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Friday, 21 December 2012

Happy Christmas from Soundtrack4life

We've been a bit quiet for a few days and will be until the new year begins. So a big thank you to folks all around the world who have dropped by to checkout Soundtrack4Life over the past year. It's much appreciated and nice to know that we are not just posting with no one reading.

Have a great Christmas folks and may good things come your way in 2013.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour - The Stats

So, here are the final song stats for the 2012 part of the tour.

Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band
The Wrecking Ball Playlist Song Count

4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy)      
634-5789 [Eddie Floyd] 29        
96 Tears [? & the Mysterians] 1              
Across the Borderline 1          
Adam Raised a Cain  7              
Ain't Good Enough for You 1              
American Land 13           
American Skin (41 Shots) 8             
Atlantic City 15  
Back in Your Arms Again 1              
Backstreets 12           
Badlands  78 
Bad Luck (Mike Ness)1         
Be True 4             
Because the Night  35         
Bishop Danced 2              
Blinded By the Light 1              
Bobby Jean         16           
Boom Boom [John Lee Hooker]1            
Born In The U.S.A.  30          
Born to Run        86         
Burning Love [Elivis Presley]1              
Cadillac Ranch    4              
California Sun [Rivieras]1              
Candy's Room   14           
Cover Me  8             
Cynthia  1              
Dancing in the Dark  85      
Darkness on the Edge of Town 11            
Darlington County 30          
Death to My Hometown 86          
Detroit Medley [Mitch Ryder]  4              
Devils and Dust  2              
Dirty Water [Standells] 1              
Does the Bus Stop at 82nd Street? 13 
Don't Look Back 2              
Downbound Train 10          
Drift Away [John Henry Kurtz] 1            
Drive All Night   5             
E Street Shuffle  27          
Easy Money 18          
Empty Sky 2              
Factory 1              
Fire 3            
For You 4             
Frankie  4              
From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)    1              
Get Out of Denver [Bob Seger] 1            
Girls in Their Summer Clothes 2            
Give The Girl a Kiss 1              
Glory Days  21          
Good Rocking Tonight [R.Brown] 1
Growing Up 5  
Held Up Without a Gun 1              
Higher and Higher [J.Wilson]  1              
Highway Patrolman 1             
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? 1              
Human Touch  4              
Hungry Heart 43           
I Don't Wanna Go Home 1              
I Fought the Law [Bobby Fuller Four]  
I Saw Her Standing There [Beatles]1  
If I Should Fall Behind 4              
I'm a Rocker 6             
I'm Going Down 6              
I'm On Fire 5              
In the Midnight Hour [W. Pickett] 1
Incident on 57th Street 7              
Independence Day1              
Into the Fire 1              
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City 7
Jack of all Trades 59           
Jackson Cage  6              
Janey Don't You Lose Heart  2              
Jersey Girl [Tom Waits] 3              
Johnny 99 23           
Jole Blon 2             
Jungleland 8             
Kansas City [Wilbert Harrison]       
Kitty's Back  4             
Knock on Wood [Eddie Floyd] 1              
Land of Hope and Dreams 58          
Light of Day 5              
Lion's Den 2              
Living on the Edge of the World  1     
Lonesome Day 25  
Long Time Coming 1         
Long Walk Home 2              
Loose Ends 4             
Lost in the Flood 7             
Mansion on the Hill 1              
Mary's Place 1              
Meeting Across The River 1
Monster Mash [Bobby Pickett]
Mountain of Love [Dorman/Rivers]1
Murder Inc. 13           
My Beautiful Reward 1              
My City of Ruins 86          
My Hometown 2             
My Love Will Not Let You Down 9
My Lucky Day 2             
Night 10           
Night with the Jersey Devil 1              
No Surrender 22           
None But the Brave 1              
Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep 1              
Open All Night   5             
Out in the Street 40
Pay Me My Money Down 6              
Pink Cadillac 1              
Point Blank 4              
Pretty Flamingo 1              
Proud Mary [John Fogerty] 1              
Prove It All Night  27          
Quarter To Three  2              
Queen Of The Supermarket 1              
Racing in the Street  12           
Radio Nowhere  11           
Raise Your Hand 13           
Ramrod  5              
Reason to Believe 2              
Red Headed Woman      2              
Rendezvous 2              
Rocking All Over the World [CCR]1     
Rocky Ground   38           
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 20           
Santa Claus is Coming to Town [Ronettes]  9              
Save My Love 4              
Saving Up 
Seaside Bar Song 
Seeds  5   
Seven Nights to Rock [Moon Mullican]   18 
Shackled and Drawn 70
Sherry Darling  5   
She's the One 30   
Shout Bamalama [Otis Redding] 1 
So Young and In Love 1   
Something in the Night  8  
Spanish Eyes 1 
Spirit in the Night  51  
Stand On It 1
State Trooper 1 
Stolen Car
Streets of Fire 5  
Streets of Philadelphia 2    
Summertime Blues [Eddie Cochran]  2
Surprise Surprise 1  
Take 'em as They Come 1   
Talk to Me  6   
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 85  
Terry's Song 1   
The Ghost of Tom Joad  7
The Promise 5   
The Promised Land  39   
The Rising 67  
The River 29  
The Ties That Bind  19  
The Way You Do the Things You Do [Smokey Robinson]  29
The Weight [The Band]  1           
This Depression  6
This Hard Land   2    
This Little Girl (Is Mine) 2  
Thunder Road   50  
Thundercrack    6   
Tougher Than the Rest 1  
Trapped [Jimmy Cliff] 16
Twist and Shout [Isley Brothers]  27 
Two Hearts 10     
Waitin' on a Sunny Day 86  
We are Alive 54    
We Take Care of Our Own 86  
When I Leave Berlin [Wizz Jones] 1
Where the Bands Are 1    
Who'll Stop the Rain [CCR] 6  
Working On A Dream 
Working On The Highway 38  
Wrecking Ball 86
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)  3        
You Can't Sit Down [The Dovells] 1    
Youngstown 13 
   You've Got It 1    

A Big Thank You

We would never have been able to do it without the setlist posters, the video tapers and the Bruce-leggers. Thanks for taking the time to drop in and follow the tour and we'll catch up with each other in March 2013 and we'll do it all again!

Thanks also to: 




Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour - Mexico City 10th December 2012

The Tour that began on 18th March 2012 in Atlanta ended last night in Mexico City. But fear not, it all kicks off again on 14th March 2013 in Brisbane, Australia! With a date in New York tomorrow night Bruce and the band will go into hibernation for the rest of winter! I wonder what goodies they will come up with for the next session of the tour.
It's a bit early for links at the moment but I'll keep on checking throughout the day and post any here that I find. 

5. Wrecking Ball

9. E Street Shuffle

14. Darlington County

15. Shackled And Drawn

20. Born In The USA

Note: 12.12.12 - well, there's still hardly any links around. I found 7 but only four are actual full clips. Grateful for what we have so far though! 
Doug W.

Note: 14.12.12 - Okay found a few more links. Doug W.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour - Arizona 6th December 2012

Surprise, Surprise (solo acoustic)
No Surrender
I'm a Rocker
Hungry Heart
Prove It All Night ('78 intro)
Lost in the Flood
We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Be True
Light of Day
Darlington County
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Apollo Medley (with Sam Moore guesting from his seat on "634-5789")
The Rising/Badlands
Thunder Road
* * *
Incident on 57th Street (solo piano)
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (with Garland Jeffreys)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (with Jared Clemons)

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour 2013

My lovely wife has sorted the tickets out as a 50th Birthday pressie for yours truly!...50 years old next year!! I can hardly believe it!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour - Oakland 30th November 2012

Apologies, got a bit behind with this.

Land of Hope and Dreams
Cover Me
Adam Raised a Cain
Something in the Night
Hungry Heart
We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
The E Street Shuffle
Pay Me My Money Down
The Ties That Bind
I'm Goin' Down
Devils and Dust
Because the Night
She's the One
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Raise Your Hand
The Rising
Thunder Road
* * *
Kitty's Back
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Soundtrack4Life Album of The Year

So here it is, the Album of the Year. It's been a great year for music, some truly amazing albums that have thrilled us no end and have given many hours of listening pleasure. The one album though that has dominated the year and has never been off the playlist is Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball'.


Probably one of the finest releases by Springsteen since 'The Rising' and one that speaks right into the times we are living in.

It was live in a concert setting though that the songs of 'Wrecking Ball' found their loudest voice and that's why the Concert Bootleg of the Year also goes to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for their performance on the final date of the European Leg of the Tour in Finland at The Olympic Stadium, Helsinki on 31st July. 


A couple of shows on the European Leg had flirted with the 4 Hour mark but this show now goes down in history as the longest show of his career - 4 Hours and 6 Minutes and if you include the 5 Song Pre-show Acoustic Set, it clocks in at just under Four and a Half Hours!

 Tim Armstong of Rancid did a wonderful job on this of bringing back the sound of old school 1970's Reggae and Jimmy Cliff sounds as good as he ever has done.

 People tend to write her off because she is a little bit eccentric at times but this album saw her at her best for many years, great writing and superb tunes, and some brilliant live performances throughout the year showed that she still has something to offer.

 After patching things up with Cherrie Curie and Joan Jett, 2013 is looking promising for a return of The Runaways. In the middle of the peace talks came this nice slice of rock and roll. Lita Ford kind of lost her way a bit but this was a nice return to form.

 Dion D'Mucci seems to get better with age and after a four year absence he returned with an album loaded with fantastic blues numbers that proved that he is still very much 'The King of the New York Streets'.

 There was a wealth of good Country Music released in 2012 (yeah, I know that sounds like a strange thing to say!) but the standout album was clearly this one by the King of Country music, Johnny Cash. Drawing upon the Gospel sounds of Cash this 51 track collection is just too wonderful for words.

 The Cockney Rejects seemed to have found a fresh breath of air since the making of their movie of the same name as the album, and whilst I would not confess to being the biggest fan of all that the band have done through the years, this album really took me by surprise. It's hard to find a track on it that is not good.

  Okay, it's not a real category but I couldn't end this without giving some kudos to the 73 year old Ian Hunter for releasing a really brilliant musical explosion of old school rock and roll that still shows that he's got it and is not likely to lose it anytime soon. Really worth getting.

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Heartbreakers Definitive Box Set

Wow, this is very exciting! One of my favourite albums from 1977 getting the box set treatment!

 A 4-CD clam-shell box set with a 44-page booklet and 4 badges.
Includes the original 1977 Track LP restored, with the infamous ‘mud’ removed, plus 13 early demo tracks, including previously unreleased tracks with Richard Hell, and 21 alternative mixes from the epic 1977 mixing sessions at five London studios.

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) were at the centre of the London punk scene in 1977, having been invited by the Sex Pistols onto the infamous ‘Anarchy Tour’.  UK punks treated the US band as rock royalty because of their New York Dolls pedigree.  Malcolm McLaren had briefly managed the Dolls in NY.

Signing to The Who’s label, Track Records, they were treated to the best recording studios in London to record their only album, ‘L.A.M.F.’.  But when the LP came out, there was universal criticism of the sound quality.  Journalists who’d been championing the band such as Jon Savage, Julie Burchill, Nick Kent, Tony Parsons et al criticised the ‘muddy mix’, and drummer Jerry Nolan left the band because of it.

Both Track and the Heartbreakers ran out of money and collapsed when the album didn’t sell to expectations.  Manager Leee Black Childers broke into the bankrupt Track offices to retrieve the multitracks and mixes (though not the master), leading to efforts to remix and recompile the album in ’84 and ‘94.   

This ‘definitive edition’ 4xCD box set at last restores the original LP, uncovers three early demo sessions from 1976 and 77, and presents a wide selection of the 200 mixes made at five different studios.  A 44-page booklet with recollections from guitarist Walter Lure, a detailed Heartbreakers timeline 1975-78, and an introduction by biographer Nina Antonia accompanies it, along with four punk pin-badges.

Disc 1:  ‘L.A.M.F. – the lost ’77 mixes’  
Recompiled in ‘94, as Johnny Thunders and the
Born To Lose, Baby Talk, All By Myself, I Wanna Be Loved, It's Not Enough, Chinese Rocks, Get Off The Phone, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, I Love You, Goin' Steady, Let Go, Can't Keep My Eyes On You, Do You Love Me.

Disc 2:  ‘L.A.M.F. – the Track LP restored’ 
As it was intended with the ‘mud’ removed.  
Born To Lose, Baby Talk, All By Myself, I Wanna Be Loved, It's Not Enough, Chinese Rocks, Get Off The Phone, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, I Love You, Goin' Steady, Let Go.

Disc 3:  ‘L.A.M.F. – the demo sessions’ 
Three sessions in ‘76 and ‘77, incl. with Richard Hell.
I Wanna Be Loved (mix 2), Pirate Love, Goin' Steady, Flight, Born To Lose, Can't Keep My Eyes On You, It's Not Enough, I Love You, Take A Chance, Do You Love Me, Let Go, Chinese Rocks, Born To Lose.

Disc 4:  ‘L.A.M.F. – the alternative mixes’ 
21 mixes from the sessions at 5 London studios
Born To Lose, Born To Lose, Baby Talk, Baby Talk, All By Myself, All By Myself, It's Not Enough, It's Not Enough, Chinese Rocks, Get Off The Phone, Pirate Love, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, One Track Mind, I Love You, Goin' Steady, Goin' Steady, Let Go, Let Go, Can't Keep My Eyes On You, Do You Love Me.

Get it at Amazon for a great price!

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