Van Morrison To Release Historic ’73 Live Set

SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 19: Singer songwriter Van Morrison records 'It's Too Late to Stop Now' live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on May 19, 1973 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA – MAY 19: Singer songwriter Van Morrison records ‘It’s Too Late to Stop Now’ live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on May 19, 1973 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images)

“I am getting more into performing,” Van Morrison said in 1973 during his tour with his then newly-formed Caledonia Soul Orchestra. “It’s incredible … all of a sudden I felt like ‘you’re back into performing’ and it just happened like that … A lot of times in the past I’ve done gigs and it was rough to get through them. But now the combination seems to be right and it’s been clicking a lot.”

Morrison’s fans will get to hear the sound of that combination “clicking” on June 10, when Legacy Records releases IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW … VOLUMES II, III, IV, DVD.

These previously unreleased ’73 concert recordings pull from his sets at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Civic Center, and The Rainbow Theatre in London, with nine songs from the London set being issued on DVD as well.

Morrison’s original … IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW … has also been remastered in 24-bit high resolution sound and will be available in both 2CD and 2LP configurations, creating the first vinyl pressing of the album in more than 25 years, plus availability of the album to hi-res partners (Mastered for iTunes, HD Tracks, Pono).

VOLUME II (Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, May 23, 1973)

1. Come Running (Van Morrison)

2. These Dreams Of You (Van Morrison)

3. The Way Young Lovers Do (Van Morrison)

4. Snow In San Anselmo (Van Morrison)

5. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon)

6. Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)

7. Purple Heather (Van Morrison)

8. Hey, Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams)

9. Bein’ Green (Joseph G. Raposo)

10. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

11. Listen To The Lion (Van Morrison)

12. Hard Nose The Highway (Van Morrison)

13. Moondance (Van Morrison)

14. Cyprus Avenue (Van Morrison)

15. Caravan (Van Morrison)

 

VOLUME III (Recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic, California, June 29. 1973)

1. I’ve Been Working (Van Morrison)

2. There There Child (Van Morrison, John Platania)

3. No Way (Jeff Labes)

4. Since I Fell For You (Woodrow Buddy Johnson)

5. Wild Night (Van Morrison)

6. I Paid The Price (Van Morrison, John Platania)

7. Domino (Van Morrison)

8. Gloria (Van Morrison)

9. Buona Sera (Carl Sigman, Peter De Rose)

10. Moonshine Whiskey (Van Morrison)

11. Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Don D. Robey, Joseph Wade Scott)

12. Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket (Sonny Boy Williamson)

13. Sweet Thing (Van Morrison)

14. Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)

15. I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles)

 

VOLUME IV (Recorded live at The Rainbow, London, July 23 & 24, 1973)

1. Listen To The Lion (Van Morrison)

2. I Paid The Price (Van Morrison, John Platania)

3. Bein’ Green (Joseph G. Raposo)

4. Since I Fell For You(Woodrow Buddy Johnson)

5. Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)

6. Everyone (Van Morrison)

7. I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles)

8. Sweet Thing (Van Morrison)

9. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon)

10. Wild Children (Van Morrison)

11. Here Comes The Night (Bert Berns)

12. Buona Sera (Carl Sigman, Peter De Rose)

13. Domino (Van Morrison)

14. Caravan (Van Morrison)

15. Cyprus Avenue (Van Morrison)

 

DVD (Recorded live at The Rainbow, London, July 24, 1973)

1. Here Comes The Night (Bert Berns)

2. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon)

3. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

4. Moonshine Whiskey (Van Morrison)

5. Moondance (Van Morrison)

6. Help Me (Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson)

7. Domino (Van Morrison)

8. Caravan (Van Morrison)

9. Cyprus Avenue (Van Morrison)

 

THE CALEDONIA SOUL ORCHESTRA:

Jeff Labes – piano & organ

Dave Shaw – drums

John Platania – guitar

David Hayes – bass guitar

Jack Schroer alto, tenor, baritone saxophones

Bill Atwood – trumpet

Nathan Rubin, Tim Kovatch & Tom Halpin – violin

Nancy Ellis – viola

Terry Adams – cello