The Best of 2002
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Taken from Buxton and Coventry-England after
rests of at least a week.
Joyous Sound-done 3 times and not since
Naked-done many times but this is an extended workout
Ain’t That loving You-with James Hunter spurring him on
Outskirts-done 4 times-bluesssssy
Who Do You Love-done 1 time-again with Hunter
Rambler’s Blues-done 4 times-bluessssssy
That Lucky Old Sun–done 2 times-again with Hunter
Out Of Sight-done 7 times-again with Hunter-James Brown!!!!
Snow In San Anselmo-done 1 time and not since
Dead Or Alive-done 6 times-this one extended and bluesssy
Stop Drinking-the way it should be done-bluessssy-before he massacred it
Early In The Morning–bluesssy again
It’s Love Time-done 2 times-not before or since!!!
Fever-done 3 times-a tribute to Peggy Lee who had recently died
Carrickfergus-done 1 time and only once since
Sitting On Top-done 1 time-with Chris Farlowe
01-Joyous Sound (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
02-Naked In The Jungle (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
03-Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
04-Outskirts Of Town-Long Distance Call (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
05-Who Do You Love (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
06-Rambler’s Blues (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
07-That Lucky Old Sun (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
08-Out Of Sight (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
09-Snow In San Anselmo (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
10-Dead Or Alive (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
11-Stop Drinking (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
12-Early In The Morning (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
13-It’s Love Time (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
14-Fever (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
15-Carrickfergus (Coventry-England (2002-01-25)
16-Sitting On Top Of The World (Vitoria-Spain 2002-07-17)
This volume consists of tracks from
Amsterdam-Middlesbrough, England and
Dublin-all after breaks of at least a week!!!
Celtic Swing-used as an opener many times in 2002
Mystic-done 8 times
I’ve Been Working-done 5 times
Afternoon-the longest version I’ve heard
Satisfied-with Candy Dulfer spurring him on
Jump, Jive-done 6 times
Help Me-ohhh give me the muffled mike in 2006!!!!!
Tupelo Honey-done 4 times
Bring It On Home-done 3 times-too short!!!!
Bangor Blues-done 2 times-not before or since!!!
Madame George-what more can I say?????
01-Celtic Swing (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
02-Into The Mystic (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
03-I’ve Been Working (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
04-In The Afternoon (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
05-Satisfied (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
06-Jump, Jive and Wail (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-29)
07-Help Me (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-30)
08-Tupelo Honey (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-03-30)
09-Bring It On Home To Me (Middlesborough-England 2002-03-01)
10-Bangor Blues (Middlesborough-England 2002-03-01)
11-It’s All In The Game (Middlesborough-England 2002-03-01)
12-Madame George (Dublin-Ireland 2002-05-03)
Our venues are Manchester-England
and Dublin-Ireland after breaks of at
least 1 week
Wild Night-done 5 times-he was on this night!!
Cyprus Avenue-done 1 time-and not since-a beauty!!!!!
That’s Life-done 6 times-you’d think he was in Vegas-not Manchester!!
Star Of The County Down-done many times in 2002-but
can you imagine Van doing these 3 songs in consecutive order
What Makes The Irish Heartbeat-done 2 times
It’s A Man’s-done 2 times
Baby Please-done many times-great version-at a break Van yells
PLAY THE SAX-not in 2006 thanks!!!!!
It Once-done 2 times
I Have Finally-done 1 time-and not since
Only A Dream-done 5 times-and the first live performance of it
Northern Muse-done 8 times
Madame George-done 2 times-another beauty-only done once since in 2005
01-Vanlose Stairway (Manchester-England 2002-03-15)
02-Wild Night (Manchester-England 2002-03-15)
03-Cyprus Avenue (Manchester-England 2002-03-15)
04-That’s Life (Manchester-England 2002-03-15)
05-Star Of The County Down (Manchester-England 2002-03-15)
06-What Makes The Irish Heartbeat (Dublin-Ireland-Early 2002-05-04)
07-It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (Dublin-Ireland-Early 2002-05-04)
08-Baby Please Don’t Go (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
09-It Once Was My Life (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
10-I Have Finally Come To Realize (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
11-Only A Dream (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
12-Northern Muse-Solid Ground (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
13-It’s All In The Game (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
14-Madame George (Dublin-Ireland-Late 2002-05-04)
Taken from Torquay and various other locales
The Way Young-done 5 times
Steal My Heart-done many times in 2002
Who Was That Masked Man-done 1 time and the only live version I have-all the way back to Veedon Fleece
Foreign Window-done 5 times
Wonderful Remark-done 4 times
Stormy Monday-done 2 times-this time with Chris Farlowe and seagulls!!!
Arklow-done 8 times-a wonderful reading of it
Listen To The Lion-done 4 times-a treat!!!
Thanks For The Informatrion-done 2 times!!!!!!!!!!
Have I Told You Lately-done 30000 times but only done sans jazzzzzzzz this 1 time-nice to hear it done straight
It’s A Man’s-done 2 times-with Farlowe-I’m not a big fan of Farlowe but he seems to spur Van on to great performances
Fast Train-done many times
Saint James Infirmary-done many times-I like this rendition
The Beauty Of-done 4 times
01-The Way Young Lovers Do (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
02-Steal My Heart Away (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
03-Who Was That Masked Man (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
04-Foreign Window (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
05-Wonderful Remark (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
06-Stormy Monday-Take Your Hands Out Of My Pocket (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
07-Streets Of Arklow (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
08-Listen To The Lion (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
09-Thanks For The Information (Goteborg-Sweden 2002-08-23)
10-Have I Told You Lately (Esslingen-Germany 2002-07-25)
11-It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (Edinburgh-Scotland 2002-08-01)
12-Fast Train (Brighton-England 2002-09-13)
13-Saint James Infirmary (Brighton-England 2002-09-14)
14-The Beauty Of The Days Gone By (Brighton-England 2002-09-14)
From many sources
Crazy Love-done 1 time
Slim Slow Slider-done 1 time
Philosopher’s Stone-done many times
The Healing Game-done 1 time
See Me Through-done 1 time-but alles kaput!!!!!!!!!!
Rimbaud-done 2 times
Listen To The Lion-done 4 times-3 are on this series
Arklow-done 9 times-a beauty
Sweet Thing-done many times in 2002-I can’t put them all on-if there is enough interest I may make a CD-Sweet Thing-2002-strange-he did it once in 2001-5 times in 2003-and not since-but he did it 13 times in 2002!!!
In The Forest-done 1 time-and actually he has only done it live 3 times and not since 1993 when Too Long In Exile first came out
And The Healing-done many times-this one is 13:18 long
Did Ye Get Healed-done many times-this one 9:21
01-Crazy Love (Glasgow-Scotland 2002-08-02)
02-Slim Slow Slider (Glasgow-Scotland 2002-08-02)
03-Philosopher’s Stone (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
04-The Healing Game (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
05-See Me Through (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
06-Tore Down A La Rimbaud (Dublin-Ireland 2002-11-03)
07-Listen To The Lion (Malvern-England-Late 2002-10-19)
08-Streets Of Arklow (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-11-15)
09-Sweet Thing (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-11-16)
10-In The Forest (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-20)
11-And The Healing Has Begun (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-21)
12-Did Ye Get Healed (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-21)
Muleskinner Blues-done 8 times
Brand New Day-done 1 time-great version
Don’t F## Put It All On Me-Van has heartaches after someone in the audience has heartaches of their own
Real Real Gone-done 8 times
Goldfish Bowl-done 3 times
When You’re Smiling-done 5 times-Van cracks up a bit
It’s All Over-done 6 times-with Chris Farlowe-with the infamous “Nazi Uniform” refrain-a great version
Did Ye Get Healed-done many times-dynamite version!!!!
I Forgot That Love Existed-done 2 times
Carrying A Torch-done 1 time-the first time since 1993
What Would I Do-done 1 time
Russian Roulette-done 2 times
She Gives Me Religion-done 2 times-great version
Beside You-done 3 times
Get On With The Show-done 1 time-the first time ever live. I don’t know why he doesn’t do this one more often
That’s it for now-2001 is a bit of a problem as our darling Linda Gail Lewis is there for the first half of the year-we’ll have to see what we can salvage from the year!!!!!!
HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and comments are always welcomed!!!!!
01-Muleskinner Blues (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
02-Brand New Day (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
03-Don’t F## Put It All On Me (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
04-Real Real Gone (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
05-Goldfish Bowl (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
06-When You’re Smiling (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
07-It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
08-Did Ye Get Healed (Coventry-England 2002-12-06)
09-I Forgot That Love Existed (Sandefjord-Norway 2002-12-20)
10-Carrying A Torch (Sandefjord-Norway 2002-12-20)
11-What Would I Do (Sandefjord-Norway 2002-12-21)
12-Russian Roulette (Utrecht-The Netherlands 2002-12-27)
13-She Gives Me Religion (Utrecht-The Netherlands 2002-12-27)
14-Beside You (Utrecht-The Netherlands 2002-12-28)
15-Get On With The Show (Utrecht-The Netherlands 2002-12-28)
Firstly, I want to thank the tapers, traders and Van fanatics
who make this series possible. Without them we would be nowhere!!!!
Artwork included-again thanks to Harm
And last of all-ENJOY-that’s what it’s all about
It seems like yesterday that I was complaining
about Van’s performances in 2002-but in retrospect
I didn’t realize what would happen in 2006-horns in
the trash-pedal steel on everything-the Lawrence Welk
band backing him up and Van usually on AUTOPILOT!!!!!
Well 2002 sounds great now-so let’s get it on.
This time around unlike 2003-2004-and 2005 I did not try to include every song he only did once in the year-because in retrospect some of these songs were inferior recordings. This time I have tried to match the sound quality of the songs within each CD. This time around each CD is my version of my DREAM CONCERT-so here we have it- 6 fantasy concerts which did not take place but should have!!!!!!!!!!!