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Nostell Priory Music Festival.

Nr Wakefield .West Yorkshire .

August 24-27th 1984

Van Morrison and the Band- Nostell Priory 1984 © Noddy Guevara

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Recordings and Setlists.


The Damned

8-24-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Love Song
  • Ignite,
  • Disco Man,
  • Wait For The Blackout,
  • Stranger On The Town,
  • Born To Kill,
  • Do The Blitz,
  • Nasty,
  • Limit Club,
  • Melody Lee,
  • Neat Neat Neat,
  • Looking At You,
  • Smash It Up,
  • Noise Noise Noise,
  • New Rose,
  • We Love You
  • Love Song (reprise)
  • Thanks For The Night
  • Pretty Vacant.

70 mins aud ? tape.

First gig without Captain Sensible , looking for cover art for this set.


8-25-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Moving House
  • Lover Not A Fighter
  • Lady Eleanor
  • Mr Inbetween
  • Nights
  • Warm Feeling
  • Day Of The Jackal
  • Fartoruim Recital
  • Stormy Weather
  • Meet Me On The Corner
  • Run For Home
  • Fog On The Tyne
  • WeCan Swing Together
  • Clear White Light
  • 70 mins

Probably a Soundboard ,can anyone confirm ?

8-25-84 Nostell Priory Festival
  • Sookie Sookie
  • Nothing Is Forever
  • Time
  • Rock Me
  • Hey Lawdy Mama
  • Ain’t Nothing Like It Used To Be
  • Snowblind Friend
  • Hot Night In A Cold Town
  • Julios (Instrumental)
  • The Fixer
  • Only The Strong Survive
  • Magic Carpet Ride
  • Give Me Some News I Can Use
  • Move Over
  • Born To Be wild
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights (Encore)
  • The Pusher (Encore).


Audience good quality

90 mins aud tape.

looking for cover art for this set.

In 1984 John Kay spent the fifth year of rebuilding Steppenwolf after some legal battles concerning former band members using the name and playing bad shows. The Band then consisted of John Kay (voc, g), Michael Palmer (g, voc), Gary Link (b, voc), Michael Wilk (keyb, programming) and Stephen Palmer (dr).

This line-up recorded an album in 1983 which was yet to be released outside Canada where it was out entitled "Paradox" on the "Attic" label. It was produced by Richard Podolor and engineered by Bill Cooper at the American Recording Studio in Los Angeles, with whom and where the successful Steppenwolf and John Kay Solo albums were created in the late sixties and early seventies. As a result, this record has the full, warm sound for which Bill and Richard as well as the studio are renowned. Ironically this proved to be the last recording done at the original "American" before the studio was demolished to make room for urban growth.

The plan was to have some more British dates around the Festival together with the release of “Paradox”. For unknown reasons only the festival date was realized. The line-up of the Band changed with the year 1985 and things turned out better in commercial matters each year. “Paradox” was finally released as CD on CMC Records in Europe in 1998. The 1984 line-up of the band once reunited for a fanfare held in Nashville, TN, in 2002.

Klaus Sanders

The Band

8-25-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Shape I'm In
  • Mystery Train
  • It Makes No Difference
  • Milk Cow Boogie
  • King Harvest
  • Long Black Veil
  • Blaze of Glory
  • Going Back To Memphis
  • Java Blues
  • You Don't Know Me
  • Stage Fright
  • I Shall Be Released
  • Chest Fever
  • More And More #
  • Caravan #
  • Willie And The Hand Jive
  • The Weight

with Van Morrison #

Soundboard .

Looking for artwork for this set .

Levon Helm did not perform with The Band.

Van Morrison - lead vocals
Rick Danko - vocals, acoustic guitar<
Garth Hudson - keyboards, saxophones Richard Manuel - vocals, piano
Ernie Cate - keyboards, vocals
Earl Cate - guitar, vocals
Ron Eott - bass, vocals<
Terry Cagle - drums, vocal


Van Morrison

8-26-84 Nostell Priory Festival

Soundboard .

Grand Slam

8-27-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Yellow Pearl
  • Nineteen
  • Sisters Of Mercy
  • Military Man
  • Harlem
  • Dedication
  • Parisienne Walkways
  • Crazy
  • I Don't Need This
  • Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
  • Cold Sweat
  • Crime Rate Is Going Up

    This show was filmed using a hand held video camera, it features on the double DVD issued on the right , but beware, the quality of the Nostell Priory show may not be very good.

    Its not known if there is a Soundboard audio recording of the set in existence.

Phil Lynott: vocals, bass , Laurence Archer: lead guitar ,Mark Stanway: keyboards , Doish Nagle: guitar , Robbie Brennan: drums

The Pretenders

8-27-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Fools Must Die
  • Message of Love
  • Talk Of The Town
  • Time
  • The Avenger
  • Everyday Is Like Sunday
  • Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
  • 977
  • Kid
  • The Homecoming
  • I Go To Sleep Back
  • On The Chaingang
  • Don't Get Me
  • Wrong Night
  • In My Veins
  • Thin Line Between Love And Hate
  • Mystery Achievement
  • I'll Stand By You
  • Stop your Sobbing
  • Brass In Pocket

Alvin Lee

8-27-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • One Of These Days
  • Rock & Roll Guitar Picker
  • Good Morning Little School Girl
  • Slow Blues  In C
  • Love Like A Man
  • Ain't Nuthin' Shakin'
  • Scat Thing
  • Hey Joe
  • Slow Down
  • I'm Going Home
  • Choo Choo Mama
  • Sweet Little Sixteen. 

Calvin Samuels guested .

Looking for band personnel for this show .

Alvin Lee onstage © Noddy Guevara


8-27-84 Nostell Priory Festival

  • Assassing
  • Punch And Judy
  • Jigsaw
  • Script For A Jester´s Tear
  • Emerald Lies
  • Geesabun
  • Cinderella Search
  • Incubus
  • Charting The Single
  • He Knows You Know
  • Fugazi
  • Garden Party
  • Market Square Heroes
  • Forgotten Sons

    Its not known if this is a Soundboard or audience recording of the set .

looking for artwork and more details for this set

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