Van Morrison - Live @ The Rainbow Theatre (1973) (HD)

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The Caledonia Soul Orchestra was the band created by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison in 1973. The band is often considered one of the tightest performing backup groups of the 1970s. The band was named after an eighteen minute instrumental outtake on the His Band and the Street Choir album.

In 1973 Van Morrison and the Caledonia Soul Orchestra went on a three-month tour of the United States, and Europe with the result of which was the seminal live double album It's Too Late to Stop Now. The title is taken from the last line in the lyrics in one of Morrison's songs: "Into the Mystic" from the 1970 Moondance album. In live performances with The Caledonia Soul Orchestra, he would close the concert with a dynamic, stretched out version of the Astral Weeks song, "Cyprus Avenue" and then shout out "IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW!" as he quickly exited stage. Van Morrison live at The London's Rainbow Theatre on 24th July 1973. (Voted by Q Magazine readers as one of the top live performances of all time.)

Van Morrison: vocals, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone
John Platania: guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Labes: organ, piano (8 May 1973 onwards)
James Trumbo: piano (15 February 1973 to 19 April 1973)
David Hayes: bass, backing vocals
Jack Schroer: alto, tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, tambourine,
Dahaud Shaar: drums, backing vocals
Bill Atwood: trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals
Nathan Rubin: first violin
Terry Adams: cello
Nancy Ellis: viola
Tom Halpin: violin (replaced by Tim Kovatch, uncertain date)
Tim Kovatch: violin

01 Warm Love
02 Take your Hand Out of My Pocket
03 Here Comes The Night
04 I just want To Make Love To You
05 Brown Eyed Girl
06 Moonshine Whiskey
07 Moondance
08 Help Me
09 Domino
10 Caravan
11 Cyprus Avenue
12 Wild Night


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