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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Rolling Stone's 20 Essential Springsteen Shows Part One


In the Rolling Stone Bruce Springsteen Collectors Edition there's an article spotlighting 20 Essential shows by Bruce and the E Street Band.

For those who didn't get the magazine I thought it would be good to stick as many of them as I could find on You Tube on here in one post. If there are not full shows there might be single tracks from the show, if so I'll post them under the title of the show. The numbers by the way are not representitive of order of importance but just for reference sake.


01. Berkley Community Theatre - Berkley 2nd March 1973.
Supporting Blood Sweat and Tears.
Lost in the Flood.
Bishop Danced.
Thundercrack.
Setlist:
LOST IN THE FLOOD (4.57) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (4.58) / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (4.48) / BISHOP DANCED (4.01) / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? (5.13) / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (5.30) / THUNDERCRACK (10.43).

02. Gaston Hall, Washington DC - 3rd March 1974.
The show on You Tube is actually an incomplete Radio Broadcast of the show. Ernest "Boom" Carter is featured on the drums and David Sancious plays the keyboards.
Setlist:
 WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (5.30) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (15.00) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (5.57) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE - HAVING A PARTY (5.16) / WALKING THE DOG (14.44) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.22) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (4.01) / KITTY'S BACK (10.59) / FOR YOU (9.28) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (9.03) / LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW.
 
03. The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA - 5th February 1975.
This show had the debut performance of 'Thunder Road' which was then titled 'Wings for Wheels'.
 Setlist:
 INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (8.10) / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE (2.56) / BORN TO RUN (4.15) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE - HAVING A PARTY (12.26) / WINGS FOR WHEELS (5.34) / I WANT YOU (6.00) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (5.52) / SHE'S THE ONE (5.50) / GROWIN’ UP (3.10) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (3.18) / JUNGLELAND (9.26) / KITTY'S BACK (11.10) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (16.58) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (10.09) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.17) / A LOVE SO FINE - SHOUT (7.13) / FOR YOU (7.03) / BACK IN THE U.S.A. (6.17).
 
04. The Bottom Line - New York 15th August 1975.
Part of the famous Five Day Stand in which they played 10 shows. The early one on this day was broadcast on the radio.
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.
Then She Kissed Me.
The E Street Shuffle.
Setlist:
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / THEN SHE KISSED ME / GROWIN’ UP / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / THE E STREET SHUFFLE - HAVING A PARTY / WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM / SHE'S THE ONE / BORN TO RUN / THUNDER ROAD / KITTY'S BACK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / QUARTER TO THREE.

05. Allen Theatre, Cleveland - 7th April 1976.
This is a Soundboard recording of the show from 'The Chicken Scratch Tour'.
Setlist:
NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / IT'S MY LIFE / THUNDER ROAD / SHE'S THE ONE / BORN TO RUN / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM / FRANKIE / BACKSTREETS / GROWIN' UP / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / JUNGLELAND.

06. The Agora - Cleveland - 9th August 1978.
One of the great shows from the 'Darkness Tour'.
Part One.
Part Two.
Part Three.
Setlist:
SUMMERTIME BLUES (2.28) / BADLANDS (4.12) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.35) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (4.00) / FACTORY (2.13) / THE PROMISED LAND (5.18) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (9.32) / RACING IN THE STREET (9.05) / THUNDER ROAD (5.17) / JUNGLELAND (9.00) / PARADISE BY THE "C" (3.10) / FIRE (2.26) / SHERRY DARLING (3.45) / NOT FADE AWAY - GLORIA - SHE'S THE ONE (13.05) / GROWIN' UP (12.10) / BACKSTREETS (11.53) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (11.29) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.28) / BORN TO RUN (4.23) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (7.07) / RAISE YOUR HAND (4.25) / TWIST AND SHOUT (6.32).

07. Capitol Theater, Passiac, NJ - 19th September 1978.
RS said,"Next to The Main Point in '75 this might be the greatest Springsteen concert of all time." This was the first of a three night stand at the Capitol Theater.
Setlist:
BADLANDS (4.58) / STREETS OF FIRE (4.49) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.52) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (4.12) / INDEPENDENCE DAY (5.27) / THE PROMISED LAND (5.23) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (9.27) / RACING IN THE STREET (8.03) / THUNDER ROAD (6.28) / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (3.16) / JUNGLELAND (9.39) / KITTY'S BACK (12.41) / FIRE (2.52) / CANDY'S ROOM (3.02) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (6.34) / POINT BLANK (6.33) / NOT FADE AWAY - SHE'S THE ONE (11.27) / BACKSTREETS (11.30) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (10.17) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.36) / BORN TO RUN (4.27) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (3.54) / DETROIT MEDLEY (7.22) / RAISE YOUR HAND (4.22).

08. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY - 31st December 1980.
A mammoth 3hrs and 43mins, 38 songs and bringing in the new year with Bruce and the band, who could dream of a better New Year's Eve than that!
Setlist:
NIGHT / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY / FIRE / CANDY'S ROOM / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / RENDEZVOUS / FADE AWAY / THE PRICE YOU PAY / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / TWO HEARTS / RAMROD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN / IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / AULD LANG SYNE / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN / TWIST AND SHOUT / RAISE YOUR HAND.

09. Shoreline Amphtheatre, Mountain View, CA - 13th October 1986.
The inaugural benefit show for Neil Young's Bridge School.
Setlist:
Solo: YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)/With Nils Lofgren and Danny Federici: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / SEEDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / MANSION ON THE HILL / FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / HUNGRY HEART (with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young) / TEACH YOUR CHILDREN (with all performers).


10. Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden - 3rd July 1988.
Only the first 13 songs from the set are on the link and are taken from a broadcast. This is from the Tunnel of Love Tour.
Setlist:
TUNNEL OF LOVE / BOOM BOOM / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE RIVER / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / SEEDS / ROULETTE / COVER ME / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / SPARE PARTS / WAR / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / CHIMES OF FREEDOM / PARADISE BY THE "C" / WHO DO YOU LOVE? - SHE'S THE ONE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / I'M A COWARD / I'M ON FIRE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / DANCING IN THE DARK / LIGHT OF DAY / BORN TO RUN / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BOBBY JEAN / CADILLAC RANCH / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SWEET SOUL MUSIC / RAISE YOUR HAND / QUARTER TO THREE / TWIST AND SHOUT.
 
 



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