Heineken Music Hall
|Photo via Heineken Music Hall|
The decor Van Morrison Sunday had taken to the Heineken Music Hall, or rather the total lack of it, says everything. The Northern Irishman (70) is a musician, not a circus artist. Acted upon
An evening with Van Morrison called the concert Sunday evening and the large concert hall was packed for the occasion put chairs. An easier way to enforce attention is not natural, but the veteran had at least also for the show. The initial one minute 20.00 and the final applause was still before ten at least, um, brave.
For nothing else in its decor than a dark curtain Van began his saxophone. Almost modest, if one of them among his concentrated, yet versatile band, he first heard in Close enough for jazz that he still has his distinctive voice. With the classic Moondance - in 1970 - then he subtly reminded us that we had to deal with someone with very respectable record.
So on sax, guitar or harmonica. From his voice at times used as an instrument. On learning of course no shortage. Just as diversity. A jazzy start followed sweetness á la Days like this, which again was continuation of solid blues as jakkerende Baby please do not go.
For the neutral observer will be a little austere, perhaps even boring have done. Certainly the lover of all these different sides of Van came largely into their own. Without distraction and without even a breather between songs showcased The man where he has been almost half a century is praised for. And the best news is that after Sunday we physically for years seem to enjoy it.
Setlist (Thanks Wim D.)
Close Enough For Jazz
I Believe To My Soul
Days Like This
Carrying A Torch
Think Twice Before You Go
Talk Is Cheap
Baby Please Don't Go/Don't Start Crying Now
In The Afternoon
Whenever God Shines Hos Light
Brown Eyed Girl
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
And The Healing Has Begun