June 9, 2021 – 8:20 am

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aint Dominic’s Preview/Hard Nose The Highway Live! [no label, 1CD]
Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Very good audio - mix of radio broadcasts and audience recordings?

Thanks to robbiem for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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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Saint Dominic’s Preview (1972) is the sixth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Rolling Stone declared it “the best-produced, most ambitious Van Morrison record yet released.” The diversity of the material on the album highlighted Morrison’s fusing of Celtic folk, R&B, blues, jazz and the singer-songwriter genre.

Stephen Holden in his 1973 Rolling Stone review said: “Hard Nose The Highway is psychologically complex, musically somewhat uneven and lyrically excellent. Its surface pleasures are a little less than those of St Dominic’s Preview and a great deal less than those of Tupelo Honey, while its lyric depths are richer and more accessible than those of either predecessor. The major theme of Hard Nose is nostalgia, briefly but firmly counter-pointed by disillusion.”

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Gypsy and Almost Independence Day from Saint Dominic’s Preview not performed live.

Saint Dominic’s Preview
Track 01. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) 2:53
(July 11, 1990; Casino de Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland)
Track 02. I Will Be There 2:25
[with the BBC Big Band Orchestra] (August 6, 1995; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Track 03. Listen To The Lion 7:04
[with The Danish Radio Big Band] (October 15, 1986; Radiohuset Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Track 04. Saint Dominic’s Preview 6:26
(December 31, 2019; Stormont Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Track 05. Redwood Tree 3:18
(April 1972; Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco)

Hard Nose The Highway
Track 06. Snow In San Anselmo 4:13
(July 5, 1997; Deichtorhallenplatz, Hamburg, Germany)
Track 07. Warm Love 4:13
(November 12, 2017; Hammersmith Apollo, London)
Track 08. Hard Nose The Highway 3:48
(February 10, 2000; The Apollo, Oxford, UK)
Track 09. Wild Children 6:36
(November 16, 1974; Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA)
Track 10. The Great Deception 4:38
(March 11, 1973; Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA)
Track 11. Bein’ Green 4:10
(June 29, 1973-late show; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA)
Track 12. Autumn Song 4:04
(November 2, 1973; Radio Telefos Eireann Studios, Dublin)
Track 13. Purple Heather 4:53
(November 26, 1978; The Roxy, Los Angeles)
59 mins

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  2. I’m a homo.


    By U L E on Jun 9, 2021

  3. SAtephen ~Holden was a wise and clever chap, and one of the few critics to say anything nice about Hardnose the Highway. Me? It’s the Van album I play the most. Subtract The Great Deception (a preview of his anti-rock critic obsession in the 80s) and there’s not a flaw on it.

    By Robski on Jun 9, 2021

  4. Fascinating…

    By HHH on Jun 9, 2021

  5. Who dis SAtephen ~Holden person?

    By Derrick on Jun 9, 2021

  6. Van gots a Big Un. That’s all I care abut

    By U L E on Jun 9, 2021

  7. Twernt me on any above. More fakes

    By U L E on Jun 10, 2021

  8. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 10, 2021

  9. Van had a huge weenie . He hurt me with that big thing of his , but it hurt so good . Van also could last a long time before blowing his load . Sometimes in my pussy , sometimes in my mouth . I always swallow.

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Jun 10, 2021

  10. Belfast Cowboy rides again to Finland, I call myself Deputy Of Helmethill, in finnish Kypärämäki Jyväskylä. Law and order, dear friends ! Van The Man is ALWAYS wellcome to my residence !!!!!!!!!

    By Arto Parviainen on Jun 10, 2021

  11. Fascinating

    By HHH on Jun 10, 2021

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