Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (02/02/74)

VM Winterland Cover

Van Morrison
Recorded live on Feb 2, 1974
Winterland (San Francisco, CA)

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 – Ballerina
02 – Streets Of Arklow
03 – Just Like A Woman
04 – Try For Sleep
05 – Into The Mystic
06 – I Just Wanna Make Love To You
07 – Moondance
08 – These Dreams Of You
09 – Listen To The Lion
10 – Wonderful Remark
11 – Warm Love
12 – Help Me
13 – Here Comes The Night
14 – Gloria
15 – Caravan
16 – Cyprus Avenue


Dahaud Shaar – drums,
James Trumbo – keyboards,
Ralph Wash – guitar,
David Hayes – bass,
Dorothy Morrison & Bill Combs – backing vocals

86:47 min – DVD audio rip

Source 1: Original Version, no remastering, editing, etc. (MP3 Only)

Source 2: The VLS Version
audio cleaning of the original VHS files > DVD LPCM > Audiology and Roxio Sound Wave > Flac (see complete notes below)

Source Notes
This is the VLS Version of the Van Morrison Winterland Show, it is not an upgrade or a remaster. It represents an audio cleaning of the original VHS files that were converted to DVD LPCM sound files and then tweaked with Audiology and Roxio Sound Wave to give the sound a much richer audio. You must remember the source and also take this for what it is on face value, a good update of an early Van classic performance. This VLS version also includes some songs that were not available on the original CDR versions of this show

Flaws that were fixed by happy jack with audacity
flac > audacity (export as wav) > flac level 6 (by tlh)
track 01 removed dropouts at 1:37, 2:12, 2:46, 3:16, 5:04 and cleaned up some pops. there are still some problems with track
track 16 removed dropouts at 4:43, 5:06, 6:19

Source 3: JTT Version

I recently had the misfortune to download the VLS version of this great show and after hearing a few minutes was prompted to dig out my excellent copy, which has no EQ, Compression or Normalizing. This is also devoid of the distortion, glitches, gaps and other faults present in the VLS version.

NOTE: Some Clicks removed or improved between 01.16 & 02.20 in Disc One, Track 01

Mastering & Artwork by JTT

5 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (02/02/74)

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with Grant. I d/l yesterday and listened to the entire show today at work. Just astonishing how fresh and GOOD Van is. Try For Sleep is worth the download.
    Thanks Mat…keep ’em coming!

  2. This is truly nice to see and it’s awesome. Van chews out a fan at the end of Try For Sleep. Included You Don’t Pull No Punches during Caravan.

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