New Source Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (11/01/78)

Van Morrison - Bottom Line - 1978

Van Morrison
Nov 1, 1978
Bottom Line
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 3 is new.

Early Show:

Moondance
Wavelength
Into The Mystic
Checkin’ It Out
Brown Eyed Girl
Kingdom Hall
Hungry For Your Love
Natalia
Tupelo Honey
Wild Night
Caravan
Wavelength (Bonus)
Kingdom Hall (Bonus)

Late Show:
 
Moondance
Wavelength
Into The Mystic
Checkin’ It Out
Hungry For Your Love
Brown Eyed Girl
Crazy Love
Kingdom Hall
Tupelo Honey
Natalia
Help Me
Wild Night
Joyous Sound
Caravan
Cyprus Avenue

Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone
Bobby Tench – guitar, backing vocals
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Mickey Feat – bass
Pete Bardens – keyboards
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophones
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
Anna Peacock – backing vocals

Source 1:
Late Show Only
Lineage:

Late show: Broadcast > MASTER TAPE > SONY RCD W500C > EAC > WAV > FLAC > Nevinsrip’s torrent > WAV >Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)
(Upgraded)

Source 2:
Both Early and Late Shows
4Eyed Freek Remaster
Excellent Sound Quality (4-Eyed Freak 2005 remaster)
Both Early and Late shows complete.

Lineage:
Early show: Broadcast > ? > CDR (vine) > EAC (secure mode, offset corrected) > Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)
Late show: Broadcast > MASTER TAPE > SONY RCD W500C > EAC > WAV > FLAC > Nevinsrip’s torrent > WAV >Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)
(Upgraded)

Source 3:
Nevinsrip

Late Show Only

Description Years ago, when I first joined DIME, I uploaded this and it exploded over the net and became the most downloaded show on DIME for quite some time.
This is my original recording made on my Pioneer equipment. I lived in Queens at the time and had a roof antenna on my house, so I picked up the signal at max strength. I had some trouble with the tape squeaking and ended up baking it in the oven as per instructions from some of the veterans here. That fixed it.
It’s an excellent recording and was the source for plenty of different versions that float around the net. But, this is the original. Back in the day, I used to leave in the DJ intro and Outro comments just to place the setting in historical context. I did that here, so if you wish to skip that, then just don’t burn those tracks.

This is Van the Man at the tiny Bottom Line Club in NYC. It’s a dynamite set list with a killer band. I doubt that there is a better Morrison show circulating today.
One note. This is the complete Late Show. The King Biscuit people recorded the early show and that floats around on the various trading sites.
If you could own only one Van Morrison show then this would be it.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEVINSRIP BASEMENT TAPES.

Sorry, I don’t know how to do samples.
There is ART out there, because I have it on my copy of the CDs.
I have no idea who made it or where to find it now.

“Van Morrison was enjoying a commercial renaissance with both this tour and the album he was promoting at the time. Always a magnetic live performer, Morrison delivered a stunning set in New York’s intimate Bottom Line club – the venue that launched the careers of both Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, among countless others. Opening with an introduction by J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf and a jazzed up version of “Moondance,” the show provided a healthy mix of material from his then-new Wavelength LP and all the best-loved Morrison classics.”

“The band was lava-hot and provided the perfect compliment to Morrison’s free form vocal stylings. In the line-up was Pete Bardens (who also played keyboards in Morrison’s 1960s British Invasion band, Them) and former Jeff Beck Group vocalist/guitarist Bobby Tench. Because he was backed by a great band, Morrison was able to successfully mix hot jazz, blazing blues, romantic and melodic ballads and gospel-fevered rock ‘n’ roll over the course of a single show. By the time he shakes it up on the closers – “Wild Night” and “Caravan”- the audience is completely in the palm of his hand.”

“Crazy Love,” “Tupelo Honey” and “Into The Mystic” faithfully bring the listener back to Morrison’s classic early ’70s Warner Brothers Records period, when he was the darling of the pop music press. “Kingdom Hall,” “Checkin’ It Out,” and the aforementioned “Wavelength” were new songs at the time, but were just as well received, since it was clear to the audience that Morrison had just released one of his best albums in years. Still, it was Morrison’s earliest solo hit, “Brown Eyed Girl,” that first brought the crowd to its feet.”

4 thoughts on “New Source Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (11/01/78)

  1. This is probably my favorite boot of all time (which is saying a lot!!!) by anyone – and the version here of Caravan might be my favorite single live performance ever.

    But to possibly hear a couple of different versions of it – I am looking forward to hearing this!

    Thanks Mat!

    1. My apologies. Into the Mystic is included. I updated the source on this but did a bad job of getting all the text info input into this post correctly. I believe an earlier source was missing Into the Mystic, but it should be there in all sources now.

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