Van Morrison & Elvis Costello – London, England (01/28/87)

VAN MORRISON guests Elvis Costello
Royal Albert Hall
London, England
January 28, 1987
Audience Recording

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01. Announcement
02. What Would I Do
03. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
04. Help Me


Elvis Costello
Van Morrison
T Bone Burnett

The Confederates band:
James Burton – lead guitar
Jim Keltner – drums
Jerry Scheff – bass
Benmont Tench – keyboards
T-Bone Wolk – guitar, accordion, mandolin

themysticmuse notes: (2019-06-12)
I got this AUD recording from a serious vantrader as one single WAV file. I’ve split the WAV in separate tracks using adobe audition 2019 and then exported them as flacs, sbe’s fixed in TLH. metadata added to all tracks. no remastering has been made. artwork created and included.
ffp created for the flacs, md5 created to verify all files. enjoy!

LINEAGE: AUD > ? > WAV > tracks split (adobe audition 2019) > FLAC > SBE’s fixed (TLH) > FLAC

REVIEW by BP fallon:
Wednesday at 6.00 pm in the Albert Hall and Elvis and the Confederates are rehearsing with their special guest. Benmont Tench tells Van Morrison that he doesn’t know the old Sonny Boy Williamson song “Help Me,” so Van tells him to play the intro to Booker T and the MG’s “Green Onions” instead. It sounds great.
When Elvis introduces Van that evening, the place erupts even more. They do “Jackie Wilson Says” and it’s such a thrill to see Elvis and Van singing together, Van being pushed to his proper heights by these great players. And then it’s into “Help Me” with Benmont on the organ and Elvis on harmonica riffin’ off each other. Everyone’s grinning. Ooh, my soul.

REVIEW by Richard Cook:
A huge cheer was coughed up when EC called on an encore guest, a visibly underwhelmed Van Morrison. Van bumbled through three songs including a dismal “Jackie Wilson Said,” and ran off. Poor fellow — why bother him, anyway?

Elvis covered “Full Force Gale” for “No Prima Donna”, the first tribute album for the songs of Van Morrison, released in 1994.
Elvis Costello’s “500 Albums You Need” (Vanity Fair, November 2000) features four albums by Van Morrison, including Astral Weeks (1968) and Moondance (1970).

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