Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (09/01/79)

VM EDINBURGH 1979 Front [150dpi]

VAN MORRISON
Edinburgh, Scotland
September 1st, 1979
Festival Theatre

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Downloaded by FreeMorrison from Somewhere
Lineage: Reworked usingSony SoundForge 10 Pro > remove lower noise fuzz, raised mid & bass 125 khz > Flac level 7
Checked SBE’s (passed) FFP, MD5, auCDtect Flac Report, (all files 100% Flac) ,Original Art Included
And new Art Created by FreeMorrison for this reworked version.
Size: 383Mb’s
Venue: The Royal Highland Showground Ingliston, Edinburgh Scotland “Edinburgh Rock Festival” 09/01/79
(Slight Overall Enhancement in Sound from Original, Rework by FreeMorrison February 13th, 2001)

SetList:

Kingdom Hall
Bright Side Of The Road
Into The Mystic
Here Comes The Night
You Make Me Feel So Free
Troubadours
Call Me Up In Dreamland
It’s All In The Game > You Know What They’re Writing About
Warm Love
Moonshine Whiskey
Moondance
Full Force Gale
Wavelength
Tupelo Honey
I’ve Been Working
Brown Eyed Girl
Gloria
Rolling Hills
Goodnight Irene

Comment: First Appearance with The Chieftains ever.

Lineup:
John Altham – Saxophones
Herbie Armstrong – Guitar
David Hayes – Bass
Toni Marcus – Violin
Peter Van Hooke – Drums
Pete Wingfield – Keyboards
Katie Kissoon – Backing vocals

Source: NC, BVR, WL

A commercially ill fated festival held in the showgrounds at Ingliston near Edinburgh, good weather, good organisation but perhaps too diverse a bill that did not appeal to a wide enough audience .

The pairing of Van and the Cheiftains with a New wave set of acts was probably not a good idea in 1979, when audiences were quite polarised as to their likes and dislikes. 12,000 was not a big enough audience to justify another outing in 1980 .

Notes:
(There is another superb copy that circulates – I would highly recomend it ifyou can find it – a JTT version of this show with an Introduction bonus track incluced)
FreeMorrison February 13th, 2012

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