Van Morrison
Wang Theater
Boston, MA

Source: AUD > C(1) via Chris Hecht
Transfer Info: C > Nakamichi DR-1 > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz) > dBpoweramp (24/96)
Lineage: Wav 24/96 > Wavelab 9.5 (tracking, Ozone 8 EQ, mBit+ dither, resample, levels) > FLAC 16

Thanks to Charlie Miller for the C > D transfer

01. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 2 >
02. Baby Please Don't Go >
03. Gloria >
04. Here Comes The Night >
05. Brown Eyed Girl
06. Jackie Wilson Said
07. It's All In The Game /
Meet Me Down By The River /
Make It Real One More Time
08. Help Me
09. Tore Down a la Rimbaud
10. Vanlose Stairway
11. Hard Nose The Highway
12. If Only You Knew
13. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
14. A Sense of Wonder
15. Cleaning Windows
16. Cry For Home
17. She Gives Me Religion
18. Haunts of Ancient Peace
19. What Would I Do
20. Summertime In England
21. Full Force Gale

A seemingly uncirculated performance. Taper unknown. Received in trade by Chris Hecht. Cassette marked "1st gen." There is a tape flip after Northern Muse and a second in the middle of Summertime in England. Both had already been faded in/out, which supports MC > C by the person making the C(1) tape.

As with many Van Morrison recordings, the vocals are mmrph luh rrrble da bada. Ozone 8's Vocal Richness preset helps a bit, and also brought up the levels and put a little polish on things Still, the vocals are often incomphrehensable.

Baby Please Don't Go through Brown Eyed Girl is a medley, as is the It's All The Game > Make It Real segment, which may be the best part of the show. The crowd certainly reacts well to it. lists Bright Side of the Road and Tupelo Honey as the last two songs, but neither was present on this recording. That setlist was imported back when the db got started. The setlist was probably derived from Wavelength magazine (not the surfing one) and is probably correct.

The Band:

Van Morrison with ...
John Allair - organ
Bob Doll - trumpet
Tom Donlinger - drums
Pee Wee Ellis - saxophone
David Hayes - bass
Chris Michie - guitar
Annie Stocking - backing vocals
Pauline Lozano - backing vocals

Fun stuff, enjoy!

--mhg :: 2020-09-29