Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Jose, CA (05/19/98)

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VAN MORRISON
BURNING GROUND
Live San Jose, CA, USA
May 19th, 1998
Sound Board
Canyon Storm – CS 002 (Released September 1998)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Tracklist:

01 – Burning Ground (4:53)
02 – Fire In The Belly (5:40)
03 – It Once Was My Life (4:26)
04 – That’s Life (4:01)
05 – Raincheck (4:59)
06 – Days Like This (3:03)
07 – Cleaning Windows (4:02)
08 – Vanlose Stairway (5:36)
09 – When Gods Shine His Light (sic) (3:34)
10 – Satisfied (4:28)
11 – It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World / When The Clock Strikes (7:18)
12 – Have I Told You Lately (Brian Kennedy: co-lead) (4:32)
13 – See Me Through / Soldier Of Fortune / Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again / Burning Ground (13:20)

Total time: (69:51)

Review by Jon Strand: Soundboard recording with great separation between voices and the various instruments.
Van and everyone are in great voice (I have never heard Brian Kennedy stronger and more soulful.
Actually, I’ve never connected Brian Kennedy with “soulful” before, but it’s certainly true here.)
The horns play wonderfully throughout, both on solos and ensemble work.

The whole band is very tight (and loose.) Very “on:” Van calling out the song titles to the band.
Dedicating “That’s Life” to Frank Sinatra (“lest we forget.”)

“Whenever God Shines His Light” becomes “Whenever (Sir) Cliff Shines His Light.” Great intro to “Man’s World.”
This is one of the live CDs that make you keep looking for others out there.

A great performance, well captured.
Notes: If you have Nights Of The Living Icons, you can hear the same performance of “Fire In The Belly,” but from the audience point of view. This CD is not to be confused with On the Burning Ground (Randall’s Island, New York City, June 14, 1997).

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