Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast

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Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast
Live album by Van Morrison
Released February 1984
Reissued June 2008
Recorded March 11 & 12, 1983
Genre Celtic, rock
Length 51:57
Label Mercury
Producer Van Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast
A Sense of Wonder
Singles from Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast
  1. "Dweller on the Threshold" b/w "Northern Muse (Solid Ground)"
    Released: April 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast is a live album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). It was recorded from the two best out of four live shows in Belfast, Northern Ireland, (Morrison's birthplace) in March 1983 and the album was composed of songs chosen from Morrison's last four recordings.[3] It is the second live album Morrison released, following 10 years after It's Too Late to Stop Now.

This album was remastered and reissued by Polydor Records on June 30, 2008. "Rave On John Donne/Rave On Part Two" from this album was listed as one of the standout tracks from the six-album reissue.[4]

At these concerts, the song "Summertime in England" was also recorded and released as the B-side and extra track on the 45 and 12-inch single versions of "Cry for Home."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Van Morrison unless stated otherwise

  1. "Into the Mystic (Instrumental)/Inarticulate Speech of the Heart" - 1:06
  2. "Dweller on the Threshold" (Morrison/Murphy) – 3:38
  3. "It's All in the Game/You Know What They're Writing About/Make It Real One More Time" – 7:09 (Dawes/Sigman)/(Morrison)
  4. "She Gives Me Religion" – 4:35
  5. "Haunts of Ancient Peace" – 6:25
  6. "Full Force Gale" – 2:22
  7. "Beautiful Vision" – 3:34
  8. "Vanlose Stairway" – 5:29
  9. "Rave On John Donne/Rave On Part Two" - 9:09
  10. "Northern Muse (Solid Ground)" – 3:45
  11. "Cleaning Windows" - 4:56



Album - UK Album Chart (United Kingdom)

Year Chart Position
1984 UK Album Chart 47


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Hinton, (1997), p.241
  4. ^ "Catalog Reissues by Van Morrison on Blurt Online". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  5. ^ Heylin, (2003), p. 379


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