Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Dusseldorf, Germany (12/19/98)

Van Morrison - 1998 - emeral dreams - germany

Van Morrison
12/19/98
Rockpalast
Dusseldorf, Germany

Download MP3@320

Once again I used to have the lossless files on this but have lost them. If someone could give me an upgrade I’d appreciate it.

CD1:
01.Chicken (4:48)
02.Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) (3:55)
03.These Dreams (Of You) (3:38)
04.Raincheck (4:50)
05.Moondance >
My Funny Valentine (7:53)
06.Rough God Goes Riding (5:10)
07.Give Me A Kiss (3:22)
08.That’s Life (4:31)
09.Naked In The Jungle (5:48)
10.In The Afternoon (10:19)
Total time: (54:14)

CD2:
01.Satisfied (4:27)
02.Georgia On My Mind (5:49)
03.Call Me Up In Dreamland (4:08)
04.Summertime In England (7:44)
05.Medley: See Me Through>
The Burning Ground >
Soldier Of Fortune >
The Burning Ground (18:28)
06.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (6:57)
Total time: (47:33)

Source: The Rockpalast Christmas Special, broadcast from Dusseldorf, Germany
on December 19, 1998

Review by Niall Connors: Van’s show at the Rockpalast Christmas Show in Dusseldorf on 19-Dec-98 will likely go down as one of Van’s most famous concerts: it was broadcast live; it is an excellent show; the band was buttressed by Candy Dulfer and Fred Wesley.

The Internet quickly spread the gospel of this show’s contents, and that same Internet helped to spread quite quickly excellent videotape and audiotapes (as well as CDRs) of the performance. So, was there a need for me to splurge for The Polar Bear boot of the show, which Polar Bear claims to be a “soundboard” recording? No. Did I? Absolutely. As even my wife contents, my Van hobby may be expensive, but is quite benign in the face of other “hobbies” that are out there.

While I am not an audiophile, to my ear this is a soundboard recording, and it is a notch above the excellent FM recordings that are available through the Van-List and Van-Trades folks. Katie Kissoon’s background vocals are extremely clear and the instrument’s contribution is felt both individually and collectively. A
superb recording of a great show. A+

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