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I must confess I have been putting off doing a Best Of 2000 compilation
for quite some time as I thought I would have trouble filling 2 cd's
let alone 5. Well I have finished it and am quite happy with it. I must state
now that this compilation ends on July 6, 2000-the last date with the
Johhny Scott band and the start of the assault to my senses by Linda Gail
Lewis and all that entailed. When I did the Best Of 2001 I included a few
numbers with her in the band-but by that time some of the band proficiency
issues had been sorted out. I don't know when Van had decided to go this
route but 2000 contained a great many uninspired shows-but there are some true
gems in here. At least we still had the horn section-which is a big thing to me.
Another bonus for me was my vast choice of versions of Philosopher's Stone
and It's All In The Game-2 of my favorite songs. Philosopher's Stone was
performed 15 times and Game no less than 32 times in the period before Linda Gail
So we have 3 Philospher's and 4 Game and 3 Man's World tossed in as well
because it also is among my favorites-2 with Farlowe-1 solo

Anyways-comments are always welcome and I hope The Best Of 1999
will not take as long as this one did.



New Biography done 4 times and not since
Golden Autumn Day done only 1 time and only 10 times total
Naked In The Jungle with Candy Dulfer guesting
Satisfied done 2 times and again with Candy guesting
Georgia On My Mind again with Candy guesting
When The Leaves Come Falling Down-my favorite version of the year
Vanlose Stairway-Game-Philosopher's Stone-Help Me and Man's World
all from an outstanding concert in Brighton where he was feeling it
for one of the few times in 2000


01-New Biography-05-05-Newcastle-Upon-Tyne-England
02-Golden Autumn Day-05-05-Newcastle-Upon-Tyne-England
03-Naked In The Jungle-03-30-Brighton-England
05-Georgia On My Mind-03-30-Brighton-England
06-When The Leaves Come Falling Down-03-18-Glasgow-Scotland
07-Vanlose Stairway-02-09-Oxford-England
08-It's All In The Game-02-09-Oxford-England
09-Philosopher's Stone-02-09-Oxford-England
10-Help Me-02-09-Oxford-England
11-It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World-02-09-Oxford-England

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