Van Morrison - Hammersmith Apollo,London,UK. 2008-01-18 Excellent recording! (samples included)

Van Morrison
Hammersmith Apollo

format: 2 cdr
source: audience


01 - This Love Of Mine
02 - Magic Time
03 - Have I Told You Lately
04 - Stranded
05 - Bright Side Of The Road
06 - Vanlose Stairway (with Georgie Fame)
07 - Cleaning Windows
08 - Can't Stop Loving You
09 - Little Village
10 - Precious Time
11 - St. James Infirmary
12 - Play House

01 - Moondance
02 - In The Afternoon> Ancient Highway>Raincheck>Joe Turner Sings>Don't you make me high>Mystic church.
03 - The Healing Has Begun
04 - Help Me
05 - Gloria

total Time: 1h41min

The Band:

Sarah Jory - steel/slide guitar,banjo
Neal Wilkinson - drums
Paul Moore - bass
Crawford Bell - acoustic guitar,trumpets,backing vocals
Paul Moran - keyboards
Tony Fitzgibbon - violin , mandolin
Bobby Ruggiero - drums,percussion
karen Hamill - backing vocals
Katie Kissoon - backing vocals
Georgie Fame - keyboards (during Vanlose Stairway)

Review by: Alan L.(Taken from

Good solid show with Van in excellent voice; he played lots of sax in the early stages, more guitar later on. "Have I Told You Lately" and "Precious Time" out of the way early on. Georgie Fame guesting on "Vanlose Stairway".
The show really took off towards the end with a really excellent "In The Afternoon>Ancient Highway>Raincheck>Joe Turner Sings", then "And The Healing Has Begun" taking us up to the 90 minute mark. Van then returned to the stage for a couple of "bonus tracks", "Help Me" and "Gloria".
An enjoyable concert. While there's a chance of performances like the "In The Afternoon" medley, I'll continue to go to these shows.

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Enlight note:

Thx to Alan L. for the review and vanomatic.
credits to the original taper/uploader.

Excellent sound , good performance by the whole band.

A more eclectic set, Van plays the sax a lot at the start of the set,later he switch more to guitar.

A "funny" moment is that during the end of Mystic church, Van has the band playing as soft as they can,
the stage lights falls and Van "sneaks" from the podium, a kind of vanishing to trick the audience,
It could have been quite cool had he not bumped into the bass player, dropped the microphone with a crash, which gave a hard noise
through the Hammersmith apollo.................luckely he did came back for the encore.

complete cover-art & CD-prints in the torrent.

Enjoy,Relax and stay Healthy.

Take care
Enlight (2013-05-06)

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