Van Morrison – Santa Monica, CA (04/27/72)

Van Morrison
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
April 27, 1972

Download FLAC: Google Drive

01 Moondance
02 Come Running
03 Blue Money
04 Caravan
05 He Ain’t Give You None
06 I’ll Be There
07 Misty
08 Jackie Wilson Said
09 Tupelo Honey
10 Moonshine Whiskey
11 Domino
12 Wild Night
13 Brown Eyed Girl

Band Members (not verified. possibly the same as in 1971 but without his wife)
Van Morrison – Harmonica, Vocals, Guitar and Piano
Alan Hand – Keyboards
John Klingberg – Bass
John Platania – Guitar
Dahaud Shaar – Drums
Jack Schroer – Saxaphone
Collin Tilton – Saxaphone & Flute
Keith Johnson – Trumpet
Ellen Schroer – Backing Vocals
Martha Velez – Backing Vocals

* – Sax and Piano Solo Intro by Van

10 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Santa Monica, CA (04/27/72)

  1. Wow, I can’t thank you enough for this Mat. I’ve been collecting Van boots for quite a while and have gotten so many from your site, and I’d say this falls in the top 5-10 due to how early it is, how relatively clear it is for an Aud tape, the setlist (He Ain’t Give You None? Amazing) and the fact that you posted it in a SHN option for full fidelity.

    Thanks for kicking off the weekend just right!

  2. I second that request, would love it! The performance from a day earlier is in my top 3 favourite Van performances.


  3. Incidentally, the line up is not as listed here – it was some of the people who had been recording Saint Dominic’s Preview at that time: Jack Schroer, Jules Broussard, Doug Messenger, Tom Salisbury, Bill Church, Gary Mallaber, with (probably) Janet Planet, Ellen Schroer and Mark Springer on backing vocals. I’m about to publish a book called Saint Dominic’s Flashback and have been tapping the memories of a number of the musicians…

  4. Comments from deleted reposts:

    DylanDave says:
    March 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm Edit

    Fantastic, hope there’s more of these Bill Craven jewels to come

    Big thanks as always
    25thBeatle says:
    March 27, 2013 at 12:03 am Edit

    Thank you very much Mat. I appreciate this report very much. You are THE MAN….finding your groove and recoverying from the past 6 months of trials and tribulations.
    Grant says:
    October 11, 2012 at 6:20 am Edit

    Don’t miss this one! One of the few reeeeally early Van tapes around. Thanks Mat!
    smatty says:
    October 11, 2012 at 11:51 am Edit

    Great, thanks for the reup!
    25thBeatle says:
    March 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm Edit

    Any chance you would be able to do a re-up of a re-up?
    Mat Brewster says:
    March 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm Edit

    Yes, eventually. I’m still working out the kinks of this new internet and just trying to get back in the swing of things.

    I’ve decided I won’t reupload most of my shows but I will reup Dylan/Grateful Dead/Van Morrison shows. So you are in luck. But give me several weeks to get to this one.
    25thBeatle says:
    March 2, 2013 at 12:33 am Edit

    Cool Mat – I can be patient. I check your offerings on a regular basis so no hurry. Appreciate the quick response to my commnet.
    Mat Brewster says:
    March 19, 2013 at 8:27 am Edit

    Links updated.
    Grant says:
    July 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm Edit

    Thanks for this Mat! Great to see some Van again here – cheers!
    Mat Brewster says:
    July 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm Edit

    You are welcome. Like everybody I’m hoping our good friend Free Morrison comes back soon. I’m trying to upload at least one VM show a week but I know that’s not nearly as much as everybody would like.
    Grant says:
    July 6, 2012 at 6:45 am Edit

    That sounds great Mat – thanks so much. And I have been enjoying your other posts too for sure. I’m just a Van fanatic, I can’t help it! 🙂 And yes, I too hope FM stops back by, his contributions were awesome also!
    ratmice says:
    December 14, 2018 at 10:58 pm Edit

    Sorry to resurrect this thread, but, I have been organizing my Van boots and noticed that the title says 4/27/72, but the artwork is for 4/28/72

    Mat Brewster says:
    December 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm Edit

    The show should be 4/27, I think I just got the artwork wrong.
    MZ says:
    December 16, 2018 at 9:28 am Edit

    Hello Mat, vanomatic database says this is 4/28, on 27th the set has 13 songs.

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