Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (10/06/73)

Van Morrison - Los Angeles 1973

Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
October 6, 1973
JF Archive Series Vol. 16 via JEMS

Download MP3@320

Taper: acquaintance of JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphones (stereo)

JEMS 2016 Transfer: master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

01 Herbie Hancock ìWatermelon Manî
02 Ainít Nothing You Can Do
03 Iíve Been Working
04 Moondance
05 I Paid The Price
06 Here Comes The Night
07 Boogie Chillení
08 Hard Times
09 I Just Want To Make Love To You
10 Try For Sleep
11 Into The Mystic
12 Listen To The Lion
13 Warm Love
14 You Done Me Wrong
15 Caravan
16 Cyprus Avenue
17 Gloria
18 Domino

Known Faults:
-Hard Times: cut
-I Just Wanna Make Love To You: start cut
-Listen To The Lion: small technical glitch

Sid Page – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophone
Bill Atwood – trumpet
John Platania – guitar
David Hayes – bass
David Shaw – drums
Jef Labes (?) – piano, organ

JEMS is thrilled to continue the JF Archive series, presenting another one of the nine Van Morrison performances recorded in and around Southern California circa 1973-74. For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975 that started the series, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=524853

Unlike the initial Lost California tapes, JFís 1973-74 recordings have long been in circulation among collectors. However, this series marks the first-ever digitization and dissemination directly from cassette masters. The recordings were made with low-end equipment but yielded surprisingly listenable results.

The second Shrine show is another significant performance and recording.

Vanís setlist had evolved substantially since the Troubadour gigs in June, the most interesting changes to which were the inclusion of three new songs unreleased at the time. The first, ìI Paid The Price,î only saw official release on last yearís expanded edition of Itís Too Late To Stop Now. This is one of its five known performances, all in 1973. The next is the second-known version of ìTry For Sleep,î which premiered the night before, this being one of only four known appearances. It was finally released in a studio version on 1998ís The Philosopherís Stone.

The third, ìYou Done Me Wrong,î turns out to be more special still. It remains unreleased to this day, with no known studio recording. On top of that, it would only ever be performed at this show and the previous night at the Shrine before vanishing forever and tonightís version is even more lively. It name-checks some serious villains, from the Cosa Nostra to Jesse James, against a rollicking musical backdrop. Without JFís tapes, weíd never have the chance to hear it. Some websites list ìYou Done Me Wrongî as a cover of the Ray Price tune of the same name, but Van calls it out specifically as a new song, and while it is difficult to understand his full spoken intro, he does appear to say something about it being ìa single.î Fascinating.

Beyond the new material, Van again dips heavily into blues and R&B covers as he did the night before, including Bobby ìBlueî Blandís ìAinít Nothing You Can Do,î Ray Charlesí ìHard Times,î John Lee Hookerís ìBoogie Chilleníî and Willie Dixonís ìI Just Want To Make Love To You.î The rest of the show is crowd-pleasing material, with one set list change from the previous night at the Shrine as ìMoondanceî replaces ìAnd It Stoned Me.î

So we get all the rare songs from the previous show, plus one change. If you already downloaded the first night (available here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=601579), do you need the second? Yes, indeed you do, as JFís notes make clear:

ìI attended this show and recorded it, although I appear to have misplaced my tape. This particular recording was done by a guy I met just two or three times. He attended one of the colleges in Claremont, CA, where I lived. At this concert he recorded a single cassette worth of music. As he told me, he was not a Van fan and was just testing out new equipment. Iíve always preferred his recording to my own (now missing in action anyway) because the sound quality is significantly better than what I was getting. When I told him how much I admired the recording, he held the cassette out to me and said, ëHere. Itís yoursí.î

The mystery taper who gave JF his master tape was indeed using better equipment and recorded in stereo, resulting in a recording that is a material upgrade to JFís own efforts from the night before, and, to the best of my knowledge, very likely the best available recording of these rare song performances. It is rich, warm and clear. Samples provided. As a bonus, the taper also recorded five minutes of the opening act, Herbie Hancock, which we have included at the top as it appears on the master cassette.

JF also provided us with with a clipping of the newspaper advertisement for the Shrine shows along with his ticket stubs. Weíve included them in the files.

Once again, our gratitude goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes for over 20 years, 6000 miles away from where he lives today. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too. We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors who helped get JFís masters back in his control.

Thanks to Goody for checking the pitch. We always feel better when he has given his blessing to an important transfer. We also want to acknowledge the value and work of http://ivan.vanomatic.de, the definitive Van Morrison setlist archive on the web. It has been a constant reference resource for this entire series. Special shoutout to senormogul9 for helping us confirming the Herbie Hancock track. Finally, And kudos to mjk5510, who continues his yeoman duty as JEMSí post-production and quality-control supervisor. His contributions are absolutely vital in getting the music to you.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Paul Simon – Uniondale, NY (06/10/73)

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Paul Simon
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY, USA
June 10, 1973
JF Archive Vol. 11 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: unknown

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)

JEMS 2015 Transfer: Low generation reel > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer >
USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture (16/44) > IZotope RX > Peak 6.0 pitch adjustment > Audacity (track split, volume smoothing, edit) > FLAC

01 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
02 Run That Body Down
03 Was A Sunny Day
04 American Tune (So Far Away From Home)
05 El Condor Pasa
06 Duncan (cut, faded out)
07 Instrumental (cut, faded in)
08 The Boxer (cut, faded out)
09 Mrs. Robinson (cut, faded in)
10 Congratulations (faded out, tape flip)
11 Kodachrome (faded in, tape flip)
12 Homeward Bound (cut, faded out)
13 Something So Right (cut, faded in)
14 Mother And Child Reunion
15 The Sound Of Silence
16 Jesus is the Answer (cut, faded out)
17 Bridge Over Troubled Water > (cut, faded out)
18 Loves Me Like A Rock (cut, faded in)
19 America >
20 Bye Bye Love (end faded out)

Paul Simon – (acoustic guitar, vocals)

Urubamba band:
Joerge Milchberg (arranger, charango)
Jorge Cumbo (guitars, winds)
Emilio Arteaga (percussion)
Juan Dalera (flute – 1973)

THE JF BACKSTORY
JEMS loves a vintage taper series and we’re pleased to offer another one, this time from the archive of our friend JF, who taped in and around Southern California in the ’70s and later resumed taping in Boston in the ’80s. He frequented smaller venues, like the Troubadour and the Roxy, leaving arenas to others and leaning more towards the folksier, jazzier and eclectic sides of rock.

JF was also an active trader at the time and this recording is one of the uncirculated or under-circulated gems from the early ’70s that are also in JF’s archive. Installment 11 is what we believe to be a previously uncirculated audience pull Paul Simon’s 1973 solo tour stop at the legendary Nassau Coliseum. For the era and given that much of the show is solo acoustic, it offers a listenable if slightly distant ìyou are thereî mono recording. Samples provided.

We shared the recording with frogster who sent some additional insights on the performance:

“Urubamba was the band formed on request by Paul Simon to Joerge Milchberg to reactivate the ‘Los Incas’ for his Live Rhymin’ tour 1973/1974.

They played as a back-up on many songs like ‘Duncan’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘El Condor Pasa’, etc. Urubamba did not appear on any Paul Simon recording, but their former band ‘Los Incas’ recorded ¥El condor pasa¥ (Bridge) and ¥Duncan’ (Paul Simon) with him.

The band can be heard in their 1973 formation on the Live Rhymin’ album released a year later. The band itself does not exist anymore, but their members are all very active today.

The date and venue are verified on the Paul Simon’s site: http://www.paul-simon.info/PHP/showreview.php?id_concert=443 albeit different setlist.

Some cuts here and there, but all the songs are complete; what is cut are the chants or the audience between songs. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell if any song is missing between the cuts, as the setlist of this recording is 20 songs and the standard setlist on the tour, according to the Paul Simon’s site, was of 20+ songs.”

Taking this one over the finish line on JEMS’ behalf is the aforementioned frogster, who came to our attention through many excellent posts and reposts of late, including a fine comp of early Simon & Garfunkel. Thanks to him for taking it the last mile and to glasnostrd19 who suggested we connect with frogster. Big ups also to Tapeboy who handled the pitch correction as he so often does.

But our heartiest thanks goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Diego, CA (12/01/73)

Van Morrison 1973 San Diego FRONT

Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra
Sports Arena
San Diego, CA
December 1, 1973
JF Archive Series Vol. 22 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphones (mono)

JEMS 2016 Transfer: master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

01 Instrumental
02 Instrumental
03 Moondance prelude (instrumental) > Van Intro
04 Come Running
05 Ainít Nothiní You Can Do
06 Warm Love
07 Into The Mystic
08 Iíve Been Working
09 I Just Want To Make Love To You
10 Here Comes The Night
11 Hard Times
12 I Believe To My Soul
13 Help Me
14 Boogie Chillení
15 Domino
16 Caravan
17 Gloria
18 Brown Eyed Girl

Known Faults:
– Hard Times: end cut
-I Believe To My Soul: start cut
-Gloria: start slightly cut

Sid Page – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophone
Bill Atwood – trumpet
Bill Bridges – guitar
David Hayes – bass
David Shaw – drums
James Trumbo – piano, organ

JEMS is thrilled to return to the JF Archive series, presenting another one of the nine Van Morrison performances recorded in and around Southern California circa 1973-74. For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975 that started the series, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=524853

Unlike the initial Lost California tapes, JFís 1973-74 recordings have long been in circulation among collectors. However, this series marks the first-ever digitization and dissemination directly from JFís cassette masters. The recordings were made with low-end equipment but yielded surprisingly listenable results.

The San Diego show is yet another significant performance and recording and happens to be one of JFís favorites as youíre about to read.

JF writes:
The next night after San Bernardino, Van traveled down to San Diego and we followed him. This was a period when he was really playing a lot in California. He said it perfectly in “I’ve Been Working” (recorded well before these shows, of course):

I been up the thruway,
Down the thruway
Up the thruway, down the thruway
Up the thruway, down, up down, back
Up again

There may never have been a greater time or place for Van fans. In particular, this San Diego show has always been one of my favorite memories. Likely still smarting over the horrible sound system and PA issues the night before in San Bernardino, at one point this night Van seemed to lose interest. He just up and walked off the stage, leaving the band to jam in his absence. In real time, it seemed like he left for 20 minutes, although of course it was shorter than that. But still, Iím pretty sure I remember one of the musicians leaving the stage, too, after awhile, presumably in an effort to get Van to come back out. Which he did eventually and carried on in great form.

The San Diego incident, along with another I witnessed at a concert in Anaheim nearly a year later (11/16/74, coming up later in our series), give me license to have my say about a lot of nonsense that has been written over the years about Vanís temperament and the so-called ìunevenî quality of his performances. Van may not do what you expect him to do. He may not do what anybody else does. He may do exactly what young performers are taught NOT to do in schools and conservatories. But he always engages his muse, no matter how rough or how unorthodox his method may be. That is what I love Van Morrison for.

***

San Diego repeats the same set list as San Bernardino save for one major change, the last known performance of Ray Charlesí “Hard Times” until its momentary resurrection for two appearances in Leipzig in 2002. The song debuted at the Shrine shows earlier in the month. This is also the second to last performance ever of John Lee Hookerís ìBoogie Chilleníî (or as some call it, ìHarmonica Boogie Chilleníî). Van would play it in Montreux the following year then never again.

Despite taking place in a large sports arena, the sound quality is much improved. In fact, given JFís gear and the venue, it is a pretty impressive capture for 1973. A bit distant, but rich and clear with little-to-no audience interference. Samples provided.

Like the preceding shows, Van is mixing recent material, covers and classics. The show begins with two unknown instrumental numbers (if you can identify the tunes, please do let us know) which lead to an instrumental ìMoondanceî intro before someones say, ìAnd now ladies and gentleman, here is Van Morrison,î at which point ìMoondanceî stops and the band immediately launches into ìCome Running.î

ìCome Runningî sets the pace for a lively and largely up-tempo set. As at all the late í73 shows, Van again dips heavily into blues and R&B covers, including ìAinít Nothiní You Can Do,î made famous by Bobby ìBlueî Bland and penned by Don Robey and Joe Scott; the aforementioned ìBoogie Chilleníî and ìHard Timesî; along with Willie Dixonís ìI Just Want To Make Love To You.î The rest of the show is loaded with crowd-pleasing material, including ìInto the Mystic,î ìDomino,î ìCaravan,î ìCypress Avenue,î ìHere Comes The Nightî and ìGloria.î

Once again, our gratitude goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you should be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes for over 20 years, 6000 miles away from where he lives today. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too. We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors who helped get JFís masters back in his control. JF was also kind enough to include scans of his ticket stubs for this show which are included in the artwork.

We want to acknowledge the value and work of http://ivan.vanomatic.de, the definitive Van Morrison setlist archive on the web. It has been a constant reference tool for this entire series. Of course kudos as well to mjk5510, who continues his essential role as JEMSí post-production and quality-control supervisor. He is as much a part of JEMS at this point as I am.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Old & In the Way – Passaic, NJ (06/06/73)

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Old & In The Way
June 6, 1973
Passaic NJ – Capitol Theater

Download: FLAC/MP3

SB Reel master > 3rd gen cassette played back on Nakamichi CR7E > DAT > CDR

This is a tagged version of shnid: 25494

CD 1 (46:58)
01 03:37 Roanoke (1)
02 02:55 Going To The Races
03 06:55 The Willow Garden
04 02:53 ‘Til The End Of The World Rolls ‘Round
05 09:23 Land Of The Navajo
06 04:04 Fanny Hill
07 06:10 Down Where The River Bends
08 02:54 Love Please Come Home
09 03:31 Lost
10 04:36 Knockin’ On Your Door

CD 2 (46:49)
01 06:05 Hobo Song
02 05:24 Billy And The Lowground (1)
03 03:03 Monroe’s Hornpipe (1)
04 04:13 Uncle Pen (1)
05 03:10 Cotton-Eyed Joe (1)
06 03:34 Panama Red
07 03:34 Hard Hearted
08 03:41 Workin’ On A Building
09 04:42 White Dove
10 04:36 Swing Low Sweet Chariot
11 05:48 Wild Horses

(1) with Tex Logan on fiddle

many thanks to Uli Teute for this great find !
transfer by Hanno Bunjes
August 2004

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – It’s Never Too Late, World Tour 1973

Van Morrison 1973 It's Never Too Late

VAN MORRISON
“It’s Never Too Late” World Tour 1973 (Factory Pressed Disc)
DYNAMITE STUDIOS DS92A038

Download: FLAC/MP3

All tracks taken from the original acetates recorded during
Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra’s World Tour 1973

Very Good Quality but with Acetate surface noise

SOURCE: Factory Pressed Disc > dbPower Amp Secure Ripper to FLAC Level 8 Align on Sector Boundaries

300dpi Scans of Original Artwork Included

JTT, February 2011

01. I’ve Been Working
02. The Way Young Lovers Do
03. These Dreams of You
04. Wild Mountain Thyme
05. Come Running
06. Into the Mystic
07. Domino
08. Sweet Thing
09. Blue Money
10. Bring It On Home
11. Being Green
12. I Believe To My Soul
13. Wild Night
14. I Just Want To Make Love To You
15. Cypress Avenue

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Birmingham, England (07/22/73)

Van Morrison - 1973_07_22_Birmingham_front

Van Morrison
Town Hall
Birmingham, England
07/22/73

Download: FLAC/MP3

Blue Money
Warm Love
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do
Into the Mystic
I Believe To My Soul
These Dreams of You
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Sweet Thing
Friday’s Child
Here Comes the Night
There There Child
Wild Mountain Thyme
I’ve Been Working
Listen to the Lion
Bein’ Green
Gloria
Domino
Brown Eyed Girl
Bring It On Home To Me
Moondance

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (05/25/73)

van morrison - 1973 05_25_Los_Angeles_front

VAN MORRISON
1973-05-25
late show
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. I’ve Been Working
02. What’d I Say
03. Bring It On Home To Me
04. Young Lovers Do
05. Purple Heather
06. Hey Good Lookin’
07. Being Green
08. Listen To The Lion
09. Hard Nose The Highway
10. Moondance
11. Snow In San Anselmo
12. Caravan
13. Cyprus Avenue

LINEUP:
Van Morrison – vocals &; other instruments
=== The Caledonia Soul Orchestra ===
Terry Adams – cello
Bill Atwood – trumpet
Nancy Ellis – viola
Tom Halpin – violin
David Hayes – bass
Tim Kovatch – violin
Jeff Labes – keyboards
John Platania – guitar
Nathan Rubin – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophones
Dahaud Shaar – drums

SOURCE: Audience
LINEAGE: master tape? (Bill Craven) > ?? > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 & torrent > Dime

NOTES from the original uploader:
This first surfaced in the Van Morrison trading community in the early 2000s and was treed via the Van Trades List. Although not stated clearly, I am assuming this is from the master tape.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza:Van Morrison – Sunnyvale, CA (05/21/73)

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Van Morrison
1973-05-21
Sunnyvale, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

unknown source (WAV) > FLAC level 6 (TLH) > you

Setlist:

1.Help Me
2.Spare Me a Little
3.Saint Dominic’s Preview
4.Warm Love
5.The Way That Young Lovers Do
6.Purple Heather (Wild Mountain Thyme)
7.Laughing in the Wind
8.Bring It On Home to Me
9.More and More
10.These Dreams of You
11.Cyprus Avenue
12.Hey Good Lookin’
13.I’ve Been Working
14.I Just Want to Make Love to You

From the original uploader:
I got this recording from a serious Vantrader in 2011 with unknown lineage.
Not the best recording but for those who love 70’s Van, it’s definitely worthwile, considering the interesting setlist.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Toronto, Canada (07/07/73)

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Van Morrison
07/07/73
Convocation Hall
Toronto, ON

Download: FLAC/MP3

I have no source info for this whatsoever. Its an ok sounding AUD.- Mat

What’d I Say
I’ve Been Working
Listen To The Lion
Sweet Thing
Since I Fell For You
Moondance
More & More
Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket
Everyone
I Just Want To Make Love To You
These Dreams Of You
Hard Nose The Highway
Wild Children
Green
Caravan

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Baltimore, MD (01/19/73)

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Neil Young
01-19-1973, Civic Center
Baltimore, Maryland
w/ The Stray Gators

Download:FLAC/MP3

Disk 1 (26:10)
1. On The Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. L.A.
4. Journey Through The Past
5. Borrowed Tune
6. Out On The Weekend
Harvest (missing)
Old Man (missing)
Heart Of Gold (missing)

Disk 2 (55:37)
1. (cut) Come Along And Say You Will
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
3. Last Dance
4. Lookout Joe
5. Alabama
6. New Mama
7. Time Fades Away
8. Don’t Be Denied
9. Cinnamon Girl
10. Southern Man

Notes :
Tour : 1973 Time Fades Away Tour with The Stray Gators
Band : The Stray Gators, Line Up 1

Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – keyboards
Tim Drummond – bass
Kenny Buttrey – drums

Source Audience analog cassette
Lineage: A3 > DAT > CDR > EAC > Pro Tools (pitch adjustment) > XACT 1.5b3 > flac(8)