Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Live at RockPalast (1998)

The Hunt For New Music:  Van Morrison performing live at the RockPalast in Dusseldorf, Germany, in December, 1998, with his long-time musical collaborator, Candy Dulfer . Public broadcast by WDR Fernsehen Germany. This is a full concert , one hour and 42 minutes in length.  Here’s the set list: 1- Instrumental intro “Chicken” 2- Jackie […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: St. Dominics Preview (Live)

The Hunt For New Music: “St. Dominic’s Preview”performed Live at the Kenwood House picnic on 16 August 2008. Great performance, tight band, turn it up.         This clip was released by Van Morrison (VanMorrisonOfficial) and we send special thanks to him and his team for their generosity in sharing it with us.  It’s 5:52 in […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Live with John Lee Hooker

The Hunt For New Music:  This clip, from the BBC Documentary “One Irish Rover” , features Van Morrison with one of his long time idols and collaborators, John Lee Hooker (who can forget the incredible version they did of “Don’t Look Back”) doing  “Baby, Please Don’t Go” . There’s a short intro by Van about the […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Ain't Nothing You Can Do (Live)

The Hunt For New Music:  “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” is one of Van Morrison’s greatest songs and live it’s even better than the recorded version. This song spells out the dilemma that everyone who has ever had and lost a love has been through: that nagging pain when they’re gone that you just can’t […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Live)

The Hunt For New Music:  “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” is one of Van Morrison’s greatest songs and live it’s even better than the recorded version. This song spells out the dilemma that everyone who has ever had and lost a love has been through: that nagging pain when they’re gone that you just can’t […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Live at The Hollywood Bowl

The Hunt for New Music: Van Morrison performed  Astral Weeks  ( for the first time in concert) and other songs during a live show at The Hollywood Bowl in 20008. This clip features “Astral Weeks/I Believe I’ve Transcended”. The concert is available as a CD (highly recommended).   This clip provided by vanmorrisonofficial to YouTube and is  9:41 […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Tupelo Honey (Live with Pee Wee Ellis)

The Hunt For New Music: A terrific version of a signature Van Morrison, song: “Tupelo Honey”  featuring Pee Wee Ellis, recorded live from Montreaux in 1980 The lyrics set the tone: “She’s as sweet as Tupelo Honey, an angel of the first degree….” The entire song brings you back to that honey-sweet combination of blues and jazz […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Sense of Wonder (live)

The Hunt for New Music  “Sense of Wonder” with The Jim Condie Band (1988) . Here’s the original poster’s comments on the video: Van Morrison was the surprise top-of-the-bill at the Fife Aid Festival outside St Andrews in June 1988. He didn’t want to bring his whole band so asked the negotiator, one Robbie the […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Into The Mystic (live)

The Hunt for New Music :   “Into The Mystic”, from Moondance, Morrison’s follow up album to Astral Weeks , is a song that combines Morrison’s well documented musical relationship with transcendence and mysticism.  It’s been covered by everyone from the Allman Brothers to Ben E. King. This version has Van in glasses doing a modestly acoustic version […]

Van Morrison Concert Weekend: Live At Montreaux 1974

The Hunt For New Music: Van Morrison’s Montreaux Jazz Festival appearance in 1974 is a classic. It’s Van at an early stage in his career, already with a massive catalog of great songs, playing to a sophisticated jazz audience in Montreaux at the famous jazz festival; as one writer noted about the evening, the crowded […]