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Dublin 1973 [no label, 1CD]

Talk about Pop, RTE Television Studios, Dublin, Ireland; November 2, 1973 (broadcast November 9, 1973). Very good TV broadcast.

Thanks to the uploader.


Here’s something very interesting by Van Morrison. As far as I know, it’s the one and only time he’s given a solo acoustic performance, and it happened when he was young and in his musical prime. It was done for a short-lived Irish TV show called “Talk about Pop,” in late 1973.

The good news is that a very good sounding bootleg recording of this performance exists. There was no audience, so that helps the sound quality. The song list is also interesting. He played some songs that didn’t get released at the time, like “Drumshanbo Hustle” and the cover “The Wild Side of Life.” Plus, he did some very rare songs, like “I Shall Sing,” which he always did with a big band including horns.

The bad news is that there was considerable dialogue between Morrison and a TV host between songs, and there doesn’t seem to be any audio of that. However, there’s a transcript of most of it.

The other bummer is the last two songs - “Snow in San Anselmo” and “Beside You” -  didn’t make it to the bootleg either. They were the last two songs played, and perhaps the performance ran too long for the length of the TV show. By that still leaves 45 minutes of Morrison’s only “unplugged” performance.

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Track 01. Wild Children 4:20
Track 02. Slim Slow Slider 3:12
Track 03. Warm Love 3:19
Track 04. Drumshambo Hustle 3:38
Track 05. Autumn Song 4:02
Track 06. St Dominic’s Preview 5:52
Track 07. Purple Heather 3:47
Track 08. Madame George 7:15
Track 09. Wild Side of Life 2:16
Track 10. I Shall Sing 2:47
Track 11. And It Stoned Me 3:45
Track 12. Piano intro [cut] 0:38
45 mins

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  1. 14 Responses to “VAN MORRISON - DUBLIN 1973”

  2. Thanks Big O - appreciated rarity

    By Veedon Fleece on Apr 7, 2023

  3. Wonder if he had covid yet?

    By U L E on Apr 7, 2023

  4. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Apr 8, 2023

  5. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Apr 8, 2023

  6. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Apr 8, 2023

  7. Van was definitely the man back in the seventies when I was fucking him often . He had a giant Coc if memory serves me . Also he had such stamina . The man could literally fuck for hours and never get tired . The only negative thing was afterwards I was so sore inside from taking hard thrusts from his monster coc that it was hard to walk for a month . I was so sore afterwards that I needed several weeks to recover. These suck and fuck events always occurred backstage of course

    By Bebe on Apr 8, 2023

  8. This dude has a big ole triple size hoagie in his trousers I heard d .super big dude . Big in the britches

    By ELU on Apr 8, 2023

  9. I’m sure this dude is big as they say . Short guys will fool you . Most of the short guys I’ve screwed have had big diks . It’s natures way of overcompensate for being so short .

    By Anne on Apr 8, 2023

  10. One of my ex boyfriends was only 5 feet 3 , but was packing a 12 inch and as big around as my wrist, no kidding

    By Anne on Apr 8, 2023

  11. “Anne” is one of my other IDs. My ex with the 12 incher dumped me because I insisted on watching kiddie porn while he buttfucked me.

    Twas me

    By U L E on Apr 8, 2023

  12. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping asking stooopid questions!

    By HHH on Apr 8, 2023

  13. THANK YOU, BIG O! THis is better than I could possibly have hoped for-50 years on, this is still powerful and I am playing it over and over again. He should remaster it and give it a proper release, but he probably won’t . Again, THANK YOU.

    By Eric (the Other Eric) on Apr 9, 2023

  14. Wonder if he has caught covid yet?

    By HHH on Apr 9, 2023

  15. Last one twernt me nuther fak e

    By U L E on Apr 10, 2023

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