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Artwork included-thanks to HB

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Van the Man's music alive!!

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.



Bring It On Home To Me done 3 times
Raincheck done 4 times
In The Afternoon-great version
It's All In The Game-Van Morrison is one of those phony names-great version
Lonesome Road done 1 time and only 2 times total-the other in 1993
when he had released the Too Long In Exile studio album
When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God done 3 times
I Can't Stop Loving You done 1 time without Linda Gail-compare
this version to the 2007 versions!!!
Georgia On My Mind-the best version everrrrrrrrrrr IMO
Help Me-Man's World-Baby Blue and Fast Train
all from the second night in York where he was really on!!
This was also the first time he sang Fast Train live which
would later appear on the Down The Road studio album.

01-Bring It On Home To Me-02-25-York-England
03-In The Afternoon-02-25-York-England
04-It's All In The Game-02-25-York-England
05-Lonesome Road-02-26-York-England
06-When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God-02-26-York-England
07-I Can't Stop Loving You-02-26-York-England
08-Georgia On My Mind-02-26-York-England
09-Help Me-02-26-York-England
10-It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World-02-26-York-England
11-It's All Over Now, Baby Blue-02-26-York-England
12-Fast Train-02-26-York-England

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