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Van Morrison And The Caledonia Soul Orchestra - It's Never Too Late FLAC album

A Van Morrison studio outtake of murky origins – it has to be late 60s/early 70s, maybe from the Moondance sessions? Not sure if you could call this a song.

All tracks were taken from the original acetate, recording during Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra's World Tour 1973. Rights Society: SIAE.

The Caledonia Soul Orchestra was the band created by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison in 1973. The band was named after an eighteen-minute instrumental outtake on the His Band and the Street Choir album.

It's Too Late to Stop Now is a 1974 live double album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It features performances that were recorded in concerts at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, California; the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the Rainbow in London, during Morrison's three-month tour with his eleven-piece band, the Caledonia Soul Orchestra, from May to July 1973.

In 1973 Van Morrison and the Caledonia Soul Orchestra went on a three-month tour of the United States and Europe, the result of which was the live double album It's Too Late to Stop Now. The title is taken from the last line in the lyrics of 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 lengthened version of the Astral Weeks song "Cyprus Avenue" and then shout out "It's too late to stop now!" as he exited the stage

Morrison documented this breakthrough on It’s Too Late to Stop Now, a 1974 live album culled from various performances throughout the previous year. Too Late has been reissued along with a box set of previously unreleased gigs (Volumes II, III, and IV) along with a DVD portraying a fraction of one of his shows at the Rainbow Theatre; none of the recordings overlap with the original album. What the newly issued concerts reveal is the night-to-night dynamic of Morrison and his then-band, a group of 11 musicians called the Caledonia Soul Orchestra. The Caledonia Soul Orchestra were as capable of knitting hypnotic grooves as centerless landscapes. In Van’s best music, all the instruments, including his voice, are wholly integrated, M. Mark wrote in her 1979 essay on the original live album. They become one big instrument, perfectly tuned, expertly played.

Van Morrison - THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM - Volume 1 2011. Note: All tracks have been have been ID'd and tagged and are ready to burn to disc. You have to hear it to belive it. This is the best on the planet, and saying "Thank You" is just not enough. You are greatly apprecited Mr. JTT for your countless hours of work and years of experience - contributing freely to the Van Morrison Community across the globe. Happy Holidays and a tip of the hat to you sir for making 2011 an amazing year of new brilliant Van Morrison bootlegs. Taken from the Original Acetates Recorded during Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra's World Tour 1973. 06 - Ballerina - Van Morrison From Van's Historic Performance captured to film - Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980.

We get it almost every night And when that moon gets big and bright It's supernatural delight Everybody was dancing in the moonlight Everybody here is out of sight They don't bark and they don't bite They keep things loose, they keep things light Everybody was dancing in the moonlight Dancing in the moonlight Everybody's feelin' warm and bright

It’s Too Late to Stop Now is Morrison’s Live at the Apollo. He fully embodies the soul singers he worshipped to deliver definitive versions of some of his songs - looser than ever, throwing ad-libs like a preacher speaking in tongues. The guitar is high in the mix, right beneath Morrison’s voice and the gospel harmonies. The Band’s Garth Hudson bookends the album with electronics, tearing through a keyboard solo in Kingdom Hall and adding grand synths to closer Take It Where You Find It, but the organ and accordion on Venice . keep Wavelength from wandering too far toward the sky. The album doesn’t rely too heavily on synths - it’s a balancing act that’s prevented the record from sounding dated almost 40 years later.

It's Too Late To Stop Now', one of, if not the greatest live recording of all time. It transports you to another place, even the crowd really play their part. In the rendition of Cypress Avenue from the album, a crowd member can clearly be heard shouting out during a quiet part, "Turn it on!", and Van just coolly replies without missing a step, "It's turned on already", the crowd laps it up and then the band kick it up to full volume. No one does it like this anymore  . Caledonia Soul x. about 3 months ago. Nicolas Garcia Gonzalez.


1 I've Been Working 4:21
2 The Way Young Lovers Do 4:00
3 These Dreams Of You 3:42
4 Wild Mountain Thyme 5:53
5 Come Running 2:38
6 Into The Mystic 4:30
7 Domino 4:37
8 Sweet Thing 4:46
9 Blue Money 3:48
10 Bring It On Home 4:33
11 Being Green 4:09
12 I Believe To My Soul 4:04
13 Wild Night 4:25
14 I Just Want To Make Love To You 4:58
15 Cypress Avenue 10:02


All tracks were taken from the original acetate, recording during Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra's World Tour 1973.

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Van Morrison And The Caledonia Soul Orchestra - It's Never Too Late FLAC album
It's Never Too Late
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1197 mb
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