Van Morrison – 4/04/1982 – Essen, Germany

Van Morrison
Grugahalle
Essen, Germany
April 4, 1982 (Sunday) See notes on date

A Wolf Remaster (see notes below)

Setlist:
01. Go To The Place In Your Mind [lead vocals by John Allair]
02. Into The Mystic
03. Moondance
04. Wavelength
05. Full Force Gale
06. Bright Side Of The Road
07. It’s All In The Game >
You Know What They’re Writing About
08. She Gives Me Religion
09. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
10. Vanlose Stairway
11. Help Me
12. Love To You [lead vocals by Bianca Thornton backing vocals Pee Wee Ellis]
13. Celtic Ray
14. Dweller On The Treshold
15. Satisfied
16. Cleaning Windows
17. Summertime In England [with Pee Wee Ellis helping on vocals] > Band Intros
18. Scandinavia ^

^ – Van on piano

Band Members
Van Morrison – guitar, piano & vocals
Pee Wee Ellis – tenor saxaphone & backing vocals
Mark Isham – trumpet & synthesizer
John Allair – organ & lead and backing vocals
David Hayes – bass
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Tom Dollinger – drums
Chris Michie – lead & rhythm guitar
Pauline Lozano – backing vocals
Bianca Thornton – lead & backing vocals
Annie Stocking – backing vocals
Sean Fulsom (was not introduced in band intros) – pipes on “Northern Muse” and “Celtic Ray”

Date and Program Notes
Televised as a Rockpalast Special; The correct date for the Van Morrison show is Sunday April 4. The Rockpalast Night where this show was taken from started on April 3 around 11:00 pm with Rick James. Van played the second set and this was around 1:00 am on April 4. Therefore date of the actual show started on April 3 (in the late evening) and ended on April 4 (in the early morning). The broadcast date was the following evening April 4. Most of the Rockpalast shows are broadcast the date following the actual show. Hence the show was played over the 3rd and 4th of April 1982. It was broadcast live across Europe on April 4, 1982 that evening. This is why this show sometimes circulates as April 3 , 1982

Rolf Wolf’s Remaster Notes
My friend Manfred startet in the end of the last year to transfer some of his old analog rockpalast recordings on harddisc. He used for the transfer a professional Studer 807, Nakamichi HiCom II and a Terratec EWX 24/96 soundcard for A/D converting in very high 24bit quality. He burnded this ( very big ) 24bit WAV on a DVD-R and send it to me. So we had made all digital steps in 24bit and dithering only one time in 16bit.
My part was a ( small ) sound optimizing, fade ins/outs, to fixed trackmarker and dithering in 16bit/44.1KHz. Software of cource the good old WavLab and for dithering the Apogee UV22HR PlugIn.

This Van Morrison show were recorded from FM with a revox reel and a Revox tuner in April 1982. The sound quality is very good. This show is one of my favorite VM shows. Especially “summertime in england” is in my opinion the best version, I’ve ever hearded.
I had this show a few years ago remastered, but Manfred has now a much better anaglog equipment and so we have to try to make a better sound quality in 24bit.

PLEASE NOTE
This was recorded and remastered in the orignal 24 bit wav. When all was done it was at the end of the process (last step) that it was dithered to 16 bit and compressed to shn. so this will burn to cd with no problems if you want to.

ALSO NOTE
These SHN files do not have all the loud pops on track 15 between the 1:00 minute thru 2:00 minute mark. They are present on all other Bootlegs

This show is also known to circulate in other Bootleg versions such as
“Live In Essen” by Golden Stars (GSCD-1105, released 1990) and
“Can You Feel The Silence” by Great Dane (GDR 8919)

Give Thanks to the taper and Rolf Wolf

Rockpalast Classics Vol. 4

Source: FM Broadcast on a Revox Tuner

Lineage: FM > Revox Tuner > Revox Reel Master

Transferr: Revox Reel Master > Studer 807 > Nakamichi HiCom II > Terratec EWX 24/96 Soundcard > 24 Bit Wav > DVD-R > Wavelab(remastered on 24 bit wav) > Apogee UV22HR PlugIn(dithered to 16 bit/44.1KHz) > SHN

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