Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Tape Tree Vol. 7 – The Great American Music Hall Years (1980-1992)

van morrison - tape tree 7

Van Morrison
Tape Tree Volume 7: 
The Great American Music Hall Years 

Download MP3@320: Part 1, Part 2

Side 1
Come On Out Child
Real Real Gone/You Send Me
Don’t Look Back
The Way Young Lovers Do
Celtic Ray
Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell
Summertime In England
Side 2
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Slim Slow Slider
Rave On, John Donne
Danny Boy
Higher Than The World
If You Only Knew
Ancient Of Days
Help Me
Side 1, track 1:
Side 1, tracks 2-3:
Side 1, track 4:
Side 1, tracks 5-6:
Side 1, track 7:
Side 2, tracks 1-2:
Side 2, track 3:
Side 2, track 4:
Side 2, track 5:
Side 2, track 6:
Side 2, track 7:
Side 2, track 8:

Liner Notes: 
The Great American Music Hall is San Francisco’s oldest and grandest night club. The club first opened in 1907, a year after the devastating earthquake of 1906, and symbolized for many a newly revitalized city. Originally part bordello, the night club would go through several owners, names (Blanco’s, The Music Box), and musical offerings before it would reopen in 1972 as The Great American Music Hall.

For the next three decades, the stage was used by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, B B King, Duke Ellington, Etta James, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, and Van Morrison – who said it was his favorite hall. Van, living in Marin County at the time, played at The Great American Music Hall several times a year throughout 1980-1985, before moving mack to Ireland in the mid-Eighties. He returned to play a three-night run in April of 1992. During his shows in the Eighties, Van would often try out new material from his albums and play a few old chestnuts – aloong with some material that would never be released. This tape is a humble compilation of the vibrant music that resonated in that hall.

9 thoughts on “Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Tape Tree Vol. 7 – The Great American Music Hall Years (1980-1992)

  1. I’d like to make a request if I may…
    In my mind prime Van is always associated in a strange way
    with Roy Harper – just a personal thing I guess… it was a fellow
    Van fan that got me into Harper’s music.
    Anyway, I’d dearly love to get “Live at the Red Lion” (kind of a fan
    club release on cassette only from the mid 1980’s) and/or “Sherwood
    Rooms, Nottingham 1984” – this circulated as excellent SBD, which
    I know since I had a copy courtesy of aforementioned fan.
    My cassette tapes (hands up who remembers those, plenty of folks
    here I bet) have long since vanished. I wondered if anybody could help
    out. I wondered if they’d ever found their way into some dusty corner
    of the Cafe basement perhaps…. or it seems like the kind of thing
    that DylanDave might have picked up along the way – I don’t know if
    they’ve ever been shared online.

    and good health :)

  2. Tony, those shows don’t sound like anything that’s been posted before. You should ask Edge over on guitars101, he seems to have it all. I would love to hear them as well.

  3. Sorry Tony, another blank from me i’m afraid. I’ll have a check in my lossy archives at some point. Weird with Van – I mean i have soundboards and fms that i’ve never seen on even the most comprehensive lists. I always assumed that lower gen copies would be doin’ the rounds, and my inadequate traded cassette copies would be of no value at all, other than my own enjoyment of course. Now i’m just confused about it all really

  4. Mat, that corrupt track from 78 has been re-ripped and upped, link sent. Disc 3 is on its way up as i type – link will follow.
    Let me know as soon as you have it – I have a RAR prepared for that Berlin 2003 gig ready to go up. approx 800mb so need this one cleared out first

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