Liner Notes

Van Morrison - lead vocals, guitar; David Hayes - bass; Jeff Labes - organ, keyboards; Jack Schroer - piano, saxophone, horn; David Shaw - drums; James Trumball - harmonica; Ralph Walsh - guitar; Dorothy Morrison - vocals; Bill Combes - vocals

Opening with "Ballerina," Morrison plays a wide platter of material that encompassed his entire career, which at that point had been known to the musical public for over a decade. "Streets Of Arklow" leads into a soulful read of Bob Dylan's "Just Like A Woman." "Try For Sleep," which is more of a Morrison obscurity, is used as a warm-up for "Into The Mystic," one of his best known and most beloved songs.

Things really heat up after that. "I Just Want To Make Love To You," the Willie Dixon blues classic, is lava-hot, and just when the audience sounds like it is going to tear the roof off, Morrison slows it down with a dreamy version of "Moondance," which today has become an enduring pop standard.

"Wonderful Remark," known from the Martin Scorcese film, King Of Comedy, is another highlight, as are "Warm Love," "Caravan / You Don't Pull No Punches," and an 11-minute version of "Cyprus Avenue."

Fans of his British Invasion years will really enjoy "Here Comes The Night" and "Gloria," his best known songs from his old band, Them. All in all, this show, which runs for nearly an hour and a half, is a wonderful testament to one of blue-eyed soul's most beloved and timeless performers.