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Days Like This Live! [no label, 1CD]

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

At the time of its release in 1995, Van Morrison’s 23rd studio album, Days Like This, was the singer-songwriter’s best selling non-compilation album and was nominated for the Mercury Music Award.

Tom Moon,

Just past the halfway point of [this] album as a solo artist, Van Morrison offers a Vegas-like soft shoe called “Songwriter.” It’s his statement of purpose, codified in cringe-ola couplets: “I’m a songwriter, I can put it in words/I’m a songwriter, and it’s not for the birds.” If you’ve been moved by anything Morrison has done in the last 10 years, it’s hard not to be discouraged: Why would Morrison, king of curmudgeonly cranks, feel compelled to add an extra helping of sanctimony to “I Write the Songs”?

Immediately following “Songwriter” comes a stunningly simple piece of introspection called “Days Like This” - classic Van Morrison, as though he knew he would need to atone pretty quickly. With its steady, churchgoing easiness, “Days Like This” is everything “Songwriter” is not: a gentle, understated gospel prayer invested with lyrical poise and old-soul insight. Here is the man who is concerned with soul healing and salvation, his every pronouncement buttressed by terse horns and firm piano triads. Here is the worshipful Irish aspirant to the soul throne.

One campy indulgence, one masterpiece: That’s the general pattern on the bumpy Days Like This. There are moments of genius followed by lavish displays of questionable taste, sometimes within the same song… Throughout, there’s the sense that Morrison is trying to get back to that light, freewheeling sound of decades gone by - the Van Morrison of “Wild Night” and “Moondance,” which seemed closer at hand on 1993’s masterful Too Long in Exile.

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Thanks to robbiem for sharing the tracks at Dime.

robbiem noted:

A few of these songs were played quite sparingly and generally only for a short period directly after the album was released in June, 1995. Consequently, some tracks are of less than stellar quality and, for those, it was because the selection was extremely limited.

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. Perfect Fit 3:37
September 16, 1995; Windsor Hall, Bournemouth,
Track 02. Russian Roulette 4:00
January 20, 1998; WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York
Track 03. Raincheck 5:15
June 17, 1996; Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Track 04. You Don’t Know Me - with Shana Morrison 4:00
September 29, 1994; Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Track 05. No Religion 4:41
December 17, 1995; Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Track 06. Underlying Depression 4:34
July 14, 1995; Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Track 07. Songwriter 2:35
July 1, 1995; Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, New York
Track 08. Days Like This 2:42
August 6, 2017; Park Den Brandt, Antwerp, Belgium
Track 09. I’ll Never Be Free - with James Hunter 3:27
March 10, 2004; Barbican Centre, York,
Track 10. Melancholia 4:51
June 24, 1998; NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
Track 11. In The Afternoon/Ancient Highway/Get On Up 8:14
May 23, 2003; Gerrard AOL Marquee, Hay-on-Wye, UK

48 mins

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  1. 21 Responses to “VAN MORRISON - DAYS LIKE THIS LIVE!”

  2. I’d love to choke on Van’s Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  3. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  4. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  5. Twernt me on any above all fakes

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  6. I wish this mother f ucker had died at birth !
    In the name of God how much more of this C RAP
    is there……have mercy on us oh BigO

    By Tired of Van Morrison on Sep 1, 2021

  7. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  8. The reason there are so many Van Morrison posts here is because as that little twerp says , he gots a big un . Seriously, Bob Dylan would be a better choice , and supposedly he gots a big un too.

    By Scaromouch on Sep 1, 2021

  9. Not as big as Uncle Milte , I would bet . Neither of them .

    By Scaromouch on Sep 1, 2021

  10. Van was hung like a horse, his Dic k was so huge that I refused anal , which I usually love . When he would fuck me , my whole body would shake , I would start off by giving him a blowjob , I have a large mouth or otherwise that wouldn’t work either. He would slam the back of my throat with his thrusts , before blowing his load . Then after a few minutes he would pound my pussy . It felt like my insides were coming apart . Van had such stamina and could fuck for hours . He was short and looked like a human tripod when he stood naked .

    By Pam Des Barris on Sep 1, 2021

  11. Stories like Pams make me wish I had been born 20 to 30 years earlier so I could have been a rock groupie. People today are so uptight about everything. No one has fun anymore.

    By Dee Dee Longley on Sep 1, 2021

  12. de de , the me too movement would have all the seventies rockers in prison today . I’m surprised that they haven’t come after them yet . Look at Bill Cosby , Harvey Weinstein, politicians like Andrew Cuomo. Many of those allegations are years and some decades old . Men can’t be men anymore.

    By T J on Sep 1, 2021

  13. Wonder if he got covid yet ??

    By HHH on Sep 1, 2021

  14. Sinatra and the rat pack would definitely be wearing orange prison suits

    By T J on Sep 1, 2021

  15. I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Sep 1, 2021

  16. I wish Pam would clean my pipes. I have so much cum built up in my nuts that she needs to release my load

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  17. No woman will ever clean my pipes. *sob*

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  18. Maybe Derrick will.

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2021

  19. I cleaned Melanie’s ovaries with a Roto Rooter. What a skank.

    By Donald J Trump on Sep 1, 2021

  20. Rumor has it The Donald gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 2, 2021

  21. Lucky Ivanka U L E.

    By T J on Sep 2, 2021

  22. Not really, TJ. I snorted so much coke and Adderall I haven’t had a stiffy in years. It fucked me up so badly I can’t even tell that I shit my Depends. Why else do you think Melanie hasn’t been with me since Sleepy Joe stole the election? I barely remember what Barton looks like. I know he doesn’t look like those other two loser sons of mine, Hitler Jr. and Fuckface.

    Ever seen my fating videos? I almost knocked Feinstein out of her chair!

    By Donald J Trump on Sep 2, 2021

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