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 5

From many sources

Crazy Love-done 1 time
Slim Slow Slider-done 1 time
Philosopher's Stone-done many times
The Healing Game-done 1 time
See Me Through-done 1 time-but alles kaput!!!!!!!!!!
Rimbaud-done 2 times
Listen To The Lion-done 4 times-3 are on this series
Arklow-done 9 times-a beauty
Sweet Thing-done many times in 2002-I can't put them all on-if there is enough interest I may make a CD-Sweet Thing-2002-strange-he did it once in 2001-5 times in 2003-and not since-but he did it 13 times in 2002!!!
In The Forest-done 1 time-and actually he has only done it live 3 times and not since 1993 when Too Long In Exile first came out
And The Healing-done many times-this one is 13:18 long
Did Ye Get Healed-done many times-this one 9:21

01-Crazy Love (Glasgow-Scotland 2002-08-02)
02-Slim Slow Slider (Glasgow-Scotland 2002-08-02)
03-Philosopher's Stone (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
04-The Healing Game (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
05-See Me Through (Hamburg-Germany 2002-06-07)
06-Tore Down A La Rimbaud (Dublin-Ireland 2002-11-03)
07-Listen To The Lion (Malvern-England-Late 2002-10-19)
08-Streets Of Arklow (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-11-15)
09-Sweet Thing (Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2002-11-16)
10-In The Forest (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-20)
11-And The Healing Has Begun (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-21)
12-Did Ye Get Healed (Leipzig-Germany 2002-11-21)

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