Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Hilversum, Netherlands (06/22/77)

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Van Morrison & Dr. John
The Wonderland Tapes
Vara Studios –
Hilversum, Netherlands
June 22nd, 1977
(The Original Untouched)

Download: FLAC/MP3

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CD 1 from FM

1. Hallelujah, I Just Love Her So (2:37)
2. Nobody’s Fault But Mine (2:13)
3. Fever (3:49)
4. Foggy Mountain Top (5:03)
5. I’ll Go Crazy (2:59)
6. Baby, Please Don’t Go (4:19)
7. Santa Rosalia (4:11)
8. Announcer (0:39)
9. Joyous Sound (2:46)
10. You Gotta Make It Through The World (3:12)
11. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (5:17)
12. Shakin’ All Over (4:10)
13. The Eternal Kansas City (4:48)
14. Announcer (0:21)
15. Cold Wind In August (5:56)

CD 2 video feed (mono)

1. Santa Rosalia (4:56)
2. Cold Wind In August (6:10)
3. Joyous Sound (3:01)
4. You Gotta Make It Through The World (3:19)
5. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (5:26)
6. Shakin’ All Over (4:36)
7. The Eternal Kansas City (6:53)
8. Cold Wind In August (8:23)
9. Hallelujah I Just Love Her So (3:28)
10. Nobody’s Fault But Mine (2:44)
11. Fever (4:15)
12. Foggy Mountain Top (5:45)
13. I’ll Go Crazy (3:17)
14. Baby Please Don’t Go (5:04)

Musicians:
Van Morrison: Lead vocals, piano
Dr. John: Piano, organ, back-up vocals
Mick Ronson: Lead guitar, back-up vocals
Mo Foster: Bass
Peter van Hooke: Drums

For years the best known set of Van’s brief collaboration with Dr. John in 1977 has widely circulated only in incomplete form and mediocre sound on a bootleg known as Amsterdam’s Tapes.
Now, thanks to the persistence, dedication and collaboration of VLS (vanlose stairway) members and friends,
this rare show has finally been assembled from the best sources available to us.
Complete as broadcast on Dutch FM radio.
After 20+ years, we are sure fans will agree that it is about time!
Better yet, we have also unearthed the “raw audio source” of that set,
taken from the live performance for a TV program called “Wonderland” in Vara Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands. This audio has never before been circulated, and although available only in mono,
it will surely delight the attentive listener.

A Vanlose Stairway Production

Comments:
Disc 2 appears to have had some digital processing (like hiss reduction), there is a bit of digital swirl in the background. A slight bit of non-digital static appears in a couple spots towards the end of disc 2.

New Notes:
New FFP, MD5, auCDtect Flac Reports, SBE’s checked and passed, Original VLS Art Work Included
FreeMorrison March 2nd, 2012

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0 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Hilversum, Netherlands (06/22/77)

  1. Sorry Robert, but not right now. A little over a week ago all my boots got deleted by Megaupload and Mediafire and I’m running just a little bit scared so I’m only uploading shows from bands I know don’t mind people trading their bootlegs.

    In a few weeks when things settle down I’ll probably go back to doing shows by everybody, but until then I’m not doing any reups.

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