June 2, 2021 – 8:16 am

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His Band And The Street Choir/Tupelo Honey Live! [no label, 1CD]
Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Very good audio - mix of radio broadcasts and audience recordings?

Thanks to robbiem for sharing the tracks at Dime.

robbiem noted:

Many thanks and much appreciation for all the tapers, masterers and seeders for making this sort of thing possible. Special thanks to prb for being a font of knowledge and clarity.

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His Band And The Street Choir (also referred to as Street Choir), released in 1970, is the fourth studio album by Van Morrison. Reviewers praised the music of both sessions for its free, relaxed sound, but the lyrics were considered to be simple compared with those of his previous work. Morrison had intended to record the album a cappella with only vocal backing by a vocal group he called the Street Choir, but the songs released on the album that included the choir also featured a backing band. The album owes its success mainly to the US Top Ten single “Domino”, which was released before the album and surpassed Morrison’s 1967 hit, “Brown Eyed Girl”.

Tupelo Honey, 1971, is Morrison’s fifth studio album. The lyrics echo the domestic bliss portrayed on the album cover; they largely describe and celebrate the rural surroundings of Woodstock and Morrison’s family life with then-wife Janet “Planet” Rigsbee. Tupelo Honey received most of its success in America; the album yielded two hit singles, the hymn-like title track, as well as the R&B-flavored “Wild Night”. - wikipedia

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His Band and Street Choir
Track 01. Domino (May 15, 1998; Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia) 5:35
Track 02. Give Me A Kiss (April 1, 1991; Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands) 2:33
Track 03. I’ve Been Working (January 17, 1974; Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City, Missouri) 5:37
Track 04. Call Me Up In Dreamland (November 14, 1998; The Pavilion, Bournemouth, UK) 4:10
Track 05. Blue Money (October 28, 2019; The Royal Centre, Nottingham, UK) 2:33
Track 06. If I Ever Needed Someone (January 10, 2003; York Barbican, York, UK) 3:40
Track 07. Street Choir (August 8, 1971-Late Show; The Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA) 6:41

Tupelo Honey
Track 08. Wild Night (July 1, 1980; Théâtre Mogador, Paris) 3:21
Track 09. Old Old Woodstock (April 28, 1972; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA) 3:30
Track 10. You’re My Woman (September 5, 1971; Pacific High Recording, San Francisco) 6:08
Track 11. Tupelo Honey (with the Rune Klakegg Band) (March 26, 1988; Voss Kino, Voss, Norway) 4:11
Track 12. I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative) (August 8, 1971-Early Show; San Anselmo, CA) 3:15
Track 13. When That Evening Sun Goes Down (August 8, 1971-Late Show; San Anselmo, CA) 2:59
Track 14. Moonshine Whiskey (November 26, 1978; The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA) 6:14
61 mins

Missing (not performed live):
Crazy Face
I’ll Be Your Lover, Too
Virgo Clowns
Gypsy Queen
Sweet Jannie
(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball
Starting A New Life

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  2. Wonder if he has gotten covid-19 yet?

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  3. I hope not, but his new 2-cd album kinda sucks.

    By Mark on Jun 2, 2021

  4. So that is that Jew bastard name hijacker Mark after all ? triple h has been sayin it all along . Too much coincidence that mark signs his name right after somebody signs mine . Mark you is a motherfuckin, Dic suckin , coon and hi Yeller lovin , name hijackin jew bastard .

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  5. You should get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  6. Rumor has it Van gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 2, 2021

  7. Two words describe Van the Man . Horse Dic k . It hurt so good .

    By Pam Des Barris on Jun 2, 2021

  8. This is great! Thanks Big O
    Appreciated all the posts of Van The Man live versions of classic early albums. Really good quality. If you listen to one thing today check out “I’ve Been Working”! A stormer!


    By swappers on Jun 2, 2021

  9. Like that blog of yours swappers

    By Mark on Jun 2, 2021

  10. Lots of money to buy chips and to play the slots .

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  11. The sounds of Pam sucking a horse dic .gulp gulp gulp gulp gulpphew

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  12. Twernt me above all fakes

    By U L E on Jun 3, 2021

  13. Meh

    By The Truth on Jun 3, 2021

  14. I’m not against Van the Man
    think he was great with his group Them

    By The Balance on Jun 3, 2021

  15. Thanks Mark, YOU’RE welcome! ;)

    By swappers on Jun 3, 2021

  16. Van is the classic example of big things coming in small packages. Short little guy with a monster penis . What a Coc . I thought I would pass out .

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Jun 4, 2021

  17. Pam , do you remember when we did a two on one with Van in 74? It was in LA .

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Jun 4, 2021

  18. Oh the days before the me too movement. Women used to appreciate a mans penis . Now days they want to castrate you .

    By T J on Jun 4, 2021

  19. Grace Slick says she lived to get high , get drunk and fuck . Where is that mentality today?

    By T J on Jun 4, 2021

  20. Hey Big-O: Virgo Clowns is Live at the Catacombs - Boston 1968. I’ll Be Your Lover Too is found on Pacific High Studios, 1971

    By California Jim on Jun 5, 2021

  21. Im jewish swappers, i cant have dairy with meat. what should i do

    By U L E on Jun 5, 2021

  22. Well U-L-E, don’t have dairy at the same time as meat. Simples…

    By swappers on Jun 6, 2021

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