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. 4

Taken from Torquay and various other locales
The Way Young-done 5 times
Steal My Heart-done many times in 2002
Who Was That Masked Man-done 1 time and the only live version I have-all the way back to Veedon Fleece
Foreign Window-done 5 times
Wonderful Remark-done 4 times
Stormy Monday-done 2 times-this time with Chris Farlowe and seagulls!!!
Arklow-done 8 times-a wonderful reading of it
Listen To The Lion-done 4 times-a treat!!!
Thanks For The Informatrion-done 2 times!!!!!!!!!!
Have I Told You Lately-done 30000 times but only done sans jazzzzzzzz this 1 time-nice to hear it done straight
It's A Man's-done 2 times-with Farlowe-I'm not a big fan of Farlowe but he seems to spur Van on to great performances
Fast Train-done many times
Saint James Infirmary-done many times-I like this rendition
The Beauty Of-done 4 times

01-The Way Young Lovers Do (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
02-Steal My Heart Away (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
03-Who Was That Masked Man (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
04-Foreign Window (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
05-Wonderful Remark (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
06-Stormy Monday-Take Your Hands Out Of My Pocket (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
07-Streets Of Arklow (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
08-Listen To The Lion (Torquay-England 2002-08-30)
09-Thanks For The Information (Goteborg-Sweden 2002-08-23)
10-Have I Told You Lately (Esslingen-Germany 2002-07-25)
11-It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World (Edinburgh-Scotland 2002-08-01)
12-Fast Train (Brighton-England 2002-09-13)
13-Saint James Infirmary (Brighton-England 2002-09-14)
14-The Beauty Of The Days Gone By (Brighton-England 2002-09-14)

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