Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010
As part of the prestigious BBC Four Sessions, soul legend Van Morrison performs a special concert which was recorded at LSO St Luke's in London.
In the exclusive session, Van showcases tracks from his new album, Keep It Simple, and older favourites such as Magic Time and Vanlose Stairway. He is backed by a full band and joined by special guests: guitarist Mick Green and organ maestro Georgie Fame.
The performance is an uplifting demonstration of why Van Morrison is still "The Man".
I'm Not Feeling it Any More
Song of Home
End of the Land
One Irish Rover
Keep it Simple
Behind the Ritual
Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are regarded as transcendental and inspired; while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance, and the live album It's Too Late to Stop Now, are widely viewed as among the greatest ever made.
From 1980-1983 Van Morrison Lived in Denmark and he wrote this song about his Danish girlfriend, Ulla Munch, from Vanløse district in Copenhagen. Who lived on the fourth floor of an apartment building with no lift.Clinton Heylin remarks..."he turned this mundane set of stairs in an uninspiring block of flats into a 'Stairway that reaches up to the moon/And it comes right back....to you'. Peter Mills, author of the Morrison biography Hymns to the Silence, refers to "Vanlose Stairway" as this "dark horse of a song".