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

Artwork included-again thanks to Harm

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

It seems like yesterday that I was complaining
about Van's performances in 2002-but in retrospect
I didn't realize what would happen in 2006-horns in
the trash-pedal steel on everything-the Lawrence Welk
band backing him up and Van usually on AUTOPILOT!!!!!
Well 2002 sounds great now-so let's get it on.

This time around unlike 2003-2004-and 2005 I did not try to include every song he only did once in the year-because in retrospect some of these songs were inferior recordings. This time I have tried to match the sound quality of the songs within each CD. This time around each CD is my version of my DREAM CONCERT-so here we have it- 6 fantasy concerts which did not take place but should have!!!!!!!!!!!

Vol. 1

Taken from Buxton and Coventry-England after
rests of at least a week.

Joyous Sound-done 3 times and not since
Naked-done many times but this is an extended workout
Ain't That loving You-with James Hunter spurring him on
Outskirts-done 4 times-bluesssssy
Who Do You Love-done 1 time-again with Hunter
Rambler's Blues-done 4 times-bluessssssy
That Lucky Old Sun--done 2 times-again with Hunter
Out Of Sight-done 7 times-again with Hunter-James Brown!!!!
Snow In San Anselmo-done 1 time and not since
Dead Or Alive-done 6 times-this one extended and bluesssy
Stop Drinking-the way it should be done-bluessssy-before he massacred it
Early In The Morning--bluesssy again
It's Love Time-done 2 times-not before or since!!!
Fever-done 3 times-a tribute to Peggy Lee who had recently died
Carrickfergus-done 1 time and only once since
Sitting On Top-done 1 time-with Chris Farlowe

01-Joyous Sound (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
02-Naked In The Jungle (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
03-Ain't That Loving You Baby (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
04-Outskirts Of Town-Long Distance Call (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
05-Who Do You Love (Buxton-England 2002-02-07)
06-Rambler's Blues (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
07-That Lucky Old Sun (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
08-Out Of Sight (Buxton-England 2002-02-08)
09-Snow In San Anselmo (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
10-Dead Or Alive (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
11-Stop Drinking (Coventry-England 2002-01-26)
12-Early In The Morning (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
13-It's Love Time (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
14-Fever (Coventry-England 2002-01-25)
15-Carrickfergus (Coventry-England (2002-01-25)
16-Sitting On Top Of The World (Vitoria-Spain 2002-07-17)

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