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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Soundtrack4Life: The Best Albums of 2017 - #04 Olympiastadion, Helsinki July 31, 2012 - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Okay, maybe it's cheating a little seeing as this one you couldn't buy on the High Street or via Amazon or iTunes (or whatever your particular choice for musical purchases) but it was an Offical Release from the Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Archives via his website.

This particular show has had a lot of play in previous years due to a great Bootleg (see video down below) that was going around and it's cool that what was the longest Springsteen show (at the time) finally got an Official Release. The only disappointment is that they didn't include the five song Pre-show Acoustic Set in the release. Oh well, "you can't always get what you want", as The Rolling Stones remind us!

With Bruce currently the hottest ticket On Broadway there are a number of great shows that have been released this year via the Archives that will soothe those longing for a real concert experience (so you have no complaints that you are going without! Go to the Website!). First and foremost though there was the fourteen shows from the Australian/New Zealand Tour between 22nd January - 25th February.

Then between April - December there have been ten Archive shows released (Click on the links to listen to a song from each of the shows):
April: St Louis 23/08/08 - Magic Tour.
May: Helsinki 31/07/12 - Wrecking Ball Tour.
July: Philadelphia 20/10/09 - Working On A Dream Tour.
August: Albany 07/02/77 & Rochester 08/02/77 - The Lawsuit Tour.
September: Houston 08/12/78 - Darkness Tour (all proceeds going to the MusiCares® Hurricane Relief Fund) and
Belfast 19/03/96 - Tom Joad Tour.*
October: MSG, New York 01/7/00 - Reunion Tour.
November: Stockholm 03/07/88 - Tunnel of Love Tour.
December: Jazzfest, New Orleans 30/04/06.**
(*Springsteen Solo. ** The Seeger Sessions Band.)

There's a great little piece by Stan Goldstein down at the bottom of the page where you can read a bit more about the Helsinki show - just click on the link to read it.

 Olympiastadion, Helsinki July 31, 2012 - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen Archives
Released May 2017

A few highlights from the Official Archive Release
(Click on the links)

 The Finnish Finish Bootleg

Set list:
Acoustic Pre-Show
1. I'll Work For Your Love (tour premiere)
2. Leap of Faith (tour premiere)
3. No Surrender
4. For You
5. Blinded By the Light (tour premiere)

Pre-show is not included on the Official Archive Release.

The Main Show
1. Rockin' All Over The World (tour premiere)
2. Night
3. Out In The Street
4. Loose Ends (sign request)
5. We Take Care of Our Own
6. Prove It All Night (with the 1978 Intro)
7. Wrecking Ball
8. Death To My Hometown
9. My City of Ruins
10. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? (sign request)
11. Be True
12. Jack of All Trades
13. Downbound Train
14. Because The Night
15. Lonesome Day
16. Darlington County
17. Light Of Day (sign request)
18. Shackled & Drawn
19. Waitin' On a Sunny Day
20. Back In Your Arms (tour premiere)
21. The Rising
22. Badlands
23. Land of Hope & Dreams

24. We Are Alive
25. Born In The U.S.A
26. Born To Run
27. Detroit Medley (tour premiere)
28. Glory Days
29. Dancing In The Dark
30. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
31. I Don't Want to Go Home (tour premiere, sign request)
32. Higher and Higher (tour premiere)
33. Twist and Shout 

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