Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Bushmills, Northern Ireland


Van Morrison
08 june 2013
Dunluce Castle
Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording: SP – CMC-8 microphones + Roland Edirol R-09
Recorded by the Old Dutch Master

Lineage: Edirol > USB > harddisk.
Red Roaster + Soundforge 4.5 + Plugins using the Maximizer process.
Overall volume boost Removal some of some clapping between the songs.
Traders Little Helper Wav > flac.

Editing: Young Dutch Master ( a long time ago, can’t remember the details)

The sound is: good


Sweet Thing (Shana Morrison)
He Won’t Send Roses (Shana Morrison)
It Serves Me Right To Suffer (Shana Morrison)

01. Celtic Swing
02. Only A Dream
03. Precious Time
04. Whenever God Shines His Light
05. Baby Please Don’t Go
06. Days Like This
07. Retreat and View
08. Sometimes We Cry
09. That Old Black Magic
10. Early In The Morning_Rock Me Baby
11. Hoochie Goochie Man
12. Stand By Me
13. Star Of The County Down
14. Brown Eyed Girl
15. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
16. Gloria

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Belfast, Northern Ireland (08/31/15)


Van Morrison
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Late Show (From BBC Video)

Download MP3@320

Celtic Swing
Whatever Happened to PJ Proby
Cleaning Windows
Days Like This
Precious Time
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Baby Please Don’t Go
Parchman Farm
Don’t Start Cryig Now
Whenever God Shines His Light
It’s All In the Game-Burning Ground
And the Healing Has Begun
ON Hyndford Street

Notes from Mat:

Somebody recently gave me this after I made my “Need More Van” request. I don’t remember who it was (apologies for that, but thanks!) I have no source info and it doesn’t appear to be a complete set. If whoever sent it to me (or anybody else for that matter) wants to fill in some of those blanks I’d appreciate it.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Bath, England (11/19/12)


Van Morrison
19 November 2012
The Forum
Bath, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording: SP – CMC-8 microphones + Roland Edirol R-09
Recorded by the Old Dutch Master

Old Dutch Master Archives series # 31

Lineage: Edirol > USB > harddisk.
Red Roaster + Soundforge 4.5 + Plugins using the Maximizer process.
Overall volume boost Removal some of some clapping between the songs.
Traders Little Helper Wav > flac.

Editing: Young Dutch Master ( a long time ago, can’t remember the details)
The sound is: excellent


01. Celtic Swing
02. A Town Called Paradise
03. Thanks For The Information
04. Open The Door (To Your Heart)
05. Got To Go Back
06. Baby Please Don’t Go
07. It’s All In The Game > You Know What They’re writing About > No Plan B > Burning Ground
08. Close Enough For Jazz
09. Enlightenment
10. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
11. Mystic Of The East
12. Moondance
13. Brown Eyed Girl
14. These Are The Days
15. Drumshanbo Hustle
16. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
17. Ballerina
18. Help Me

Old Dutch Masters Archives series:

The ODm-archives series consists of recordings the ODM made over the years.
He sadly passed awy on 17 April 2016. Many of these recordings were just waiting on a harddisk as he was depending on friends to prepare these for upload.
The man was just too busy working and visiting concerts.

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Wolverhampton, England (11/02/90)


Van Morrison
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England

Download MP3@129

I Will Be There
In the Days Before Rock N Roll
She’s My Baby
Cleaning Windows
Tore Down a La Rimbaud
Jackie Wilson Said
It Fills You Up
Domino>Real Real Gone
It’s All in the Game
Youth of 1,000 Summers
Dweller on the Threshold
Avalon of the Heart
Full Force Gale
Norther Muse-Solid Ground
In the Garden
Have I Told You Lately
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Summertime in England
See Me Through
So Quiet In Here

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Vancouver, Canada (08/07/10)

Van Morrison - Vancouver '10

Van Morrison
Roger’s Place
Vancouver, BC

Download MP3@320

Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
Brown Eyed Girl
The Mystery
Fair Play
How Can A Poor Boy?
Keep it Simple
Talk is Cheap
Little Village
Celtic Excavation->Into the Mystic
Rough God Goes Riding
Philosophers Stone->Jack O” Diamonds->Didn’t He Ramble?
All in the Game->You Know What They’re Writing About
In The Garden
Help Me

Jay Berliner-electric guitar
David Hayes-double bass
Bobby Ruggiero-drums
Ralph Allin-violin, viola
Richie Buckley-flute, saxophone
Paul Moran-grand piano, trumpet & organ

The Midnight Cafe Mix #2 – It’s All Right


Various Artists
The Midnight Cafe Mix #2 – It’s All Right

Download MP3@320

My goal was to do a mix every month and here it is the middle of March and I’m just getting my second one out.  Truth is I had this one ready at the end of February but kept forgetting to post it.  Once again this is a pretty random mix.  These aren’t the greatest bootleg songs of all time.  They aren’t the best performances by these artists nor even the best versions of these songs.  Its just a bunch of songs that I like, put together for fun.

The transitions should be a little better this time than last, though I’m still learning how to edit the MP3s.

1. “Where the Streets Have No Name” – U2
1987.05.15 – Rutherford, NJ

U2 at the height of their powers.  I always loved this song as the opener for The Joshua Tree and it works really well opening this mix.

2. “Good Lovin'” – The Grateful Dead
1978.04.12 – Durham, NC

Not my favorite period for the Dead, nor my favorite cover song, but they do a really nice rockin’ version here.

3. “One More Cup of Coffee” – Bob Dylan
1993.11.16 – New York, NY

From the infamous Supperclub shows.  The all acoustic version knocks some of the menace out of this song, but the excellent playing more than makes up for it.

4.  “Wings for Wheels” – Bruce Springsteen
1975.02.05 – Bryn Mawr PA

An early rendition of “Thunder Road.”  Its fun to catch the various differences between this and its “official” version.

5. “Fred Jones Part 2” – Ben Folds
2005.12.29 – XM Radio

Slowing things down a bit comes this ballad from Ben Folds.

6. “Mission in the Rain” – Jerry Garcia Band
1989.01.28 – San Francisco, CA

I’m usually not a fan of this song, but Jerry’s got a nice solo in it which is followed by some interesting stuff by Melvin Seals.  It starts off really slow and soft but it cooks up eventually.

7. “Breakdown” – Tom Petty
1999.04.23 – Hamburg, Germany

Tom Petty gets things rocking again.  I really like the little vocal rave up at the end.

8. “Sweet Jane” – Lou Reed
1974.05.14 – Stockholm, Sweden

Holy moly is Lou on fire here.  The hold band just smokes.

9. “Heroes” David Bowie
2003.11.22 – Dublin, Ireland

The first bit of this is clipped but its well worth the slight error there to hear the rest of it.

10. “Vanlose Stairway” – Van Morrison

It doesn’t get any smoother than to have Van take us away on the Vanlose Stairway.




Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Cannes, France (01/26/84)

Front Cover

Van Morrison
Palais Des Festivals
Cannes, France
FM Broadcast

Download MP3@320 Kbps

CD 1:
01. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart #1
02. Dweller On The Threshold
03. Vanlose Stairway
04. It’s All In The Game
05. She Gives Me Religion
06. Help Me
07. Beautiful Vision
08. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
09. Bright Side Of The Road
10. Celtic Ray

CD 2:
01. Higher Than The World
02. River Of Time
03. The Street Only Knew Your Name
04. Cry For Home
05. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
06. Cleaning Windows
07. Summertime In England
08. Full Force Gale

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Band – Yorkshire, England (08/25/84)


with guest Van Morrison
Nostell Priory
August 25th 1984

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Trade TDK AD90 Cassette, Dolby B>Sony TC-K71 (Playback), Dolby B>
Soundforge 8 (Fades, Track Marks, Joins)>FLAC

Mastered by JTT, January 2007

01. Shape I’m In
02. Mystery Train
03. It Makes No Difference
04. Milk Cow Boogie
05. King Harvest
06. Long Black Veil
07. Blaze of Glory
08. Going Back To Memphis
09. Java Blues
10. You Don’t Know Me
11. Stage Fright
12. I Shall Be Released
13. Chest Fever
14. More And More with Van Morrison
15. Caravan with Van Morrison
16. Willie And The Hand Jive
17. The Weight

From the original uploader:
Good Complete Mono Recording

Sounds like mixing desk as no close up talking but could be audience.

I seem to remember a partial BBC Broadcast of this with only one Morrison track,
could be wrong.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (10/17/16)


Van Morrison
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA
October 17, 2016

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source – Olympus LS-10 (16 bit – 44 kHz) -> SD card -> Nero WaveEditor -> CD Wave Editor -> Traders Little Helper -> Flac

Very impressive venue and very good sounding from where I was located
(1st tier, dead centre).

01 – Too Late
02 – Have I Told You Lately
03 – Magic Time
04 – Wavelength
05 – Baby Please Don’t Go – Parchman Farm – Don’t Start Cryin’ – Here Comes The Night
06 – Wild Night
07 – Sometimes We Cry (featuring Dana Masters)
08 – Precious Time
09 – That Old Black Magic (with Shana Morrison)
10 – In The Afternoon
11 – Enlightenment
12 – Going Down To Bangor
13 – Whenever God Shines His Light
14 – Why Must I Always Explain
15 – And The Healing Has Begun
16 – Moondance
17 – Brown Eyed Girl
18 – Jackie Wilson Said
19 – Cleaning Windows – Shakin’ All Over – Be-Bop-A-Lula
20 – In The Garden

Big Hand For The Band

Van Morrison – Vocals, Guitar, saxophone, harmonica
David Keary – Guitar
Paul Moran – Keyboards, Trumpets
Paul Moore – Bass
Robbie Ruggiero – Drums
Dana Masters – Vocals
Guest – Shana Morrison

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Newcastle, Northern Ireland (07/19/15)


Sir Van Morrison
2015 July 19
Big Birthday Blues Show 1
Slieve Donard Resort
Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recorded: Neumann SKM 140>Zoom H4n (24Bit96kHz) 15ft from right stack
Processed: Soundforge 9, bit depth conversion to 16bit, resampled to 44.1kHz- EQ roll off base from 280Hz

01. Celtic Swing
02. Close Enough for Jazz
03. By His Grace
04. Carrying A Torch
05. Blues Medley-
Baby, Please Don’t Go>
Parchman Farm>
Better Stop Drinking That Wine, Sonny Boy>
My Babe, Don’t Stand No Cheatin’>
Cry Cry Baby
06. I Believe To My Soul
07. Blue Money
08. Once A Day
09. Days Like This
10. Precious Time
11. In The Afternoon
12. In The Afternoon (with Big Joe Turner quotes)(cont’d)
13. Higher Ground
14. Moondance> My Funny Vanentine
15. Sometimes We Cry
16. Things I Used To Do
17. Healing Has Begun
18. Help Me
19. Ballerina
20. The Band Jams