New York, USA
|via Brian H.|
Night 2 at the Beacon was a masterpiece and one of the most sustained examples of high-level singing I have heard from Morrison.
There was no letup, and when that leg got going with the first vocal of the night in Ballerina you knew you were in for it.
The scat-jazz trio was integrated into this show much better, and made a nice change of pace.
In addition to Ballerina, Morrison brought out three songs he hadn't done yet in these US shows: A powerful Tupelo/Explain, a roiling The Way that Young Lovers Do, and a real treat in Glad Tidings, which allowed Van to get a roar from the crowd when he referenced New York.
During I Can't Stop Loving You, Van mentioned Country, Western, Lawrence Welk and Bert Kaempfert.
In the Garden closed out the proceedings, with another Jay Berliner solo that brought tears to my eyes and a yes, yes from Morrison. Van invited the audience to sing "no guru, no method, no teacher" with him, leaving shivers up spines.
As Van left the stage, the band revved up an ecstatic ending to Garden that was a joyous cherry on top of a great weekend. So great to see everybody. Never enough time. An amazing amount of over-stimulation! Thanks again.
The Way Young Lovers Do
Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain
Centerpiece w/Jon Hendricks, Aria Hendricks & Kevin Burke
Whenever God Shines His Light
Ol' Black Magic w/Shana Morrison
Sometimes We Cry w/Shana Morrison
Early In The Morning
In The Midnight
I Can't Stop Loving You
Sack of Woe w/Jon Hendricks, Aria Hendricks & Kevin Burke
In The Garden
Big Hand for The Band!
Chris White (Saxophone)
Alistair White (Trombone)
Dave Keary (Guitar)
Paul Moore (Bass)
Paul Moran (Keyboards)
Jeff Lardner (Drums)
Shana Morrison (Vocals)
Bobby Ruggiero (Percussion)
Jay Berliner (Guitar)