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The Van Morrison Soundboard recordings

 

By Eberhard Fritz

 

 

 

There is probably no other major artist whose musical career can be followed so thoroughly by the radio broadcasts he allowed to be recorded and spread over the media than Van Morrison. From the very start of his solo career in 1967 he has always regarded radio and television as so important that many of his concerts were recorded and broadcast in pristine quality. This is quite contrary to his public image where he is said to be so critical about the media. But then, Van has always emphasized his special connection with radio, from which he learned since his early age. So, although he generally opposes bootlegs, he has contributed heavily to an almost complete documentation of his concert activities thoughout the years which stands alongside his officially released body of work.
W
hen I first read some years ago that already over 100 soundboard recordings were supposed to exist I almost couldn’t believe it. So I began to collect information, and it proved to be correct. All those soundboard recordings are very important as an addition to the official catalogue because Van’s concerts are documented so very well. Contrary to so many other artists his radio recordings are unaltered except for the necessary editing.
Moreover, there are plenty of complete (or almost complete) concert recordings broadcasts. Consider only the Swiss radio broadcasts from the Montreux Jazz Festival from 1974, 1980, 1984, 1989, and 1990, which represent a magnificient overview over Van’s career during this period despite the very weak appearance in 1974 (one of his most terrible concerts ever). But particularly the 1980 and even more the 1990 concerts count among Van’s best live recordings. Some fans even consider the 1990 radio broadcast as the best concert recording ever. You can argue about that but it is out of question that some radio broadcasts surpass the official live albums – except for It’s too late to stop now, of course – by far.
Other great concerts include the early recording of the 1970 San Francisco performance, followed a year later by a concert at the Pacific High Studios with many highlights. These two recordings represent the very early period in Van’s recording career and are completed by two complete concert broadcasts from the small Lion’s Share Club in San Francisco from February 1973, shortly before his legendary tour with the Caledonia Soul Orchestra, where additional live recordings to the fantastic official album It’s too late to stop now appear on bootlegs.
After Van had taken a break for several years he returned to the stage in 1978 and was in great form, as is shown by the radio broadcasts from the Roxy in Los Angeles (of which Warner Brothers released a promotional live album) and from the Bottom Line in New York. The 1980’s are represented by the magnificient ‘Rockpalast’ concerts at Essen (1982) and Cannes, France (1984) which actually are far better than the official album Live at the Grand Opera Belfast. Van continued to allow an annual concert broadcast throughout the 1980’s, including performances with Big Bands. But his tour with the Chieftains in order to promote the common album Irish Heartbeat only produced a live monaural soundboard which means that this era remains below the usual standards.
Things look even more difficult for the years 1991 through 1995 with a remarkable lack of radio or TV bradcasts. That period can only be covered by audience recordings, some of which are very good. In fact, Van Morrison released some tracks from a 1991 recording of his Utrecht concert on two Maxi CDs but wouldn’t allow concerts to be broadcast for several years. However, in 1995 he returned gloriously with four longer broadcasts, highlighted by the last one from this year: the complete concert from Dublin’s Point Depot in December 1995. This must be regarded as one of Van’s very best radio broadcasts where he gave an overview of his entire career and had it recorded in brilliant sound quality which becomes apparent in a remastered version released some years after.
Subsequently, Van Morrison has always from time to time allowed for concert recordings to be broadcast. The list of full-length broadcasts (complete concerts or a greater part of a concert) is most impressive: Memphis 1996; Den Haag 1996; Leverkusen 1996; Belfast 1997; Aalen 1997; Playa del Ingles 1997; San Jose 1998; Duesseldorf 1998; Loreley 1999; Oslo 2000; Basel 2000; Warszawa 2001; Berlin 2002; Vienne 2002; Lugano 2002; Vittoria 2002; Hamburg 2003; Malvern 2003. With these recordings there is a complete overview over Van's concert activities since the mid-1990's.


Included in this compilation are the official live recordings on albums and Maxi CDs. Any track which was not recorded in front of an audience was not included.

 
Thanks to the great people who contributed to that compilation (sadly, their websites have been closed down by Van Morrison's legal representatives so the links stand as a memory of the excellent fan sites we enjoyed over a long period of time):
Simon Gee from WAVELENGTH 
www.wavelengthltd.co.uk

Michael Hayward  www.harbour.sfu.ca/~hayward/van/van.html

NoseyRom from the great 
www.john-donne-easytree.org website

Herbert Breuer, Elmar Grosskopf, Julia Nawrocki, Mirjam van Roessel

and all the others who were so kind as to trade with me (meanwile, it’s been a long time ago).





Van Morrison:

Radio broadcasts 
and soundboard recordings







9 March 1967                         Deventer, Holland, Buitensocieteit

 One more time; If you and I could be as two; Gloria; Hey girl; Sad eyes; Mystic eyes.


17 July 1970                         Randall’s Island, New York, Pop Festival

Come running.


23 September 1970                         New York, Fillmore East

[Songs unknown].


26 April 1970                         San Francisco, Fillmore West

Moondance; Glad tidings; Crazy love; Come running; The way young lovers do; Everyone; Brown-eyed girl; And it stoned me/These dreams of you; Caravan; Cyprus avenue ; Into the mystic.


9 October 1970                         San Francisco, Fillmore West

Gloria/Mystic eyes; Glad tidings; These dreams of you; And it stoned me; Crazy love; I’ve been working; Ballerina; Astral weeks; Moondance; Domino; Into the mystic; Brown-eyed girl.

From the original comments: This is one of the ‘lost treasures’, unearthed in November 2010. The tape crossed twice the Atlantic to end up in a professional studio to be transferred. Stunning longest known recording of Astral weeks (12:17).
Musicians: Dave Sarlin (g); Alan Hand (kb); John Armstrong (bg); Dahaud Shaar (dr); Keith Johnson (tr); Jack Schroer (sax).


4 July 1971                         San Francisco, Fillmore West

 

I've been working; Jam; Rock me baby; My babe; I found the love.


8 August 1971                         San Anselmo/California, The Lion’s Share (early show)

 

Sweet thing; I wanna roo you; Tupelo honey; Que sera sera/Hound dog; These dreams of you; Let it be me; Tenessee waltz; Moonshine whiskey; Just like a woman; I've been working; Domino; Buena sera senorita.


8 August 1971                         San Anselmo/California, The Lion’s Share (late show)

 

Sweet thing; Street choir; Tupelo honey; Que sera sera/Hound dog; When that evening sun goes down; Let it be me; Moonshine whiskey; Just like a woman; I've been working; Gloria; Buena sera senorita.

This recording of both Lion Share’s concerts from 8 August 1971, obviously taken from original reels, turned up after 43 years in February 2014. It is said by Julia to be in ‘stunning quality’.


5 September 1971                         Pacific High Studios

Into the mystic; I've been working; Friday's child; Que sera, sera/Hound Dog; Ballerina; Tupelo Honey; Wild Night; Just like a woman; Moonshine whiskey; Dead or alive; These dreams of you; Call me up in dreamland; Blue money; Bring it on home; Buona sera senorita; I've been working; Caravan.


15 February 1973                         San Francisco, Lion’s Share (early show)

Since I fell for you; I've been working; Into the mystic; Caravan; I just want to make love to you; Hard nose the highway; St. Dominic's preview; Hey good lookin'; Everybody's talking; Help me.


15 February 1973                         San Francisco, Lion’s Share (late show)

I've been working; Wild children; St. Dominic's preview; Listen to the lion; Since I fell for you; Misty; The white cliffs of Dover; Caravan; Hard nose the highway; I just want to make love to you.


April 1973                        

I’ve been working; Caravan; Gloria; Cyprus avenue.


May/July 1973                         Los Angeles, Troubadour; Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium; London, Rainbow Theatre

Ain’t nothing you can do; Warm love; Into the mystic; These dreams of you; I believe to my soul; I’ve been working; Help me; Wild children; Domino; I just wanna make love to you; Bring it on home to me; St Dominic’s preview; Take your hand out of my pocket; Listen to the lion; Here comes the night; Gloria; Caravan; Cypress avenue; Brown-eyed girl.

Official live album IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW! 'Brown-eyed girl' from the Troubadour Club released as a bonus track on the 'Expanded reissue' CD (2008).


May/July 1973                         Los Angeles, Troubadour; Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium; London, Rainbow Theatre

 

Like young lovers do; Purple heather; Come running; Sweet thing; Blue money; Green; Wild night; Cypress avenue.


23 July 1973                         London, Rainbow Theatre

Brown-eyed girl; Moonshine whiskey; Moondance; I paid the price.


11 September 1973                         Dublin, RTE TV Talk about Pop [Van Morrison solo]

Wild children; Slim slow slider; Warm love; Drumshambo hustle; Autumn song.


2 November 1973                         Dublin, RTE Studios, Talk about Pop

Wild children; Slim slow slider; Warm love; Drumshambo hustle; Autumn song.


17 January 1974                         Kansas City, Cowtown Ballroom

Ballerina; Friday’s child; It’s all over now, baby blue; Don’t look back; These dreams of you; Pure; Into the mystic; Ain’t nothing you can do; I've been working; Take your hand out of my pocket; Warm love; Mystic eyes; Brown-eyed girl; Domino; Gloria; Cypress avenue; Caravan.


14 March 1974                         Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachussetts

Ballerina; Astral weeks; Streets of Arklow; Madame George; Brown-eyed girl; Ain't nothin' you can do; These dreams of you; Warm love; I believe to my soul; What's up crazy pup; I've been working; Moondance; Domino; Caledonia; Caravan; Gloria; Cypress avenue.


30 June 1974                         Montreux, Switzerland, Casino, Montreux Jazz Festival

Twilight zone; I like it like that; Foggy mountain top; Bulbs; Swiss cheese; Heathrow shuffle; Naked in the jungle; Street choir; Harmonica boogie.

Official DVD LIVE IN MONTREUX (2006).


10 July 1974                         Bremen, Germany, TV show Musikladen

 Heathrow shuffle; Warm love; I like it like that; Bulbs.


29 July 1974                         San Francisco, The Orphanage

(Introduction by Tom Donahue)/Heathrow shuffle; Ain't nothing you can do; Street choir; I believe to my soul; Snow in San Anselmo; Moondance; Into the mystic; Foggy mountain top.


30 March 1976                         Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, California: Birthday jam for Eric Clapton

Who do you love?; Stormy Monday.


26 November 1976                         San Francisco, Winterland: The Last Waltz WITH THE BAND

Tura Lural Lura; Caravan; I shall be released.

Official release of remixed versions on The Band: THE LAST WALTZ. Unremixed versions are also known.

2 October 1978                         Coconut Grove, Santa Cruz/California

 Moondance; Wavelength; Brown-eyed girl; Checkin' it out; Kingdom hall; Caravan.

Promotional concert with an invited audience.

1 November 1978                         The Bottom Line, New York City (early show)

 Moondance; Wavelength; Into the mystic; Checkin' it out; Hungry For Your Love; Brown-eyed girl; Crazy love; Kingdom hall; Tupelo honey; Natalia; Help me; Wild night; Joyous sound; Caravan.


1 November 1978                         The Bottom Line, New York City (late show)

Moondance; Wavelength; Into the mystic; Checkin' it out; Hungry for your love; Brown-eyed girl; Crazy love (performed by Katie Kassoon); Kingdom hall; Tupelo honey; Natalia; Help me; Wild night; Joyous sound; Caravan;Cypress avenue.


3 November 1978                         Denver, Colorado

Wavelength; Kingdom hall.


4 November 1978                         New York, NBC Studios, Saturday Night Live

Wavelength; Kingdom hall.


26 November 1978                         Los Angeles, California, The Roxy

Brown-eyed girl; Wavelength; And it stoned me; Checkin' it out; Hungry for your love; Kingdom hall; Crazy love (performed by Katie Kassoon); Tupelo honey; Caravan; Cypress Avenue.

'Wavelength' and 'Kingdom Hall' officially released as bonus tracks on the album 'Wavelength - Expanded reissue' (2008).


20 and 22 February 1979                         Belfast, Whitla Hall, and Dublin, National Stadium

 Wavelength; Kingdom hall.

Officially released on VHS video LIVE IN IRELAND.


5 October 1979                         Passaic, New Jersey, Capitol Theater

 Kingdom hall; Bright side of the road; Here comes the night; Into the mystic; You make me feel so free; Warm love; Call me up in dreamland; It’s all in the game/You know what they’re writing about; Ain’t nothing you can do; Angeliou; Full force gale; Moondance; Moonshine whiskey; Wavelength/Tupelo honey; I've been working; Troubadours; Brown-eyed girl; Gloria.


28 October 1979                         Berkeley, California, Berkeley Community Theater

 Kingdom hall; Bright side of the road; Here comes the night; You make me feel so free; Warm love; Angeliou; Full force gale; Moondance; Tupelo honey; I've been working; Brown-eyed girl.


25 January 1980                         San Francisco, Warfield Theater

Kingdom hall; Bright side of the road; Troubadours; Help me; Street theory; Shakin’ all over; Foggy mountain top; Moondance; Gloria; Spirit; Haunts of ancient peace; I’ve been working.


25 March 1980                         San Francisco, Warfield Theater

Into the mystic; Satisfied.


10 July 1980                         Montreux, Switzerland, Casino de Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival

Wavelength; Kingdom hall; Stoned me; Troubadours; Spirit; Joyous sound; Satisfied; Ballerina; Summertime in England; Moondance; Haunts of ancient peace; Wild night; Listen to the lion; Tupelo honey; Angelou.

Officially released on DVD LIVE IN MONTREUX (2006).


23 May 1981                         Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Ahoy, NCRV Festival

It's all in the game; Bright side of the road; Full force gale; Troubadors; Ain't nothing you can do; Satisfied;You make me feel so free; Spirit; Moondance; Summertime in England.


4 April 1982                         Essen, Germany, Grugahalle, Rockpalast, TV & radio simulcast

Go to the high place in your mind; Into the mystic/Moondance; Wavelength; Full force gale; Bright side of the road; It's all in the game; She gives me religion; Northern muse (solid ground); Vanlose stairway; Help me; When I come home; Celtic ray; Dweller on the threshold; Satisfied; Cleaning windows; Summertime in England; Scandinavia.


11 March 1983 & 12 March 1983                         Belfast, Grand Opera House

Into the mystic/Inarticulate Speech of the heart; Dweller on the threshold; It's all in the game; She gives me religion; Haunts of ancient peace; Full force gale; Beautiful vision; Vanlose stairway; Rave on, John Donn/Rave on, part two; Northern muse (solid ground); Cleaning windows; Summertime in England.

Officially released on album LIVE AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE BELFAST & maxi single!.


3 July 1983                         Werchter, Belgium, Rock Festival

Northern muse (solid ground); Cry for home; Cleaning windows; It’s all in the game; She gives me religion; Haunts of ancient peace.


26 January 1984                         Cannes, France, Nouveau Palace du Festival, MIDEM, Rockpalast

Into the mystic/Inarticulate Speech of the heart; Dweller on the threshold; Vanlose stairway; It's all in the game; She gives me religion; Help me; Beautiful vision; Northern muse (solid ground); Bright side of the road; Celtic ray; Higher than the world; River of time; The street only knew your name; Cry for home; Haunts of ancient peace; Cleaning windows; Summertime in England; Full force gale.


7 July 1984                         London, Wembley Stadium, BOB DYLAN CONCERT

It’s all over now, baby blue.


11 July 1984                         Montreux, Switzerland, Casino, Montreux Jazz Festival

Inarticulate speech of the heart; Baby, please don't go/Gloria/Here comes the night/Brown-eyed girl; I will be there; Jackie Wilson said; St. Dominic's preview; It's all in the game; Vanlose stairway; Hard nose the highway; Help me; If you only knew; Northern muse (solid ground); Haunts of ancient peace; She gives me religion; Ballerina; Summertime in England; Celtic swing; Instrumental jam; Cleaning windows; What would I do?.


23 October 1984                         Belfast, Grand Opera House

A sense of wonder; What would I do?.


7 March 1985                         Sydney, Australia, Sydney Entertainment Centre

Tore down a la Rimbaud; A sense of wonder.

‘Tore down a la Rimbaud’ officially released as a video on Van Morrison website.


18 May 1985                         Passaic, New Jersey, Capitol Theater

Inarticulate speech of the heart; Baby please don’t go/Gloria/Here comes the night; Brown-eyed girl; Jackie Wilson said; Help me; It’s all in the game; Dweller on the threshold; Vanlose stairway; Tore down a la Rimbaud; The master’s eyes; Northern muse (solid ground); Haunts of ancient peace; She gives me religion; If you only knew; What would I do?; Cry for home; Summertime in England; Full force gale; Bright side of the road; A sense of wonder; Rave on, John Donne.


5 December 1985                         Kopenhagen, Denmark, Sopavilliongen, WITH THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND

Haunts of ancient peace; Listen to the lion; Vanlose stairway.


17 May 1986                         Dublin, RDS Showgrounds, Self Aid

Thanks for the information; Here comes the knight; A town called paradise.


6 June 1986                         London, CHET BAKER CONCERT

Send in the clowns.


25 July 1986                         Berkeley, California, Greek Theater

Moondance; Vanlose stairway; She gives me religion; It's all in the game; Into the mystic; Cry for home; Haunts of ancient peace; In the garden; Dweller on the threshold; Caravan; Rave on, John Donne.


13 September 1986                         Rome, Italy, Pianeta Tenda

Tore down a la Rimbaud; Foreign window; She gives me religion; I will be there; Dweller on the threshold; Tir na nog.

Some radio comments on this one.


29 September 1986                         Amsterdam, Netherlands, Carre Theatre

Celtic swing; Northern muse (solid ground)/Cry for home/She gives me religion/Tore down a la Rimbaud; Vanlose stairway; Beautiful vision; It's all in the game/Make it real one more time; Domino; Cleaning windows; Oh the warm feeling; Here comes the knight; Dweller on the threshold; And the healing has begun/Gloria; In the garden; Full force gale; Rave on, John Donne.


15 October 1986                         Kopenhagen, Denmark, Radiohuset, WITH THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND

Vanlose stairway; Here comes the knight.


13 November 1986                         Belfast, Whitla Hall, Ninajazz, BBC TV, WITH THE DAVE GOULD BIG BAND

I will be there; A new kind of man; Here comes the knight; Got to go back; Vanlose stairway; Haunts of ancient peace; Listen to the lion; Bright side of the road.


30 November 1986                         Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre

Celtic swing; Northern muse (solid ground); Vanlose stairway; Dimples; It’s all in the game; Foreign window; Cleaning windows; Dweller on the threshold; A sense of wonder; And the healing has begun; Here comes the knight; In the garden.


15 October 1986                         Kopenhagen, Denmark, Ishoj Centre-Saal, WITH THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND

A new kind of man; Haunts of ancient peace; Listen to the lion; Vanlose stairway; Got to go back; I will be there.


21 June 1987                         Glastonbury, Worthy Farm near Pilton, Glastonbury, England, CND Festival

Northern muse (solid ground); Vanlose stairway; It’s all in the game; One Irish rover; Foreign window; Dweller on the threshold; Cleaning windows; A sense of wonder; And the healing has begun; Celtic ray; In the garden; Summertime in England; Full force gale; Bright side of the road; Rave on, John Donne/Rave on, Part two; Did ye get healed?.


7 July 1987                         London, Hammersmith Odeon

Foreign window; Cleaning windows; One irish rover; Here comes the knight; A sense of wonder; The mystery.


29 October 1987                         Belfast, Balmoral Studios (BBC)

Raglan road; Star of the County Down; My lagan love; Celtic ray; Goodnight Irene.


26 March 1988                         Voss, Norway, Voss Cinema, WITH THE RUNE KLAKEGG BAND

Queen of the slipstream; In the garden; A sense of wonder; Tore down a la Rimbaud; Someone like you; St Dominic's preview; She gives me religion; The mystery; Haunts of ancient peace; Tupelo honey; Moondance.


20 April 1988                         Coleraine, Coleraine University

T for Texas; When I was a cowboy; A sense of wonder; Celtic ray; In The Garden; Raglan road.


15 September 1988                         Belfast, Ulster Hall

Tore down a la Rimbaud; In the garden; Rave on, John Donne; Did ye get healed?; Star of the County Down; She moved through the fair; Ta mo chleamhnas deanta; I’ll tell me ma; Carrickfergus; Celtic ray; Marie's wedding; Boffyflow & Spike; Goodnight Irene; Moondance.


4 June 1989                         Hamburg, Germany, Stadtpark

Moondance; Vanlose stairway; It's all in the game; Orangefield; When will I ever learn to live in God; Help me; Northern muse (solid ground); These are the days.


29 June 1989                         Pistoia, Italy, Piazza Del Duomo

Whenever God shines his light; Cleaning windows; It's all in the game/Make it real one more time; Orangefield; Tore down a la Rimbaud; Northern muse (Solid ground)/When heart is open; Full force gale; Summertime in England; Moondance/Fever.


15 July 1989                         Imst, Austria, Stadtpark, Tirol Festival

Did ye get healed?; Whenever God shines his light; Cleaning windows; It’s all in the game; I will be there; Orangefield; Tore down a la Rimbaud; Help me; When will I ever learn to live in God; These are the days; Summertime in England; Caravan; Moondance.


17 July 1989                         Montreux, Switzerland, Casino, Montreux Jazz Festival, WITH THE DALLAS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Celtic swing; Got to go back; Here comes the knight; A new kind of man; Listen to the lion; Haunts of ancient peace; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train; I will be there; Gloria.


19 July 1989                         Birmingham, Prince’s Trust charity concert

Orangefield.

Officially released on a VHS video.


21 November 1989                         London, Hammersmith Odeon, JERRY LEE LEWIS CONCERT

What’d I say; Goodnight Irene.

Officially released on a Jerry Lee Lewis VHS video and DVD JERRY LEE LEWIS AND FRIENDS.


29 November 1989                         New York, Beacon Theater

I will be there; Whenever God shines his light; Cleaning windows; Orangefield; When will I ever learn to live in God; Thank God for self love; Raglan road; Carrickfergus; Summertime in England; Caravan ; Moondance/Fever; Star of the County Down; In the garden; Have I told you lately; Gloria; It serves me right to suffer; Boom boom; She Moved Through the Fair.

Most of the concert officially released on VHS Video and laser disc THE CONCERT.
Nobody will ever understand why Van Morrison selected that recording as an official release. His voice is in such a bad shape that it is painful to listen to. This can hapen to any artist but those recordings should be left in the vault when plenty of excellent live recordings are available.


19 February 1990                         London, Barbican Center, WITH THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND

I will be there; Here comes the knight; Haunts of ancient peace; Celtic swing; Got to go back; A new kind of man; Listen to the lion; Vanlose stairway; I’d love to write another song; Orangefield; Whenever God shines his light.


11 March 1990                         Belfast, Joker Club, BBC ‘The Show’

Have I told you lately; These are the days; Carrickfergus; Whenever God shines his light.


11 July 1990                         Montreux, Switzerland, Casino, Montreux Jazz Festival

Yeh Yeh [Georgie Fame]; Did ye get healed?; Here comes the night; Baby please don't go; Domino; Jackie Wilson said; Sweet thing; Star of the county down; Northern muse (solid ground)/When heart is open; Whenever God shines his light; Summertime in England; Caravan; In the garden.


21 July 1990                         Berlin, Germany, Potsdamer Platz, Roger Waters open air performance ‘The Wall’, WITH VARIOUS ARTISTS

Comfortably numb; The tide is turning.

Officially released on Roger Waters album THE WALL LIVE IN BERLIN.


1 April 1991                         Utrecht, Netherlands, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg

 

It must be you; And the healing has begun; See me through; It fills you up; Whenever God shines his light; Star of the County Down.

Officially released on two CD singles.


21 July 1991                         Peer, Belgium, One World Music Festival

 Sweet thing; Vanlose stairway.


12 and 18 December 1993                         Petaluma, The Mystic Theater, and San Francisco, Masonic Auditorium

Did ye get healed?; It’s all in the game; I’ve been working; I forgot that love existed; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train/Fool for you; You make me feel so free; Beautiful vision; See me through/Soldier of fortune/Thank you falletinme be mice elf again; Ain’t that loving you baby?; Stormy Monday/Have you ever loved a woman?/No rollin’ blues; Help me; Good morning little schoolgirl; Tupelo honey; Moondance/My funny valentine; Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid; It fills you up; I'll take care of you/It’s a man’s man’s man’s world; Lonely avenue/4 o’clock in the morning; So quiet in here/That’s where it’s at; In the garden/You send me/Allegheny; Have I told you lately; Shakin’ all over/Gloria; Cleaning windows.

Officially released on album A NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO & CD single.


14 February 1994                         London, Alexandra Palace, The Brit Awards

 See me through/Soldier of fortune; Have I told you lately (with Shana Morrison); Gloria (with Shane McGowan).


22 August 1994                         Dublin, Concert Hall, Celebration of USA ‘94

Carrickfergus; Have I told you lately; Tupelo honey; Buona sera signorina; Gloria.


12 March 1995                        [Unknown], BBC Northern Ireland

My lagan love.


17 May 1995                         London, LWI Studios, The David Letterman Show, WITH SINEAD O’CONNOR & THE CHIEFTAINS

Have I told you lately.


29 June 1995                         New York, Ed Sullivan Theater, The David Letterman Show

Days like this.


10 July 1995                         Montreux, Switzerland, Stravinski Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival

Stormy Monday/Jelly jelly jelly/Baby, what you want me to do; Ain’t that loving you baby; Melancholia; Vanlose stairway.


16 July 1995                         Den Haag, Netherlands, Statenhaal, North Sea Jazz Festival

Satisfied; Vanlose stairway; Wonderful remark; Cleaning windows; Lonely avenue/Down the line; Tupelo honey/Why must I always explain?; Moondance; See me through/Soldier of fortune; It’s a man’s man’s man’s world.


6 August 1995                         Edinburgh, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh International Jazz Festival, WITH THE BBC BIG BAND

All right, OK, you win; How long has this been going on?; Early in the morning; Days like this; Who can I turn to?; That's life; I will be there; Vanlose stairway; Blues in the night; Haunts of ancient peace; Your mind is on vacation; Moondance.


30 November 1995                         Belfast, City Hall, Donegal Square, Peace Rally

No religion; Days like this; Have I told you lately.


5 December 1995                         Dublin, RTE Studios, Late Late Show

Don’t worry about a thing; That’s life; Moondance.


17 December 1995                         Dublin, The Point Depot

Ain't that loving you baby; No religion; Days like this; Raincheck; That's life; Wonderful remark; St. Dominic's preview; Listen to the lion; Slim slow slider; Vanlose stairway; Irish heartbeat; Ballerina; Tupelo honey/Why must I always explain; Moondance; Whenever God shines his light; In the garden/You send me; Star of the county down; Satisfied; Melancholia; I’m not feeling it anymore; Madame George; Brown-eyed girl; Have I told you lately.

‘That’s life’ officially released on a CD single.


15 March 1996                         London, Riverside Studios, TV Friday  

That’s life; Moondance.


29 March 1996                         Dublin, Burlington Hotel, IRMA Awards

Days like this.


30 April 1996                         New York, Ed Sullivan Theater, David Letterman Show

Moondance.


5 May 1996                         Memphis, Tennessee, Beale Street Festival

Moondance; Whenever God shines his light; In the afternoon; Raincheck; Satisfied; I'll take care of you/It’s a man’s man’s man’s world; Summertime in England; The healing game; See me through/He ain't heavy, he's my brother/Soldier of fortune/Thank you felletinme mice elf agin; Have I told you lately; Tupelo honey/Why must I always explain; Lonely avenue.


13 July 1996                         Den Haag, Netherlands, Statenhaal, North Sea Jazz Festival

Satisfied; How long has this been going on?/Thank you falletinme be mice elf again; See me through/Soldier of fortune; Tupelo honey/Why must I always explain?; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train; Whenever God shines his light; The healing game; It’s a man’s man’s man’s world.


18 October 1996                         Leverkusen, Germany, Forum, Jazz Festival, WITH CANDY DULFER & BAND

Moondance/My funny valentine; Your mind is on vacation; Have I told you lately; I've been working; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train; It fills you up; I'll take care of you/It’s a man’s man’s man’s world; Gloria; Stormy Monday.


2 and 3 February 1997                         Belfast, Waterfront Hall

Days like this; Fire in the belly; Rough God goes riding; Into the mystic; Sometimes we cry; Enlightenment; It once was my life; If you love me; The healing game; See me through/ Soldier of fortune/Thank you felletinme mice elf agin/Burning ground; Tupelo honey.


21 February 1997                         Dublin, RTE Studios, Late Late Show

The healing game; Rough God goes riding.


19 July 1997                         Montreux, Switzerland, Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux Jazz Festival

Rough God goes riding; foreign window; Tore down a la Rimbaud; Vanlsoe stairway; Fool for you; Sometimes we cry; It once was my life; I’m not feeling it anymore; This weight; Who can I turn to?; Fire in the belly; Tupelo honey/Why must I always explain?; Satisfied; The healing game; See me through/ Soldier of fortune/Thank you felletinme mice elf agin/Burning ground.


8 November 1997                         Candy Dulfer concert, Aalen, Stadthalle, Aalener Jazz Festival

Moondance/My funny valentine; I’ve been working; Have I told you lately; Your mind is on vacation; It fills you up; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train; Gloria/Shaking all over; Stormy Monday.


13 July 1996                         Playa del Ingles, Paloma, Gran Canaria, Spain, Festival WOMAD

Days like this; Fire in the belly; Cleaning windows; Vanlose stairway; It once was my life; Satisfied; Sometimes we cry; Burning ground; The healing game; See me through.

Only a few songs complete – extensive comments.


19 May 1998                         San Jose, California, San Jose Arena

Burning ground; Fire in the belly; It once was my life; That's life; Raincheck; Days like this; Cleaning windows; Vanlose stairway; Whenever God shines his light; Satisfied; It's a man's, man's, man's world/When the clock strikes; Have I told you lately; See me through/ Soldier of fortune/Thank you felletinme mice elf agin/Burning ground.


7-9 December 1998                         Bern, Switzerland, Bierhuebeli Club

Naked in the jungle; Give me a kiss; Jackie Wilson said; Call me up in dreamland.

Officially released on two CD singles.


19 December 1998                         Düsseldorf, Germany, Philipshalle, Rockpalast Christmas Special

Intro: "Chicken"; Jackie Wilson said; These dreams of you; Raincheck; Moondance/My funny valentine; Rough God goes riding; Give me a kiss; That’s life; Naked in the jungle; In the afternoon; Satisfied; Georgia on my mind; Call me up in dreamland; Summertime in England; See me through/Burning ground/Soldier of fortune/The burning ground; Have I told you lately.


23 March 1999                         London, White City, BBC Studios, TV broadcast

Gloria (instrumental); Back on top; When the leaves come falling down; Gloria/Thank you falettinme be mice elf again.


9 July 1999                         Loreley, Germany, Freilichtbuehne,Rockpalast open air TV special

It's all over now, baby blue; TB sheets; Moondance; Back on top; Philosopher's stone; Centerpiece; In the afternoon; Muleskinner blues; Precious time; Just like a woman; Satisfied; When the leaves come falling down; The healing game.


12 and 13 July 1999                         Riverside Studios, London, TV broadcast

Precious time.


27 July 1999                         San Sebastian, Spain, Plaza de la Trinidad, Jazz Festival

Sack'o'woe; New symphony Sid; How long has this been going on? Moondance; When the leaves come falling down; Going down Geneva/Brand new Cadillac; In the midnight; High summer; Reminds me of you; In the afternoon; Philosophers stone/Oh, didn’t he ramble; Back on top; Georgia on my mind; Precious time; Help me/Green onions. 


26 April 2000                         London, The Hippodrome, Golders Green, Chris Barber at 70

Lost John; Goin’ home; Good morning blues.


10 June 2000                         Oslo, Norway, Frognerbadet, Norwegian Wood Festival

Back on top; The healing game; Days like this; Vanlose stairway; Moondance; Brown-eyed girl; In the afternoon; Precious time; Have I told you lately; It’s all in the game.


9 September 2000                         Aarhus, Denmark, Scandinavian Congress Centre, WITH LINDA GAIL LEWIS & THE RED HOT POKERS

Hello Josephine/Good golly Miss Molly/Tutti frutti/Roll over Beethoven/Whole lotta shakin' goin' on; No way Pedro; Cleaning windows; Old black Joe; Give me a kiss; Vanlose stairway; Don't start crying now; Real real gone; In the midnight; These dreams of you; Cadillac/Mona; I can't stop loving you; Goin' down Geneva/Rainy day women #12 & 35/Brand new Cadillac; Days like this; If you love me; Think twice before you go; Outskirts of town; Jackie Wilson said; Precious time.


7 November 2000                         Belfast, Ulster TV Studios, TV performance

Hello Josephine/Whole lotta shakin goin on/Roll over Beethoven; Real gone lover; That’s life.


28 November 2000                         London, Television Centre, Later… with Jools Holland

Let’s talk about us; Real gone lover; No way Pedro.


17 December 2000                         Basel, Switzerland, Alter Festsaal, WITH LINDA GAIL LEWIS & THE RED HOT POKERS

Here ever after; Never wear mascara; On the dark end of the street; Good morning blues; Old black Joe; Think twice before you go; Fire in the belly; Naked in the jungle; In the afternoon; Real gone lover; Domino; Outskirts of town/Long distance call; Muleskinner blues; When the leaves come falling down; Back on top; Moondance; Brown-eyed girl; Bright side of the road; Help me; Rock’n’Roll medley: Hello Josephine/ Shake, rattle and roll/Whole lotta shakin goin on/Roll over Beethoven; Have I told you lately.


8 January 2001                         Burbank, California, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Real gone lover.


25 May 2001                         Warszawa, Poland, Sala Congresowa

Days like this; All saints day; Back on top; That's life; Cleaning windows; Tore down a la Rimbaud; Dead or alive; Bright side of the road; Jackie Wilson said; It's all over now, baby blue; Goin' down Geneva/Brand new Cadillac; One Irish rover; Don't worry about a thing; Philosopher’s stone; It once was my life; Why must I always explain; Precious time; Star of the County Down; Northern muse (solid ground); In the afternoon.


2 March 2002                         Newcastle, City Hall

In the afternoon/Raincheck; In the midnight.

Officially released on a CD single.


6 June 2002                         Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom

 Naked in the jungle; In the midnight; Hey Mr. DJ; Meet me in the Indian summer; In the afternoon; Sometimes we cry; All work and no play; It’s all in the game; Gloria.

 

1 July 2002                         Vienne, France, Theatre antique, Jazz à Vienne 2002

Early in the morning; Ain’t that loving you baby; All work and no play; Stop drinking that wine; Precious time; Philosopher's stone; Bright side of the road; Gloria.

Some radio comments on this one.


12 July 2002                         Lugano, Switzerland, Piazza della Riforma, Estival Jazz

Going home; Talk is cheap; Choppin' wood; Early in the morning; Moondance; Days like this; Back on top; Precious time; Philosopher's stone; All work and no play; Muleskinner blues; Help me; Bright side of the road; Cleaning windows; Have I told you lately; Stop drinking that wine; Gloria.


17 July 2002                         Vittoria, Spain, Polideportivo de Mendizorrotza, Gasteiz Jazz Festival

Whining boy moan; Talk is cheap; Early in the morning; Don’t worry about a thing; That’s life; Whatever happened to PJ Proby?; Sometimes we cry; Moondance; Fast train; Vanlose stairway/Trans-Euro train; Meet me in the Indian summer; Sittin’ on top of the world; Something you got babe; It’s all in the game; All work and no play; Philosophers stone; Precious time; Help me; Gloria.


19 July 2002                         Karlsruhe, Germany. Günther-Klotz-Anlage, Das Fest

Philosophers stone; Stop drinking that wine; Precious time.


12 June 2003                         New York, Mariette Hotel, , Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Crazy love (with Ray Charles); Steal my heart away.

‘Crazy Love’ officially released on album THE BEST OF VAN MORRISON VOLUME 3.


15 July 2003                         Perugia, Italy, Arena Santa Giuliana, Umbria Jazz Festival

Whining boy moan; Days like this; Cleaning windows; Moondance; Meet me in the Indian summer; Don’t worry about a thing; Have I told you lately; Here comes the night; How long has this been going on; Sack’o’woe; Centerpiece; One of these days; Precious time; Real real gone; Early in the morning; Talk is cheap; Don’t start crying now; Time’s getting tougher than tough; I’m your hoochie coochie man; Baby what you want me to do; Brown-eyed girl; When you’re smiling; Gloria.


19 July 2003                         Montreux, Switzerland, Stravinski Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival

Saint James infirmary; Don’t start crying now; Custard pie; I’m your hoochie coochie man.


13 November 2003                         Hamburg, Germany, Musikhalle

I will be there; What’s wrong with this picture?; All work and no play; Once in a blue moon; Whinin’ boy moan; Early in the morning; Goldfish bowl; Have I told you lately; That’s life; It once was my life; I like it like that/Kansas City; Hoochie coochie man; Back on top; Philosopher’s stone; And the healing has begun; Gloria.


25 November 2003                         Malvern, Forum Theatre

Whinin’ boy moan; Once in a blue moon; What’s wrong with this picture?; Little village; Have I told you lately; Listen to the lion; Goldfish bowl; Stop drinking; It’s all in the game; Gloria.


18 March 2004                         Milano, Italy, Teatro Smeralda

Caravan.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


3 September 2004                         Toronto, Canada, The Molson Amphitheater

All work and no play; Naked in the jungle; Days like this; Back on top; Into the mystic; Whining boy moan; Have I told you lately; Jump, jive and wail; Moondance; Jackie Wilson said; Here comes the night; Goin’ down Geneva/Brand new Cadillac; Brown-eyed girl; Gloria.


4 January 2005                         Las Palmas, Spain, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

Evening in June.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


14 April 2005             & nbsp;           London, Shaw Theatre, Magic Time Press Launch

 JJust like Greta.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


29 April 2005                         Derry, The Millenium Theatre

The lion this time.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


10 June 2005                         Denver, Colorado, Red Rocks Amphitheater

Magic time.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


3 July 2005                         Leeds, Maidstone, Leeds Castle

Gypsy in my soul; Stranded.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


20 July 2005                         Nice, France, Cimiez Arena and Gardens

Keep mediocrity at bay.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


21 July 2005                         Lucca, Italy, Piazza Napoleone, Festival Napoleone

Celtic new year.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


30 July 2005                         Harrogate, International Centre, Harrogate Festival

They sold me out; Evening train.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


5 August 2005                         Neuhardenberg, Germany, Schlosspark

Inarticulate speech of the heart No. 2; This love of mine; Whinin’ boy moan; Days like this; Fame; Evening train; Celtic new year; Moondance; Philosopher’s stone; Bright side of the road; Stop drinking that wine; Magic time; Talk is cheap; Ain’t that loving you baby?; Real real gone; Muleskinner blues; Baby please don’t go; Boogie chillen; Precious time; Help me; Brown-eyed girl; Gloria.


23 September 2005                         Barcelona, Spain, Teatro del Liceu

Little village.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


14 October 2005                         Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre

 CCarry on regardless; Meaning of loneliness.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


18 November 2005                         Reading, The Hexagon

 Streets of Arklow; Stranded; Real real gone; Precious time.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


3 February 2006                         Belfast, Waterfront Hall

Keep mediocrity at bay; Moondance.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


4 February 2006                         Belfast, Waterfront Hall

Days like this; Back on top; Your cheatin’ heart; Big blue diamonds; That’s life; Stranded/Don’t look back; Playhouse; This has got to stop; My bucket’s got a hole in it; It's all in the game/Burning ground.


18 February 2006                         Brighton, The Dome

Some garbled nonsense; Streets of Arklow; Stranded; Real real gone; Precious time.


7 March 2006                         Nashville, Tennessee, Ryman Theater

Did ye get healed?; Stranded/Don’t look back; There stands the glass; Big blue diamonds; Moondance; In the midnight; All work and no play; Till I gain control again; Playhouse; Brown-eyed girl; Celtic new year/I’ll go crazy/The healing game.

Playhouse; Till I gain control again; Big blue diamonds; This has got to stop; There stands the glass.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


8 March 2006                         Boston, Massachusetts, Opera House

Don’t you make me high.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


15 April 2006                         Killarney, Gleneagle Hotel

Streets of Arklow.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


15 April 2006                         Stavanger, Norway, Konserthus

Foggy mountain top.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


19 May 2006                         Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom

KKeep mediocrity at bay; Stranded; Laughing in the wind; Magic time; Your cheatin’ heart; Naked in the jungle; Talk is cheap; Cleaning windows; Days like this; Irish heartbeat; What am I living for?; Playhouse; I can’t stop loving you; Bright side of the road; Precious time; It’s all in the game; Help me; Celtic new year/The healing game; Gloria.


14 September 2006                         Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits TV show

Wild night; Choppin’ wood; There stands the glass; Playhouse; I’m not feeling it anymore; Cleaning windows; Saint James infirmary; I can’t stop loving you; Don’t start crying Now/Custard pie; Brown-eyed girl; Gloria.


15 September 2006                         Austin, Texas, Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Music Festival

Back on top; Big blue diamonds; Playhouse; Days like this; Muleskinner blues; In the midnight; Bright side of the road; Don't you make me high; Cleaning windows; I can’t stop loving you; Real real gone/You send me; Saint James infirmary; Moondance; It's all in the tgame/You know what they're writing about; Precious Time; Don’t start crying Now/Custard pie; Wild night; Brown-eyed girl; Gloria.

Officially released on album LIVE AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL as limited CD edition at U.S. concerts in fall 2006 and by mailorder.


18 July 2007                         Montreux, Switzerland, Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux Jazz Festival  

Blue and green; Little village.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.



January 2008                       Blackpool, Opera House  

Blue and green; Little village; And the healing has begun.

Officially released as bonus tracks on vinyl LP KEEP IT SIMPLE. 

10 February 2008                                        BBC London, LSO St. Luke's, BBC Sessions
Precious time; Magic time; I'm not feeling it anymore; Song of home; Playhouse; End of the land; Vanlose stairway; Help me; One Irish rover; Entrainment; Keep it simple: Behind the ritual.

 

12 February 2008                  London, BBC Radio Theatre  

Have I told you lately; Magic time; Playhouse; One Irish rover; Precious time; How can a poor boy?; Song of home; Keep it simple; Soul; Don't go to nightclubs anymore; End of the land; Behind the ritual.


15 March 2008                        BBC Maida Vale Studios  

How can a poor boy?; That's entertainment; Don't go to nightclubs anymore; Soul; Behind the ritual. 

21 June 2008                        Castellón de la Plana, Spain, Auditori I Palau de Congressos De Castelló

Vanlose stairway.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


22 June 2008                        Castellón de la Plana, Spain, Auditori I Palau de Congressos De Castelló 
Keep it simple; Wavelength; Astral weeks; Ballerina.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


12 July 2008                        Atlantic City, Borgata Event Center 
Comfortably numb; Cyprus avenue; Brown-eyed girl.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


19 July 2008                        Stockholm, Sweden, Skeppsholmen  

Fame; All work and no play; Saint James infirmary; Keep it simple; That's entrainment; Vanlose stairway; Fire in the belly; In the afternoon/Raincheck; Help me; Comfortably numb; Rough God goes riding; Behind the ritual; Burning ground; And the healing has begun; Gloria.



2 August 2008                        Audley End, Audley End House 
Keep it simple; End of the land; Jackie Wilson said (I’m in heaven when you smile); Fire in the belly; Cyprus avenue.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


16 August 2008                        London, Kenwood House 
Domino; Tupelo honey; Why must I always explain; Keep it simple; That's entrainment; Ballerina; The way young lovers do; Wavelength; Comfortably numb; In the afternoon/Ancient highway/Raincheck; And the healing has begun.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


7 September 2008                        Detroit, Fox Theater 
In the afternoon/Ancient highway/Raincheck; Rough God goes riding.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.


7 and 8 November 2008                        Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl  
Astral weeks/I believe I've transcended; Beside you; Slim slow slider/I start breaking down; Sweet thing; The way young lovers do; Cyprus Avenue/You came walking down; Ballerina/Move on up; Madame George; Listen to the lion/The lion speaks; Common one; Gloria.

Official album ASTRAL WEEKS LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL. ‘Gloria’ only released on the vinyl record.


2 March 2009                        New York, Late night with Jimmy Fallon 
Sweet thing.

 


3 March 2009                        New York, Reggis and Kelly show  
Sweet thing ; Brown-eyed girl.

 


6 May 2009                        Burbank/California, NBC Studios, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 
Slim slow slider.

 


18 July 2010                        Peer/Belgium, Rhythm and Blues Festival 
Into the mystic; Fair play; Playhouse; Moondance; Baby please don't go; And the healing has begun; Help me; In the garden; Have I told you lately.

                       

20 October 2011                        Belfast, Europa Hotel, Grand Ballroom 
Bye bye blackbird; Only a dream; Let’s get lost; Who can I turn to?; Open the door (to your heart); Mystic of the East; Baby please don’t go; Moondance; Precious time; How can a poor boy?; Keep mediocrity at bay; That’s life; Ballerina; Benediction.

Officially released on Van Morrison website.

8 September 2012                        Belfast, Aircraft Park, East Belfast Arts Festival 
Baby please don’t go/Here comes the night; Orangefield; Days like this; Open the door (to your heart); Mystic of the East; Whenever God shines his light; Close enough for jazz; Born to sing; Jackie Wilson said (I’m in heaven when you smile); Old black magic (with Shana Morrison); Sometimes we cry (with Shana Morrison); Star of the County Down; On Hyndford Street/Gloria.

                       

20 October 2011                        Belfast, Cyprus Avenue 
Celtic swing; Close enough for Jazz; Moondance; Whatever Happened to PJ Proby (with PJ Proby); Born to sing (with Chris Farlowe); Sometimes I feel like a motherless child; Mystic of the East; Brown-eyed girl; Days like this; Baby please don't Go/Parchman farm; Cry cry baby; Sometimes we cry; Whenever God shines his light; Enlightenment; The things I used to do; And the healing has begun; Ballerina; In the garden.

Matinee concert on the occasion of Van’s 70th birthday broadcast live by Radio Ulster, Belfast.


                       



The first part of this compilation was published in the December 2007 issue of the great Van Morrison magazine WAVELENGTH. The second part was never published because the magazine went out of business. (Some updates are still missing here).
Copyright by Eberhard Fritz and all contributors, January 2008. The non-commercial use of the information is explicitely encouraged.


 
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