Listen to the Lion: Van Morrison & Denmarks Radio Big Band cover
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Listen to the Lion
Van Morrison & Denmarks Radio Big Band
(bootleg CD)

Three Cool Cats TCC 023
(Released 1991)

  1. A New Kind of Man (3:44)
  2. Haunts of Ancient Peace (6:09)
  3. Listen to the Lion (5:39)
  4. Vanlose Stairway (5:07)
  5. Got to Go Back (5:03)
  6. I Will Be There (2:36)
  7. Vanlose Stairway (5:31)
  8. Here Comes the Night (4:21)
    Total time: (38:15)

Liner Notes: Recorded live in Kopenhagen 28/2/87, except tracks 7 - 8, recorded 15/10/86

Review from Michael Hayward: The sound quality is very good, and it is interesting to hear Van with "big band" accompaniment. His singing seems to lack passion though, and the audience response is somewhat subdued: sounds like a small venue, perhaps a bit formal (or very informal!)

It was suggested that this concert may be somehow related to material which was included in the "One Irish Rover" video piece, however Van list member Christian Schou concludes (after a careful viewing of the video) that they're two different sessions of the many Van has had with the Danish Radio Big Band:

The video shows Van and Georgie Fame along with the DRBB at their rehearsal hall The Danish Radio Concert Hall here in Copenhagen in front of an audience. I seem to remember [...] that some of the audience even have their feet up! So it's not formal at all (more like a rehearsal session).

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