VAN MORRISON - A SENSE OF WONDER LIVE!

July 14, 2021 – 8:49 am

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VAN MORRISON
A Sense of Wonder Live! [no label, 1CD]

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

A Sense of Wonder is the fifteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1985. On first release, original pressings had to be recalled when the W. B. Yeats estate refused to allow Morrison’s musical version of the poem “Crazy Jane on God” to be included, as they believed his poems should only be set to classical music. Morrison substituted “If You Only Knew” for the Yeats’ recording. (Later, perhaps due to Morrison’s efforts, Yeats poems would be put to rock settings on a whole album). The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains an alternative take of “Crazy Jane on God” and “A Sense of Wonder”. - wikipedia

A Sense Of Wonder is a plateau for Van Morrison: his first record for his new label, it draws upon and summarizes the last four albums he made for Warner Bros, which documented a period of spiritual awakening. Each of those records focused upon a different aspect of Morrison’s religiosity - rebirth (Into the Music); deep contemplation and meditation (Common One); ecstasy and humility (Beautiful Vision); and blissful, mantralike languor (Inarticulate Speech of the Heart). A Sense of Wonder is a grand act of synthesis and overview, affirming the artist’s sense of place and self in terms of his Celtic roots. - rollingstone.com

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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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Pictures by Paul Natkin - Thanks! Front cover picture posted at rollingstone.com; back cover picture posted at theringer.com.

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Track 01. Tore Down a la Rimbaud 2L51
June 30, 1995; The Paramount, New York
Track 02. Ancient of Days 3:09
October 9, 1985; Dominion Theatre, London, UK
Track 03. Evening Meditation 5:05
June 6, 1983; Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
Track 04. The Master’s Eyes 4:15
July 13, 1986; Mann Music Center, Philadelphia
Track 05. What Would I Do? 5:00
November 25, 1990; Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Track 06. A Sense of Wonder 6:16
October 20, 1984; New Vic Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Track 07. Boffyflow and Spike - with The Chieftains 2:48
October 22, 1988; Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Track 08. If You Only Knew 3:07
May 25, 2001; Sala Kongresowa, Warszawa, Poland
Track 09. Crazy Jane on God 5:02
June 27, 1998; Wembley Arena, London, UK
Track 10. New Kind of Man - with The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra 3:40
August 5, 1995; Toldkammeret, Helsingor, Denmark
42 mins

Missing: Let the Slave (not performed live) replaced by Crazy Jane on God, which was included as a bonus track on the 2008 reissue.

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  1. 15 Responses to “VAN MORRISON - A SENSE OF WONDER LIVE!”

  2. Come on U_L_E, tell us all about his pecker.

    By Ted on Jul 14, 2021

  3. Wonder if he has got covid yet?

    By HHH on Jul 14, 2021

  4. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jul 14, 2021

  5. Thanks U_L_E, you homo.

    By Ted on Jul 14, 2021

  6. Twernt me above. Not gay got wife and kids

    By U L E on Jul 14, 2021

  7. Does your wife know about your obsession with penises? You seem to be gay as can be.

    By Ted on Jul 14, 2021

  8. wife???? You think someone would marry a pathetic guy like him? He probably lives with is decrepit mother and sits around all day jacking off because nobody would hire him for a job. He is the biggest loser on the planet

    By walt on Jul 15, 2021

  9. Wonder when U admits he’s gay.

    By HHH on Jul 15, 2021

  10. Wonder if Mom will stop fucking black dudes.

    By DD on Jul 15, 2021

  11. Which U L E is gay ? There must be a dozen U L Es here . Just like there are multiple people here using everyone name . Can’t tell who’s who .

    By T J on Jul 15, 2021

  12. T J and U_L_E are the same person, gay all day.

    By Ted on Jul 15, 2021

  13. YOU CAN TELL MY REAL COMMENTS BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO SPELL CΟCK, CΟCKSUCKER AND DIСK. ANYTHING NOT SPELLED CORRECTLY IS NOT ME!!

    By DD on Jul 15, 2021

  14. AND BECAUSE I AM ALWAYS SHOUTING TOO !!

    By DD on Jul 15, 2021

  15. I AM GAY! I BLOW GUYS! IT’S ME!!

    By DD on Jul 15, 2021

  16. Who would have guessed DD ??????

    By HHH on Jul 16, 2021

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