Firstly, I want to thank the tapers, traders and Van fanatics
who make this series possible. Without them we would be nowhere!!!!

Artwork included-thanks to HB

And last of all-ENJOY-that's what it's all about

The Best Of 2001 will comprise of 6 volumes
of versions of songs that I personally like.
They may or may not be your personal favorites
but they all stand out in one way or another for their
rarity of performance or for their uniqueness of version
They all blend as seamlessly as possible to simulate
an actual concert performance.
March 2001 marked the end of the Linda Gail Lewis era.
Only Volume 1 includes Linda Gail material.
In retrospect it wasn't a bad year-when I listen to what Van
is performing in 2007. You won't find too many of the songs
in this compilation in his present day setlist-which IMO
is a crying shame.OK-Enough lamenting!!!!

Vol. 4

Features 2 concerts from The Netherlands in October
Van seems to come alive with great setlists and performances
in The Netherlands. You explain it!!!!!

These Dreams Of You-done 4 times
When You're Smiling-Van in a playful mood
Why Must I Always Explain-because he has to!!!
It's All In The Game-the longest well recorded version of the year
Back On Top-Parental warning!!!contains expletives????
Early In The Morning-done many times-this one has Candy Dulfer
Help Me-done many times-this also has Candy on it
Whatever Happened To PJ Proby-done 4 times
In The Afternoon-great Version
Star Of The County Down-one of my favorites
Sitting On Top Of The World-done 4 times
See Me Through-Burning Ground-not the best version ever-but the
only one of 2001

01-These Dreams Of You-06-16-Plymouth-England
02-When You're Smiling-10-27-Belfast-Northern Ireland
03-Why Must I Always Explain-10-27-Belfast-Northern Ireland
04-It's All In The Game-10-26-Belfast-Northern Ireland
05-Back On Top-10-20-Utrecht-The Netherlands
06-Early In The Morning-10-20-Utrecht-The Netherlands
07-Help Me-10-20-Utrecht-The Netherlands
08-Whatever Happened To PJ Proby-10-19-Amsterdam-The Netherlands
09-In The Afternoon-10-19-Amsterdam-The Netherlands
10-Star Of The County Down-10-19-Amsterdam-The Netherlands
11-Sitting On Top Of The World-10-19-Amsterdam-The Netherlands
12-See Me Through-Burning Ground-10-19-Amsterdam-The Netherlands

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