Van Morrison – Berkeley, CA (10/21/79)

\Van Morrison
1979-10-21
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA

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01. Kingdom Hall
02. Bright Side Of The Road
03. Here Comes The Night
04. You Make Me Feel So Free
05. Warm Love
06. Angeliou
07. Full Force Gale
08. Moondance
09. Tupelo Honey
10. I’ve Been Working
11. Brown Eyed Girl
12. Wild Night

Van Morrison – vocals
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophone
Mark Isham – trumpet
Tony Marcus – violin
Pete Wingfield – piano
Peter Van Hook – drums
David Hayes – bass
John Platania – guitar
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Katie Kissoon – vocals

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SOURCE: pre-FM Radio
LINEAGE: pre-FM radio reel (?) > DAT > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > FLAC level 8

FM Broadcast

Artwork Included

Source 2:

Mystic Muse – No other info provided. Comes with artwork indicating it is Celtic Soul Productions Vol. VIII

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No source info. Comes with artwork indicating it is Celtic Soul Productions Vol. VIII

Source 4:

Higher Gain

Berkeley ’79 was Van’s second King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast in less than a year. Collectors are familiar with 1978’s Bottom Line, but this lesser known performance surpasses its predecessor. Berkeley boasts the brilliant pairing of Mark Isham and Pee Wee Ellis on horns, honky-tonk piano, and the man himself in top-notch form.

Considered by some to be Van’s seminal work, the superb album Into The Music is well represented here. Along with Pee Wee and Mark, the band includes fellow ITM alumni Toni Marcus and Herbie Armstrong. Katie Kissoon, always so in tune with Van on vocals, shines throughout. Along with some highly enjoyable reworking of older tunes, the set list features some of the most celebratory music of Vanís career. “You Make Me Feel So Free” lives up to its title, and a rollicking “Bright Side Of The Road” will make you want to get up and dance. But the highlight of the disc is the soul-searing (and relatively rare) rendition of “Angeliou”.

Volume Eight delivers excitement from the opening bars of “Kingdom Hall” to the final fading notes of “Wild Night”. We believe it’s an absolute must for any fan of this era.
– CSP

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Lower Gain

SOURCE: pre-FM Radio
LINEAGE: pre-FM radio reel (?) > DAT > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > FLAC level 8

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