A wonderful concert voted as a top ten Van Bootleg by Van traders.
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
January 26, 1984
- Van Morrison – vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica
- Richie Buckley – saxophone, flute, vocals (Summertime In England)
- Kenny Craddock – keyboards
- Martin Drover – trumpet
- Arty McGlynn – guitar
- Jerome Rimson – bass
- Terry Popple – drums
- Doreen Chanter – backing vocals
- Joy Yates – backing vocals
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In 1964 Jerry Lee Lewis was struggling back home in the US. He had recently moved from Sun to Smash Records, and they had a plan to get him a hit record. Just a few weeks before Landing in -England, Jerry Lee had recorded what many were sure would be his comeback hit: “I’m on Fire”. This great song never good further up than 98 on the charts, the Beatles was the new hot thing.
Jerry Lee traveled to Europe for 14 stops in England & 2 in West Germany. On this short tour Jerry Lee gave some outstanding performances, among them this Manchester TV Special & the Hamburg Star Club concert.
He was that kind of guy. All he wanted to do was get on the damn piano and do his stuff. And it was that kind of immediacy that we were aiming for. It wasn’t controlled. It’s a dangerous thing to do, and you wouldn’t be able to do it now.
~Philip Casson (Director of the TV Special)
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My New World Crystal Ball
Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA; August 8, 1971.
- Backing Vocals – Ellen Schroer, Janet Planet, Martha Velez
- Bass – Bill Church
- Drums – Dahaud Shaar
- Guitar – John Platania
- Keyboards – Alan Hand
- Saxophone – Jack Schroer
- Vocals – Van Morrison
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From my perspective, there are better sound-quality boots out there (Live In Montreux, for example), but no Van boot I have — and I have more than a few — so integrates solid sound with a stunning performance: Live In Montreux comes close, but at 150+ minutes, Pagan is the winer. This boot is so good, so valued, that much like the ancestral heir loom one only wears on special occasions, I listen to Pagan Streams infrequently. If I listened to it too often, I would quit my job, leave my wife and dog, and sell my soul to attend every one of the Man’s concerts. I know it took me a while to track this boot down, and all I can say is: if you can find it, buy it.
–Niall Connors (oocities.org)
The sound quality of this double CD is a very good audience recording. In fact it sounds a lot like a soundboard recording. There is some distortion in a few tracks but it isn’t a huge problem and is very listenable. Van actually “booted” some tracks from this boot for his Gloria CD single.
-Russell Parkinson (oocities.org)
Utrecht, Holland – April 1, 1991
- Van Morrison – vocal
- Hajih Ahkba – flugelhorn & trumpet
- Dave Early – drums
- Georgie Fame – keyboards
- Howard Francis – keyboards
- Steve Gregory – saxophone
- Ronnie Johnson – guitar
- Nicky Scott – base
- Candy Dulfer – alto saxophone
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Sticky Fingers was never meant to be the title. It’s just what we called it while we were working on it. Usually though, the working titles stick.
~Keith Richards 1971
While many hold their next album, Exile On Main St., as their zenith, Sticky Fingers, balancing on the knife edge between the 60s and 70s, remains their most coherent statement.
~Chris Jones (bbc.co.uk)
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