Van Morrison – Tape Tree Volume 1, Stoned Me Just Like Jelly Roll (1970-1973)

Van Morrison
Tape Tree Volume 1
Stoned Me Just Like Jelly Roll

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Side 1
Brown Eyed Girl
Crazy Love
Hound Dog
Just Like A Woman
Dead Or Alive
Bring It On Home To Me
Buona Sera
Little Girl / He Ain’t Give You None
There There Child

Side 2
Everybody’s Talkin’
The Way Young Lovers Do
Purple Heather
Come Running
Sweet Thing
Bein’ Green
Wild Night
Cypress Avenue

Side 1, tracks 1-3:
Filmore West, San Francisco 26-Apr-70
also on Rocks His Gypsy Soul
Side 1, tracks 4-8:
Pacific High Studio, Marin, CA 05-Sep-71
also on Into The Mystic and others
Side 1, track 9:
KCCY New Years Special
Side 1, track 10:
Eggs & Poetry outtakes
Side 2, tracks 1-2:
Lion’s Share, San Anselmo 15-Feb-73
also on Stormy Weather In San Anselmo
Side 2, track 3:
Rainbow Theatre, London 23-Jul-73
also on Over The Rainbow
Side 2, tracks 4-10:
It’s Too Late Too Stop Now acetates
on It’s Too Late To Stop Now Outtakes and others

I’m not entirely sure where I got this. Presumably I found it on one of the non-boot torrent sites like the Pirate Bay or whatever since its lossy, but I really don’t remember. I also don’t really know anything about this boot. I have 13 volumes of it though, and they all sound really good. Presumably some fan made these compilations and created tape trees back when people actually did tape trees. But the ins and outs of it are beyond me and my ability to search. Maybe one of you find folks knows more. Anyways, I’ll upload them all over the next few weeks.

7 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Tape Tree Volume 1, Stoned Me Just Like Jelly Roll (1970-1973)

  1. As you say, most of these (if not all?) can be found on other boots, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be here. Great chance to hear some of these songs in a new compilation. Thank you very much for sharing, as always 🙂

  2. Yeah, nice framework for a compilation, most are from classic boot sources, many of these have been upgraded in the recent past to fairly ‘definitive’ versions, ‘4EF’ remasters ‘For Rainbow’, ‘Live at the Lion’s Share’ and the Capt Acid remaster of the ‘Too late…..’ acetates etc . However disc 1 trax 9 and 10 look most interesting and less known/traded.
    Bound to be a few more lost gems along the way, especially if there are 13 vols!! It’s the little extras and oddities that people used to fill up the spare space at the end of traded tapes which were often the most interesting for me. Sometimes these bits get lost in the AD transfer race, especially as lineage (and often even source!) are usually little known

  3. Comments from deleted reposts:

    Grant says:
    October 27, 2017 at 4:14 am Edit

    Oh, man – the Van motherlode continues – these look awesome, all the Tape Tree volumes. Thank you Mat!

    Mat Brewster says:
    October 27, 2017 at 8:55 am Edit

    There are several more Van Tape Trees that I’ll be posting soon. After that the Van motherload settles down for awhile.

    DylanDave says:
    January 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm Edit

    Cheers Mat,
    Is this a ‘one volume wonder’ in FLAC?
    Any prospect of more lossless joy on the horizon?

    Mat Brewster says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm Edit

    I previously posted Vol. 2 in FLAC. Actually I just realized that shows I previously posted as Evil Genius Vol 1-3 I think were actually these tape trees. I think I have volume 3-4 on CD somewhere. When I find it I’ll repost in lossless.

    DylanDave says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm Edit

    Oh thanks i’ll have to look again. Hope you got the Bob 92 compl ok Sorry there is no info file. Really wanted to name the files, remove the stupid disc breaks etc. Unfortunately I can’t find a sensible text info file for posting anywhere on the web. As i said I got it as a CDR trade, and i just couldn’t find the time or motivation to type it all out from the cover art info. In any case, whether you choose to post or not it is well worth a few hours of your time to listen. Nice compl of a really interesting year of touring.

    Mat Brewster says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:36 pm Edit

    Yes I believe I got that one alright. Sorry hard to remember what all I’ve grabbed lately. I’ve got some cool JEMs related news to share soon but I don’t want to spoil it.

    DylanDave says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:54 pm Edit

    Absolutely don’t spoil it – JEMS news is always good news, maybe save it for a rainy Tuesday or somethin’
    Grant says:
    January 19, 2019 at 8:36 am Edit

    Mat, thanks for this… I got the MP3 version of this when you posted that previously, and appreciate the upgrade to FLAC. Cheers!

  4. Hi, Matt. I am one of the individuals that originally compiled and created these volumes and then administered the tape tree (in fact, I was the one known as the Evil Genius– a silly joke born of Descartes’ famous writings about epistemology). We were all part of the Van listserv, which was very active in the mid to late nineties and the early 2000s. It makes me smile to see these recordings still being shared.

    I was one of those guys that started collecting tapes of shows back in the 80s and then later CDRs. Once everything more or less moved to bittorrent, I quietly folded myself into the background and now just quietly and anonymously download shows.

    Thanks for everything you do. It is very fun to encounter music via The Midnight Café.

    • Oh wow, that’s amazing. Thank you for helping compile these compilations. They are some of my very favorites. Would you be willing to share any of your old shows? Obviously, I’d love to have lossless versions of all these tape trees, but I’d be very, very interested in anything you have.

      Please feel free to send me an e-mail at if you are interested in sharing. Or if you just want to chat. I love hearing stories from the old days of collecting. I did a bit back in the tape trading days myself.

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