Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – The Christmas Album

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Van Morrison
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM – Volume 1 & 2

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track List Volume 1:

01 – Snow In San Anselmo – Van Morrison: Taken from The Orphanage, San Francisco, California July 29th 1974 (Soundboard) JTT “This recording is from a Streaming Broadcast therefore would be considered Lossy” Capture, Mastering and Artwork, by JTT *Note* I have different versions of this track – some from different venues, but this one is just amazing. You have to hear it to believe it. This is the best on the planet, and saying “Thank You” is just not enough. You are greatly appreciated Mr. JTT for your countless hours of work and years of experience – contributing freely to the Van Morrison Community across the globe. Happy Holidays and a tip of the hat to you sir for making 2011 an amazing year of new brilliant Van Morrison bootlegs.

02 – Spirit – Van Morrison: From Van’s Historic Performance captured to film – Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980. “Van Morrison Live at Montreux 1980 offers an intimate, yet very public glimpse into the soul of the artist. The stereo separation enhances the ambiance to an extent that you almost feel as if you were there. All in all, Van Morrison Live at Montreux 1980 is an outstanding show. Much like the man himself, these shows defy classification,,,,,,,,, but leave you utterly satisfied by virtue of the music’s quiet intensity!”

03 – Glad Tidings – Van Morrison: 1970 – Fillmore West SBD w 2 Bonus Tracks Fillmore East 1970 by FreeMorrison (04-26-70) Fillmore West – San Francisco, California (Soundboard) April 26th, 1970 (With Bonus Tracks from Fillmore East same year 1970)

04 – Brand New Day – Van Morrison: Taken From the JTT Factory Pressed Disc – Gets His Chance To Wail 1969-1971 This is the original disk in the Gets His Chance To Wail Saga, and are mostly demos that would end up on Moondance, His Band and the Street Choir, Tupelo Honey and several others.

05 – These Dreams Of You – Van Morrison: An EAC CD Rip from “It’s Never Too Late ” 1973 from Silvers Collection. Taken from the Original Acetates Recorded during Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra’s World Tour 1973. 06 – Ballerina – Van Morrison From Van’s Historic Performance captured to film – Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980. “Van Morrison Live at Montreux 1980 offers an intimate, yet very public glimpse into the soul of the artist. The stereo separation enhances the ambiance to an extent that you almost feel as if you were there.”

07 – Bring It On Home – Van Morrison: A JTT Original Streaming Audio Captured and Edited, Pacific High Studios, San Francisco, CA. (09.05.71) JTT Notes> This is a streaming capture so therefore considered Lossy but the sound on this Pre Broadcast far surpasses any other version heard. Recorded before an intimate audience of 200 at Pacific High Recording Studios and broadcast on KSAN radio shortly before the release of the Tupelo Honey album, this performance captures Morrison at a pivotal turning point in his life.

08 – Crazy Love – Van Morrison: From The Fillmore West, The New 2010 SBD from JTT Uncirculated Rare Track (10.09.70) “This is one of the “lost treasures”, unearthed in November 2010. The tape crossed the Atlantic twice to end up in a professional studio to be transferred.”

09 – Hallelujah I Love Her So – Van Morrison: Taken From a Rare Track from Van’s Live In Coventry, England, Audio Stream (01.25.02) Off Van’s Bootleg “One Night Stands” (rare songs that have been performed “Live” only once).

10 – Listen To The Lion – Van Morrison: From Van’s Historic Performance captured to film – Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980. “Van Morrison Live at Montreux 1980 offers an intimate, yet very public glimpse into the soul of the artist. The stereo separation enhances the ambiance to an extent that you almost feel as if you were there.”

11 – I Shall Sing – Van Morrison: 1973’s Irish Troubadour, Rare Unplugged Version EAC CD Rip from Silver’s Collection Track Taken From “Talk About Pop” – RTE TV (11.09.73)

12 – It’s Love Time – Van Morrison: Taken From a Rare Track from Van’s Live In Coventry, England (01.25.02) Off Van’s Bootleg “One Night Stands” (rare songs that have been performed “Live” only once).

13 – Warm Love – Van Morrison: From the 1973 Irish Troubadour, A Rare Unplugged Version, EAC CD Rip from Silver’s Collection Track Taken From Van’s “Talk About Pop” – RTE TV (11.09.73)

14 – If I Ever Needed Someone – Van Morrison: Taken From the JTT Factory Pressed Disc – Gets His Chance To Wail 1969-1971 This is the original disk in the Gets His Chance To Wail Saga, and are mostly demos that would end up on – Moondance, His Band and the Street Choir, Tupelo Honey and several others.

15 – Everybody’s Talking – Van Morrison: Taken from The Lions Share, The Rare 7 SoundBoard Tracks Edition (02.15.73)

16 – Kingdom Hall – Van Morrison: From Van’s Historic Performance captured to film – Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980. “Van Morrison Live at Montreux 1980 offers an intimate, yet very public glimpse into the soul of the artist.”

17- Joyous Sound – Van Morrison: From Van’s Historic Performance captured to film – Live @ The Montreux Jazz Festival July 10th 1980. Lineage for tracks #2, #6, #10, #16 and #17 : Dvd Audio Rips from the Film: “Van Morrison Live At Monteux 1980, 1974” Ripped Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound Audio From the “Live At Montreux 1980” (Eagle Vision)> Total Recorder Professional Edition Capture from PC System Soundboard > WAVE (PCM Uncompressed Wave / 48000 Hz / 16 bits / Stereo) > Sony Sound Forge 10.0 Pro (sampled to 44100 Hz with SonySoundForge 10.0 Pro > FLAC Frontend (level 7) 44100 Hz / 16 Bits per sample > you

Total Time 77:13

Volume 2

01 – Did Ye Get Healed – Van Morrison: Recorded Live in Montreux, Switzerland, July 1990, featuring special guest Georgie Fame(07.11.90) Label:The Swingin’Pig Catalog#:TSP 081-2 Country:Luxembourg Released:1990 “Essential, Awesome, Flawless. Quite possibly the best boot there is”: from van-the-man.info unofficial website

02 – Choppin’ Wood – Van Morrison: From The Return of The Lion, The XAV REMASTER – Riviera Centre, Torquay, England (08.30.02) “These flac files decode to the original remastered wav files, A great Van show, often considered as being the best he did since year 2001”; Notes from XAV

03 – Crazy Jane On God – Van Morrison: Live at Weimarer Kunstfest Schlosspark, Weimar, Germany July 3rd 1998 From Van’s Live @ Weimar, Germany – Dvd Audio Rip FreeMorrison (07.03.98)

04 – She Gives Me Religion – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live in Essen, Germany, 24bit RockpalastClassics The ReMaster (04.04.82) Grugahalle, Essen, Germany April 4, 1982 Sunday Night (Rockpalast Classics Vol. 4) FM Broadcast on a Revox Tuner – This was recorded and remastered in the orignal 24 bit Wave.

05 – The Street Only Knew Your Name – Van Morrison: From Van’s Bootleg “Rivers Of Time” Remastered by Rolf Wolf (01.26.84) Nouveau Palace de Festival; The Music Fair “Midem” Festival, Cannes, France – January 26th, 1984

06 – This Love Of Mine – Van Morrison: From Van Live @ 2005 – Neuhardenberg, The FM SBD Show (08.05.05) Parkbühne, Schloss Neuhardenberg, GERMANY “The sound quality is excellent, clear and well balanced, no evidence of sourced from an FM broadcast tape”.

07 – When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God – Van Morrison: Live @ The Beacon Theatre, New York, New York,(11.30.89) XAV Remaster SBD “The Concert Remastered” XAV Notes: This set contains all the Soundboard material from the Beacon Theater concert. It’s a perfect recording clearly professionally mixed, coming for another source than the previous versions “Inspired Evenings” and “The Concert Unabridged”.

08 – That’s Entrainment – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live @ Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden Show- A Brilliant SBD Audio Stream (07.19.08) Captured from an internet audio stream (96 Kbit/s) from Sveriges Radio P2 website, these recordings have been carefully and skilfully compiled and edited to produce a seamless recording.

09 – The Lion This Time – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live @ Millennium Forum, Derry April 29th 2005 Derry Northern Ireland Millenium Forum April 29th 2005 a Friday Night the second Derry show.

10 – That’s Life – Van Morrison: From VAN MORRISON Van Live At The Point (1996 rare US promotional-only 5-track CD) 5″ CD SINGLE Record Label: Verve Catalogue No: SACD1234 : Country of Origin: USA Promotional Only Limited Rare United States CD Single with>Live SBD Bonus Tracks 1996

11 – Behind The Ritual – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live @ Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden Show- A Brilliant SBD Audio Stream (07.19.08) Captured from an internet audio stream (96 Kbit/s) from Sveriges Radio P2 website, these recordings have been carefully and skilfully compiled and edited to produce a seamless recording.

12 – Wonderful Remark – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live @ The Hexagon Theater, Reading England, Nov.18th 2005 Taken From A 2010 Compilation of Soundboard Recordings Originally Captured from vanmorrison.com, Compilation titled Magic Moments In Reading (11.18.05)

13. Steal My Heart Away (with Ray Charles) – Van Morrison: Recorded @ Montreux Auditorium Stravinski (07.09.04) Tribute To Ray Charles Taken from an EAC CD Rip from xxxballion’s Silver’s collection, Much Respect and Thanks to xxxballion

14 – Keep It Simple – Van Morrison From Van’s Live @ Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden Show- A Brilliant SBD Audio Stream (07.19.08) Captured from an internet audio stream (96 Kbit/s) from Sveriges Radio P2 website, these recordings have been carefully and skilfully compiled and edited to produce a seamless recording.

15 – Cry For Home – Van Morrison, Tom Jones A Previously Unreleased Track featuring Van Morrison, Tom Jones Taken from The VAN MORRISON, TOM JONES and JEFF BECK – Sampler 2010

16 – Whenever God Shines His Light – Van with Cliff Richard Recorded @ “Wogan” BBC-TV, London, December 8, 1989 An Archival Group CD-R Tree Production Belfast, Northern Ireland – Sometimes It Reaches Up To The Moon (03.12.83)

17 – All Saints Day – Van Morrison From Van’s Live @ The Hexagon Theater, Reading England, Nov.18th 2005 Taken From A 2010 Compilation of Soundboard Recordings Originally Captured from vanmorrison.com, Compilation titled Magic Moments In Reading (11.18.05)

18 – Enlightenment – Van Morrison: From 1997 – BELFAST, Ireland – A Wolf Remaster HQR 2004 SoundBoard (02.03.97) Waterfront Hall, Belfast, North Ireland

19 – Magic Time – Van Morrison: From Van Live @ 2005 – Neuhardenberg, The FM SBD Show (08.05.05) Parkbühne, Schloss Neuhardenberg, GERMANY “The sound quality is excellent, clear and well balanced, no evidence of sourced from an FM broadcast tape”.

20 – Celtic New Year – Van Morrison: From Van’s Live @ Piazza Napoleone, LUCCA Italy, Thursday Night (07.25.05) Lineage Unknown as this masterpiece was liberated from an E-bay seller.

Total Time: 78:18

Notes from FreeMorrison:All tracks have been have been ID’d and tagged and are ready to burn to disc. Using 6,000 of a millisecond fades to smooth transitions between tracks, they now flow without any pops or clicks. All tracks have been Normalized with DbPowerAmp using “Replay Gain” settings. DbPowerAmp track to track level 7 to create a Perfect Constant Volume across both disc. Artworks, FFP, MD5, auCDtect Flac reports, Tracklist & Info files included. 2 tracks report MPEG Source because they are taken from a Streaming Audio Broadcast, they do however have superior audio clarity. A special thanks to BTR for the idea and inspiration. Behindtheritual – you are a genius – thank you for all your help with the Christmas Album. FreeMorrison, December 16th, 2011

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5 thoughts on “Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – The Christmas Album

  1. My old pal FreeMorrison created this (and supplied all the notes for) this wonderful little compilation. If you didn’t grab it then grab it now because its really quite wonderful.

  2. This is a VANtastic compilation. Whatever happended to FreeMorrison?
    09 – Hallelujah I Love Her So – is from 1977 not 2002.

    1. I wish I knew. I know he had some personal problems several years ago and was taking a break. But then he never came back. Hope he’s alright. He was a good guy and shared some incredible music.

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