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. 5

Features a concert from Stratford where he was
in fine form.

So Complicated-done 3 times
Give Me A Kiss-done 2 times
That Lucky Old Sun-done 2 times
Madame George-one more time!!!
Lazy River-done 3 times
Saint James Infirmary-done many times-this one the best
Stand By Me-done without Chris Farlowe
Hard Nose The Highway-done 2 times
Muleskinner Blues-with Candy Dulfer
Naked In The Jungle-with Candy Dulfer
Satisfied-with Candy Dulfer
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World-done 4 times-with Chris Farlowe
Sitting On Top Of The World-done 4 times
Who Do You Love-done 1 time-with James Hunter

01-So Complicated-11-09-Stratford Upon Avon-England
02-Give Me A Kiss-11-09-Stratford Upon Avon-England
03-That Lucky Old Sun-11-09-Stratford Upon Avon-England
04-Madame George-11-09-Stratford Upon Avon-England
05-Lazy River-11-23-Dublin-Ireland
06-Saint James Infirmary-11-24-Dublin-Ireland
07-Stand By Me-11-24-Dublin-Ireland
08-Hard Nose The Highway-12-01-Malvern-England-Early
09-Muleskinner Blues-12-28-Vienna-Austria
10-Naked In The Jungle-12-28-Vienna-Austria
12-It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World-09-22-Torquay-England
13-Sitting On Top Of The World-09-22-Torquay-England
14-Who Do You Love-12-14-Swindon-England

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show: