Van Morrison – Manchester, England (03/03/94)

Van Morrison
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England
My Name Is Raincheck
(bootleg CD)
The Smoking Crocodile SMOKE IV & SMOKE V (Released 1994)

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I have two sources for this bootleg, you can read the text files here.

CD 1:
01.Did Ye Get Healed (4:24)
02.Tore Down A La Rimbaud (3:11)
03.Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train / Fool for You (7:28)
04.Wonderful Remark (3:46)
05.Crazy Love (3:16)
06.My Name Is Raincheck (4:38)
07.See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (9:05)
08.Ain’t That Lovin You Baby (5:28)
09.Don’t Cry No More (2:50)
10.Stormy Monday / Baby What You Want Me To Do (7:26)
11.Help Me / Green Onions (5:16)
12.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (3:19)
13.Moondance / My Funny Valentine (12:10)

Total time: (72:36)

CD 2:
01.I’ll Take Care of You / Hussle Time / It’s A Man’s, Man’s Man’s World (4:04)
02.Tupelo Honey (15:25)
03.You Don’t Know Me (4:16)
04.Lonely Avenue / Be Bop Alula / Four o’Clock in the Morning / Family Affair / It’s Not the Twilight Zone / Down the Line / Nothin’ But the Blues (10:36)
05.In the Garden / Real Real Gone / You Send Me (10:05)
06.Have I told You Lately (3:22)
07.Shakin’ All Over / Pretty Thing / Gloria (10:35)
08.It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (7:22)
09.Foreign Window (The Appollo, Oxford, February 25, 1994) (3:27)
10.Bueno Sera Senorita (Edinburgh Playhouse, May 5, 1994) (3:20)

Total time: (72:22)

Recorded March 4, 1994 at Manchester Apollo except tracks 9 and 10 on CD2, as noted

Notes: The back cover says “SMOKE IV / V”. However “Smoke III” is written on CD-1 and “Smoke IV” is written on CD-2.
Review from Brian Murphy: The sound quality is excellent (I think it must be from the mixing board). The set list is much the same as A Night in San Francisco, but without Junior Wells, Jimmy Witherspoon or Candy Dulfer.
Even though the set list is similar, some of the versions are quite different.

Notes from Patrick Lazzarotto: This is definitely an audience recording as evidenced by the presence of a good amount of hall boom and some close audience noise (but mostly between numbers). Not real good stereo separation.However, it is a good audience recording which sounds great with a little effort on the equalizer.

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