Van Morrison – Dark Night Of The Soul (Audio)
New Music from Van the man. A surprise to all his fans, Van is back to his soulful roots-which is the conventional interpretation. My thoughts are that he never left his soulful roots behind. A musician of his talent puts the fullness of his creation into all that he does.
A Van Morrison studio outtake of murky origins – it has to be the late 60s/early 70s, maybe from the Moondance sessions? Not sure if you could call this a “song,” exactly. It’s a vamp (a Van?), with Morrison cycling through two chords, coaxing his band along, singing a few stray phrases. Not much more happens over the course of 16+ minutes, but the whole thing is positively hypnotic. Van Morrison is notorious for being a bit of a grouch personally, but he’s filled with joy here. He doesn’t want to play this music, he wants to live in it. And for a little while, he wants you there, too.
Van Morrison – Interview – 7/29/1974 – Orphanage, San Francisco, CA (OFFICIAL)
Van Morrison – Just Like A Woman – 2/2/1974 – Winterland, San Francisco, CA (OFFICIAL)
Van Morrison documentary 1991 – Part 1 of 4
Superb documentary on VM – playing with Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, the Chieftains, and a Danish big band. Part of a 4-part upload.
Transcendent Music from Van
a bad-tempered person, especially an old one.
Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (EPK)
We all have songs that bring us to a higher place than lust, passion or garden variety heart longing. Recently I opened up a box of CDs, in storage for the last 3 years, including Van “Tupelo Honey”. If you enjoy Van’s music, meaning you have a heart and decent hearing, there are seminal recordings with transcendent tracks like this one, “You’re my woman”, from Tupelo Honey.
I recall this song from prior listenings yet it did not have quite the same
Today I truly heard, “and all our friends came thru..” with clarity.
Transcendent? A resounding YES for me. No song better captures “pure” heart love than this one. Let me know what you think in the comments below this post. How about the alchemy of musical genres in one composition (folk, r&b, jazz, gospel) alone? For the uninitiated few, heretofore not introduced to the early works of
Van the man on Amazon and ITunes