This Saturday: Van Morrison Live at the Fillmore

Van Morrison

A cracking show for you tomorrow night for Live Psyche Out! Recorded live at the Fillmore West on April 26, 1970, this bootleg is a fine performance with release-quality sound -excellent for a boot, that’s for sure. The dozen songs include solid concert versions of much of Van Morrison’s finest early material, among them “Moondance,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Into the Mystic,” “Caravan,” “The Way Young Lovers Do,” and “And It Stoned Me” (there’s nothing from his Them days, though). These aren’t mere re-creations of the studio arrangements, either – a nearly seven-minute “Crazy Love” goes into some improvised sections, “The Way Young Lovers Do” is done sans string arrangement with emphasis on horns and piano, and “Cypress Avenue” stretches out to 12 minutes. Van the Man and band are on fire. Crazy psyche this isn’t, but powerful great music it is, tune it and bliss out! ~ Christy
Usual times 7PM UK, NY & LA
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