Van Morrison (Manhattan)

The trend for acts to replay their classics suits Van Morrison, whose career has lacked focus for years.

However, this unnecessary document doesn’t provide it.

Concert revivalism works only if both artist and audience agree not to linger long on the reasons they signed up to the deal.

But when the fragile conceit is pushed into shops, it’s hard to duck the questions.

Who’s the audience? What’s the point? And, most crucially, is anyone going to choose this over the original? WILL FULFORD-JONES