Monday, July 14, 2008

Are You Fed Up With Van Morrison ? Is There Any Hope ?

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Are you astounded that over the past 10 years or so Van has come out with The Greatest Hits Volumes 1-12 and producing albums completely devoid of inspiration ? Did you write him off completely ? Is there any hope and the end of the tunnel that we might see him as he used to
be ?
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The blog vanmorrisonnews, suggests that all is not lost; it seems like he's having abit of a rennaisance of his old self in his recent concerts.

'The Cypress Avenue flowed beautifully. It is still a work in progress, and this version ended a bit abruptly. But it was great to hear the song again live for the first time this century.

On the other hand, the Ballerina tonight reached to the stars. Sublime.

And the Healing was Begun was an absolutely joyful, ecstatic romp, Van roaming and roaming and roaming across the fields. "By George, you've got it," Van told the band.

It feels like a brand new day has dawned in this artist's astounding career.'

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Check out the set list from his 12 July Atlantic City Concert

Tupelo Honey>Why Must I Always Explain
Tore Down A La Rimbaud
Comfortably Numb
In the Afternoon>Let It Roll>Ancient Highway>Raincheck
Cypress Avenue
Keep It Simple
That's Entrainment
Rough God
Burning Ground
Healing has Begun
Brown Eyed Girl

Pretty impressive, it even includes Tore Down a la Rimbaud, one of his most beautiful tracks (also did you notice Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd)

Pleeeeeease Van, let us know you are still alive on your next album!

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Hi Paul / RR,

On behalf of Exile Productions and Exile Publishing, many thanks for your 'interesting' plug for Van Morrison and, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks from Van’s new album – “Keep It Simple” - full versions of "That's Entrainment" and "Behind The Ritual" (along with album track samplers) are available for fans and bloggers to link on Lost Highway's web-site at .

Up-to-the-minute info on Keep It Simple and Van’s 2008 shows is, of course, also available on and and, for a limited period, you can still hear Van's exclusive BBC concert at and you can also see his BBC sessions at .

Thanks again for your write-up.



monster paperbag said...

Comfortably Numb. I just love that guitar solo.