Friday, November 14, 2014

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Passaic, NJ (10/06/79)


Van Morrison
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ
Soundboard recording (DVD rip)
320 kbps
Artwork Included

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01. Kingdom Hall
02. Bright Side Of The Road
03. Here Comes The Night
04. Into The Mystic
05. You Make Me Feel So Free
06. Warm Love
07. Call Me Up In Dreamland
08. It's All In The Game > You Know What They're Writing About
09. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
10. Angeliou
11. Full Force Gale
12. Moondance
13. Moonshine Whiskey (Incomplete)
14. Wavelength > Tupelo Honey
15. I've Been Working
16. Troubadours
17. Brown Eyed Girl
18. Gloria

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Dublin, Ireland (12/17/95)

Van Morrison
Dublin, Ireland

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Van Morrison
The Point Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
FM broadcast
224 kbps
Artwork Included

CD 1:
01. Ain't That Loving You Baby?
02. No Religion
03. Days Like This
04. Raincheck
05. That's Life
06. Wonderful Remark
07. Saint Dominic's Preview
08. Listen To The Lion
09. Slim Slow Slider
10. Vanlose Stairway > TransEuro Train
11. Irish Heartbeat
12. Ballerina

CD 2:
01. Tupelo Honey > Why Must I Always Explain?
02. Moondance
03. Whenever God Shines His Light
04. In The Garden / You Send Me
05. Star Of The County Down
06. Satisfied
07. Melancholia
08. I'm Not Feeling It Anymore
09. Madame George
10. Brown Eyed Girl
11. Have I Told You Lately

Van Morrison - 1995-12-17 - Dublin, Ireland (FM)
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Bootleg: Van Morrison - Unplugged in the Studio 1968-1971

Van Morrison
Unplugged In The Studio 1968-1971
SBD (CD & Covers)

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Astral Weeks 1968
01. The Way Young Lovers Do (3:33) acoustic guitar
02. Ballerina (4:45) acoustic guitar

Moondance 1969
03. And It Stoned Me (4:22) acoustic guitar & harmony vocals
04. Caravan (4:35) acoustic guitar & electric bass
05. Come Running (1:45) acoustic guitar
06. These Dreams Of You (2:24) acoustic guitar & tambourine
07. Brand New Day (5:56) acoustic guitar, electric bass & drums

His Band And The Street Choir 1970
08. Domino (3:56) acoustic guitar, percussion & harmony vocals
09. If I Ever Needed Someone (3:42) acoustic guitar

Tupelo Honey 1971
10. Wild Night (5:18) acoustic guitar & acoustic bass
11. When That Evening Sun Goes Down (2:14) acoustic guitar

Unissued Songs 1968 - 1971
12. Nobody Really Knows (6:04) acoustic guitar & acoustic bass
13. Bit By Bit (4:58) acoustic guitar & acoustic bass
14. Hey Where Are You (6:23) acoustic guitar, acoustic bass & flute
15. I Need Your Kind Of Loving (3:29) acoustic guitar, acoustic bass & flute
16. Lorna (2:35) acoustic guitar
17. Rock And Roll Band (5:02) acoustic guitar
18. Funny Face (2:22) acoustic guitar

Bootleg: Van Morrison - New York, NY (11/01/78)


Van Morrison
Bottom Line, New York NY
November 01, 1978, LATE SHOW

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01 Moondance
02 Wavelength
03 Into The Mystic
04 Checkin’ It Out
05 Hungry For Your Love
06 Brown Eyed Girl
07 Crazy Love(KK)
08 Kingdom Hall
09 Tupelo Honey
10 Natalia
11 Help Me
12 Wild Night
13 Joyous Sound
14 Caravan
15 Cyprus Avenue
Van Morrison : Vocals
Herbie Armstrong : guitar
Peter Bardens : keyboards
Mickey Feat : bass
Bobby Tench : guitar
Peter Van Hooke : drums
Katie Kissoon : backing vocals, lead vocal on “Crazy Love”
Anna Peacock : backing vocals
Early show: Broadcast > ? > CDR (vine) > EAC (secure mode, offset corrected) > Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)
Late show: Broadcast > MASTER TAPE > SONY RCD W500C > EAC > WAV > FLAC > Nevinsrip’s torrent > WAV >Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)

Video Bootleg: Them & Van Morrison - 1964-1970 Video Anthology

Them and Van Morrison - 1964-1970 - Video Anthology
(DVDfull pro-shot)

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Ready Steady Go (December 1964)
- Baby Please Don't Go

New Musical Express Pollwinners Concert (16.04.1965)
- Here Comes The Night
- Turn On Your Lovelight

Music Hall De France (French TV, 19.10.1965)
- Mystic Eyes
- Gloria

French TV (October 1965)
- Gloria

Where's The Action Is (Spring of 1966)
- Call My Name
- Mystic Eyes

Fanclub (Dutch TV, March 67 with The Blizzards)
- Mystic Eyes (from rebroadcast)
- Mystic Eyes (from master)
- Van Interview

American Bandstand (13.11.67)
- Brown Eyed Girl
- Ro-Ro Rosey

Fillmore East (april 70)
- These Dreams of you
- Cyprus Avenue

Ready Steady Go (December 1964)
- Baby Please Don't Go

New Musical Express Pollwinners Concert (16.04.1965)
- Here Comes The Night
- Turn On Your Lovelight

Music Hall De France (French TV, 19.10.1965)
- Mystic Eyes
- Gloria

French TV (October 1965)
- Gloria

Where's The Action Is (Spring of 1966)
- Call My Name
- Mystic Eyes

Fanclub (Dutch TV, March 67 with The Blizzards)
- Mystic Eyes (from rebroadcast)
- Mystic Eyes (from master)
- Van Interview

American Bandstand (13.11.67)
- Brown Eyed Girl
- Ro-Ro Rosey

Fillmore East (april 70)
- These Dreams of you
- Cyprus Avenue

Bootleg: Van Morrison: Turning Lead into Gold - The Very Best of 1999

Van Morrison - Turning Lead Into Gold (Various FLAC)

A Van-L CD-R Tree Production
Turning Lead Into Gold
The Very Best Of 1999
(Various dates and venues, 1999)
No label

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Lineage: Tree Audio CDR's -> EAC (secure/offset correct) -> WAV -> TLH - FLAC Level 8


01 Lonely Avenue (7:27)
02 Ain't Nothing You Can Do (4:03)
The Ross-On-Wye International Festival
Pavilion Theatre, Ross-On-Wye, England
August 21, 1999, the late show

03 In The Afternoon / Don't You Get Me High (12:13)
Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, England
Special guests: Chris Barber and Lavern Brown
October 21, 1999

04 I'm Not Feeling It Anymore (9:04)
Town & Country Club, Leeds, England
Special guest: Chris Barber
September 14, 1999

05 Georgia On My Mind (6:16)
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Town Hall, Cheltenham, England
April 8, 1999, the late show

06 Goin' Down Geneva (5:43)
The Guinness Fleadh
Motor Speedway, Sportsman Park, Chicago, IL
June 12, 1999

07 All Saint's Day (4:14)
The Stockholm Water Festival
Riddarholmsscenen, Stockholm, Sweden
August 14, 1999

08 Tupelo Honey (6:15)
09 Jackie Wilson Said (3:46)
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
June 13, 1999

10 Reminds Me Of You (5:21)
11 Help Me (8:48)
12 Gloria / Who Do You Love (6:43)
Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY
Special guest: Dr. John
June 14, 1999
Total time: (79:53)


01 Did Ye Get Healed (5:09)
02 I Believe To My Soul (4:11)
The Pavilions, Plymouth, England
Special guests: Chris barber & Chris Farlowe
December 18, 1999

03 New Biography (4:43)
04 It's All In The Game (9:29)
Princess Theatre, Torquay, Wales, England
Special guest: Chris Farlowe
October 22, 1999

05 I've Been Working / Cold Sweat (8:09)
Muziekcentrum Vredenberg, Utrecht, Holland
Special guest: Candy Dulfer
September 24, 1999

06 Philosopher's Stone (11:14)
The Edinburgh Jazz Festival
Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Special guests: Chris barber and Candy Dulfer
August 4, 1999

07 Muleskinner Blues (7:50)
08 Vanlose Stairway (5:20)
09 I'm A Fool For You (4:13)
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Town Hall, Cheltenham, England
April 8, 1999, the late show

10 The Healing Game (5:45)
11 And The Healing Has Begun (11:18)
The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Special guest: Chris Barber
September 20, 1999
Total time: (77:21)

Illustrations by Alan Lee. Front cover adapted from "The Gray Ship Of The Elves". Inside: "In The Halls Of Moria".

Administration & Liners:
Tree administration for this tree was by the legendary Linda Beatty! Two sets of jewel case liners were created for this collection.

A year to remember, 1999 was full of stellar performances. Over the past few months, the cream of the crop has been carefully selected and preserved by a generous fellow fan. Every track is a highlight! Selections include fantastic versions of such classics as All In The Game, And The Healing Has Begun, and Ain't Nothin' You Can Do... Cheltenham's smokin' Muleskinner Blues, and the show-stopping Help Me from Jones Beach. In all, over two hours of incredible listening.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Basel, CH (12/17/00)

Van Morrison 2000-12-17 - Basel, CH
(DVDfull pro-shot DL)
Festsaal, Basel, 17. December 2000

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PAL 720*576 @ 25fps @ 0.6735 (4:3); avg. nom. bitrate 7250000bps (min/max: 5634000/22192000)
MPEG-1, Layer2, 48000Hz, stereo, 256kbps

Van Morrison: Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
Linda Gail Lewis: Vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ
Candy Dulfer: Sax
Matt Holland: Trumpet
Annie Lewis: Backing Vocals
Featuring The Red Hot Pokers

01 - Good Morning Blues
02 - Old Black Joe
03 - Think Twice Before You Go
04 - Fire In The Belly
05 - Naked In The Jungle
06 - In The Afternoon
07 - Don't You Make Me High
08 - Real Gone Lover
09 - Domino
10 - Outskirts Of Town
11 - Long Distance Call
12 - Muleskinner Blues
13 - When The Leaves Come Falling Down
14 - Brown-Eyed Girl
15 - Bright Side Of The Road
16 - Help Me/Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
17 - Hello Josephine/Shake, Rattle and Roll/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/Roll Over Beethoven
18 - Have I Told You Lately


This needs a Double Layer Medium

Bootleg: Van Morrison - The Bedroom Tape (1964-1967)

Van Morrison
1964-1967 - The Bedroom Tape

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01. I Was Born To Sing The Blues [aka That's All I Know]
02. All Night Long
03. Wild Mountain Thyme
04. Gloria [aka You're The One]
05. Spanish Rose
06. Walking In The Queen's Garden
07. Harmonica Breakdown [instrumental]
08. T.B. Sheets

SOURCE: unknown
LINEAGE: unknown generation cassette tape > CD-R > EAC wav > Trader's Little Helper flac level 8

This was treed via the Van Morrison trading groups in 2000. I wrote the original liner notes (below) and the artwork was created by Robert Glenn Plotner. The cover photo comes from a photocopy of an original photo loaned to me by Janet "Planet" Minto, which was taken @early 1967.

These songs seem to have been, by the scant bit of fact & fiction surrounding them, recorded sometime between 1964 and 1967. The original source tape may have been sent (so rumored) by Violet Morrison (Van's mother) to a fanclub in Holland (called "His Mysterious Strength", at Van's suggestion) sometime during 1967 (along with notes referring to recording with The Sweet Inspirations in NYC). The overall sound quality of these recordings is, frankly, terrible. But, their historical significance is priceless. The audio generation/history of these recordings is unknown, as is pretty much everything else about them.

"I Was Born To Sing The Blues" (aka "That's All I Know") is in the style of early John Lee Hooker.

"All Night Long" (so titled on the the source tapes) includes backup singers, possibly The Sweet Inspirations, and may be from the first Bang studio sessions (March 28-29, 1967). The standout chorus though sounds more like "Call my name". Whatever the correct title, it does have a "Twist and Shout" style to it, a song that was penned by Bert Berns, thus this is likely also a Berns composition recorded by Van at his suggestion.

"Gloria" (aka "You're the One") may be an early take of that song (which would place it possibly as early as 1964?), but it is difficult to say, let alone to distinguish the lyrics. What can be heard at points throughout, aside from "you're the one", are mentions of "Bo Diddley" (whom Van met in Los Angeles in the first week of August 1966), "do you remember?", "I'm the one", and what sounds like Van spelling out "G-A-M" (though, due to the muddy sound, it could be "G-I-M", as in George Ivan Morrison)..."I'm the one". On the promo interview for "The Healing Game" Van states that Gloria was conceived as "a Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley sort of thing".

"Spanish Rose" is likely a pre-Bang demo (before March 28, 1967), possibly as early as late-1966 when Van was trying to figure out what to do next while cagily stuck in Belfast performing with a hand-picked band dubbed THEM AGAIN.

"Walking In The Queen's Garden" is probably an early version of a song by the same name later recorded in late-1967 by Them (after Van left) on their "Now And Them" album (released 1/68). Jim Armstrong (guitarist with Them from late-1965 through their US tour with Van, and afterwards) explained, "'Walking In The Queen's Garden' is one we used to do with Van. It's based on an old Howlin' Wolf lick." Armstrong has also mentioned that this was a song that Them were practicing during their West Coast US tour during the summer of 1966.

"Harmonica Breakdown" (correct title, if there is a title, unknown) is probably an emulation of Little Walter's style, whom Van had met, and run errands for (to pick up Chinese food), while rooming at a hotel in London during Them's first visit in mid/late-1964. In return, Little Walter showed him some techniques with the harp.

"T.B. Sheets" is, again, likely a pre-Bang demo. 16 minutes of improvisational blues, extremely raw, but from which emerged a notable early studio recording, an early rock genre "death blues" which generated a point of conjecture as to its "inspiration". Some books & articles have zeroed in on this song as stemming from a real-life tragic relationship...there are stories of Van emerging from the BANG studio recordings for this spent & sobbing, all of which Van Morrison denies as fiction.

Bootleg: Van Morrison - London, England (10/28/14)

Royal Albert Hall, 2014-10-28
Special guest : Georgie Fame
BluesFest London
Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Soundman OKM II Studio Rock (Without adapter) > Edirol R-09HR (mic-in) Wav-16bit - 44.1 KHZ
(input level 55, reduced to 53 around the middle of the concert),limiter off,
low cut off, mic gain: high, plug-in power: on) > PC > WavePad Sound Editor (amplify) > track
separation with CD Wave Editor > SBEs fixed with TLH > flac(8) with TLH
Recorded from row 1, left

CD 1 :
01 - Celtic Swing
02 - Lost John
03 - Talk is Cheap
04 - If You Only Knew
05 - The New Symphony Sid (w/Georgie Fame)
06 - Think Twice Before You Go
07 - Sometimes We Cry
08 - Baby Please Don’t Go / Parchman Farm / Don't Start Crying Now
09 - Rough God Goes Riding
10 - Back On Top
11 - Queen of the Slipstream

CD 2 :
01 - Enlightenment
02 - Whenever God Shines His Light
03 - I Can’t Stop Loving You
04 - Real Real Gone
05 - All in the Game/You Know What They're Writing About/Burning Ground
06 - Boogie Chillen’
07 - Help Me
08 - Ballerina

Big Hand for The Band!
Chris White (Saxophone)
Alistair White (Trombone)
Dave Keary (Guitar)
Paul Moore (Bass)
Paul Moran (Keyboards)
Bobby Ruggiero (Drums)
Dana Masters (Vocals)
Special guest : Georgie Fame

Van Morrison Bootlegs: 2014

2014.10.28 - London, England: FLAC