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Monday, December 22, 2014

Van Morrison, London 3-21-1982 (SBD)

This concert features several songs from the Beautiful Vision album
that was released just a month before this show.  The Beautiful Vision
album had the same band members.  Paul Charles, who managed Morrison's business affairs at the time, commented that
"The idea behind the Dominion residencies "was not to 'come into town, do one show, get all the press down, get the radio and TV and record-company people".   "The best thing that he does is perform live. I think the Dominion concerts got a lot of coverage, and attention, without him having to do something he didn't like."
 Morrison's love of live performing was reignited by this set of concerts and he commented at the time that it was "more like appearing in a play, going to the theatre and doing your job every day - which I prefer to touring because that's very fragmented and disorientating." According to Johnny Rogan, these performances "are still regarded by many as his most memorable since the glory days of the Caledonia Soul Orchestra".
Van Morrison
The Dominion Theater
London, England
Into The Mystic
Full Force Gale
Bright Side of the Road
It's All In The Game > You Know What They're Writing About
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
Beautiful Vision
Cleaning Windows
I Wanna Make Love To You
Help Me
Dweller on the Threshold
Haunts of Ancient Peace
She Gives Me Religion
Vanlose Stairway
Summertime In England
Cyprus Avenue
Total time 78:57
Pee Wee Ellis - Sax
Mark Isham - Trumpet, Synthesizer
John Allair - Keyboards
David Hayes - Bass
Peter Van Hooke - Drums
Tom Donlinger - Drums
Chris Michie - Guitar
Pauline Lozana - Vocals
Bianca Thorton - Vocals
Annie Stocking - Vocals


  1. Great tunes, kind blogger, fantastic photos. Thanks for this and your other generous offerings, AZ. Season's greetings to you and yours. See you next year.


  2. Thanks AZ! have a great holiday my friend!


  3. This looks great... thanks so much, AZ, and Merry Christmas!

  4. Sounds great! As great as it can be considering the year of the recording. Thanks for sharing.