Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (05/13/81)

Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
1981-05-13 early show

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01. It’s All In The Game / You Know What They’re Writing About
02. The Way Young Lovers Do
03. Warm Love
04. Full Force Gale
05. Foggy Mountain Top
06. Troubadours
07. Ain’t Nothiní You Can Do
08. These Dreams Of You
09. Summertime In England
10. Satisfied
11. Tupelo Honey
12. Angeliou

Van Morrison ñ vocals & other instruments (??)
Jeff Labes ñ keyboards
Herbie Armstrong ñ guitar
Pee Wee Ellis ñ saxophones
David Hayes ñ bass
Mark Isham ñ trumpet
Peter Van Hooke – drums

SOURCE: Audience
LINEAGE: unknown lineage type-II cassette tape > CD-R > EAC wav (hard drive) > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 & torrent > Dime

This is not the Wild Irish Rose version as noted on the artwork, rather this is from a tape I received in trade years ago that was transferred to CD-R @1999 by a fellow collector in New Zealand. The tape generation is unknown but I’d guess it to be very low gen as there is not much tape hiss heard on the transfer. A very nice audience recording that I’d grade a B or B+ in sound quality. The version of “Foggy Mountain Top” is very different from the officially released version.

5 thoughts on “Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (05/13/81)

  1. I only have one other Van show from 1981, so this will be a real treat – especially looking forward to hearing a post-1978 version of “Angeliou” – many thanks Mat!

  2. Grant,

    interesting point, had to go check mine, thought i had several, but only an FM from Rotterdam 10 days after this show. This is a situation in need of correction. This era is just too good to be without!

    I’ve always thought of ‘Astral’ ‘Veedon’ & ‘Common One’ as a kind of trilogy. I know this is not a view shared by all, but to my ears they share a common musical sensitivity, so interesting to see ‘young Lovers’ here. I actually consider the period ’77 to ’88 to be the most essential continuous period overall for Van, even though it excludes a few of my absolute fav albums. This pre-‘Beautiful Vision’ stuff with Pee Wee has a unique feel that’s all it’s own.

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