Canyon Storm - CS 002
San Jose Arena,CA
19th May 1998
Not quite a perfect sbd levels fade in and a little in places, but a damn fine show, If you like your Van ,Mean Moody and Magnificent ,this aint the one for that, this is Van at his funky soulfull in your face best. He declares to the band at the end of burning ground'Keep the level low my voice has gone' you wont notice as he nails every song. The band is spot on, you will love this boot.Its not the complete show ,you make me feel so free and sweet thing were played at the start but not included here
Burning Ground (4:53)
Fire In The Belly (5:40)
It Once Was My Life (4:26)
That's Life (4:01)
Days Like This (3:03)
Cleaning Windows (4:02)
Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train (5:36)
When Gods Shine His Light (sic) (3:34)
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World / When The Clock Strikes (7:18)
Have I Told You Lately (Brian Kennedy: co-lead) (4:32)
See Me Through / Soldier Of Fortune / Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again / Burning Ground (13:20)
Total time: (69:51)
Review by Jon Strand:
Soundboard recording with great separation between voices and the various instruments.
Van and everyone are in great voice (I have never heard Brian Kennedy stronger and more soulful. Actually, I've never connected Brian Kennedy with "soulful" before, but it's certainly true here.)
The horns play wonderfully throughout, both on solos and ensemble work. The whole band is very tight (and loose.) Very "on:" Van calling out the song titles to the band. Dedicating "That's Life" to Frank Sinatra ("lest we forget.") "Whenever God Shines His Light" becomes "Whenever (Sir) Cliff Shines His Light." Great intro to "Man's World."
This is one of the live CDs that make you keep looking for others out there. A great performance, well captured.
If you have Nights Of The Living Icons, you can hear the same performance of "Fire In The Belly," but from the audience point of view.
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