Listen: Van Morrison @ Lion’s Share, San Anselmo; August 8, 1971

Honestly, this may be the best Van recording I’ve heard, not withstanding its slightly wonky mix of vocals, its beauty is in the fun that Morrison and his band are having. A fantastic recording, a great night.
-Stuart @ collectorsmusicreviews.com

My New World Crystal Ball
Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA; August 8, 1971.
Late Show.

Excellent soundboard

Band:

  • Backing Vocals – Ellen Schroer, Janet Planet, Martha Velez
  • Bass – Bill Church
  • Drums – Dahaud Shaar
  • Guitar – John Platania
  • Keyboards – Alan Hand
  • Saxophone – Jack Schroer
  • Vocals – Van Morrison

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Classic Bootleg: Van Morrison “Spring In My Heart – Live At Montreux 1997” (Audio)

Another great Van Morrison concert bootleg (sound & performance).

Montreux, Switzerland
19th July, 1997
The Gala Night

Musicians

  • Van Morrison: vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Georgie Fame: vocals, organ
  • Ronnie Johnson: guitar
  • Geoff Dunn: drums
  • Nicky Scott: bass
  • Robin Aspland: piano
  • Pee Wee Ellis: soprano saxophone
  • Leo Green: saxophone
  • Matt Holland: trumpet
  • Brian Kennedy: vocals

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Classic Bootleg: Van Morrison Live in Montreux 1990 (Audio)

Essential, awesome, flawless. Quite possibly the best boot there is.
-Russell Parkinson

This is rated by Van Traders as one of the top Van bootlegs of all time. On some lists as high as number two. If you don’t have this it is essential Van the Man. The sound quality is very good soundboard/FM. There is an amazing version of “Sweet Thing” that seams nicely into “Astral Weeks” before returning back to “Sweet Thing” that makes this a special one. And “Northern Muse” changes to “Auld Lang Sine”, “No Prima Donna” and finishes with “When Heart is Open”. This is really some good stuff. The “Summertime in England” is awesome. At 13 minutes and Van adds “A Town Called Paradise”, “Take Me Back” and “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” into it. This truly is an amazing bootleg!
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Casino de Montreux
Montreux, Switzerland
July 11, 1990

Featuring special guest Georgie Fame

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Classic concert: Led Zeppelin live Denmark 1969 (full TV performance) plus bonus clip

Here’s a short but sweet film of what Led Zeppelin looked and sounded like in the first year of the band’s history. This was mid March, 1969. Their debut album, Led Zeppelin, had been out in USA for three months.

Led Zeppelin was on a tour of the UK and Scandinavia when they visited TV-Byen studios in Gladsaxe, Denmark, to play four songs from the new album:

0:11 Communication Breakdown
2:58 Dazed and Confused
12:13 Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
19:01 How Many More Times
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November 25: The Last Waltz was recorded in 1976 (full 4h20m concert)

Last-Waltz

This film should be played loud!

This is a message on a title card at the beginning of the film. The greatest concert movie ever made. This post concerns the movie, the audio releases have to wait for it’s own post.

Wikipedia:

The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the end of The Band’s illustrious touring career, and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young.

The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. The film features concert performances, scenes shot on a studio soundstage and interviews by Scorsese with members of The Band. A triple-LP soundtrack recording, produced by Rob Fraboni, was issued in 1978. The film was released on DVD in 2002 as was a four-CD box set of the concert and related studio recordings.

Trailer:

I have several versions of the film, and I’ve seen many versions of it. I’ve seen it at the cinema, I’ve played it to death on video casette, I have two DVD releases , a blu-ray release and I’ve seen/heard quite a bit of bootlegs of the show.

This is a film that I’m really passionate about, and I have often wondered if there’s footage, filmed sequences, that is not in the official version. Whatever condition such film would be in was irrelevant, I wanted to see as much as possible of the legendary concert.

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September 28: Ryan Adams live at Northstar Bar 2000 (free music)

ryan adams live 2000-09-28

This is a great show a couple of weeks after the release of Heartbreaker, Adams plays most of the album and some other favorites. He doesn’t talk much but delivers a good concert.

“Ryan doesn’t mind if live recordings make it up on sites as long as no money is changing hands, you know he allows anyone to plug into the board and record. Keep it fun and free and I think we are all ok with it.” as quoted from the co-webmaster of a Ryan Adam’s fan site. Quote was from Ryan Adams’ management.

Stream or download:

Here is a download link (via Archive.org)

– Hallgeir