October 9th, 1970
San Francisco, California
1. Intro (Gloria > Mystic Eyes)
2. Glad Tidings
3. These Dreams of You
4. And It Stoned Me
5. Crazy Love
6. I’ve Been Working
8. Astral Weeks
11.Into The Mystic
12.Brown Eyed Girl
TOTAL RUNTIME: 1hr 1min 7secs
LINEAGE: sbd>Reel>HD>flac>wav>Cool Edit Pro v2.1>flac 8
THE FACE EDITING NOTES:
This is a nice example of an early Van Morrison live soundboard recording. According to the source text, the recording appeared in circulation only recently.
Along with the source recording, the torrent included another version altered by “JTT” in order to fix alteration to the original stereo image.
Although there was a slight phase problem with the original recording, I found it difficult to hear any significant difference in the altered version.
I also noticed other problems with the recording that could be fairly easily remedied.
I have thus produced this remastered recording in order to address such problems.
There were some minor phase problems and channel imbalances that had to be adjusted.
I actually added 30% of the right channel to the left channel in most cases.
In other cases, the stereo image and balance were disrupted in varying degrees and adjusted accordingly.
I also took the liberty of attempting to restore some of the high range frequencies that have been lost through a number of possible circumstances.
There was also an abundance of low mid range frequency levels as well as some harsh mids and high mids and low level highs.
I used an accurate and precise graphic equalizer to adjust these specific frequency ranges accordingly.
I can’t say that I’m the biggest Van Morrison fan or anything like that but I figured this early performance deserved to be presented as accurately as possible.
Alan Hand – keyboards
David Shaw – drums
John Armstrong – bass
Dave Sarlin – guitar
Keith Johnson – trumpet
Jack Schroer – saxophone
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.
Until now only few people knew that it existed and not even a handfull have listened to it.
First known recording of:
I’ve Been Working
First known recorded live versions of:
I’ve Been Working
Stunning longest known recording of Astral Weeks (over 12 minutes) !!
AS for managing the professional transfer
RZ for the artwork
FreeMorrison Notes: New Art, MD5 included.
Please do not convert to MP3 and upload to other sites.