Bob Dylan – Holmdel, NJ (07/13/91)

Bob Dylan
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey
13 July 1991

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Stereo audience recording

Disc One
1 New Morning
2 Simple Twist Of Fate
3 All Along The Watchtower
4 Shelter From The Storm
5 Gotta Serve Somebody
6 Wiggle Wiggle
7 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
8 When I Paint My Masterpiece
9 Two Soldiers (Trad)
10 Girl Of The North Country

Disc Two
1 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
2 Bob Dylan’s Dream
3 Folsom Prison Blues (J Cash)
4 Everything Is Broken
5 I Believe In You
6 Highway 61 Revisited
7 What Good Am I ?
8 Ballad Of A Thin Man

Bob Dylan band:
Ian Wallace Drums
J J Jackson Guitars
Tony Garnier Bass

Van Morrison – Holmdel, NJ (09/01/90)

Van Morrison
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

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Original recording:
Sony clip-on stereo mic clipped to front of painter’s cap > Sony D6 cassette (FOB center, on Sony Metal SR 100 minute tape, Dolby C on)

Cassette Transfer:
My master cassette > Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby C decode, auto azimuth adjust) > Sound Devices 722 (@24/96)

Soundforge Pro 13.0 – All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits. File processed in Soundforge for clap/whistle/yell scrubbing; volume normalization. Tracked in CDWav. Tagged in Tag&Rename 3.9.15

Cassette Side A
Georgie Fame and the band without Van

  1. Parchman’s Farm
  2. Yeh Yeh
  3. Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away
  4. So Complicated
  5. Celtic Swing
  6. I Will Be There
  7. Cleaning Windows
  8. Orangefield
  9. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
  10. Warm Love
  11. Have I Told You Lately
  12. Whenever God Shines His Light
  13. These Are The Days

Cassette Side B

  1. She Gives Me Religion
  2. Beautiful Vision
  3. Dweller On The Threshold
  4. Sweet Thing
  5. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) / Auld Lang Syne / When The Heart Is Open
  6. Summertime In England / A Town Called Paradise
  7. encore break
  8. Star Of The County Down
  9. Full Force Gale
  10. Gloria

The band:
Georgie Fame – organ and vocals
Richie Buckley – tenor saxophone
Dave Early – drums
Brian Odgers – bass
Steve Gregory – saxophone
Bernie Holland – guitar
Neil Drinkwater – keyboards

I hand scrubbed over 300 individual claps, whistles, yells, and on-stage feedback from this recording for all of our enjoyment.

Recorded, transferred (8/17/2013), tracked (8/19/2019), mastered (2/7-20/2020), and posted (2/21/2020) by Scott Bernstein

Taper notes:
For BARN211, I’m bringing things back to one of my favorite all-time musicians and live performers — Van Morrison. While I have previously posted my all-time favorite show of his as BARN166 way back in 2015 (nearly 5 years back), I figured it was time for me to put out another one. This one represents the first time I ever saw him perform live — at my local amphitheater at the time — the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. At the time I wasn’t really prepared for what I was about to witness — Van is one of those performers who reinterprets his music as he sees fit, and the fans can’t come to a show expecting to hear music as it was recorded on the album.

In this timeframe, Van’s show was a bit more jazzy, and you could expect jazzier interpretations of his songs. He didn’t perform any of his “hits” (other than “Gloria” — his hit from 1964 when he was in the band Them, in the encore), and a 4 songs in the setlist (“Whenever God Shines His Light”, “These Are The Days”, “Orangefield”, “Have I Told You Lately”) are from his then-current album “Avalon Sunset” — and “Have I Told You Lately” would go on to become a big hit for Rod Stewart when he covered it a few years later. The rest are pulled from all corners of his catalog, but his genius is in evidence here during a magical 11+ minute version of “Sweet Thing” from his classic album Astral Weeks and a sublime nearly 9 minute version of “Summertime In England” (from his semi-obscure 1980 “Common One” album), representing 20 minutes of the back half of the set — both notable because every other song falls squarely in the 2-4 minute range. “Star Of The County Down” (which has a totally different sound and feel from the rest of the show) comes from his 1988 album of traditional Irish folk songs recorded with The Chieftans.

This version of his band was anchored by the presence of organist (and vocalist) Georgie Fame, and the format of all of his shows at the time was that Georgie and the rest of the band would be the “warm up” act for Van, performing a few songs without Van to warm up the crowd and the band (Georgie hilarously comments at the end of his set “That’s the warm-up and it obviously had no effect at all!”), and then inviting Van on stage. Those 3 “opening act” songs are presented here at the beginning of the recording. One of opening songs — “Yeh Yeh” was a top-10 hit in England for Georgie in 1964. You’ll hear Georgie’s voice featured promintently on this recording harmonizing and backing Van throughout.

It’s very interesting to note that it’s clear that Van didn’t work from a setlist — if you listen closely you can actually hear him calling out each and every song to the band as the previous song is finishing.

One more interesting note about this show — I did a little Googling of the bassist from this show – Brian Odgers, who was not typically one of Van’s bassists that I’d heard of before, played with Van only in the years 1989-1990 (by 1991 he had Nicky Scott playing bass, and he played with Van straight through 1999 and then again in 2002 and 2004). Anyway, Brian has a storied bass-playing career — to start off, he played on Elton John’s “Madman Across The Water” in 1971; he also played on Lou Reed’s self-titled 1972 album, Roger Daltry’s 1977 album “One Of The Boys”, and John McLaughlin’s 1969 album “Extrapolation” before joining Van around this time to tour and record Enlightenment.

The source of this recording is an old cassette of mine, with an inferior clip-on mic and I’ve spent a couple of weeks giving it a polish with a proper transfer, meticulously scrubbing out over 300 claps/yells/whistles (and even some bursts of onstage feedback), smoothing out some volume inconsistencies on the master tape, and a nice EQ. This is a massive upgrade over my original recording, and this is my first attempt to circulate my 30 year old master.

Neil Young – Holmdel, NJ (06/25/92)

Neil Young (solo)
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
June 25, 1992

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Source: Aud DAT Master > CDR
Recording: Sonic Studios DSM-3 > Sony TCD-D3 DAT
25th row, right center

Transfer: Sony R500 > HHB CDR-850
Tracked and mastered in Audacity

Long May You Run
Unknown Legend
Comes A Time
Dance, Dance, Dance
Love Is A Rose
From Hank To Hendrix
The Needle And The Damage Done
Tonight’s The Night
Old Man
This Note’s For You
Like A Hurricane
Cripple Creek Ferry
Old King
Such A Woman
Heart Of Gold
Don’t Let It Bring You Down
Sugar Mountain
encore break
On The Way Home
After The Goldrush

Joni Mitchell – Holmdel, NJ (07/16/83)

Joni Mitchell
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
July 16, 1983

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Repost to dime by EasyMusic July 2013

orig posted to LL by Rob Berger April 22, 2009.
He writes:

source: aud 1st gen reel
Jerry Moore’s copy

mastered on sony d5 by Fredo (nak 300’s?)

lineage: aud cassette master>7″ reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b
technics rs-1506>sony nr-335>hd-p2 24/48>cd wave>
adobe 2.0 16/44>flac
transferred and seeded to LL by Rob Berger

notes: uncirculated show, nice aud tape,
master paused between most songs

disc one: 45:44
coyote – missing
free man in paris – missing
cotton avenue – missing

01: Edith And The Kingpin
02: You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
03: Flat Tires
04: Song For Sharon
05: God Must Be A Boogie Man
06: For Free
07: Big Yellow Taxi
08: A Case Of You
09: Wild Things Run Fast
10: Sweet Bird Of Youth
11: Banquet

disc two: 45:52

01: Raised On Robbery
02: Refuge Of The Roads
03: You’re So Square
04: Solid Love
05: Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
06: Help Me
07: Love
08: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
09: Underneath The Streetlight
10: Woodstock

Neil Young – Holmdel, NJ (06/12/89)

Neil Young
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey, USA
Solo w/ Frank Sampedro and Ben Keith

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01. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
02. Rockin’ In The Free World
03. Comes A Time
04. Sugar Mountain
05. Pocahontas
06. Helpless
07. Crime In The City
08. For The Turnstiles
09. This Old House
10. Roll Another Number
11. Too Far Gone
12. This Note’s For You
13. The Needle And The Damage Done
14. No More
15. After The Gold Rush
16. Heart Of Gold
17. Ohio
18. Rockin’ In The Free World
19. Powderfinger

Tour: 1989 A Solo Acoustic Evening – US Tour with Ben Keith and Frank Sampedro
Band: Solo with Frank Sampedro and Ben Keith

Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – guitar, mandolin, vocals
Ben Keith – dobro, keyboards, vocals

Source 1:

Source: Audience cassette master > DAT > CDR
Transfer: CDR > EAC > xACT2.18 > flac8

Length: 90:22

Source 2:

First Generation Tape,Unknown Mics/Deck/Original Transfer Decks
Tape From Floater,Transfer By Keo
Tape Maxell XL II 90
Transfer With Nakamichi MR-1>Korg MR-1000 @ 1 Bit/5.6 MHz
Tracking/Sample Rate Conversion/Metadata Tagging
With AudioGate Software To 32 Bit Float/96 kHz
Dithered/Flacked With Korg Aqua To 16/44
SBE’s Checked/Fixed With Trader’s Little Helper
Metadata Tagging With AudioGate Software

Comments:A Huge thanks to Floater for the source
tape.First few seconds or so is missing and sound
starts out a bit muddy and with lots of crowd
participation,as the show progress’s sound clears
up to a very enjoyable listen.
As always ENJOY!

Bob Dylan – Holmdel, NJ (07/21/89)

Bob Dylan
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

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1. Trouble (1st live performance)
2. One Irish Rover
3. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
4. Just Like A Woman
5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
6. Shot Of Love
7. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
8. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
9. When Did You Leave Heaven? (1st of only 2 acoustic versions)
10. Boots Of Spanish Leather
11. All Along The Watchtower
12. I’ll Remember You
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Like A Rolling Stone
15. Mr. Tambourine Man
16. Maggie’s Farm

Source 1:


(80min), version “a”, good to very good sound [B-]; different recording than previous; both version have some hiss but previous version has more upfront and clearer vocals making it better

Source 2:


(80min), level fluctuations at very beginning; very good to excellent sound

Bob Dylan – Holmdel, NJ (06/25/88)

Bob Dylan
Garden State Performing Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey
25 June 1988.

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I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.

disk 1

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. Gates Of Eden
3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
4. Tangled Up In Blue
5. Simple Twist Of Fate
6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7. Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

disk 2

1. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
2. Boots Of Spanish Leather
3. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
4. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
5. Like A Rolling Stone.
6. audience noise
7. Blowin’ In The Wind
8. All Along The Watchtower

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
G. E. Smith (guitar)
Kenny Aaronson (bass)
Christopher Parker (drums).

Notes: First performance of “Trail Of The Buffalo” since 1967 during The Basement Tapes sessions.

Bruce Hornsby – Holmdel, NJ (09/08/90)

September 8, 1990 Saturday
Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey USA

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Soundboard > PCM Digital > Cassette > DAT > CDR > EAC secure >
Audacity (edits) > CD Wave (tracks) > FLAC&gt
Tascam DA-20 > Tascam CD-RW900

No noise reduction, processing or EQ
Total Time – 147:16
Transfer and encoding by Steve Hopkins

Disc One 74:04

01. On The Western Skyline * 7:14 >
02. Not Fade Away 2:42 >
03. On The Western Skyline 1:30
04. The Valley Road 6:13
05. The End Of The Innocence 7:51
06. Fire On The Cross 8:22 >
07. Barren Ground 5:30
08. talk 2:49
09. Jacob’s Ladder 9:30
10. Stranded On Easy Street 5:16
11. Evangeline 4:35
12. A Night On The Town 5:42 >
13. Jack Straw 6:45

Disc Two 73:12
01. Every Little Kiss 8:00
02. Lost Soul 6:09
03. Rhapsody In Blue tease 1:34
04. Tangled Up In Blue 5:39
05. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 2:32 >
06. The Letter 2:11
07. Mandolin Rain (mid-cut) 11:43
08. Tupelo Honey 4:22
09. The Way It Is 5:07
10. Across The River 5:54 >
11. Look Out Any Window (mid-cut) 5:58
12. ovation & talk 1:37

13. Another Day 5:46 >
14. Defenders Of The Flag 4:02 >
15. Happy Birthday 0:53 >
16. Star Spangled Banner 1:36

* d1-t01 – first 2:50 poor quality, then improves…

Laura Creamer – vocals
Bruce Hornsby – keyboards, vocals
George Marinelli – guitar, mandolin
John Molo – drums
Shaun Murphy – vocals
Joe Puerta – bass, vocals
John “JT” Thomas – keyboards