July 28, 2021 – 8:05 am

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Poetic Champions Compose Live! [no label, 1CD]

Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Very good audio - mix of radio broadcasts and audience recordings?

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Jimmy Guterman,

Although [Van Morrison’s 17th studio album, 1987] doesn’t soar as unexpectedly high as last year’s No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, Van Morrison’s Poetic Champions Compose is another worthy installment in his series of soulful, meditative explorations. Unlike other aging pop performers who respond to changing tastes by desperately, aimlessly chasing trends, Morrison has retreated toward his deliberate Celtic muse, refining past achievements and digging deeper at the edges of his inspiration.

Still, the R&B elements - and almost all the uptempo leanings - in Morrison’s diverse mix of influences are barely implied on Poetic Champions Compose… For once, Morrison is more successful on the instrumentals, especially “Spanish Steps,” which features his broad, sly alto sax; the three wordless tracks are beautiful listening but not easy listening.

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robbiem noted:

Many thanks and much appreciation for all the tapers, masterers and seeders for making this sort of thing possible. Special thanks to prb for being a font of knowledge and clarity.

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Track 01. Spanish Steps 4:33
September 23, 2005; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain
Track 02. The Mystery 3:29
March 13, 1992; Bangor Castle Leisure Centre, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Track 03. Queen of the Slipstream - with the Rune Klakegg Band 4:40
March 26, 1988; Voss Kino, Voss, Norway
Track 04. I Forgot That Love Existed 3:38
June 23, 1998; Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
Track 05. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 4:23
March 10, 2016; Falkonersalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Track 06. Celtic Excavation 4:36
September 19, 1987; Edward Herbert Hall, Loughborough, UK
Track 07. Someone Like You 4:19
July 7, 2016; Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
Track 08. Alan Watts Blues 4:15
June 21, 2009; Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Track 09. Give Me My Rapture 3:39
January 17, 1990; The Church of Our Lady St. Mary, Stogumber, UK
Track 10. Did Ye Get Healed? 5:09
December 18, 1999; Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
Track 11. Allow Me/Mama Don’t Allow It 3:32
April 20, 1992; Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

47 mins

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  2. Oh good, not just fine music, but no crappy comments yet.

    By Rod on Jul 28, 2021

  3. Wonder if grumpy has caught covid yet???

    By HHH on Jul 28, 2021

  4. Where’s U-L-E when you really need him ??

    By DD on Jul 28, 2021

  5. Which U L E ? The real one , or his many Homo imposters?

    By T J on Jul 28, 2021

  6. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jul 28, 2021

  7. I aint the meat its the motion that makes your man wanna rock If you dont like my peaches then dont shake my tree

    By U L E on Jul 28, 2021

  8. See Rod, nothing really changes…

    By DD on Jul 28, 2021

  9. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Jul 29, 2021

  10. More Sinatra, the big Dic needs to return.

    By Di no Martin on Jul 29, 2021

  11. Did someone mention daddy ? He was definitely the biggest man in show biz . I know that literally.

    By Nancy Sinatra on Jul 29, 2021

  12. The biggest in scholong in Hollywood history is Milty ( Uncle ) Nancy old girl . Not your dad . That’s why Frank banned him from the rat packs sauna gang bangs .

    By C Tony on Jul 29, 2021

  13. Dean Martin and Joey Bishop were big scholongs as well . Sammy was a small fry . Now that’s rare indeed for a black dude .

    By C Tony on Jul 29, 2021

  14. I was at several rat pack orgies. Frank and Dean would pound my pussy . Joey liked to jack off in my face and on my tits.

    By Angie Dic kenson on Jul 29, 2021

  15. Last one twernt me nuther fake one

    By U L E on Jul 29, 2021

  16. They all fakes. Isn’t that right, asshole?

    By Ted on Jul 30, 2021

  17. You need to get what Joe Piscapo gets at the casino.

    By Ted on Jul 30, 2021

  18. And what Christopher Plummer gets in my favorite movie, The Sound Of Music…

    By HHH on Jul 30, 2021

  19. Van is hung like a horse and can fuck for hours . At least he could 50 years ago .

    By Pam Des Barris on Jul 30, 2021


    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jul 31, 2021

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