VAN MORRISON – ” Pagan Streams “

Posted: July 6, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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van morrison - Pagan Streams

From my perspective, there are better sound-quality boots out there (Live In Montreux, for example), but no Van boot I have — and I have more than a few ,so integrates solid sound with a stunning performance: Live In Montreux comes close, at 150+ minutes, But Pagan Streams is the complete winner. This boot is so good, so valued, that much like the ancestral heir loom one only wears on special occasions, I listen to “Pagan Streams” infrequently. If I listened to it too often, I would quit my job, leave my wife and dog, and sell my soul to attend every one of the Van the Man’s concerts. I know it took me a while to track this boot down, and all I can say is: if you can find it, buy it.
The sound quality of this double CD is a very good audience recording. In fact it sounds a lot like a soundboard recording. There is some distortion in a few tracks but it isn’t a huge problem and is very listenable. Van Morrison actually “booted” some tracks from this boot for his Gloria CD single.
-Russell Parkinson (

Utrecht, Holland – April 1st, 1991

Van Morrison – vocal
Hajih Ahkba – flugelhorn & trumpet
Dave Early – drums
Georgie Fame – keyboards
Howard Francis – keyboards
Steve Gregory – saxophone
Ronnie Johnson – guitar
Nicky Scott – base
Candy Dulfer – alto saxophone

Out of Sight (2:43)
The Girl Can’t Help It (l. Richard) (2:53)
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (Otis/Hunter) (2:43)
Satisfied (2:32)
Who Do You Love (G. Fame) (5:14)
And The Healing Has Begun 8:46)
See Me Through (8:39)
Moondance (10:31)
Some Peace Of Mind (4:36)
It´s All In The Game / Make it Real One More Time (5:45)
Enlightenment (2:36)
Whenever God Shiones [sic] His Light On Me (4:32)
It Must Be You (3:19)
Help Me (6:20)
Northern Muse (Solid Ground) -> When Heart is Open (6:07)
It Fill You Up (4:37)
So Complicated (3:22)
The Fayre Of County Down (2:25)
Orangefield (3:05)
Summertime In England 18:28)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (3:29)
Caravan (9:07)
In The Garden (8:27)
Send In The Clowns (4:42)
Gloria/Shakin All Over (9:28)
I Can’t Stop Loving You (R. Charles) (3:51)
Baby Please Don’t Go (Williams) / Who Do You Love (F. McDanials) / What D’I Say (R. Charles) (7:38)

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