Wonderland 1977 cover
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A vanlose stairway production
The Wonderland Tapes
(Hilversum, Netherlands
June 22, 1977)

No label

CD 1 from FM

  1. Hallelujah, I Just Love Her So (2:37)
  2. Nobody's Fault But Mine (2:13)
  3. Fever (3:49)
  4. Foggy Mountain Top (5:03)
  5. I'll Go Crazy (2:59)
  6. Baby, Please Don't Go (4:19)
  7. Santa Rosalia (4:11)
  8. Announcer (0:39)
  9. Joyous Sound (2:46)
  10. You Gotta Make It Through The World (3:12)
  11. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (5:17)
  12. Shakin' All Over (4:10)
  13. The Eternal Kansas City (4:48)
  14. Announcer (0:21)
  15. Cold Wind In August (5:56)

CD 2 video feed (mono)

  1. Santa Rosalia (4:56)
  2. Cold Wind In August (6:10)
  3. Joyous Sound (3:01)
  4. You Gotta Make It Through The World (3:19)
  5. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (5:26)
  6. Shakin' All Over (4:36)
  7. The Eternal Kansas City (6:53)
  8. Cold Wind In August (8:23)
  9. Hallelujah I Just Love Her So (3:28)
  10. Nobody's Fault But Mine (2:44)
  11. Fever (4:15)
  12. Foggy Mountain Top (5:45)
  13. I'll Go Crazy (3:17)
  14. Baby Please Don't Go (5:04)

Van Morrison: Lead vocals, piano
Dr. John: Piano, organ, back-up vocals
Mick Ronson: Lead guitar, back-up vocals
Mo Foster: Bass
Peter van Hooke: Drums

For years the best known set of Van's brief collaboration with Dr. John in 1977 has widely circulated only in incomplete form and mediocre sound on a bootleg known as Amsterdam's Tapes. Now, thanks to the persistence, dedication and collaboration of VLS (vanlose stairway) members and friends, this rare show has finally been assembled from the best sources available to us, complete as broadcast on Dutch FM radio. After 20+ years, we are sure fans will agree that it is about time! Better yet, we have also unearthed the "raw audio source" of that set, taken from the live performance for a TV program called "Wonderland" in Vara Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands. This audio has never before been circulated, and although available only in mono, it will surely delight the attentive listener. To complete this exciting discovery, the second CD of the set comes "enhanced" with a picture gallery from the performance.

Enhanced CD2 is in cdextra format with HTML photo gallery: 146 thumbnails with corresponding full size jpegs; plain audio CDs of the video feed also were available on request with separate art.

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