Van Morrison: The Concert

Van Morrison: The Concert is the second video released by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, first released in 1990. Recorded in New York City the previous year, the concert featured two special guests and long-time friends Mose Allison and John Lee Hooker, each of whom performed some of their own songs. This video mainly consisted of Morrison's work from his last two albums; including four songs from both Avalon Sunset and Irish Heartbeat.[1] The video also features jazz singer Georgie Fame on Hammond organ. Some reviewers have stated that Van Morrison was not in best shape during the concert, his voice was probably strained by a cold.

Van Morrison: The Concert
Video by
RecordedNovember 1989
LabelPolygram Music Video Ltd./Caledonia Productions Ltd.
DirectorJon Small
ProducerJon Small, Van Morrison, Jim Greenhough
Van Morrison chronology
Van Morrison in Ireland
Van Morrison: The Concert
Live at Montreux 1980/1974

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Van Morrison unless stated otherwise.

  1. "I Will Be There" – 2:17
  2. "Whenever God Shines His Light" – 5:27
  3. "Cleaning Windows" – 3:27
  4. "Orangefield" – 2:56
  5. "When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God" – 4:18
  6. "Benediction" (Mose Allison) – 3:00
  7. "Raglan Road" (Traditional) Arr. (Morrison/Paddy Moloney) – 3:44
  8. "Carrickfergus" (Traditional) Arr. (Morrison/Moloney) – 3:23
  9. "Summertime in England/Common One" – 13:25
  10. "Caravan/Birdland" (Morrison), (Joe Zawinul) – 7:31
  11. "Moondance/Fever" (Morrison), (John Davenport/Eddie Cooley) – 12:15
  12. "Star of the County Down" (Traditional) Arr. (Morrison/Moloney) – 2:14
  13. "In the Garden" – 7:33
  14. "Have I Told You Lately" – 3:29
  15. "Gloria/Smokestack Lightning" (Morrison), (Chester Burnett) – 4:28
  16. "Serve Me Right to Suffer/T.B. Sheets" (John Lee Hooker), (Morrison) – 5:22
  17. "Boom Boom" (Hooker) – 3:52
  18. "She Moved Through the Fair" (Traditional) Arr. (Morrison/Moloney) – 4:57


The band

Special guests

  • Mose Allison – vocals and keyboard on "Benediction"
  • John Lee Hooker – vocals and electric guitar on "Serve Me Right to Suffer" and "Boom Boom"


The video has been released in VHS format and on laserdisc.


  • Producer and Director – Jon Small
  • Producers – Van Morrison, Jim Greenhough
  • Photography – The Douglass Brothers
  • Design – Bill Smith Studio


  1. "Van Morrison: The Concert (1990)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
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