Happy Holidays!


Apologies for my absence around here of late. I picked up a nasty virus and have been down and out for most of this week. I was planning on taking next week off to enjoy some family time around Christmas so now it looks like a two week “vacation”.

Anyways, I hope all of you have the best and happiest of holidays no matter what you celebrate or how you celebrate them. Thank you for making The Midnight Cafe such a fun place to hang out. Here’s to an even bigger and more musical 2019!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Washington, DC (10/18/89)

bob dylan - washington 1989

Bob Dylan
Washington, D.C.

Download: FLAC/MP3


(46min+44min), very good sound; dropout d1t8 5:0x, d1t8 end cuts, d2t10 cuts near beginning

1 Seeing The Real You At Last
2 What Good Am I?
3 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
4 Positively 4th Street
5 I Believe In You
6 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic)
8 Lakes Of Pontchartrain (acoustic)

1 Gates Of Eden (acoustic)
2 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (acoustic->electric)
3 Everything is Broken
4 One Irish Rover
5 Silvio
6 I Shall Be Released
7 Like A Rolling Stone
8 The Times The Are A-Changin’
9 Most Of The Time
10 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Upper Darby, PA (10/16/89)

bob dylan - Upper Derby - 16.10.1989 - F

Upper Darby
Pennsylvania, USA
October 16th 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3

Very Good Stereo Audience Recording

SOURCE: Master Cassette > Cassette (JG) > Cassette (TDK SA90 Dolby B) > Akai GX95 Mk 2 (Dolby B) >
Line in to Soundforge PRO 10 > FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries


This recording has never been circulated by “ME” in any form

Disc Two, Track 06 Fades Out

Transfer & Artwork by JTT, March 2010

Disc One: 55.34
01. Seeing The Real You At Last
02. What Good Am I
03. Man Of Peace
04. The Man In Me
05. I Want You
06. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
07. Mama, You Been On My Mind
08. Mr. Tambourine Man
09. To Ramona
10. Girl From The North Country

Disc Two: 33.02
01. Everything Is Broken
02. I’ll Remember You
03. I Shall Be Released
04. Like A Rolling Stone
05. Most Of The Time
06. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Upper Darby, PA (10/15/89)

bob dylan - upper darby - 1989_10_15

Bob Dylan
15 October 1989
The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3


SOURCE : AUD recording of unknown generation
LINEAGE : ? > flacs > me > you
NOTES : version “a”, slight hiss; very good sound [B+]; in comparison to previous version, this one is complete but has a lot more hiss noticable on the quiet songs; hard to choose which is better on the loud songs

drop d1t5 0:00

DISC ONE [46:15]
1 To Be Alone With You
2 Man In The Long Black Coat
3 Man Of Peace
4 Tears Of Rage
5 Simple Twist Of Fate
6 Highway 61 Revisited
7 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (acoustic)
8 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic)

DISC TWO [43:55]
1 Two Soldiers (acoustic)
2 One Too Many Mornings (acoustic)
3 Everything Is Broken
4 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
5 In The Garden
6 Like A Rolling Stone
7 Most Of The Time
8 All Along The Watchtower

Concert # 148 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 5 of the 1989 USA Fall Tour.

Note. Live debut of To Be Alone With You!


Please retain this info file and its LB number as a marker for this lossless set and if you spread it please list it in the description to avoid others getting duplicates.

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – West Marin CA (03/02/06)

Van Morrison - 2006 - Rancho Nicasio, CA - West Marin

Van Morrison
Rancho Nicasio
West Marin, Ca
HQ Audience Recording
320 Kbps
Artwork Included

Download MP3@224

01. Did Ye Get Healed
02. Magic Time
03. Have I Told Your Lately
04. Fame
05. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
06. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
07. There Stands The Glas
08. Big Blue Diamonds
09. Things Have Gone to Pieces
10. Moondance
11. In The Midnight
12. Pay The Devil
13. This Has Got To Stop
14. More and More (with Shana Morrison)
15. Playhouse
16. Your Cheatin’ Heart
17. Don’t Make Me Laugh
18. Stop Drinking
19. All Work And No Play
20. Brown Eyed Girl
21. Celtic New Year > The Healing Game
22. Help Me

VAN MORRISON, once one of Marin’s most celebrated rock star residents, returned to his old home turf Thursday, playing an unadvertised concert at Rancho Nicasio, West Marin’s storied roadhouse.

“There has been a lot of history at Rancho Nicasio,” owner Bob Brown said, “and we just added to it.”

The unusually early show began at 4 p.m. on a golden Marin afternoon for an audience of a couple hundred fans lucky enough to score tickets.

It was the 60-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first date on a sold-out American tour promoting his new country/western album “Pay the Devil.”

The rustic Rancho, with its animal heads on the walls and its Old West ambiance, was the perfect setting for Morrison to introduce songs by the likes of Hank Williams, Conway Twitty and Emmylou Harris from the new CD, set for release on Monday.

Wearing a black cowboy hat, his fireplug body packed into a gray suit, the notoriously prickly Irish superstar was in fine voice and even finer spirits, fronting a 13-piece band, packing a 90-minute set with songs spanning his 40-year career.

After a rollicking rendition of his 1967 classic, “Brown Eyed Girl,” he spoke to the audience, a rarity for him, jokingly saying, “Thank you for the 38 years of money that song gave me.”

He also brought nostalgic smiles to his appreciative listeners when he launched into a punchy, horn-driven R&B take on 1970’s celebratory “Moondance.”

That song was a radio staple at about the time that Morrison moved to Marin County. His bucolic lifestyle in Fairfax with his then-wife, Janet Planet, and their young daughter, Shana, inspired the pastoral 1971 LP “Tupelo Honey,” considered one of his greatest albums.

Shana Morrison, who grew up to become one of Marin’s most popular singers in her own right, joined her dad on stage for a powerful duet on the country rocker “More and More,” a song on the new album.

Morrison, who now lives in his native Belfast, has kept close ties to Marin over the years and visits often, maintaining a home and office in Mill Valley.

Rumored for months, the Nicasio show was Marin’s worst-kept secret, the hottest ticket in memory. The few tickets available for the concert, only one of seven dates in the country, were offered to Rancho regulars via e-mail and by word-of-mouth for $150. Days before the concert, a desperate Van fan bid $1,500 for a pair!

Before Thursday’s show, Pat Dugan of Lucas Valley and his teenage son, Connor, stood in front of the Rancho, holding a sign pleading, “Father son/2 tickets.”

“I told Connor that Van Morrison is one of the greatest entertainers of all time,” Dugan said, joking that he would give his son’s college money for a couple of tickets.

Morrison last played Rancho Nicasio in 1979, when his opening act was a little-known band called Huey Lewis and American Express, soon to be renamed Huey Lewis and the News. Their manager was then, and remains, Bob Brown, who ended up buying Rancho Nicasio seven years ago.

“After the show in 1979, Van came back and said, ‘Hey, you guys are really good,'” Brown recalled. “Because this was Van Morrison talking, it was the first night we looked at each other and said, ‘We may have something going here.'”

A year and a half ago, Morrison just happened to drop by the Rancho during an afternoon barbecue concert by Asleep at the Wheel. He took a liking to the 65-year-old country landmark, and contacted Brown in mid-January, saying he wanted to open his tour there.

“It was entirely his idea,” Brown said. “I had nothing to do with it.”

He chose the odd 4 p.m. start time so that his band and crew, most of them just arriving from England and Ireland, could better adjust to the time difference and recover from jet lag.

“Before the show, Van asked me if people had any problems with the concert starting at 4 o’clock,” Brown said. “I told him, ‘Van, these people would have come at four in the morning to see you.'”

Repot Bonanza: Van Morrison – Rudkobing, Denmark (07/30/93)

Van Morrison - Rudkobing Denmark - 1993

Van Morrison
Rudkobing, Denmark

Download MP3@320

A great big thanks to Ben for this show.
Audience Recording

Too Long in Exile
Till We Get the Healing Done
Ball & Chain
Cleaning Windows
Vanlose Stairway>Trans-Euro Train
In the Forest
Before the World Was Made
Irish Heartbeat
I’ve Been Working>Fever
I’ll Take Care of You

Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Las Vegas, NV (08/24/01)

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Bob Dylan
The Joint
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
24 August 2001

Download: FLAC/MP3

LosslessBob LB-495: (71min+46min), downloaded from a.b.m.s 11/01) excellent sound cd1t8 0:37, cd1t9 2:52, cd1t14 0:57, cd2t7 4:26 has small pops

Fix of LB-495: SHN > TLH > WAV > Wave Repair 4.9.3 to fix double index clicks between most tracks. Removed leading/trailing digital silences. Removed various digi clicks as per DFF log. Clicks still reported are either inaudible, background noise or light distortion/static [which usually lasts a couple of seconds like d1t7].

Please note that there is a change in levels between d1t1-2. It does not seem to be the taper adjusting levels. Most probably it is from some post normalization applied at some point.


01 Hallelujah, I’m Ready To Go (acoustic) (Larry on mandolin)
02 To Ramona (acoustic) (Larry on mandolin)
03 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic) (Charlie on dobro)
04 Searching For A Soldier’s Grave (acoustic) (Larry on mandolin)
05 Country Pie
06 Tell Me That It Isn’t True (Larry on pedal steel)
07 ‘Til I Fell In Love With You
08 Absolutely Sweet Marie (Larry on pedal steel)
09 Masters Of War (acoustic) (Charlie on dobro)
10 Love Minus Zero/No Limit (acoustic) (Larry on pedal steel and Bob on harp)
11 Mama, You Been On My Mind (acoustic)
12 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Larry on pedal steel)
13 Make You Feel My Love
14 Cold Irons Bound


01 Everything Is Broken
02 Love Sick
03 Like A Rolling Stone
04 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (acoustic) (Charlie on electric guitar)
05 All Along The Watchtower
06 Blowin’ In The Wind (acoustic)
07 Highway 61 Revisited

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Reno, NV (01/05/01)

van morrison - linda gail lewis

Van Morrison with Linda Gail Lewis
Reno Hilton Amphitheater
Reno, NV
January 5, 2001

Download: FLAC/MP3

Schoeps MK4V>VMS>SBM1 16/48 downsampled to 16/44

1. Hot Little Mama (Pokers)
2. Four O’Clock In The Morning (Pokers)
3. Here Ever After (LGL)
4. Never Wear Mascara (When You Love A Married Man) (LGL)
5. Dark End of the Street (LGL)
6. Jambalaya
7. Back on Top
8. Real Gone Lover
9. Domino > Soul Music
10. Let’s Talk About Us
11. Outskirts of Town > Long Distance Call
12. Jackie Wilson Said
13. C.A.D.I.L.L.A.C.
14. Fire in the Belly
15. Moondance
16. No Way Pedro
17. Sometimes We Cry
18. Precious Time
19. Bright Side of the Road
20. Hello Josephine > Shake, Rattle & Roll > Whole Lotta Shakin’ > Roll Over Beethoven
21. Brown-Eyed Girl

_ The first three songs are patched from a previously existing source. The master was missing the first two-and-a-half songs and the remainder of the third song contained multiple instances of setup disturbance.

Van Morrison
Linda Gail Lewis: piano

The Red Hot Pokers
Ned Edwards: guitar, harmonica
Lee Goodall: sax
Pete Hurley: bass
Colin Griffin: drums
Martin Winning: sax
Matt Holland: trumpet
Special Guest
Anne Lewis: vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (04/30/96)

Van Morrison - Supper Club - New York 1996

Van Morrison
The Supper Club
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

taped by a friend of mine with
Schoeps Mics and Dat recorder>clone to me>file cloned in
Microtrack using a Tascam Dat deck>Goldwave tracking>TLH8

the opening warm up tracks are from a Sonic mic dat source. Schoeps
source starts with Early in the Morning and runs to the end.

Dolphinsmile Producer
for the Dolphinsmile Archive

All Saints Day
Falling By Degree
Time’s Getting Tougher Than Tough
What A Wonderful World
Early In The Morning
Your Mind Is On Vacation
In The Afternoon
A Town Called Paradise
Who Can I Turn To?
Mule Skinner Blues
The Healing Game
New Symphony Sid, Symphony Sid
Slim Slow Slider
Summertime In England
Vanlose Stairway
E: Have I Told You Lately
The Healing Game
E: Buona Sera

Repost Bonanza: Deep Purple – Tokyo, Japan (05/14/85)

deep purple - tokyo - 1985

Deep Purple
The Ricochet
14th May, 1985
Tokyo, Japan

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Vg+ Stereo Audience Recording
Lineage: Darker Than Blue Bootleg CD > WAV > FLAC

01: Intro
02: Opening Bach
03: Highway Star
04: Nobody’s Home
05: Strange Kind Of Woman
06: Blues
07: A Gypsy’s Kiss
08: Perfect Strangers
09: Under The Gun
10: Lazy
11: Ian Paice Drums Solo

01: Child In Time
02: Knockin’ At Your Back Door
03: Difficult To Cure
04: Jon Lord Solo
05: Space Truckin’
06: Woman From Tokyo
07: Black Night
08: Smoke On The Water

Ian Gillan: Vocals
Jon Lord: Keyboard
Ritchie Blackmore: Guitar
Ian Paice: Drums
Roger Glover: Bass