Van Morrison – Bristol, England (11/19/86)

A Celtic Soul Production
Colston Hall
Bristol, England
November 19, 1986

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Celtic Soul Productions Volume 2

Source: Audience
Lineage: Audio CDr -> EAC (secure/offset correct) -> WAV -> TLH – FLAC Level 8


01. Moondance (instrumental)
02. Celtic Swing
03. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
04. Vanlose Stairway
05. It’s All In The Game > Make It Real One More Time
06. Help Me
07. Tir Na Nog
08. She Gives Me Religion
09. Cleaning Windows
10. Sense of Wonder
11. And The Healing Has Begun
12. Dweller On The Threshold
Total time: (55:09)


01. Here Comes The Knight
02. In The Garden
03. Summertime In England
04. Full Force Gale
05. Bright Side Of The Road
06. Rave On John Donne / Rave On Part Two
07. Satisfied
08. Mona Lisa
Total time: (37:41)

June Boyce: backing vocals
Helen Bradley: backing vocals
Richie Buckley: saxophone
Neil Drinkwater: keyboards
Martin Drover: trumpet
Ray Jones: drums
Arty McGlynn: guitar
Jerome Rimson: bass

In October ’99, at Swindon, Van issued his patented, disingenuous call for requests. A member of the audience piped up, to whom Van incredulously replied, “Mona Lisa??” Longtime fans could not have found this request so far off the mark. During the terrific fall ’86 tour of England, at least a handful of shows closed with this tender Nat King Cole standard. This selection is a fine representation of those wonderful autumn eves. No Guru material added a new dimension to an act that some feel, by the end of ’85, had grown somewhat stale. Highlights include “Tir Na Nog”, “Here Comes The Knight”, and the fantastic “Rave On” combo – which segues into a drawn-out, funky version of “Satisfied”. All this, and a lovely “Mona Lisa” to cap it off make Bristol ’86 a standout set.

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4 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Bristol, England (11/19/86)

  1. Thank you so much Mat for your generosity with the Van material you’ve been posting. You’ve given me so much great music to listen to, I can’t even say thanks enough. This one looks mighty fine, if I may say. Can’t wait to listen.

    • You are very welcome. I have a friend who has been scouring the internet for every Van show ever recorded. He’s quite good at sniffing them out and then he sends them to me. So slowly I’ll be doling them our here.

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