Vanlose Stairway / Transeuro Train
Help Me (S. B. Williamson)
You Don’t Know Me (Lawler / Arnold)
Tupelo Honey / Why Must I Always Explain*
That’s Life (D. K. Gordon / K. Gordon)
In The Garden
Have I Told You Lately

Musicians: (Bournemouth concert)
Van Morrison: Vocals, Harmonica
Georgie Fame: Hammond Organ/Vocals
Ralph Salmins: Drums
Pee Wee Ellis: Saxophone, Flute
Alan Skidmore: Saxophone
Guy Barker: Trumpet
Alec Dankworth: Bass
Robin Aspland: Piano

Source 1:

Steppin’ On A Dream
(bootleg CD)
MOONTUNES (MOON 017/18) 1996

Liner Notes:
Recorded live at Bournemouth I.E.C. on September 16th 1995, MOONTUNES presents “Van the Man” delving deeper into his Jazz and Blues Roots. This is a stunning audience recording (soundboard quality) featuring British Jazz giants Buy Barker & Alan Skidmore.

Bonus Tracks
That’s Life* (D. K. Gordon / K. Gordon)
Here Comes the Knight#
Listen To The Lion#
Stormy Monday# (T. B. Walker) / Lonely Avenue# (Doc Pomus) / You Give Me The Blues# (Louisana Red)

Mercury Music Awards 1995 Tracks marked with # Danish Radio Big Band, Helsingor Jazz Festival, August 5th 1995.
These recordings are licensed from The Razor’s Edge. P 1996 Moontunes, Luxembourg.

Review from
The first 20 tracks of this great new 2-CD bootleg are definitely in Van’s new jazz style, with the skillfully reworked jazz versions of his own classics. The new arrangement of “Tupelo Honey” is a masterpiece, and Van’s introductory comments to it were: “This is an old song that has been reinvented at least fifty times. This is the current version of it!”

At the start of CD 2, in the introduction to “You Don’t Know Me”, Van talks openly to the audience: “I’m sure this is all very confusing for ya… It’s got to be very confusing! How many people know, eh, half the songs we played tonight? That’s not very many! …This song we’re about to do is off the current album. …Some are from older records… And we did some from the future record… It’s not even out yet! That’s probably what’s so baffling about this!!! You win some and you lose some!”

The Man gives his excellent musicians plenty of time to show off their own stuff with many instrumental solos. For an audience recording, the sound is excellent. One side benefit of this particular recording is that during the quieter moments, you can hear a little of the enthusiastic patter from the concert goers. For me, I got a real sense of actually being there.

Source 2:

Dat master>clone sent to me
by VIP Van taper>file cloned
into Microtrack using a
Tascam Dat deck>TLH8

Van now ex wife climbs on stage
and comments to the aud about
Van being a nice guy.

Producer: Dolphinsmile
for the benefit of the
Dolphinsmile Archive

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