Van Morrison – Newport, Wales (10/06/93)

King’s Hotel
Newport, Gwent, Wales
October 6, 1993

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Source: Audience
Lineage: Trade Audio CDR’s -> EAC (secure/offset correct) -> WAV -> TLH – FLAC Level 8

Too Long In Exile
Ball And Chain
I’ve Been Working
I’ll Take Care Of You
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
See Me Through / Soldier Of Fortune
Crazy Love (lead vocal by Brian Kennedy)
That’s Where It’s At (duet with Brian Kennedy)
Into The Mystic (duet with Brian Kennedy)
Moondance / My Funny Valentine
Lonely Avenue / 4 O’Clock In The Morning / Blues In The Night
Cleaning Windows
Be Bop A Lula
Mean Woman Blues / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On Vanlose Stairway / Trans Euro Train
Help Me
Have I Told You Lately (lead vocal by Brian Kennedy)
Into The Mystic (duet with Brian Kennedy)
Celtic Ray (duet with Brian Kennedy)
A Town Called Paradise
Tupelo Honey (duet with Brian Kennedy)
You Send Me (lead vocal by Brian Kennedy)

Not Suitable For Children

All songs on Disc one and two, plus tracks 1-2 on Disc three were recorded at the Kings Hotel in Newport on October 6, 1993. Disc three tracks 3-11 recorded at The Dome in Brighton on June 19, 1993.

Liner notes: (sic! throughout)
The concert captured in its entirety on this release took place at the Kings Hotel in Newport, (a town in South Wales) on 6th October 1993. Van played at this hotel several times over the few years prior to this concert, as the hotel was owned by a close friend, and Van apparently relished the intimate nature of the venue, performing in a small ballroom to no more than a couple of hundred people. This year however would prove to be the final performance at this venue, and a listen to this recording illuminates the reason why perhaps Van declined future bookings.

This show marked one of the first performances of Brian Kennedy with Van, and indeed most of the nucleus of the soon to be unveiled Van Morrison Rhythm and Blues Revue was in place, and the show opened brightly enough with a couple of songs of the then current Too Long In Exile album, as well as some standout versions of some of the covers destined to be come stalwarts of the set lists over the next couple of years such as “I’ve Been Working” and “I’ll Take Care of You”. The first Brian Kennedy interlude is more than pleasant, highlighted by a superb duet with Van on Sam Cooke’s “That’s Where It’s At”, and the next few songs are the musical high point of the show, with a great “Lonely Avenue” and an excellent tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis birthday, with a “Mean Woman Blues” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” medley that would have made the Killer proud. It is after this point however that things start to get a little strange, as the reportedly copious amounts of alcohol Van had been consuming during the evening began to have a negative effect on the performance. Who ever it was who had the tenacity to shout a request for “Brown Eyed Girl” must have been dumb struck by the reaction this innocent shout received, as the show turned strictly X certificate, and Van left the audience with no illusion to his opinion on chart success! Though things settled down a little for a while after this outburst, partially due to Brian Kennedy taking center stage once more, but during “A Town Called Paradise” Van staggers on to his soap box once more, and the air turns blue once again. This show actually meanders to a conclusion a couple of songs later, with Brian Kennedy taking most of the vocal duties, as it is pretty clear that Van has had his fill (literally!)

The strangeness of the Newport performance, with both its amazing highs and astonishing lows, is contrasted by the extra tracks on disc three, recorded less than three months before, which shows a professional and polished performance, including more rarely performed songs from Too Long In Exile and the much maligned (by Van at least!!) “Brown Eyed Girl”. Something obviously happened in those few months, as Newport was the first wobbly(!) step on a very different path, that would see other peoples songs become a focal point of his live show, and the straining to show his musical purity, free from the control of both the music industry and the weight of his own audiences expectations. In the words of the man himself; FUCK THE ASSHOLES!!!!!!

Review by Niall Connors:
What a strange, strange show — it is unique in the true meaning of the word. I have some 25 Van boots, and nothing even approaches the bizarre nature of the King’s Hotel show. The above liner notes well encapsulate what transpires during the show, as an increasingly drunk Van gives way to some of his inner demons, notably, his belief — declared vociferously throughout “Vanlose Stairway” — that he is “a mother-fucking soul-singer”. The highlight of the show — for me — is “See Me Through/Soldier of Fortune” during which Van explains not only what he thinks a soldier of fortune is, but also that “Soldier” is one of 200 or so unrecorded/unreleased songs he has written. (I have always wondered from where this staple concert song emanated.)

The sound is not DAT quality, and the show was likely recorded on a standard cassette recorder — although given the venue and some crowd noise, it almost seems better than if this had been a purer recording. (For those of you who remember the Velvet Underground, the quality reminds me of the quasi-boot Live at Max’s Kansas City) At 35 quid, this three-disc boot is pricey, but totally worth it!

Van Morrison – Newport, Wales (10/06/91)

6 OCTOBER 1991
1h 37m

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So Complicated
Did Ye Get Healed? >
It’s All In The Game >
Make It Real One More Time
I Forgot That Love Existed
See Me Through >
One Day At A Time >
This Ainít The Real World
I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
Some Peace Of Mind
Ordinary Life
Why Must I Always Explain?
Allow Me > Mama Don’t Allow
Moondance >
All Saints Day
So Quiet In Here >
That’s Where It’s At
Twistin’ The Night Away
A Town Called Paradise
Whenever God Shines His Light
Professional Jealousy
Haunts Of Ancient Peace >
It’s Too Late To Stop Now >
No Prima Donna

Van Morrison : lead vocals, guitars, alto saxophone, harmonicas
The Van Morrison Band : Ronnie Johnson : guitar, MD & MC; Teena Lyle : vibes, congas, recorder, percussion, vocals; John Miller : keyboards; Paul Robinson : drums; Kate St. John : alto & tenor saxophones, cor anglais, oboe, vocals; Nicky Scott : bass, vocals

Received on 2 CDRs from Graf Ritmo who transcribed his complete cassettes.
To hard drive with EAC. Edited for continuous flow in Adobe Audition : edited at beginning and end. Cassette turnovers and consequent edits audible at 41m, 1h 24m. There is some distortion on both channels on the end of Twistiní The Night Away, and the first minute of A Town Called Paradise had a faulty left channel. This has been mirrored with the right channel to create a mono track at the start of the song.
Normalised and nothing else. Flacced with TLH to level 6
This is the sixth recording to be sent to dime from a series Iíve called The Lost Welsh Masters. Practically every Van show in and around Wales from the 80s onwards was recorded by one diligent taper, Graf Ritmo. Many have never been circulated ñ this is one of them.
This show is listed at vanomatic as the 3rd October. However Graf wrote the date at the time on his tapes and is sure itís the 6th . Many of these Kingís shows were last minute word-of-mouth affairs and no tickets were printed. We await to be contradicted.
Enjoy the glorious See Me Through which Van dedicates at the end îto everybody at Real Worldî ñ Pete Gabrielís studios in Box.

Bob Dylan – Newport, RI (08/03/02)

Bob Dylan
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI

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I have no source information for this. Folders are labeled “Newport 02”

Roving Gambler*
The Times They Are A-Changin’*
Desolation Row*
Mama, You Been On My Mind*
Down In The Flood
Positively 4th Street
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Cry A While
Girl Of The North Country*
Tangled Up In Blue*
Mr. Tambourine Man*
Summer Days
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
The Wicked Messenger
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

E: Not Fade Away
Like A Rolling Stone
Blowin’ In The Wind*
All Along The Watchtower

Newport Folk Festival

Bob Dylan – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Charlie Sexton – Guitar, Vocals
Larry Campbell – Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Cittern, Vocals
Tony Garnier – Electric & Double Bass, Vocals
George Recile – Drums

* – Acoustic

Van Morrison – Newport, Wales (05/11/88)

Van Morrison
05/11/88 (Wed)
Newport Centre
Newport, Wales

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Set 1:
Celtic Excavation
Vanlose Stairway
Queen Of The Slipstream
I Forgot That Love Existed
The Mystery
What Would I Do
In The Garden
Summertime In England (missing)
Rave On John Donne > Did Ye Get Healed
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)

Set 2:
Set Two with The Chieftains:

Star Of The County Down,
She Moved Through The Fair
Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta
Raglan Road
Iíll Tell Me Ma
Celtic Ray
My Lagan Love
Marieís Wedding
Irish Heartbeat
Boffyflow And Spike
I Canít Stop Loving You
Goodnight Irene

Van Morrison – Vocals
Arty McGlynn – guitar,
Dave Early – drums,
Clive Culbertson – bass,
Ritchie Buckley – saxophone,
Derek Bell – keyboards,
June Boyce – backing vocals

I receicved this from a trade / The quality is average but accepatable

Wynton Marsalis – Newport, RI (08/08/10)

The Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guest Dave Brubeck
Live at The Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Stage
Newport, Rhode Island USA

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As broadcast live by WBGO-FM, Newark, NJ USA.

WBGO-FM > ADCOM GTP-450 Tuner > Edirol R-09HR (44.1/16) >
Sony Soundforge 9 > FLAC level 6 aligned on SB

Capture and transfer by beatpop.
Posted August 2010.


01 – Intro (0:32)
02 – Doing Our Thing (14:50)
03 – Blues For Newport (6:23)
04 – These Foolish Things (8:33)
05 – Thank You (5:05)
06 – Take The A Train (6:36)
07 – Happy Birthday to Dave (2:04)
08 – The Razor Rim (20:54)

Total Running Time: 65:00

The Wynton Marsalis Quintet:

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Dan Nimmer – piano
Carlos Henriquez – bass
Ali Jackson – drums
Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
Dave Brubeck – piano

Excerpt of a review from the Providence Journal:

The emotional center of the afternoon was the guest appearance of
iconic pianist Dave Brubeck with Wynton Marsalisí group.
Marsalis brought Brubeck (who was given a heroís welcome when he
arrived at the Fort) to the stage, introducing him as
ìmore than a legend.î Brubeck and the group then did a swinging
version of Brubeckís ìBlues for Newport,î followed by a tender duet
between the two stars on ìThese Foolish Things.î Then Brubeck
rolled back a few decades with a powerful, fleet reading of his
Chopin-based ìThank You,î then finishing his appearance with
ìTake The A Train.î

Full Review here:

Miles Davis – Newport, RI (07/04/66)

Miles Davis
Festival Field, Newport, RI
Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcast
July 4, 1966

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Goody Pitch-Corrected Remaster

Voice of America (VOA) Broadcast > ?? > CD Trade > > EAC Wave > TLH Flac Level 8 >

Goody’s additional lineage:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender +82 cents; Balanced channels; Tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper (FLAC

Level 8) >

plaz’s additional lineage below*

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Willis Conover (ann)

1 Introduction > Gingerbread Boy 8:34
2 All Blues 10:29
3 Stella by Starlight (Incomplete) 6:56

Total Time: 26:00

RatedX comment about his source:
Note: I believe this version sounds better than the upload still available here:

*Additional lineage:
Goody flacs > wav (checksums verified) > clean + declip > flac(lvl8)

Additional editing by plaz (all in Sound Forge Pro 10, except where noted):

Gain corrections:

  • repaired drop outs, wows, gain fluctuations, and a few pops as follows:

track 1

  • removed leading silence
    0:39.0931 – 0:39.1160, repaired wow in right channel (gain bump)
    2:08.2590 – 2:08.2790, repaired wow in left channel (cross-mix with right channel signal)

track 2
1:23.2742 – 1:23.2864 : replaced damaged left-channel with right channel signal
1:46:1716 – 1:46.1895 : repaired wow in left channel (gain bump)
3:12.6000 – 3:13.6082 : repaired wow in right channel (cross-mixed with left channel)
3:35.4974 – 3:35.5084 : replaced damaged left-channel with right channel signal
5:57.4675 – 5:57.4810 : repaired wow in left channel (cross-mixed with right-channel)
6:37:5588 – 6:37.5682 : repaired left channel wow (cross-mixed with right-channel)
9:36.5900 – 9:36.5995 : repaired damaged right-channel with left channel signal
8:51.7061 – 9:51.7017 : repaired damaged right-channel with left channel signal

track 3

  • attenuated microphone pop (0:17) and mic switching or line noises (0:32, 0:34-0:35)
  • repaired pop at 6:12.7574-6:12.7612

Clipped Peak Restoration (Izotope RX2):

  • declipped left and right channels of all 3 tracks separately, but maintaining relative gain levels

Recombined files, gain normalized to 0 dB, and re-split tracks (sbs aligned).

Text updated and new FLACs and .ffp created – April 1, 2011. (No foolin’!)

Upped to DIME, April 1, 2011.

John Prine – Newport, RI (07/30/17)

John Prine
“Live at Newport 2017”
Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

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Lineage: SBD > ??? > WAV > Track Splitting > FLAC Level 8


  1. Love, Love, Love
  2. Long Monday
  3. Taking a Walk
  4. Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
  5. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) [w/ Justin Vernon]
  6. Angel From Montgomery
  7. Fish and Whistle
  8. All the Best [w/ Jim James]
  9. Mexican Home
  10. In Spite of Ourselves [w/ Margo Price]
  11. That’s the Way That the World Goes ‘Round
  12. Sam Stone [w/ Nathaniel Rateliff]
  13. Hello in There [w/ Roger Waters & Lucius]
  14. Lake Marie
  15. Paradise

Total Duration: 72 minutes and 4 seconds


John Prine – guitar, vocals
Jason Wilber – guitar, harmonica, harmony vocals
Pat McLaughlin – guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
Dave Jacques – bass
Kenneth Blevins – drums
Justin Vernon, Jim James, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Roger Waters – guitar, guest vocals
Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig – harmony vocals on “Hello in There”


One of the best-sounding John Prine recodings I have, this show might be one of the most star-studded John Prine shows ever. Margo Price, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames and The Night Sweats’s Nathaniel Rateliff each guested on one song, and (ex) Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters even brought his back vocalists from indie band Lucius for the song “Hello in There”. You can find tons of reviews of this concert online, as well as fan-shot videos on YouTube. John Prine inspired and influenced a lot of today’s best songwriters and this show proves that. As someone puts, “John Prine might not be your favorite songwriter, but he probably is one of your favorite songwriters’ favorite songwriter.”

All guest artists featured on this show paid tribute to John when he passed away – Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk John Prine Tribute Concert, Jim James posted a John Prine cover on Instagram, Roger Waters recorded a video sharing his thoughts, and Justin Vernon wrote on his Twitter: “A simple majority of who I am as a person, let alone a musician, is because of John Prine. He is my number 1.”

John Prine – Newport, RI (07/31/10)

John Prine
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, RI, USA

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  1. Spanish Pipedream
  2. Picture Show
  3. Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
  4. Six O’Clock News
  5. Souvenirs
  6. Fish And Whistle
  7. That’s The Way That The World Goes Round
  8. Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
  9. Please Don’t Bury Me
  10. Angel From Montgomery
  11. Bear Creek Blues
  12. Lake Marie
  13. Filler
  14. All The Best
  15. Paradise

John Coltrane – Newport, RI (07/02/66)

John Coltrane quintet
Newport Jazz Festival
July 02, 1966

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Vol 9 of the 65-67 trane tree

ressed by request
cdr in trade > Audacity (removed some noise here and there

Sound Quality good

01 – MFT 21:22
02 – Welcome 11:02
03 – Leo 23:11

John Coltrane Saxes and percussion
Pharoah Sanders Saxes and Percussion
Alice Coltrane Piano
Jimmy Garrison Bass
elvin Jones Drums

John Coltrane funeral

06 – Holiday for Graveyard 02:58

Ornette Coleman
David Izenzon
Charles Moffett

officially released material removed

John Coltrane – Newport, RI (07/01/61)

John Coltrane Quintet
Newport, RI

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

Total Time: 28:33 min.

  1. Introductions 01:27
  2. Impressions 06:21
  3. Naima 04:18
  4. My Favorite Things 16:27

John Coltrane: Tenor and Soprano Sax
McCoy Tyner: Piano
Art Davis: Bass
Reggie Workman: Bass
Elvin Jones: Drums

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Goody’s additional lineage:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -50 cents) > Trader’s Little Helper (FLAC Level 8, ffp)

Pitch was approx. 50 cents sharp. Goody 1/16/11

This is great. Thank you for sharing!  For the sake of accuracy though, there was no 1961 Newport Jazz Festival. Seriously.  This Coltrane recording is from "Music At Newport," an entirely different one-off event that happened in Newport that summer.  Here's a basic synopsis of what happened (from the Newport Jazz Festival wiki). You can also read about it in depth in George Wein's highly recommended autobiography.  Stu

In 1960 boisterous spectators created a major disturbance, and the National Guard was called to the scene. Word that the disturbances had meant the end of the festival, following the Sunday afternoon blues presentation headlined by Muddy Waters, reached poet Langston Hughes, who was in a meeting on the festival grounds. Hughes wrote an impromptu lyric, “Goodbye Newport Blues,” that he brought to the Waters band onstage, announcing their likewise impromptu musical performance of the piece himself, before Waters pianist Otis Spann led the band and sang the Hughes poem.

Presentation of the proper Newport Jazz Festival was disallowed in 1961 due to the difficulty of the previous year’s festival. In its place, another festival billed as “Music at Newport” was produced by Sid Bernstein in cooperation with a group of Newport businessmen. That festival included a number of jazz musicians but was financially unsuccessful. Bernstein announced that he would not seek to return to Newport in 1962. The Newport Jazz Festival resumed at Freebody Park in 1962.