Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - New York, NY (10/14/07)

Van Morrison
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY

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Did Ye Get Healed?
Magic Time
It Once Was My Life
In the Midnight
Choppin Wood
Vanlose Stairway>
Trans Euro Train
Have I Told You Lately
In the Afternoon>
Ancient Highway>
Golden Autumn Day>
Burning Ground
Precious Time
I Can’t Stop Loving You
One Irish Rover
Bright Side of the Road>There Was an Old Lady (tease)
Help Me
And the Healing Has Begun

Bootleg: Van Morrison - London, England (04/18/09) "Astral Weeks Live"

Van Morrison
Royal Albert Hall
18th April, 2009
Astral Weeks – Live
Download: FLAC/MP3
This is not the officially released disk, Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

01 – Astral Weeks
02 – Beside You
03 – Slim Slow Slider
04 – Sweet Thing
05 – The Way Young Lovers Do
06 – Cyprus Avenue
07 – Ballerina
08 – Madame George
09 – Listen To The Lion
10 – G-L-O-R-I-A

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Riverside, CA (06/07/75)

Van Morrison
Webber Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
June 7, 1975, 11:00 PM Show
Lost California Performances
JF Archive Series No. 7 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: JF
Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)
JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master TDK cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX4 > iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC
01 Alright, Okay, You Win (Count Basie/Joe Williams)
02 One Of These Days (Mose Allison)
03 Blue Money
04 Wild Night
05 I Have Finally Come To Realize
06 Brown Eyed Girl
07 Iíve Been Working
08 St Dominicís Preview > Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed) > You Canít Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)
09 Gloria

JEMS is pleased to revisit the JF Archive and release another title in the Van Morrison Lost California Performances series. For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:


The 11 pm setlist at Webber Hall brings some welcome changes from the early set. The wonderful St Dominic's Preview mixed with Walk on the Wild Side and You Can't Always Get What You Want returns, and we also get the first 75 tour recording of Blue Money. Released on His Band And The Street Choir, Blue Money, is a relative rarity, with only 18 known performances prior to this one according to the authoritative set-list histories found at

But even more exciting is the first known live version of I Have Finally Come To Realize, a song recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito within days or weeks of this show, but not released officially until 1998s The Philosopherís Stone. Van introduces it by saying he'd like to do a recent song and delivers a wonderful reading. There are only ten known performance of the track, all from 1998 and 2002, so JFs recording is indeed a major find.

Happily, the high quality of the early Riverside recording carries over to the late show which sounds every bit as good. Samples provided.

Once again the band is: John Blakely on guitar; Mark T. Jordan on keyboards; David Hayes on Bass; and Tony Dey on drums.

Here's what JF recalls about the Riverside shows:

This was the fourth show in a mini-Van marathon - two shows the previous night in Irvine, the second of two this night in Riverside and one more on the afternoon of the following day in Santa Barbara. There were no seats here  people just gathered around the stage on the floor of the college basketball stadium and danced or just hung out and listened. I stood back by the sound booth in the center of the hall, warily eyeing Vans sound people so they wouldn't catch me recording and secretly wishing I could tap into their line feed from the stage.

Thanks to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.

We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors for helping to get JFís masters back in his control. And finally, special thanks mjk5510, who continues serve as JEMS post-production and quality-control supervisor. He is essential to our process and we couldnít do it without him.

Bootleg: Van Morrison - London, England (03/22/93)

Van Morrison
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England

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I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
Why Must I Always Explain?
See Me Through/Soldier of Fortune
Cleaning Windows
Vanlose Stairway
Moondance/My Funny Valentine
Tore Down a la Rimbaud
Youth of a 1000 Summers
A Town Called Paradise/Did Ye Get Healed?/It’s All In The Game/Make It Real One More Time
Lonely Avenue
In The Garden/Daring Night
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)/No Prima Donna
Brown Eyed Girl
Star of the County Down
What’d I Say
Gloria/Shakin’ All Over
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Worcester, England (12/11/05)

2005 - Hunting Hall, Worcester 12.11.05 - Early Show - Front

Van Morrison
Huntington Hall (Early)
Worcester, UK

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Unknown Instrumental [*]
I Love My Baby [*, CF]
Keep Mediocrity At Bay
Magic Time
They Sold Me Out
Have I Told You Lately [Las Vegas version]
Stranded > Don’t Look Back [CF]
Sometimes We Cry [CF]
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home [CF]
There Stands The Glass [RN]
Playhouse [RN]
Your Cheatin’ Heart [RN]
Real Real Gone > You Send Me, Hey Mr D.J. [CF]
Precious Time [scat ending]
Help Me
Brown Eyed Girl [new latin version]
Gloria > Pretty Thing [CF, RN]
The Van Morrison Band: Robin Aspland, Ned Edwards, David Hayes, Matt Holland, Teena Lyle, Robert Treherne (Bobby Irwin), Martin Winning. Guests : Chris Farlowe, Richard Nelson.

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Edenburgh, Scotland (08/06/04)


Van Morrison
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
The Playhouse
Edinburgh, Scotland
August 6, 2004

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Source: Unknown audience recording.
CD 1:
01. Goiní Up The River [Barber]
02. Whatícha Gonna Do? [Barber]
03. The Thrill Is Gone [Farlowe]
04. Love You Baby [Farlowe]
05. Good Morning Blues
06. All Work And No Play
07. Goldfish Bowl
08. Whininí Boy Moan
09. When The Leaves Come Falling Down
10. Dedications(!)/Have I Told You Lately
11. Sometimes We Cry [Morrison & Farlowe]
12. Kansas City [Morrison & Farlowe]
CD 2:
01. Streets Of Arklow > You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push The River
02. All Saints Day
03. Early In The Morning (ëBout The Break Of Day)
04. Mule Skinner Blues
05. Saint James Infirmary
06. Stop Drinking
07. Fast Train [Morrison & Farlowe]
08. Dead Or Alive
09. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
10. Precious Time
11. Stand By Me [Morrison & Farlowe]
12. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Morrison & Farlowe]
13. Gloria [Morrison & Farlowe]
Total time = 111:16
Personnel: Van Morrison, Richard Dunn, Ned Edwards, David Hayes, Matt Holland, Bobby Irwin, & Martin Winning.
Guests: Chris Barber & Chris Farlowe

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - The Hague, The Netherlands (03/31/91)

Van Morrison
JVC Statenhal
The Hague, Netherlands

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Out of Sight
Ain’t That Loving You Baby?
Baby Please Don’t Go
Who Do You Love/We’re Gonna Groove
I Love The Life I Live (GF)
Yeh Yeh (GF)
And The Healing Has Begun
See Me Through
Some Peace Of Mind
It Fills You Up
Youth of a 1000 Summers
Whenever God Shines His Light
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)/When Heart Is Open
Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train
Summertime In England
Caravan/I’m Just a Sax Machine
In The Garden/Daring Night

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Brighton, England (09/13/02)

Van Morrison
Brighton Dome
Brighton, England

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All Blues(*instru)
Celtic Swing
The Way Young Lovers Do
Days Like This
Meet Me In The Indian Summer
Choppin’ Wood
In The Afternoon
Talk Is Cheap
Early In The Morning
Goin’ Home
Have I Told You Lately(las Vegas Version)
Streets Of Arklow
All Work And No Play
Fast Train
Jackie Wilson Said
Precious Time
It’s All In The Game
Brown Eyed Girl
Lineup: Ned Edwards, Bobby Irwin, David Hayes, Matt Holland, Gavin Povey, Martin Winning; Guest: Chris Barber

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Dublin, Ireland (12/18/89)

Van Morrison
The Point Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
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Parchman Farm (GF)
Cat’s Eyes (GF)
Time Slips Away (GF)
I Will Be There
Whenever God Shines His Light
Cleaning Windows
Orangefield – Missing
Tore Down a la Rimbaud – Missing
When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God – Missing
I’d Love To Write Another Song – Missing
Moody’s Mood For Love (GF) – Missing
Yeh Yeh (GF) – Missing
Benediction (Thank God for Self Love) – Missing
Help Me – Missing
Raglan Road – Missing
Carrickfergus – Missing
Full Force Gale – Missing
Summertime In England
Moondance / Fever
Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train
Star of the County Down
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)/When Heart Is Open
In The Garden
Have I Told You Lately
These Are The Days
Gloria/Smokestack Lightning/She Moved Through the Fair

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - Cardiff, Wales (06/21/09)

Van Morrison
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
Fair Play
Foreign Window
All In The Game>
You Know What They’re Writing About>
Rainbow ‘65>
Make it Real One More Time
Alan Watts Blues
The Mystery
Leaves Come Falling Down
In the Garden
Streets of Arklow
Philosophers Stone
Healing Has Begun
So Quiet In Here
Brown Eyed Girl
Mystic Eyes/Gloria

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bootleg: Van Morrison - London, England (02/10/08)


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The original Mr moody does a superb set for the BBC 4 sessions, with guest Georgie Fame :
Precious Time
Magic Time
I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
Song Of Home
End Of The Land
Vanlose Stairway
Help Me
One Irish Rover
Thats Entrainment
Keep It Simple
Behind The Ritual