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June 27: Bob Dylan & Van Morrison – Philopappos (The Hill Of The Muses), Athens, Greece 1989 (Videos)

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Bob Dylan’s 1989 summer European tour wrapped up with a pair of shows in Greece. During an off-day, Dylan and Van Morrison climbed onto the picturesque Hill of the Muses in Athens for a stunning four-song acoustic set that thankfully was captured by cameras for the BBC documentary Arena: One Irish Rover – Van Morrison in Performances. They began with Morrison classics “Crazy Love” and “And It Stoned Me,” but the clear highlight was the 1986 Morrison obscurity “Foreign Window,” featuring Dylan on harmonica and Van on guitar and vocals. They wrapped up the set with a duet on “One Irish Rover.”
-Andy Greene (rollingstone.com)

Philopappos (The Hill Of The Muses)
Athens, Greece
27 June 1989

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Bob Dylan & Van Morrison – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door @ Birmingham 1998 (Video)





Photo John Hume/Redferns

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

NEC Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
24 June 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Van Morrison (Vocal)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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February 6: Bob Dylan & Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain, Belfast 1991 (video)





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You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around all the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

Bob Dylan sings the lyrics to Tupelo Honey and Van Morrison sings the lyrics Why Must I Always Explain.

Why, why must I always explain
Over and over, over again
It’s just a job you know and it’s no sweet lorraine
Tell me why must I always explain (alright)

Dundonald Ice Bowl
Belfast, Northern Ireland
6 February 1991

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Van Morrison (shared vocal)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Cesar Diaz (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)

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Jan 16: Bob Dylan & Van Morrison: More and More, New York City 1998





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More and more, I’m forgetting the past
More and more, I’m living at last

Day by day, I’m losing my blues
More and more, I’m forgetting about you

Great Webb Pierce song (written by Merle Kilgore) & recorded by Van Morrison on his “Pay The Devil” album from 2006.

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Bob Dylan – Great duets part 3: Friends on stage

A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece. It is often used to describe a composition involving two singers. It differs from a harmony, as the performers take turns performing a solo section rather than performing simultaneously.

Part1, Part2

Bob Dylan has done a lot of duets, we have collected some of our favourites and will present them in batches of three. This third post has three duets with people Bob Dylan has described as friends or brothers.

Bob Dylan and Van Morrison – Knocking on Heaven’s Door

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