September 9, 1971
Download FLAC: Google Drive
Please see the comments. It is very likely that this is actually a recording from Pacific Heights Studio (which I posted here). I won’t swear to it but it appears the songs have been rearranged on this boot but they sound remarkably similar to the other show.
1. Dead or Alive
2. Moonshine Whiskey
3. You’re My Woman
4. These Dreams Of You
6. Call Me Up In Dreamland
7. Blue Money
8. Buona Sera
9. Into The Mystic
10. I’ve Been Working
11. Friday’s Child
12. Hound Dog
13. Just Like a Woman
from “Moonshine Whiskey” boot (Oil Well RSC 024)
10 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Sacramento, CA (09/09/71)”
What a fucking surprise, an incredible Van’s live recording unknow to me. Give thx bros, you made my day shining
I grabbed it off of Demonoid. Really nice sounding show.
OK, this one has been vexing me… 🙂
but first, let me say THANKS because this may indeed be a new Van boot I’ve never heard of. And either way – THANK YOU, Mat!
But isn’t this the same as the oft-booted Pacific Heights show recorded 4 days earlier in San Fran? My guess is it’s that show, with the songs rearranged a bit, aired in Sacramento. I’ve been playing them side by side here and I think that’s the case.
Anybody else know??
And again, thanks so much Mat — any and all Van, esp as clear as this, is so appreciated.
I don’t know. I don’t have the other show. I looked it up on etree and the two dates have different entries, but the setlist does look remarkably the same.
I was thinking the same thing as Grant the first time I heard this one.
I have been looking for this bootleg for a while, but the links aren’t working! So sad 😦
Clair a few months ago all of my links were deleted. since then I have been getting lots and lots of requests to reupload shows. I willy happily reupload this show but please be patient. It will likely take a couple of weeks for me to get to it.
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Comments from a deleted repost:
March 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm Edit
Yes, I’d go with Grant’s theory of a recording date of 5th September and a broadcast on the 9th. The big giveaway is listening to Just Like A Woman – as we all know, Van is unlikely to use exactly the same phrasing on a song even a few nights apart, especially on one as ripe for improvisation as this one…but even the audience reactions (whoops etc) are in the same place! The longer 2CD version “Into The Mystic”, is (as you’d expect) also on this fine blog. Whatever, this show is an essential listen.
March 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm Edit
This is definitely as stated above. I actually bought a copy of this old ‘oil well’ cd in a department store in Madrid back in the 90s. In those days the stores had as many boots as offcial releases!! From memory the stereo FM recording isn’t that great either, one channel is weak.
I’d agree that the content is essential, but this is incomplete and track order is altered.
Thanks for continuing to post the Van and some nice Bob too, I didn’t need the recent ones but I’m loving all the Jerry shows
March 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm Edit
Hey Mat …..FYI – I downloaded the FLAC and the files are MP3 320. Still an upgrade over the 192 version I had. I love this show. Another MUST have.
You continue to impress with the quality of the shows you are bringing back to life.
Thanks for all the efforts.
Mat Brewster says:
March 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm Edit
Thanks for the discussion folks. Looks like I had the links switched Beatle, but they are fixed now.. Thanks.
March 20, 2013 at 11:11 am Edit
While we’re on this subject…. I remember hearing once that this session included a long instrumental called (I think) Caledonian Soul Music – but it never seems to come up in the various issues of this material….
um, any knowledgeable folks out there can clear this up?
March 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm Edit
This is definitely from Pacific High (not Heights) Studios, San Francisco, on Sept. 5, 1971. The original broadcast is introduced by Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue, a voice that I will never forget. He was broadcasting for KSAN-FM at the time, and this was a KSAN live show. It MAY have been rebroadcast in Sacramento at a later date…occasionally the “underground” FM stations swapped tapes..and there was a station in Sacramento (KZAP) that might have rebroadcast it. “Caledonia Soul Music” was not a part of the original broadcast, but is a studio outtake appended to the Pacific High show.