Van Morrison – Deventer, The Netherlands (03/09/67)

Van Morrison
with The Blizzards
Buiten Societeit
Deventer, Netherlands
March 09, 1967 (Thursday)

Download FLAC: Google Drive

01. Intro > One More Time
02. If You And I Could Be As Two
03. Gloria *
04. Hey Girl **
05. My Lonely Sad Eyes
06. Mystic Eyes ^

* – Van on organ
** – Van on piano. Also at end of song you here Van say “It’s Too Late To Stop Now”
^ – Van on harmonica

Band Members
Van Morrison – guitar, piano and organ, harmonica & vocals

The Blizzards
Herman Brood – vocals
Eelco Gelling – guitar
Willy Middel – bass
Hans Waterman – drums

Notes from Mat Brewster:

I originally posted this shows twice with two different dates. This date had one source, “Happy Jack” while a show dated March 19, 1967 had three sources. After careful consideration I am quite sure they are all the same show and the likely date is March 09, 1967. Though it is possible it is actually March 10 or March 11.

I am now consolidating those two posts here. I have not changed the date on my Amazon Drive folder, nor in the actual files themselves. Sorry for any confusion this causes. If anyone has more information to give please leave a comment. And there is quite a bit of discussion in the comments already.

Van Morrison was in the Netherlands for 3 days from March 9 thru March 11
March 9 (Thursday) – 1 show
March 10 (Friday) – 2 shows and 1 TV appearance
March 11 (Saturday) – 4 shows and 1 cancellation

This is the only show that has surfaced from the Netherlands

6 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Deventer, The Netherlands (03/09/67)

  1. Yes it’s from me, same show (this one supplied as 9th, but only one tape of 67 tour has ever emerged) and definitely an upgrade on previous versions – have real doubts about the dates though of all these posts as this definitely has more the feel of some kind of short broadcast set (prob TV) and, like some of the prev versions posted, doesn’t really sound like an AUD recording either

    • DylanDave says:
      August 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm Edit

      Got a different release of this mini tour from QualityBootz a few years back, BUT quoted as reworked AUD, 9th March, tracklist is identical 6 trax ??, CDR title appears to be ‘The First Concert’ – will be interesting to compare when i’ve dl’d these

      from info file –
      ‘March 9 (Thursday) – 1 show
      March 10 (Friday) – 2 shows and 1 TV appearance
      March 11 (Saturday) – 4 shows and 1 cancellation’
      Grant says:
      August 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm Edit

      Wonderful – thank you Mat!!
      DylanDave says:
      August 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm Edit


      OK, my files are same gig, better quality, complete intro and pretty much complete at end too. So I dropped a copy in the box for you


      sorry no advance notice but it’s only 100mb anyhows
      DylanDave says:
      August 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm Edit

      ps interesting how different all these sources sound – implausible that there were multiple AUD recs from the same gig, suggests to me they are all from the tv broadcast recorded on various improvised ‘rigs’. Also reckon correct date is most likely the 10th (just a hunch!!) as Van was only in Holland for the 3 days 9-11 and this short setlist sounds more like some kind of telly appearance to me
      DylanDave says:
      August 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm Edit

      The original bootleg sounds like a mic in front of tv speaker, ala the legendary Dylan at BBC 1965, before the line source appeared recently
      Mat Brewster says:
      February 21, 2020 at 10:28 pm Edit

      Comments from a deleted repost:

      Murphy’s Law says:
      January 20, 2019 at 7:45 am Edit

      The download link goes to a Colin Meloy show.

      Mat Brewster says:
      January 20, 2019 at 7:47 am Edit

      Fixed and thanks.

      DylanDave says:
      January 20, 2019 at 10:02 am Edit

      Remember sending you these as part of a big batch yonks ago. Really confusing, could never find the motivation to sort out the relative strengths of the var sources. Already reading the blog notes seems you have made some progress, or found some other info on the subject.
      good stuff in any case
      Grant says:
      January 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm Edit

      Looking forward to hearing these variations!
      Grant says:
      January 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm Edit

      By the way, I believe the date of the show was March 9, 1967 rather than March 19. Thanks again for this!
      MZ says:
      January 21, 2019 at 6:40 am Edit

      Thanks Mat. I’ve now listened to different versions of this show, here’s some information:
      1. The best sound and most complete version is the one you first posted 19Nov2013 and reposted 24Jan2018. The version is 21:15, but missing the interview.
      2. On the boot “Here Comes Van Morrison” the same version as above is “unedited” 21:21, but sound is similar and nothing is lost compared to the version (24Jan2018).
      3. Friday’s Child has low volume and edited intros (20:49), soft sound, almost muffled. Monastery interview included as track 07.
      4. Please No Moke is soft, cleaned vinyl rip, mono version (21:24). My original LP is mono. There is also a new version of this vinyl called Please No Smoke with a different b-side. The Deventer show is crisper, but a little overblown, crackles all over. Not recommended.
      5. Over The Rainbow has good quality in sound, but it’s edited down to 20:48.
      6. My tape version from 1980’s has a lot more hiss and is running a bit slow.
      Pick the early version and add the Monastery interview from Friday’s Child. Cheers from Finland.

      Mat Brewster says:
      January 21, 2019 at 7:46 am Edit

      Thanks MZ. I’m so happy you took the time to figure all that out.

      DylanDave says:
      January 21, 2019 at 2:33 pm Edit

      Thanks from Brexit MAD Britain too
      Mauro says:
      January 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm Edit

      Thanks Mat.

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