Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison & the Chieftains – London, England (05/10/88)

Van Morrison & Chieftains - London - Hammersmith 10.05.1988 - F

Van Morrison & The Chieftans
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
May 10th 1988

Download: FLAC/MP3


Celtic Excavation
Vanlose Stairway
Queen of the Slipstream
I Forgot That Love Existed
The Mystery
What Would I Do Without You (Ray Charles cover)
In the Garden
Summertime in England
Rave On, John Donne
Did Ye Get Healed?
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)

w/ The Chieftans
Star of the County Down (traditional)
She Moved Through the Fair (traditional)
T· Mo Chleamhnas DÈanta (My Match It Is Made)
Raglan Road (The Dubliners cover)
I’ll Tell Me Ma (The Young Dubliners cover)
Celtic Ray
My Lagan Love (traditional)
Marie’s Wedding (traditional) (first part missing)
Irish Heartbeat
Boffyflow and Spike

Total time: 1:35:57

Source 1:

Lineage: Unknown (low) generation cassette tape => Sony TC-WE475 => SoundBlaster Z => Adobe Audition CC => Traders Little Helper (Flac level 6 – Align on sector boundaries)

Comments from original uploader:
Received this in a trade at least 25 years ago. Not that many recordings with this setup around. A shame, as Van Morrison and The Chieftans are a good fit!
So here is the second of two recordings in my collection. I hope you enjoy them.


Source 2:

“1st Generation Transfer”

Very Good Quality Audience Recording

Previously circulating copies of this show are either missing “The Mystery”
or are wrongly indexed

Transfer from 1st generation cassette

SOURCE: 1st Generation Cassette (TDK SA90) > Akai GX95 > Line in to Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Mastered & Artwork by JTT, September 2008

4 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison & the Chieftains – London, England (05/10/88)

  1. Looking forward to hearing this! Thanks a lot for all your recent Van posts, and all of them through the years. Enjoying them all.

  2. Thanks Mat, been looking forward to this one going up. As I said b4, recordings of this magic ‘combo’ are rare and much needed. Seems the orig poster shares this view. Sure this will get a good and grateful reception at the cafe. Should have been at this gig but was away at uni and it fell in heavy duty assignment/revision time! Finally get to go now! One to grab folks.

  3. Been listening today – this is a gem, fab setlist and performance, and also very decent sound with some proper lower end/bass to it. Good venue for AUD recs the Hammy Odeon, nice warm acoustics.

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