Home   Vinyl   Audio   DVD    Blu-Ray   4K   3D   Accessories   T-Shirts   Hi-Fi   Sennheiser   Jabra   Jam   Marley   Books   Online Gift Vouchers   Contact 
shopping_basket (0)

Price: €39.99
Format: LP
Availability: Dispatched on Release

Add To Basket

Submit Review

The Christmas of 1959 saw Van Morrison take to the stage of Orangefield Secondary School for his first ever live performance.

Midnight Special, a skiffle group, consisted of fellow pupils, John McCullough, tea-chest bass, Cyril Downey, guitar, Billy Ruth, guitar, and Walter Blakely on washboard with Van on guitar and vocals. In August 2014, Van Morrison returned to perform three shows as a fond farewell to his alma mater as it prepared to close its doors for the final time. Live at Orangefield is a specially curated album, of recordings from these very shows.

When it first opened in 1957 Orangefield was a boys school, then the girls school was added before both schools merged and remained so until Orangefield was finally closed due to falling numbers of pupils in 2014. Three years later it was demolished. For roughly sixty years both schools had provided an educational and social focus to many thousands of young students from east Belfast and further afield.

"When I was a young boy back in Orangefield, I used to look out my classroom window and dream." - Van Morrison

This very special live album on double heavyweight black vinyl & CD is a celebration of his formative years, giving us a vivid access to the past. But much more than that. The energy and drive, the poetic reinvention Morrison brings to his recollections stand out against the ravages of time. His is a voice of exhilaration and dance as well as poignancy and romance.

LP Tracks: Celtic Excavation / Into The Mystic - Live / Cleaning Windows - Live / Orangefield - Live / Moondance - Live / Precious Time - Live / Thats Life - Live / Too Many Myths - Live / Got To Go Back - Live / Real Real Gone / You Send Me - Live / Rough God Goes Riding - Live / Enlightenment - Live / Sometimes We Cry - Live / Northern Muse (Solid Ground) - Live / On Hyndford Street - Live / Ballerina - Live / In The Garden - Live

  • Rock & Pop
  • Pre-Orders/Coming Soon

  • Sign-up to our newsletter
    Marketing Permissions:
    Tower Records Dublin will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:
    You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at towerrecordsdublin@gmail.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

    We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

    Location and Opening Times For...
    003 531 671 3250