Great concert featuring a brilliant “Summertime in England” (starting at 33:20).
Appropriately, “Summertime in England” is a highlight of a Dutch TV concert recorded in Rotterdam in 1981… and Pee Wee Ellis joins in on backing vocal as Van in dark shades ad libs about when “Auden and Isherwood split” (in Berlin) and summons up Ginsberg in Saint Louis, and Ferlinghetti´s City Lights books publishing Colin Wilson. A Beat manifesto?
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)
Ahoy, Rotterdam – May 23, 1981
- Van Morrison: Lead Vocals
- Mark Isham: Trumpet
- Pee Wee Ellis: Sax – Backing vocals on “Summertime In England”
- John Allair: Keyboards
- Peter Van Hooke: Drums
- David Hayes: Bass
- Herbie Armstrong: Guitar
- Mick Cox: Guitar