September 8, 2021 – 6:47 am

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How Long Has This Been Going On Live! [no label, 1CD]
Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Very good audio - mix of radio broadcasts and audience recordings?

Van Morrison’s 24th studio album, How Long Has This Been Going On [1995], was recorded live (but without an audience) at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London, England, on May 3, 1995, and features a number of jazz standards and a be-bop influenced rendition of Morrison’s classic “Moondance”. According to Van Morrison, “the album took four or five hours to record and Ronnie Scott’s was chosen for the vibe.” Georgie Fame recalled that the album came about after he and Morrison had discussed it for several years when, “I got the band together, and we ran through some ideas one quiet afternoon… that went very well, so Van said, ‘Let’s do it.’” - wikipedia

Geoffrey Himes,

Morrison’s new album may feature such jazz-vocal classics as King Pleasure’s “New Symphony Sid” and traditional jazz solos by two longtime collaborators, saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and organist Georgie Fame, but Morrison devotes himself in true blues style to squeezing as much feeling - in this case, joy - as possible out of the repeating melodies… This is quite a change for a singer who has spent most of the past 25 years wrestling with “the lion inside of me” and contemplating the shadows of Celtic mysticism…

Even songs about heartbreak, such as Louis Jordan’s “Early in the Mornin’” and Cannonball Adderley’s “Sack o’ Woe” (whose lyrics are all about heartbreak and the blues), receive upbeat treatments, as if Morrison were trying to outdo his own horn section by honking and shouting with pleasure. It’s an old blues trick - laughing in the face of trouble - but Morrison does it with such contagious enthusiasm, it sounds fresh again.

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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. I Will Be There - with The Danish Radio Big Band 2:43
February 28, 1987; Kulturcafe, Ishoj, Denmark
Track 02. The New Symphony Sid/Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid 17:25
April 30, 1996; The Supper Club, New York
Track 03. Early In The Morning - with The BBC Big Band 3:20
August 6, 1995; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Track 04. Who Can I Turn To? 4:01
October 20, 2012; Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Track 05. Sack O’ Woe 6:12
August 4, 1999; The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Track 06. Moondance 7:04
March 14, 2000; Academy, Birmingham, UK
Track 07. Centerpiece 5:36
May 28, 1999; Carlton Marquee, Hay-on-Wye, UK
Track 08. How Long Has This Been Going On? 4:21
February 17, 2001; Apollo Theatre, Oxford, UK
Track 09. Your Mind Is On Vacation - with The Candy Dulfer Band 2:52
October 18, 1996; The Forum, Leverkusen, Germany
Track 10. All Saint’s Day 2:54
August 1, 2018; Roncalliplatz, Koln, Germany
Track 11. Blues In The Night - with The BBC Big Band 3:25
August 6, 1995; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Track 12. Don’t Worry About A Thing 3:05
May 4, 2002; Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Track 13. That’s Life 4:29
November 13, 2003; Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
Track 14. Heathrow Shuffle 4:43
July 29, 1974; The Orphanage, San Francisco, CA

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  2. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 8, 2021

  3. RIP Michael K Williams , Omar from The Wire , Heroin overdose according to reports . He also played Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire , was on Hap and Leonard , and had a great role in The Night Of among many other things . A truly great actor . A huge loss .

    By Clancy C on Sep 8, 2021

  4. The wire was one of the best shows ever on tv . Omar was the best character on a show of many great characters. Apparently he had personal demons .

    By John on Sep 8, 2021

  5. The reason for all these shows is Big O wants to piss off that tired of Van Morrison dude .

    By T J on Sep 8, 2021

  6. Van was hung like a horse , very long and fat . He had great stamina and could fuck for hours . He liked to blow his load down my throat and in my pussy . As for anal he was way to thick . Forget about it . When Van stood naked , he resembled a human tripod.

    By Pam Des Barris on Sep 8, 2021

  7. Wonder if he has caught covid yet???

    By HHH on Sep 8, 2021

  8. I love Van’s wiener

    By U L E on Sep 8, 2021

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

    By HHH on Sep 8, 2021

  10. What a website. We have a faggot that loves to talk aabout big uns and lil uns. and a bunch of washed up hoowas talking bout what it was liked to be fucked back in the day

    By Scaramouch on Sep 8, 2021

  11. What a website. We have a faggot that loves to talk aabout big uns and lil uns. and a bunch of washed up hoowas talking bout what it was liked to be fucked back in the day,

    By Scaramouch on Sep 8, 2021

  12. Hey DD , triple h , what ya guys think of a diсk in my asshole ? Hardly any white players ever stick their diсk in my asshole .

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  13. From what I’ve heard, I’m not surprised Derrick!

    By HHH on Sep 8, 2021

  14. No its not about being tired of Van Morrison okay because we have some great shows in between
    but omg have you ever seen so many shows devoted to one guy?
    I don’t like him but I wouldn’t put him down if he entertains other people
    Peace !

    By Tired of Van Morrison on Sep 8, 2021

  15. How long has this been going on? Seems like fuckin years.

    Does no one on here want fuckin classic fuckin rock, fuckin Stones, Who, Zep, Cream? Fuck this singer songwriter shit and fuckin progressive jerk fest shit.

    Or am I fuckin on my fuckin own?

    By BBC on Sep 9, 2021

  16. YES !!

    By HHH on Sep 9, 2021

  17. Van’s an Anti-Masking Brainless dumbass…

    By leesa on Sep 9, 2021

  18. My name is swappers and I am the biggest TWAT on earth. I am dumb as a doorknob and gay as they cum I make U-L-E look straight.

    By swappers on Sep 9, 2021

  19. Twernt me on last one, nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 9, 2021

  20. Twernt me on last seventeen, nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

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