Van Morrison In Concert DVD Blu-ray and Digital Out This Week
This week (February 16) marks the release of Van Morrison In Concert on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Captured at the BBC Radio Theatre, this intimate 2016 performance was filmed for the critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 2 series In Concert. The 6-time GRAMMY® Award winner delves into material spanning his 53-year career, presenting live renditions of "Brown Eyed Girl," "Wild Night," "Cleaning Windows," new song "Keep Me Singing," and more. In Concert also includes the bonus "Up On Cyrus Avenue" concert film - a momentous show filmed on Van Morrison's 70th birthday.
One of the most iconic songwriters of all time, Van Morrison is showcased in his essence on In Concert.
Known as "Van the Man", Morrison started his professional career when, as a teenager in the late 1950s, he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl" in 1967. After Berns' death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks (1968). Though this album gradually garnered high praise, it was initially a poor seller. Much of Morrison's music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually-inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as the album Astral Weeks and the lesser-known Veedon Fleece and Common One.The two strains together are sometimes referred to as "Celtic soul".He has received two Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.