Van Morrison – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (09/29/86)

Van Morrison
Carre Theatre
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Celtic Swing
Northern Muse (Solid Ground) >
Cry For Home >
She Gives Me Religion >
Tore Down A La Rimbaud
Vanlose Stairway
Beautiful Vision
It’s All In The Game >
Make It Real One More Time
Cleaning Windows
Oh The Warm Feeling
Here Comes The Knight
Dweller On The Threshold
And The Healing Has Begun >
In The Garden
Full Force Gale
Rave On John

Neil Drinkwater – Keyboards
Ritchie Buckley – Saxophone
Jerome Rimson – Bass
Arty McGlynn – Guitar
Martin Drover – Trumpet
Ray Jones – Drums
Helen Bradley – Backing Vocals
June Boyce – Backing Vocals

* – Instrumental

Source 1:

No Source info provided. Sounds like a Soundboard.

Source 2:

Here’s another of my favorites. This one re-mastered in 2001 by the legendary Wolf. I’m not sure of the linage but it sounds like a SB or FM to me. The first song of the concert was not included in the recording. (Moondance) (inst.). Please correct me if I’m wrong. I’m just in this to share what I have.
Enjoy, twofthrs

Source 3:

A wolf remastering

SHN Lineage:
WaveLab (digital remastering) >
WaveLab (DAE) >
shorten v3.3

Known Flaws:
t8 – 2 seconds frequency interferences inbetween 0:03 and 0:05

These shn files decode to the original remastered wav files as
received from wolf himself.

Rolf W.

SHN converted to FLAC by The Midnight Cafe using xACT. August 2020. New md5 file created.

Source 4:


CDDA Test shows Tracks to be between 42/43% CDDA. Most probable cause for this is a DAT Transfer
somewhere in the linage using 32 kHz at 16 bits instead of 44.1 or 48 kHZ. This has ocurred on
some Dylan Bootlegs and they become mistaken as Lossy.

If I had any doubt that this recording was Lossless I can assure you it would not be in my collection.

Front Artwork (Adapted) and Rear Artwork by JTT

16 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (09/29/86)

  1. This is recommended… if it’s the same version I already
    have. Good quality SBD and Van sounds like he’s in
    a good mood.
    Cheerful vibes, very enjoyable.

  2. I’m not sure if it was my download or the file but several of the songs were messed up. A couple of the songs are cut or drop off early or wouldn’t load up.
    You can hear the whole show on Youtube, i ripped it using AVS software. It’s one of the best.

  3. Yeah, but like Bob at times the man can be real grumpy and still produce real magic on stage.

    I also enjoy the Van and Bob shows where they are in a more gregarious mood. However they are not always the best shows. Well at any rate it is not a prerequisite for a good performance.

    Hard to chuckle your way thru ‘John Donne’!!

  4. Sounds a great show, but Track 1 is cut short, Track 4 is missing, Track 5 is very short as is Track 13 and Track 11 won’t play at all.

    Am still very grateful for this show, and it may just be me with a problem with the foregoing, but…


  5. I didn’t want my comments to sound like a complaint, I appreciate your site and the shows you post. This is a Excellent show (top 10) and I was happy to see it here since I had not seen it anywhere else except for youtube. It’s too bad that 4-5 songs are messed up on the file. I could send you the version that I have if I could figure out how to get it to you. Thanks as always. Bruce

  6. Yes, I have it in lossless, and ditto for a few other shows
    recently posted… eg Bruce Nassau 80…
    Problem is – I have a rubbish connection and uploading
    seems a lot more intensive/slower/expensive of
    allowance/etc than d/loading even !!

    Plus: I lack all of Mat’s generosity !! (that’s not a joke btw).

    SO can anybody offer advice on feasible uploading via
    pay as you go 100 kbps type connections

  7. As a post script

    I’ve often thought that in an ideal world, rather than Mat
    meeting re-up requests, somebody else who grabbed it
    previously uploads it. But then I know that’s “ideal world”
    stuff, and more to the point, a bit hypocritical coming
    from me (and my connection)…….

  8. You could always snail mail them to me 😉

    Slow connections suck for that sort of thing. I always appreciate it when folks send me stuff, but its not required. I’m just happy sharing all this great music.

  9. Comments from a deleted repost:

    Grant says:
    June 19, 2017 at 12:40 am Edit

    Looking forward to this – thanks Mat!
    DylanDave says:
    June 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm Edit

    That rare and precious jewel, an ’86 show in FLAC

    Thanks Mat

    lapiedra52 says:
    April 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm Edit

    Hi Mat,

    I also have this one in lossless. If you’re interested on it, send me an e-mail and I will send you the links.
    DylanDave says:
    April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm Edit


    lossless please!! it would be most appreciated. I don’t want to get on to my nagging horse about ’86 shows usually circulating in mp3 only, but lossless always seems to be rare for this tour.

    Mat has a link for a very small but very rare ’86 treat i sent him recently. He might send you the link as a thank you. I can’t post it here.

    This tour and the equally essential Tom Waits Raindogs tour have the ‘mp3 only curse’. Where the hell are the lossless files??
    Heather says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:15 am Edit

    Hard to find better renditions of Vanlose, Rimbaud and the Healing Has Begun. Been loving this man’s music since I got my first radio in 1954.

    Heather says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:16 am Edit

    I meant 1964!!!
    Mat Brewster says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:18 am Edit

    I thought that was a little early to have been hearing Van on the radio

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