Paleo Retiree writes:
Did you notice the other day that Van Morrison received a Knighthood? As someone who has spent countless hours being charmed and transported by his music — Sir Van has been to me what Bob Dylan has been to many other Boomers — I was thrilled. As someone who has spent many evenings exploring the concerts of Sir Van’s that are on YouTube, I’m celebrating his Knighthood by presenting the two concerts of his that I’m fondest of. The Montreux show is tighter and jazzier; the Belfast one is in his more usual loose, Celtic/Beat bard sound. Fantastic bands in both cases.
Small note: Van is a notoriously prickly guy as well as a legendarily uneven performer. The only time I saw him live the concert was a huge stinker, one of the most disappointing shows I’ve ever attended. But the shows I’m featuring here I enthusiastically endorse.
- Some notes I made about Van back at my old blog. The comments on the posting are very interesting.