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Misty Wet With Rain
(bootleg CD)

CIB Archives CIB08/09 (Released July, 1998)

Disc 1

  1. Sweet Thing (8:41)
  2. Domino / Soul Music (5:30)
  3. Jackie Wilson Said (3:43)
  4. Moondance / My Funny Valentine [Rogers/Hart] (8:25)
  5. That's Life [Kay/Gordon] (3:46)
  6. Sometimes We Cry (5:33)
  7. Ain't That Loving You Baby? [Hunter/Otis] (4:38)
  8. This Weight / Backstabbers (7:28)
  9. In The Garden / Real Real Gone / You Send Me [Cooke] (11:40)
  10. Summertime In England (8:00)
  11. Whenever God Shines His Light (4:16)
    Total time: (71:40)

Disc 2

  1. Tupelo Honey / Why Must I Always Explain? (7:59)
  2. It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [Brown/Newsome] / When The Clock Strikes... (8:07)
  3. See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin [Stewart] / Burning Ground (14:16)
  4. Satisfied / Organ Grinder Jam (5:43)
  5. Days Like This (3:08)
  6. In The Afternoon (7:30)
  7. I'm Not Feeling It Anymore (8:30)
  8. Cleaning Windows (4:13)
  9. Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train / Kilroy Was Here (6:21)
  10. Beautiful Vision (Duet with Shana Morrison) (4:07)
  11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Duet with Shana Morrison) (4:08)
    Total time: (74:03)

Recorded Live at: Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver (15-May-98)
UCLA-Pauley Pavilion - Los Angeles (22-May-98)

Performance Venues/Dates:
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Disc One (all tracks): May 15, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 1-3): May 15, 1998
UCLA-Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles
Disc Two (tracks 4-11): May 22, 1998

Van Morrison: Vocals, Harmonica
Shana Morrison: Vocals (Disc Two, Tracks 10-11)
Brian Kennedy: Vocals, Backing Vocals, MC
John Allair: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Johnny Scott: Guitar, Backing Vocals
David Hayes: Bass
Geoff Dunn: Drums
Liam Bradley: Percussion, Backing Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis: Saxophones
Leo Green: Tenor Saxophone (Disc Two, Tracks 4-11)
Matt Holland: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Review: This is mastered from an audience recording of performances during Van's recent West Coast tour with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. The Vancouver show featured here was the second solo show of two that evening in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and Van was well warmed up. I was at both shows, and this CD really captures the energy of that performance, from the moment when Van enters from stage left, joining Brian Kennedy part way through "Sweet Thing" - the audience went wild. An excellent record of those concerts.

The Pauley material is equally good, containing some electrifying sax work from Leo Green.

See also the companion single CD boot Nights of the Living Icons: a sampler of performances from all three participants in the May 1998 West Coast tour. CIB Archives also produced 2 other boots from the May 1998 West Coast North American Tour: a 2-CD Bob Dylan boot titled California or Bust!, and a single-CD Joni Mitchell boot titled Mostly Melancholia (Los Angeles, May 22, 1998)

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