Van Morrison – Live USA

“Live USA” (Factory Pressed Disc)

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This is a fresh rip from my silver CD using Exact Audio Copy (EAC) on the most strenuous mode. EAC log files made contemporaneously with the rip are included together with .ffp & .md5 checksums and the correct metadata has been added to all tracks. Also, all CD artwork was scanned in high resolution (3 scans total).

The bootleg label “Live & Alive” seem to think that the more you remaster and alter the sound, the better it sounds… I’ve got an ELO bootleg released by this company and it sounds just as weird as this one. This boot has a couple of tracks that have been officially released, but according to TTD policy this one should be allowed.

LINEAGE: SBD -> Original Silver Pressed Bootleg -> Exact Audio Copy (EAC) -> WAV -> Trader’s Little Helper (TLH) -> FLAC (Level 6)

Ripped by themysticmuse – May 9, 2019
Shared at TTD – May 14, 2019


01 In The Garden
02 Dweller On The Treshhold *
03 Domino
04 She Gives Me Religion
05 Tura-Lura-Lural
06 Vanlose Stairway
07 Here Comes The Night
08 Gloria
09 Cry For Home
10 [Lark Ascending] / Haunts Of Ancient Peace
11 It’s All In The Game


  • Track 02 “Treshhold” misspelled by the boot label. Correct name is of course “Threshold”.
    Tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 9-11: July 25, 1986 Greek Theatre, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley CA
    Tracks 3, 7-8: from It’s Too Late To Stop Now
    Track 5: November 25, 1976 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California with The Band, from The Last Waltz

Notes from Art Siegel:
This is the radio broadcast of the Berkeley [Greek Theatre] show, as originally broadcast with cuts from official live albums.

Label: Live & Alive ‎- IMTRAT (IMT 900.112) – Germany
Distributed By – Imtrat GmbH
Made in Germany
Released: Unknown
Artwork By – NOFI Production, Hamburg
Barcode: 4003593002655
Label Code: LC 6711
Rights Society: GEMA
Matrix / Runout: A 7524

Van Morrison – Berkeley, CA (10/21/79)

\Van Morrison
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA

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01. Kingdom Hall
02. Bright Side Of The Road
03. Here Comes The Night
04. You Make Me Feel So Free
05. Warm Love
06. Angeliou
07. Full Force Gale
08. Moondance
09. Tupelo Honey
10. I’ve Been Working
11. Brown Eyed Girl
12. Wild Night

Van Morrison – vocals
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophone
Mark Isham – trumpet
Tony Marcus – violin
Pete Wingfield – piano
Peter Van Hook – drums
David Hayes – bass
John Platania – guitar
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Katie Kissoon – vocals

Source 1:

SOURCE: pre-FM Radio
LINEAGE: pre-FM radio reel (?) > DAT > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > FLAC level 8

FM Broadcast

Artwork Included

Source 2:

Mystic Muse – No other info provided. Comes with artwork indicating it is Celtic Soul Productions Vol. VIII

Source 3:

No source info. Comes with artwork indicating it is Celtic Soul Productions Vol. VIII

Source 4:

Higher Gain

Berkeley ’79 was Van’s second King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast in less than a year. Collectors are familiar with 1978’s Bottom Line, but this lesser known performance surpasses its predecessor. Berkeley boasts the brilliant pairing of Mark Isham and Pee Wee Ellis on horns, honky-tonk piano, and the man himself in top-notch form.

Considered by some to be Van’s seminal work, the superb album Into The Music is well represented here. Along with Pee Wee and Mark, the band includes fellow ITM alumni Toni Marcus and Herbie Armstrong. Katie Kissoon, always so in tune with Van on vocals, shines throughout. Along with some highly enjoyable reworking of older tunes, the set list features some of the most celebratory music of Vanís career. “You Make Me Feel So Free” lives up to its title, and a rollicking “Bright Side Of The Road” will make you want to get up and dance. But the highlight of the disc is the soul-searing (and relatively rare) rendition of “Angeliou”.

Volume Eight delivers excitement from the opening bars of “Kingdom Hall” to the final fading notes of “Wild Night”. We believe it’s an absolute must for any fan of this era.

Source 5:

Lower Gain

SOURCE: pre-FM Radio
LINEAGE: pre-FM radio reel (?) > DAT > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > FLAC level 8