Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (11/01/74)

VM 1974 Felt Forum Front

Van Morrison
The Felt Forum
New York
November 1, 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Recording

Source: Unknown equipment and taper
Original Lineage: AUD > ? > CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN
see additional lineage notes

Setlist

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)
Encore
13. Moondance > Fever (8:54)
14. Brown-Eyed Girl (3:31)

Band Members
Van Morrison – guitars, keys, harmonica, alto saxaphone & vocals
Pete Wingfield – piano & backing vocals
Peter Van Hooke – drums & backing vocals
Jerome Rimson – bass & backing vocals

Flaws
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.

Reworked
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

Notes:
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.

Additional Notes:
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

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