Van Morrison

Winterland (San Francisco, CA)

Feb 2, 1974

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  1. 1 Ballerina 05:42
  2. 2 Streets Of Arklow 05:13
  3. 3 Just Like A Woman 05:28
  4. 4 Try For Sleep 05:27
  5. 5 Into The Mystic 05:38
  6. 6 I Just Want To Make Love To You 03:59
  7. 7 Moondance 05:40
  8. 8 These Dreams Of You 03:35
  9. 9 Listen To The Lion 09:04
  10. 10 Wonderful Remark 05:07
  11. 11 Warm Love 03:00
  12. 12 Help Me 03:19
  13. 13 Here Comes The Night 03:43
  14. 14 Gloria 03:34
  15. 15 Caravan 08:14
  16. 16 Cyprus Avenue 10:07
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Van Morrison - lead vocals, guitar
David Hayes - bass
Jeff Labes - organ, keyboards
Jack Schroer - piano, saxophone, horn
David Shaw - drums
James Trumball - harmonica
Ralph Walsh - guitar
Dorothy Morrison - vocals
Bill Combes - vocals

Opening with "Ballerina," Morrison plays a wide platter of material that encompassed his entire career, which at that point had been known to the musical public for over a decade. "Streets Of Arklow" leads into a soulful read of Bob Dylan's "Just Like A Woman." "Try For Sleep," which is more of a Morrison obscurity, is used as a warm-up for "Into The Mystic," one of his best known and most beloved songs.

Things really heat up after that. "I Just Want To Make Love To You," the Willie Dixon blues classic, is lava-hot, and just when the audience sounds like it is going to tear the roof off, Morrison slows it down with a dreamy version of "Moondance," which today has become an enduring pop standard.

"Wonderful Remark," known from the Martin Scorcese film, King Of Comedy, is another highlight, as are "Warm Love," "Caravan / You Don't Pull No Punches," and an 11-minute version of "Cyprus Avenue."

Fans of his British Invasion years will really enjoy "Here Comes The Night" and "Gloria," his best known songs from his old band, Them. All in all, this show, which runs for nearly an hour and a half, is a wonderful testament to one of blue-eyed soul's most beloved and timeless performers.