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Frequently named as one of the best live albums ever, It's Too Late to Stop Now was recorded during what has often been said to be the singer's greatest phase as a live performer. Noted for being a mercurial and temperamental live performer, during this short period of time inMorrison went on one of his most diligent tours in years.
With his eleven-piece band, The Caledonia Soul Orchestrawhich included a horn and string section, he has often been said to have been at his live performing peak. I am getting more into performing. It's incredible. When I played Carnegie Hall in the fall something just happened. All of a sudden I felt like 'you're back into performing' and it just happened like that A lot of times in the past I've done gigs and it was rough to get through them.
But now the combination seems to be right and it's been clicking a lot. Evidence of his newly invigorated joy in performing was on display during the ending of the over-ten-minute-long dynamic performance of " Cyprus Avenue ". When an audience member shouts out, "Turn it on!
The concert performances were described by Erik Hage as "sequences of a young soul lion whipping the crowd into a frenzy and then stopping on a dime—teasing out anticipation, rushing, receding, and coaxing every drop out of his band. Guitarist John Platania says "He had a funeral for a lot of his old songs on stage. With Caledonia, he really got off on performing.
There was definitely joy getting onstage at that point. That was a wonderful time for everybody. It was really like a family. Ordinarily, with rock 'n' rollers, jazzers and classical musicians in the band, you'd think it was a three-headed serpent but everybody got along famously. The performances on the live album were from tapes made at the beginning of the tour in Los Angeles and also in Santa Monica and London.
Marco Bario, who attended the opening night concert at The Troubadoursaid in Playgirl : "he was exceptional. The mood was right, the audience was receptive, and the music left no comparisons to be made. It was the finest opening night performance by a consummate musician that I have ever witnessed. The London concerts were the first time he had appeared in that city since performing with Themsix years earlier.
The broadcast took Gianni (22) - Chimera on 27 May A mixture of songs that inspired his own musical development, together with some of his own compositions, allied to a backing band and orchestra The Caledonia Soul Orchestra and several performances as noted in the album's liner notes that were recorded in concerts at The Troubadour in Los AngelesCalifornia 24—27 Maythe Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 29 June and The Rainbow 23—24 July in London.
His first solo hit " Brown Eyed Girl " was performed but Da En Så Naer Ble Borte = When A Close Friend Died - Bjøro Håland - Norwegian Nashville included on Gregory Isaacs - Respect Due album until the reissue in Mark called the album "an intelligent selection of songs that draws on six of Morrison's records and five of the musicians he learned from.
Unlike most live rock albums, there was no studio overdubbing allowed by Morrison, which resulted in the exclusion of " Moondance " from the album due to one wrong guitar note. Morrison strictly adhered to his concept of authenticity in presenting the live performance but his Killing Time - The Dream Syndicate - Its Too Late To Stop Now perfectionism prevented him from including "Moondance".
According to Elmore Aquarium - Various - Le Carnaval des Animaux de Camille Saint-Saëns ' s Mike Jurkovic, when It's Too Late To Stop Now was first released in"everyone—and I do mean everyone—tripped over themselves to hail the two-LP Killing Time - The Dream Syndicate - Its Too Late To Stop Now as one of the greatest live renderings of the rock era.
The other musicians, most of whom have played with Morrison many times before, never detract, but Morrison could be better served But the power of Morrison's vocals overcomes these drawbacks. In a retrospective review, Jason Ankenny from AllMusic regarded the album as "an engaging, warm portrait of the man at the peak of his powers",  while Morrison biographer John Collis called it "one of the most impressive of all attempts to squeeze the stage excitement of a rock performer on to vinyl.
This is soul music in a very real sense. Van typically blows hot and cold on stage, but when he ignites on the oldies and choice blues covers here, few can touch him for pure blue-eyed soul passion. A remastered version of the album was released on 29 January containing a live take of " Brown Eyed Girl " not included on the original release.
The compact disc version places sides one and two on disc one with sides three and four with the bonus track on disc two.
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