Van Morrison – Santa Barbara, CA (06/08/75)

Van Morrison
County Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA
June 8, 1975
Lost California Performances
JF Archive Series No. 8 via JEMS

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Taper: JF
Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)

JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master TDK cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX4 > iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Alright, Okay, You Win (Count Basie/Joe Williams)
02 One Of These Days (Mose Allison)
03 Wild Night
04 Brown Eyed Girl
05 Iíve Been Working
06 Domino
07 Sweet Mary Blues (Leadbelly)
08 Blue Money
09 St Dominicís Preview > Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed) > You Canít Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)
10 Moondance
11 Gloria


3 thoughts on “Van Morrison – Santa Barbara, CA (06/08/75)

  1. Mat

    forgot to say thanks for the early link. I was concentrating on this show initially as i find Van’s performance here fascinating. The vocal is really out there, it’s as if he is reaching for something in his voice and is right on the jagged edge!

    Getting ‘Sweet Mary Blues’ in theses sets is a real joy and a true rarity

    So interesting to hear the man in a small combo setting which has a quite different feel to that of the ’74 tour. Also nice to hear him blowing his sax and his ‘Missisissippi Saxophone’ too.

    St Dom’s Preview is fab throughout this run of shows IMO

    On a recording note. It is impressive and surprising how much presence (and bass warmth) these recordings have considering the equipment used. Further evidence that with taping, as with property, location is everything!

    Thanks again for all your efforts. I hope that those who have enjoyed these shows will also find the missing link to EDGE’s post of the other show from the 7th that I posted in the comments (It’s available at G101) . Always nice to have the full set of these kind of things.

    Big thanks as always to the good folks at JEMS who have done a great job with these tapes.

    • Thanks for turning me on to the torrents. Please do let me know when you see things like this (or anything that interests you) in torrent form. I’ll try to grab everything I can.

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