Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (08/31/92) “Sweet Bird of Youth”

VAN MORRISON - Sweet Bird Of Youth (front)

Sweet Bird Of Youth
Playhouse Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland

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MP3s were accidentally mislabeled as 1994, sorry about that.

Disc 1:
01. The New Symphony Sid – Georgie Fame
02. So Complicated
03. I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
04. Why Must I Always Explain
05. See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune
06. All Saints Day
07. Cleaning Windows / Be Bop A Lula
08. Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train
09. So Quiet In Here / That’s Where It’s At
10. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) / No Prima Donna
11. Youth Of 1000 Summers
12. A Town Called Paradise /
13. Did Ye Get Healed? /
14. It’s All In The Game / Make It Real One More Time

Disc 2:
01. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
02. Moondance
03. Enlightenment
04. In The Garden / Since I Fell For You / Daring Night
05. Happy Birthday / It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
06. Gloria
=== 1994-02-14 Brit Awards, Alexander Palace, London, England ===
07. Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award by John McCarthy & Jill Morrell / video tributes by Sting, Bob Geldof, Elvis Costello, Bono, Peter Gabriel, John Lee Hooker & Bob Dylan
08. See Me Through / Have I Told You Lately / Gloria [with Shana Morrison, Shane MacGowan & Brian Kennedy]

LINEUP (1992-08-31):
Van Morrison ñ vocals & other instruments (??)
Ronnie Johnson – guitar
Georgie Fame – organ
Nicky Scott – bass
Kate St. John – saxophone
Teena Lyle – vibes
Geoff Dunn – drums

LINEUP (1994-02-14):
Van Morrison – vocals
Haji Ahkba ñ trumpet
Geoff Dunn ñ drums
Shana Morrison – vocals
Ronnie Johnson ñ guitar
Nicky Scott ñ bass
Jon Savannah – ??
Brian Kennedy – vocals
Teena Lyle – vibes
Kate St. John – saxophone
Shane McGowan – vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Elton John – Edinburgh, Scotland (09/17/76)

Elton John
Playhouse Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Set I
Skyline Pigeon
I Need You To Turn To
Sixty Years On
Border Song
Love Song
The Greatest Discovery
Candle In The Wind
Bennie And The Jets
Rocket Man
I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself
Set II
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Better Off Dead
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Sweet Painted Lady
Your Song
Island Girl/The Bitch Is Back
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (08/06/04)


Van Morrison
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
The Playhouse
Edinburgh, Scotland
August 6, 2004

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Source: Unknown audience recording.

CD 1:
01. Goiní Up The River [Barber]
02. Whatícha Gonna Do? [Barber]
03. The Thrill Is Gone [Farlowe]
04. Love You Baby [Farlowe]
05. Good Morning Blues
06. All Work And No Play
07. Goldfish Bowl
08. Whininí Boy Moan
09. When The Leaves Come Falling Down
10. Dedications(!)/Have I Told You Lately
11. Sometimes We Cry [Morrison & Farlowe]
12. Kansas City [Morrison & Farlowe]

CD 2:
01. Streets Of Arklow > You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push The River
02. All Saints Day
03. Early In The Morning (ëBout The Break Of Day)
04. Mule Skinner Blues
05. Saint James Infirmary
06. Stop Drinking
07. Fast Train [Morrison & Farlowe]
08. Dead Or Alive
09. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
10. Precious Time
11. Stand By Me [Morrison & Farlowe]
12. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Morrison & Farlowe]
13. Gloria [Morrison & Farlowe]

Total time = 111:16

Personnel: Van Morrison, Richard Dunn, Ned Edwards, David Hayes, Matt Holland, Bobby Irwin, & Martin Winning.

Guests: Chris Barber & Chris Farlowe


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Edinburgh, Scotland (04/06/95)

bob Dylan - Edinburgh - 1995

Bob Dylan
Edinburgh Playhouse
1995 April 06

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Real good sound.
This recording doesn’t have the drop, the digi-pops described for the other two circulating one.
drop between track 5 and 6 of disk 2. drop between the cdr.

CD 1

1. Down In The Flood
2. What Was It You Wanted
3. All Along The Watchtower
4. Disease Of Conceit
5. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
6. Simple Twist Of Fate,
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 2

1. Masters Of War
2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
3. God Knows
4. Lenny Bruce
5. Jokerman
6. Like A Rolling Stone
7. It Ain’t Me, Babe

Concert # 662 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 22 of the 1995 European Spring Tour. Concert # 22 in 1995.
Concert # 206 with the 9th Never-Ending Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Winston Watson (drums & percussion).

7ñ9, 14 acoustic with the band.
1, 2, 7, 8, 14 Bob Dylan harmonica.

Note. First What Was It You Wanted since Glasgow February 3, 1991!

11 new songs (78%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza:Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (08/04/99)



The Playhouse Edinburgh
August 4th, 1999

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CD 1
Sack O’Woe
How Long Has This Been Going On (For Chet and Kenny)
When The Leaves Come Falling Down
In The Afternoon, Joe Turner Sings, Don’t You Make Me High, SexMachine Medley
Disc 1 Total Time: 49:53

CD 2
Goin Down Geneva
Vanlose Stairway
My Lagan Love
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
Back On Top
Philosopher’s Stone, Oh Didn’t He Ramble
Help Me, Green Onions
Precious Time
Disc 2 Total Time: 54:10

Source: Downloaded by me from Somewhere
Lineage: EAC CD Rip Silvers> Flac 7 (the sound clarity is very good to excellent).
Size: 506Mb’s
FFP, MD5, .M3ufile, auCdtect Flac Reports, (all files 100% Flac) and Original Art Included
FreeMorrison February 15th, 2012

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (04/02/99)

Playhouse Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 2nd, 1999 (Fri) COMPLETESource: Downloaded By Me from Somewhere
Lineage: Encoded by FLAC v1.1.2a with FLAC Frontend v1.7.1
Size: 633Mb’s

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Disc 1
01-Muleskinner Blues
02-Night Train(*instru)
03-Centerpiece > Be Bop A Lula
04-Moondance > My Funny Valentine
05-How Long Has This Been Going On > For Chet And Kenny(*JS)
07-Goin’ Down Geneva
08-In The Midnight
09-Back On Top
10-Help Me
11-In The Afternoon > Joe Turner Sings > Don’t You Make Me High
12-Precious Time

Disc 2
01-For Mr. Thomas
02-Vanlose Stairway > Trans-Euro Train
03-Tupelo Honey
04-Cleaning Windows
05-Georgia On My Mind
06-The Healing Game
07-See Me Through > Soldier Of Fortune > Burning Ground
08-Just Like A Woman
09-Have I Told You Lately

Set 2: Muleskinner Blues
Comment: set 2 = guest appearance with Lonnie Donegan
4m occured before regular set

Richie Buckley – flute, soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones;
Mick Green – guitar (from Goin’ Down Geneva onwards);
Matt Holland – trumpet, flugelhorn;
Bobby Irwin – drums;
Ralph Salmins – drums, percussion;
Johnny Scott – electric and acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals;
Nicky Scott – bass and backing vocals;
Geraint Watkins – keyboards and backing vocals.
Special Guest: Phil May (PM)
Source: WL

From Freemorrison:
This show clocks in at 136 minutes-that’s 2hours and 16 minutes. Unheard of today and Van is at his best period in my opinion and he is talking and not Mr. Grumpy at this concert. I received this in a trade and it is a wonderful show but the concert as I received it had numerous transition problems between tracks. I do not know if this is how it was originally vined. I have reworked the tracks to make it seamless. I have not changed the sound of the concert as I feel it is great as it is.

There is some distortion on Disc 2-Tracks 8 and 9 but I
did not change it.I did repair a problem towards the end of In The Midnight.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!Van The Man Is Good For You

FFP, MD5, New Correct Art Work, auCdtect Flac Report (100%Flac), all files updated and tagged.
FreeMorrison February 15th, 2012

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison -Edinburgh, Scotland(08/06/95)

Edinburgh Front0169

Van Morrison
Edinburgh Castle
(bootleg CD)
Kiss the Stone – KTS490
(Released ??/95)

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1. All Right, OK, You Win (3:12)
2. How Long Has This Been Going On? (4:29)
3. Early In The Morning (3:01)
4. Days Like This (3:23)
5. Who Can I Turn To? (3:57)
6. That’s Life (3:34)
7. I Will Be There (2:25)
8.Vanlose Stairway (4:23)
9. Blues In the Night (3:14)
10. Haunts of Ancient Peace (4:50)
11. Your Mind Is On Vacation (4:19)
12. Moondance (8:47)
13. Total time: (49:38)

Recorded at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in August 1995

Review from
This is as close to a legit release as Live In Montreux on Swinging Pig was back in the early 90s.

As you all are aware, VM played at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in August 95 and the show was broadcast in Europe – BBC. Van was backed by the BBC Orchestra Big Band.

I heartily recommend this disc. It is obviously taken from a good FM source tape and is in full pristine stereo sound. The packaging is first-rate; looks like whoever did the graphic arts layout was familiar with Van’s famous quote “I don’t care if you’re red, yellow, blue…” as the packaging has “red, yellow, blue” as the background (much as A Night In San Francisco had “Blues, Ballads, Soul, Jazz” as the background art on the back of the CD). The disc is a picture disc and has photos of Van from a few years ago. (Not the black outfit but the vest and the longer hair on the sides and the Ray Ban aviator shades – circa 1991?)

Dave Wilson reports that he “was at that concert and it was quite a night – for all the wrong reasons. Now I have seen Van maybe 12 times and been moved by his performance 90% of the time but on this night he was quite clearly not happy, most likely with the BBC big band who were backing him! You will notice the CD is only over 40 min long – that is all the Man played! He walked off the stage leaving bewildered musicians to wait for his return – which never happened. And somehow I admire him for it!”


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Edinburgh, Scotland (09/01/79)

VM EDINBURGH 1979 Front [150dpi]

Edinburgh, Scotland
September 1st, 1979
Festival Theatre

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Kingdom Hall
Bright Side Of The Road
Into The Mystic
Here Comes The Night
You Make Me Feel So Free
Call Me Up In Dreamland
It’s All In The Game > You Know What They’re Writing About
Warm Love
Moonshine Whiskey
Full Force Gale
Tupelo Honey
I’ve Been Working
Brown Eyed Girl
Rolling Hills
Goodnight Irene

Comment: First Appearance with The Chieftains ever.

John Altham – Saxophones
Herbie Armstrong – Guitar
David Hayes – Bass
Toni Marcus – Violin
Peter Van Hooke – Drums
Pete Wingfield – Keyboards
Katie Kissoon – Backing vocals

Source 1:

Downloaded by FreeMorrison from Somewhere
Lineage: Reworked usingSony SoundForge 10 Pro > remove lower noise fuzz, raised mid & bass 125 khz > Flac level 7
Checked SBE’s (passed) FFP, MD5, auCDtect Flac Report, (all files 100% Flac) ,Original Art Included
And new Art Created by FreeMorrison for this reworked version.
Size: 383Mb’s
Venue: The Royal Highland Showground Ingliston, Edinburgh Scotland “Edinburgh Rock Festival” 09/01/79
(Slight Overall Enhancement in Sound from Original, Rework by FreeMorrison February 13th, 2001)

Source: NC, BVR, WL

A commercially ill fated festival held in the showgrounds at Ingliston near Edinburgh, good weather, good organisation but perhaps too diverse a bill that did not appeal to a wide enough audience .

The pairing of Van and the Cheiftains with a New wave set of acts was probably not a good idea in 1979, when audiences were quite polarised as to their likes and dislikes. 12,000 was not a big enough audience to justify another outing in 1980 .

(There is another superb copy that circulates – I would highly recomend it ifyou can find it – a JTT version of this show with an Introduction bonus track incluced)
FreeMorrison February 13th, 2012

Source 2:

Thanks to “Norm” for the scans on Demonoid and correct information.
I downloaded the copy now on Demonoid but found my tape transfer to be an upgrade.
New Arwork included using Norms original Scans

SOURCE: Low Generation Tape (JG) > Soundforge PRO 10c > FLAC Level 8

JTT, December 2011

These files are labeled 09/09 but it appears to be this date.