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Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (11/01/78)

van morrison bottom line 1978

Van Morrison
Nov 1, 1978
Bottom Line
New York, NY

Download MP3@320: Rapidshare

Into The Mystic – not included in download
Checkin’ It Out
Brown-Eyed Girl
Kingdom Hall
Hungry For Your Love
Wild Night

Concert Summary
Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone
Bobby Tench – guitar, backing vocals
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Mickey Feat – bass
Pete Bardens – keyboards
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophones
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
Anna Peacock – backing vocals

“Van Morrison was enjoying a commercial renaissance with both this tour and the album he was promoting at the time. Always a magnetic live performer, Morrison delivered a stunning set in New York’s intimate Bottom Line club – the venue that launched the careers of both Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, among countless others. Opening with an introduction by J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf and a jazzed up version of “Moondance,” the show provided a healthy mix of material from his then-new Wavelength LP and all the best-loved Morrison classics.”

“The band was lava-hot and provided the perfect compliment to Morrison’s free form vocal stylings. In the line-up was Pete Bardens (who also played keyboards in Morrison’s 1960s British Invasion band, Them) and former Jeff Beck Group vocalist/guitarist Bobby Tench. Because he was backed by a great band, Morrison was able to successfully mix hot jazz, blazing blues, romantic and melodic ballads and gospel-fevered rock ‘n’ roll over the course of a single show. By the time he shakes it up on the closers – “Wild Night” and “Caravan”- the audience is completely in the palm of his hand.”

“Crazy Love,” “Tupelo Honey” and “Into The Mystic” faithfully bring the listener back to Morrison’s classic early ’70s Warner Brothers Records period, when he was the darling of the pop music press. “Kingdom Hall,” “Checkin’ It Out,” and the aforementioned “Wavelength” were new songs at the time, but were just as well received, since it was clear to the audience that Morrison had just released one of his best albums in years. Still, it was Morrison’s earliest solo hit, “Brown Eyed Girl,” that first brought the crowd to its feet.”


September 6, 2012 - Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, mp3 downloads, Music, Van Morrison

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  1. Thanks, I have this at 192 bit so this will be an upgrade to 320. I have 4 addtional songs with the 192 bit version.
    Also, The Wild Night track included Joyous Sound!

    Comment by Bruce | September 6, 2012 | Reply

  2. It appears there was an early show and late show of Bottom Line, 1978. This one with Peter Wolf introduction is listed as the early show. My statements in earlier post reference the late show.

    Comment by Bruce | September 6, 2012 | Reply

  3. Track 3 seems to be missing from download??

    Comment by Neil | September 6, 2012 | Reply

  4. Thanks for the info Bruce. If you want to send those four additional tracks to me for posting that would be awesome.

    Neil thanks for letting me know. It appears that I am completely missing that track. I’ll notate it above. Sorry about that.

    Comment by Mat Brewster | September 6, 2012 | Reply

  5. This is one of the best Van boots!

    Comment by Grant | September 8, 2012 | Reply

  6. Does anyone have “Into the Mystic” track from the early show that they can send to Mat to include? Thanks,

    Comment by Bruce | September 11, 2012 | Reply

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