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#1
Way Up On the Avenue - Madison Square Garden, New York City January 16-21, 1998 (2 CDR)
Compilation of a 6 night run in New York. Verrrry Jazzy show with a different kind of songlist for Van. If your looking for the 90's sounding Van this is it.
Aud Boot CD>CDR  Great sounding Aud., should be A+
Sound: A   CIB Archives CIB04/05
Time  disc 1: 73:20    disc 2: 73:14
Flaws: None, some cuts between songs
Kahuna's Rating:***1/2
Performers:
Van Morrison - Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar, Brian Kennedy - Vocals, Georgie Fame - Hammond Organ, Vocals (January 16-18, 1998), Justin Carroll - Hammond Organ (January 20-21, 1998), Ronnie Johnson - Electric Guitar
Nicky Scott - Electric Bass, Geoff Dunn - Drums, Liam Bradley - Percussion, Pee Wee Ellis - Saxophone, Matt Holland - Trumpet
Disc 1 
   1.Burning Ground (4:44) 
   2.It Once Was My Life (4:19) 
   3.Foreign Window (3:38) 
   4.Raincheck (5:06) 
   5.Who Can I Turn To?
   6.In The Afternoon (5:43) 
   7.Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train (5:19) 
   8.This Weight (4:08) 
   9.Domino / Shot of Rhythm & Blues (2:53) 
  10.Blue Suede Shoes * (Carl Perkins) (3:31) 
  11.Sometimes We Cry (4:55) 
  12.Cleaning Windows (4:21) 
  13.Northern Muse [Solid Ground] (3:43) 
  14.See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Stewart) (8:21) 
  15.It's a Man's, Man's World (James Brown) (9:00) 
Disc 2
   1.A Fool For You (Ray Charles) (2:59) 
   2.Moondance (5:08) 
   3.Shenandoah (traditional) (2:57) 
   4.A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) (5:11) 
   5.More and More (Merle Kilgore) * (3:09) 
   6.Tupelo Honey / Why Must I Always Explain? (7:04) 
   7.The Healing Game (5:19) 
   8.Fire In The Belly (5:50) 
   9.Satisfied (5:50) 
  10.Summertime In England (8:30) 
  11.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (5:21) 
  12.Days Like This (3:36) 
  13.How Long Has This Been Going On? (4:31) 
  14.Cyprus Avenue (8:10) 
* Duet with Bob Dylan 
Performance Dates:
Disc One (all tracks): January 21, 1998
Disc Two (track 1): January 16, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 2-3): January 20, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 4-8): January 18, 1998
Disc Two (tracks 9-14): January 17, 1998
Notes from the Van Morrison Web Site:
Review by Bob Schultz:
I would say this is a pretty good bootleg. The first CD is taped at one concert by a
single taper who had quiet neighbors. The second CD is a mixed bag. A few good
songs with noisy neighbors -- talkers and yellers, and a few that are good recordings.
The horns always suffer on boots so I don't expect much from any booter. As for the
vocals, it feels good to hear a little rough mix Van once in a while. It sounds like a
really live show.
In the big picture, unless you have taken a vow of poverty, it is an ok way to spend $40.

#2
Just Like a Woman - Loreley GER. 7/9/99 (2 CDR)
New Van, very bluesy and jazzy with big band sounding horns. Great sound on this one too.
German TV show recorded on VHS Hi-Fi transfered to CDR
Sound: A
Time  disc 1: 61:00    disc 2: 29:51
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
DISC I:
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 04:02 
T. B. Sheets 05:03 
Moondance 07:01 
Back On Top 04:20 
Philosopher's Stone 08:26 
Centerpiece 06:34 
In The Afternoon 10:19 
Muleskinner Blues 05:14 
Precious Time 04:09 
Just Like A Woman 05:48 
DISC II:
Satisfied 04:34 
When The Leaves... 06:08 
The Healing Game 07:09 
Help Me 11:59 
 
 
 

 

#3
Have I Told You lately - Christmas Special '98 - Philipshalle, Dusseldorf,GER 12/19/98
[the Rockpalast Christmas Special] (2 CDR)
German TV show recorded on VHS Hi-Fi transfered to CDR
Sound: A
Time  disc 1: 53:42    disc 2: 46:37
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
CD1: 
   1.Intro: "Chicken" (4:36) 
   2.Jackie Wilson Said (4:01) 
   3.These Dreams (sic) (3:30) 
   4.Raincheck (5:00) 
   5.Moondance / My Funny Valentine (7:48) 
   6.Rough God Goes Riding (5:13) 
   7.Give Me A Kiss (3:20) 
   8.That's Life (4:34) 
   9.Naked In The Jungle (5:53) 
   10.In The Afternoon (10:09) 
CD2: 
  1.Satisfied (4:29) 
  2.Georgia Is On My Mind (sic) (5:44) 
  3.Call Me Up In Dreamland (4:01) 
  4.Summmertime In England (7:45) 
  5.Medley: See Me Through / The Burning Ground / Soldier Of Fortune / The Burning Ground (14:45) 
  6.Have I Told You Lately (sic) (7:28) 

 

#4
Dreams - The Waterfront Hall, Belfast February 2 & 3, 1997. (2 CDR)
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Time: 73:02
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
   1.Days Like This (3:22) 
   2.Fire In The Belly (6:11) 
   3.Rough God Goes Riding (5:55) 
   4.Into The Mystic (3:12) 
   5.Sometimes We Cry (5:14) 
   6.Don't Know What It Is (2:38) 
   7.It Once Was My Life (5:50) 
   8.If You Love Me (4:01) 
   9.The Healing Game (6:39) 
  10.See Me Through / Soldier Of Fortune / Burning Ground (14:45) 
  11.I'll Take Care Of You / When The Clock Strikes / It's A Man's Man's World /
     It's Hustle Time / No More Donna (sic!) (15:12) 
Track 11: Recorded Live at Oslo Spectrum 11/12/1994
Notes from Michael Tandrup: This boot contains numbers from the televised show,
as shown numerous places. The sound is fine, and the cover is a drawing of the Man.

#5
Outskirts of Basel - Grosser Festsail, Basil SWI. 12/17/2000. (2 CDR)
A real mix of jazz, blues and rock with guests Linda Gay Lewis & Candy Dilfer. Great high quality recording
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time: disc 1: 56:26     disc 2: 64:20
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****

#6
From Dublin Up to Sandy Row - The Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland 12/17/95 (2 CDR)
A mellow layed back Van show. The sound is so supurb on this one it must have been professionally recorded for an album release. Highly recommended!!!
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time: disc 1: 56:04     disc 2: 60:06
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****

 
 

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