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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 08:16 PM
To be released on Feb. 12....some superb Van tunes and it includes that killer version of Comfortably Numb with Levon Helm and Rick Danko from "The Departed". I didn't realize that track had been recorded 16 years ago during a Roger Waters production of The Wall.

Artist: Van Morrison
Title: At The Movies - Soundtrack Hits
Release Date: 2/12/2007

1. Gloria (performed by Them) - from The Outsiders

2. Baby Please Don't Go (performed by Them) - from Wild At Heart

3. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) - from Pope Of Greenwich Village

4. Domino (Live) - from Clean & Sober

5. Moondance (Live) - from An American Werewolf In London

6. Queen Of The Slipstream - from Extreme Close-Up

7. Wild Night - from Thelma & Louise

8. Caravan (Live) - from The Last Waltz

9. Wonderful Remark - from King Of Comedy

10. Brown Eyed Girl - from Born On The 4th Of July

11. Days Like This - from As Good As It Gets

12. Into The Mystic (Live) - from Patch Adams

13. Hungry For Your Love - from An Officer And A Gentleman

14. Someone Like You - from French Kiss

15. Bright Side Of The Road - from Fever Pitch

16. Have I Told You Lately - from One Fine Day

17. Real Real Gone - from Donovan Quick

18. Irish Heartbeat - from The Matchmaker

19. Comfortably Numb (Live) (Edit) - from The Departed

This is a collection of some of his best known songs as heard in the movies, this collection features a previously unreleased live version of 'Moondance', recorded live and complete with strings at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles in 1986.

The cinematic qualities of many of Van Morrison's songs make it no great surprise that he is one of the most popular choices for movie music. His compositions have graced the soundtrack of many box office hits over the years.

That Martin Scorsese is a big Van fan is unsurprising: the connection was made when he directed The Last Waltz, The Band's historic farewell performance. Rock writer and spectator Greil Marcus described Morrison's entrance as the catalyst that ’turned the show round....there he was on stage, in a maroon suit and a green top, singing to the rafters. They cut into 'Caravan' (with John Simon waving The Band's volume up and down), and the horns at their most effective – while Van burned holes in the floor... It was a triumph, and as the song ended Van began to kick his leg in sheer exuberance, and he kicked his way right offstage like a Rockette. The crowd had given him a fine welcome and they cheered wildly when he left.’

Van's live version of the Pink Floyd classic Comfortably Numb, featured by Scorsese in his 2006 blockbuster The Departed, was cut in Berlin some 16 years earlier when Roger Waters put on a live production of The Wall. There was a Band connection again, with Levon Helm and Rick Danko contributing background vocals.

Departed star Jack Nicholson also appeared in James L Brooks's As Good As It Gets, which used the title track from Days Like This, at the time of release (1997) Van’s latest album. But it’s the earlier classics that have inevitably attracted the most attention from directors, even if some have been performed by others. The version of Wild Night featured in 24 7 Twenty Four Seven.

Not one but two Vietnam movies have featured his music, and, as befits the timescale, they have chosen 1960s vintage material. Brown Eyed Girl, the first solo US hit from 1967 and still performed today, was Oliver Stone's choice in 1989 for the Born On The 4th Of July soundtrack, while the even earlier Baby Please Don't Go from Them days appeared in 1987's Good Morning Vietnam. Continuing the military theme but moving forward a musical decade, Taylor Hackford's An Officer And A Gentleman visited the often overlooked Wavelength album for Hungry For Your Love – a fine addition to a well above average soundtrack.

At the other end of the musical spectrum, the tender Someone Like You was not only a highlight of Lawrence Kasdan's French Kiss but also Bridget Jones' Diary. And talking of romantic comedies, Michael Hoffmann's One Fine Day must be on your list, the George Clooney/Michelle Pfeiffer film from 1996 which included Van's classic Have I Told You Lately.

Mark Joffe’s The Matchmaker reflected Van’s Irish heritage by telling the story of an election campaigner (Marcy Tizard, played by Janeane Garofalo) who visits an Irish village to track down the ancestral roots of the US Senator she works for, only to find romance. Suitably, the track selected was Irish Heartbeat, Van’s 1983 creation with The Chieftains.

With An American Werewolf In London, John Landis created the classic horror movie. Typical of his witty style was his use of music, and he incorporated a number of different ‘moon-themed’ pop songs including Moondance which, because of the contrast in mood this created, echoed the comedy/tragedy juxtaposition.

PROMOTIONS
Van Morrison will be honoured by the US-Ireland Alliance at its second annual "Oscar Wilde: Honouring Irish Writing in Film" ceremony on February 22 in L.A. He will be performing a 20 min set live on the night.


 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:44 PM
Thanks Dennis, I'll keep an eye out for this one.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:51 PM
i just saw van last nite in orlando
great show but thought it was wierd he came on at 7-30 and were walkingout at 9
limos were just pulling up with people thinking they missed the warm up , but they had missed the whole show

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:55 PM
Thanks Denza - gonna have to look into this...Van's one of my favorite's from way back.
mikelly - how was Van in Orlando? I just saw him for the 1st time last year (after MANY years of wishing) and he put on a most excellent live performance (granted - he didn't play as long as I would have liked...)

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 01:15 AM
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great show but thought it was wierd he came on at 7-30 and were walkingout at 9

I've seen it mentioned elsewhere that Van has a prety strict rule that he only plays 90 minute shows. Not 89, not 91 - just 90 minutes EXACTLY. One comment I saw said that he actually had a digital clock on a stool next to him during one show, counting down the minutes. I'd be a little careful taking this as absolute fact, but your show seems to fit.

 

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