The Felt Forum
November 1, 1974
01. Intro for Van > Naked In The Jungle (4:33)
02. Street Choir (5:05)
03. Warm Love (4:20)
04. Bulbs (4:04)
05. Into The Mystic (7:12)
06. (fades in) Help Me (3:51)
07. Joyous Sound (3:20)
08. I Believe To My Soul (4:36) – Missing
09. (fades in) Listen To The Lion (7:38)
10. (fades in) I’ve Been Working (4:14)
11. Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket (3:47)
12. Twilight Zone (8:56)
13. Moondance > Fever (8:54)
14. Brown-Eyed Girl (3:31)
Van Morrison – guitars, keys, harmonica, alto saxaphone & vocals
Pete Wingfield – piano & backing vocals
Peter Van Hooke – drums & backing vocals
Jerome Rimson – bass & backing vocals
Source: Unknown equipment and taper
Original Lineage: AUD > ? > CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN
see additional lineage notes
Music fades in on beginning of tracks 06, 09 & 10
applauses fades out on end of tracks 05, 08 & 09
There is a fair amount of hiss throughout and, as with most audience sources, the occasional conversation of those near the mic.
Additional Lineage Notes by happy jack
shn > wav (reworked with nero6 and audacity) > flac level 6 (by tlh)
1)On all tracks i used nero 6 declicker settings with detection threshold at 100 % and maximum length at 3.0 ms. also used decrackle settings with detection threshold at 30 % and reduction level at 30 %. This removed some hiss without loosing any of the music,voices and natural sound.
2)On track 09 i used audacity to remove 2 pops at about 5 seconds and 6:34
Historical Note: During Twilight Zone, at the point where the audience got very boisterous and the people near the mic began laughing, Van had hopped up on the piano. The rat-a-tat at the end of the song was Van doing a little jig/tap dance from the top of the piano.
The Felt Forum show is most certainly one of the last and best recordings made before this door closed. Did Van begin his hiatus at his peak, or was it time for a change? Perhaps he believed the latter, but in this instance, only the listener can decide. We hope you will enjoy this selection. While its sound is not quite what we grew accustomed to in the 90s, it is very fine when one considers the year 1974. More importantly, the performance it captures stands the test of time.
no where in the original info. does it pertain this recording as being the Celtic Soul Productions Volume 3 which was a 2 disc set. The second disc was of exclusive photographs taken at the Felt Forum show. That second disc included 17 color photographs, in three size variations, all neatly presented on a data-only disc which i did not receive. So i do not know how this compares to that specific recording.
This is a Fantastic Recording and Show. Don’t let the flaws scare you
added notes by happy jack
received this in 2003
added updated info. text
original info. text included
original shn files included
original md5 included checked and passed
added flac fingerprints for new reworked flac files
SBEs Fixed checked and passed
Front Cover Art included
Most of all Give Thanks to the taper
there were 2 shows on this night,
and etree says only the early one circulates.
the setlist for the late one doesn’t circulate either,
and the early one matches this show.
the twilight zone had a false ending and the recording was apparently shut off
after track 12. the end of it is track 13 but there wasn’t much more to it anyway.
it’s not a very noticable cut since it sounded like the song ended at that point.
probably recorded on a Panasonic mono auto levelling recorder with built in mike.
Nevinsrip attended this concert.
he doesn’t recall if this is his tape (master) or a 1st gen copy from it.
this one matches the 1st show setlist and is probably the early show, but we cannot be sure.
the tape was a 90 minute AGFA (normal bias) played on a tascam 112 into soundforge (WAV) >
flac (sb’s aligned > torrentially yours.
a this and that production.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
* from the *** NEVINSRIP *** collection *