“Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light…”
“Caravan” is a song by Van Morrison and was originally included on his 1970 album “Moondance“.Later he performed the song together with The Band on “The Last Waltz“. But I prefer the excellent and epic Live Version on Morrison´s Album “It´s Too Late To Stop Now”. A song, where Nick Hornby said…between life and its aftermath. One of those magic moments in musical history.
By the early 1970s, Van Morrison had already earned a reputation as one of the more unpredictably mercurial live performers in rock. As rough as his gigs could get, though, Morrison was just as capable of leading his audiences to unparalleled heights — an experience unforgettably captured on his classic double live LP “It’s Too Late to Stop Now.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
“In his book, Songbook, about his 31 favourite songs, Nick Hornby names “Caravan” from the live album, It’s Too Late to Stop Now as the song he wants played at his funeral. He writes that “in the long, vamped passage right before the climax Morrison’s band seems to isolate a moment somewhere between life and its aftermath, a big, baroque entrance hall of a place where you can stop and think about everything that has gone before.”