We delve back into the Far Out Magazine Vault to get us in the weekend mood. Rewinding back to a summers day in 1989, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan met up in Athens, Greece to perform some acoustic songs.
Sat Philopappos Hill, traditionally known as the Hill of the Muses, overlooking the iconic Acropolis, Dylan and Van Morrison played a select few of Morrison’s songs which included ‘Foreign Window’, ‘One Irish Rover’ and ‘Crazy Love’.
The chance meeting occurred after Dylan finished up a headline performance at the stadium of Greek football team Panathinaikos as part of a major show on his European tour. Morrison, meanwhile, was being followed around by BBC film crew as he recorded footage for a new arena documentary entitled One Irish Rover: Van Morrison in Performances.
Morrison, meanwhile, was being followed around by BBC film crew as he recorded footage for a new arena documentary entitled One Irish Rover: Van Morrison in Performances.
Enjoy some of the footage, here:
In other Dylan related news, the 77-year-old recently announced plans to open a whiskey distillery in Nashville which will double up as a music venue.
The news comes off the back of Dylan launching his own whiskey brand ‘Heaven’s Door’ this time last year alongside Marc Bushala.“We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” Dylan previously said of his new venture. “I’ve been traveling for decades, and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”
Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his album Nashville Skyline, Dylan is returning to the city to transform a 160-year-old Elm Street Church into his own distillery.
The building, which will be known as the Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts, will be a distillery, a restaurant, a whiskey library, art sanctuary and will be fitter with a 360-seat performance venue.
It is also understood that Dylan’s paintings and metalwork sculptures will also be on display at the new venue which is being pencilled in for a 2020 opening date.