Music Monday: Van Morrison – Ballerina/Move On Up #video

Posted By on June 8, 2020

If you are like me, or a friend who commented on my including a bit more from Van Morrison for Music Monday a couple weeks ago, hearing even a little more music from him is not a problem. Below is a great 10 minute set Ballerina/Move On Up in a live appearance from the Hollywood Bowl in 2008 on YouTube.

Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl is the fifth live album recorded by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison, and released in the UK on 9 February 2009, and in the United States on 24 February 2009. It was recorded during two live concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California in 2008 and released on Morrison’s new Listen to the Lion label and distributed by EMI.

The live performances of the eight original songs that feature on the album were recorded on 7 and 8 November 2008. Coincidentally, they took place forty years after the classic Astral Weeks was first released by Warner Bros. Records in 1968. One of the original musicians, guitarist Jay Berliner, joined with the many other musicians on the revisited version of Astral Weeks.

The New York Daily News in the 4 January edition named Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl as one of the “Five Most Anticipated Pop Music Events for 2009”.

A DVD of performances from the concerts, Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl: The Concert Film is an Exclusive and was released on 19 May 2009.

The album won Live Album of the Year at the MPG awards held on 11 February 2010.


  Van Morrison – Ballerina/Move On Up
      (live from the Hollywood Bowl 2008)


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