Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Way Up the Avenue

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Van Morrison
Way Up On the Avenue
(bootleg CD)
CIB Archives CIB04/05 (Released March, 1998)

Download: FLAC/MP3

unknown lineage
vantrades shn vine from 2004 – track names changed – md5 files, shn tool_len files and text file added

bootleg info from the excellent but now closed hayward website :
van-the-man.info/discography/avenue.html
please note : the track timing from the hayward info are a little bit different to the shn source

artwork from the hayward site and from belfastcowboy.org

Disc 1

01.Burning Ground (4:44)
02.It Once Was My Life (4:19)
03.Foreign Window (3:38)
04.Raincheck (5:06)
05.Who Can I Turn To? (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley) (4:09)
06.In The Afternoon (5:43)
07.Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train (5:19)
08.This Weight (4:08)
09.Domino / Shot of Rhythm & Blues (2:53)
10.Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) Duet with Bob Dylan (3:31)
11.Sometimes We Cry (4:55)
12.Cleaning Windows (4:21)
13.Northern Muse [Solid Ground] (3:43)
14.See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Stewart) (8:21)
15.It’s a Man’s, Man’s World (James Brown) (9:00)

Total time: (73:47)

Disc 2

01.A Fool For You (Ray Charles) (2:59)
02.Moondance (5:08)
03.Shenandoah (traditional) (2:57)
04.A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) (5:11)
05.More and More (Merle Kilgore) Duet with Bob Dylan (3:09)
06.Tupelo Honey / Why Must I Always Explain? (7:04)
07.The Healing Game (5:19)
08.Fire In The Belly (5:50)
09.Satisfied (5:50)
10.Summertime In England (8:30)
11.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (5:21)
12.Days Like This (3:36)
13.How Long Has This Been Going On? (Ira & George Gershwin) (4:31)
14.Cyprus Avenue (8:10)

Total time: (73:35)

Recorded Live at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City January 16-21, 1998

Performance Dates:
Disc One (all tracks): January 21, 1998
Disc Two (track 1): January 16, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 2-3): January 20, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 4-8): January 18, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 9-14): January 17, 1998

Musicians:
Van Morrison – Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
Brian Kennedy – Vocals
Georgie Fame – Hammond Organ, Vocals (January 16-18, 1998)
Justin Carroll – Hammond Organ (January 20-21, 1998)
Ronnie Johnson – Electric Guitar
Nicky Scott – Electric Bass
Geoff Dunn – Drums
Liam Bradley – Percussion
Pee Wee Ellis – Saxophone
Matt Holland – Trumpet

Review from original uploader:
The source for this 2 CD bootleg CD is an audience recording, rather than a soundboard, and the sound quality should be judged accordingly. It’s about average (although I’ve heard far worse bootleg material) with a definite “speakerish” quality to the vocals. So while it is not in the “top 5 Van boots” category, it does document an important series of concerts.

Part of the van-the-man.info unofficial website