Bruce Springsteen Late 70's

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#1
PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE  Capitol Theatre - Passaic, NJ 9/19/78 (3 CDRs)
A Great '78 show from Bruce & E-street band, from when they were their hottest.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Flaws: none
Kahuna's Rating:*****
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label:  Great Dane Records Format: 3CD
Catalog #: GDR9015 Source: Radio Broadcast
Total Time: 176:33 Sound: 9.2/140
Date: September 19, 1978 Performance: 9.6/140
Location: Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey Overall: 9.5/140
Disc 1: (78:10)

  1.Badlands (5:20) 
  2.Streets Of Fire (4:51) 
  3.Spirit In The Night (8:24) 
  4.Darkness On The 
     Edge Of Town (5:18) 
  5.Independence Day (5:57) 
  6.The Promised Land (6:20) 
  7.Prove It All Night (10:36) 
  8.Racing In The Street (8:06) 
  9.Thunder Road (9:44) 
 10.Meeting Across The River (3:20) 
 11.Jungleland (10:14) 

Disc 2: (69:04)

  1.Kitty's Back (13:38) 
  2.Fire (3:15) 
  3.Candy's Room (3:10) 
  4.Because The Night (7:11) 
  5.Point Blank (6:43) 
  6.Not Fade Away (5:08) 
  7.She's The One (6:44) 
  8.Backstreets / Sad Eyes (11:42) 
  9.Rosalita 
    (Come Out Tonight) (11:33)

 

Disc 3: (29:13)

  1.4th Of July, Asbury Park 
    (Sandy) (7:45) 
  2.Born To Run (4:46) 
  3.Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (4:25) 
  4.The Detroit Medley (7:43) 
  5.Raise Your Hand (4:34) 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Notes:
    This show was broadcast live on various FM radio station in the Northeast U.S.

This is what the B.Springsteen 50 Greatest Live Shows says:
When you start collection, definitely consider starting with this one. It was broadcast on WNEW in New York city, and it sounds incredible, probably as good as any official release. Rare versions of Kitty's Back and Meeting Across the River only add to the desireability of this show. Hearing Sandy and knowing hundreds of people along the Jesey Shore were listening to the broadcast as it happened is almost magical. During the broadcast, you couldn't walk anywhere on the Rutgers University campus and not hear this show. Available on the incredible CD "Piece de Resistence."

#2
Live in the Promised Land - Winterland, San Francisco, California 12/15/78 (3 CDRs)
Another great Bruce & E-street band show, from when they were their hottest.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label: Great Dane Records Format: 3CD
Catalog #: GDR8906 Source: Radio Broadcast
Total Time: 189:13 Sound: 7.8/31
Date: December 15, 1978 Performance: 9.0/32
Location: Winterland, San Francisco, California Overall: 8.0/32

Disc 1: (74:20)

  1. Badlands (5:24) 
  2. Streets Of Fire (5:45) 
  3. Spirit In The Night (8:04) 
  4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:59) 
  5. Factory (3:58) 
  6. The Promised Land (6:15) 
  7. Prove It All Night (12:47) 
  8. Racing In The Street (10:01) 
  9. Thunder Road (6:04) 

  10. Jungleland (10:03) 

Disc 2: (69:12)

  1. The Ties That Bind (4:59) 
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (8:11) 
  3. The Fever (8:25) 
  4. Fire (3:14) 
  5. Candy's Room (3:16) 
  6. Because The Night (7:22) 
  7. Point Blank (8:47) 
  8. Mona / She's The One (12:53) 

  9. Backstreets (12:05) 
     

Disc 3: (45:41)

  1. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (13:41) 
  2. Born To Run (4:43) 
  3. The Detroit Medley (9:23) 
  4. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (4:15) 
  5. Raise Your Hand (4:37) 

  6. Quarter To Three (9:02) 
     
     
     
Notes:This show was broadcast live on KSAN-FM, San Francisco, CA
Two versions exist - the better one is part of Great Dane's Masters Plus Series
This is what the B.Springsteen 50 Greatest Live Shows says:
Broadcast on KSAN in San Francisco, CA. The stretch run of the Darkness tour featured several differences from early in the tour, most notably Bruce's regular inclusion of The Fever and Point Blank, as well as opening the second set with The Ties That Bind. This show is another nomination for greatest show of all time, and another show with which you should start your collection. The performances of Prove It All Night, The Promised Land, and Backstreets are some of the best of all time. Available on the CDs "Winterland Night" and "Live in the Promised Land."
It should also be noted that this show was another of the early vinyl bootlegs, also called "Live in the Promised Land," but the source tape was from the broadcast and does not include the last two songs. By this time, Bruce knows that radio broadcasts really help the bootleg industry, and he dedicates Racing in the Street to all the guys on Kingsley and Ocean Avenues (along the Jersey Shore) who will hear this show "through the magic of bootlegging." This was Bruce's last radio broadcast until July 3, 1988.

#3
Summertime Bruce Live at the Agora - The Agora Club, Cleveland, OH. 8/9/78 (3 CDRs)
Still another great Bruce & E-street band show, from when they were their hottest.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Flaws: Couple very small ones.
Kahuna's Rating:*****
 
Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label: E. ST. Records
aka E Street Records
Format: 3CD
Catalog #: ES46/47/48 Source: Radio Broadcast / Soundboard
Total Time: 198:41 Sound: 9.4/57
Date: August 9, 1978 Performance: 9.6/56
Location: The Agora Club, Cleveland, Ohio Overall: 9.5/57

Disc 1: (71:36)

  1. Summertime Blues (5:10) 
  2. Badlands (4:50) 
  3. Spirit In The Night (8:23) 
  4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:25) 
  5. Factory (3:31) 
  6. The Promised Land (6:05) 
  7. Prove It All Night (12:16) 
  8. Racing In The Street (9:27) 
  9. Thunder Road (6:04) 

  10. Jungleland (10:34) 

Disc 2: (68:18)

  1. Paradise By The 'C' (4:15) 
  2. Fire (4:47) 
  3. Sherry Darling (4:16) 
  4. Not Fade Away (6:04) 
  5. Gloria / She's The One (8:37) 
  6. Growin' Up (12:58) 
  7. Backstreets (13:39) 

  8. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (13:41)
     
     

Disc 3: (58:43)

  1. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (9:12) 
  2. Born To Run (7:00) 
  3. Because The Night (8:03) 
  4. Raise Your Hand (7:51) 
  5. Twist And Shout (7:10) 
  6. Kitty's Back (12:36) 

  7. Point Blank (6:47) 
     
     
     
This is what the B.Springsteen 50 Greatest Live Shows says:
Broadcast on WMMS radio in Cleveland, OH. By early August, the Darkness tour was hitting full stride, with Bruce opening with either Badlands or rare covers, such as Rave On, Sweet Little Sixteen, or Summertime Blues. The Sad Eyes portion of Backstreets is heartstopping, and the intros to She's the One, whether it be Mona or Not Fade Away coupled with Gloria just rocked the house. August 9, 1978, featured all of the above and was one of the highlights of the 78 tour. The story during Growin' Up was the Teenage Werewolf, which became legendary.

#4
Roxy Night - Los Angeles, CA. 7/7/78 (3 CDRs)
A great Bruce & E-street band show, from when they were their hottest.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Flaws: Couple very small ones on orginal discs
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label  :Crystal Cat Records Format: 3CD
Catalog #:  CC 342/343/344 Source: Radio Broadcast / Audience
Total Time: 220:29 Sound: 8.6/53
Date: July 7, 1978 Performance: 9.6/53
Location: The Roxy Theater, 
Los Angeles, CA
Overall: 9.2/53
Disc 1: (74:07)

  1.'Intro' (1:59) 
  2.Rave On (2:38) 
  3.Badlands (5:37) 
  4.Spirit In The Night (7:47) 
  5.Darkness On The 
     Edge Of Town (5:02) 
  6.Candy's Room (3:45) 
  7.For You (7:04) 
  8.Point Blank (7:38) - edited 
  9.The Promised Land (5:45) 
 10.Prove It All Night (8:57) 
 11.Racing In The Street (10:50) 
 12.Thunder Road (6:47) 

Disc 2: (69:41)

  1.Paradise By The 'C' (4:00) 
  2.Fire (3:09) 
  3.Adam Raised A Cain (5:31) 
  4.Mona (5:40) 
  5.She's The One (8:22) 
  6.Growin' Up (9:03) 
  7.It's Hard To Be A Saint 
    In The City (4:41) 
  8.Backstreets (14:35) 
  9.Heartbreak Hotel (2:34) 
 10.Rosalita 
     (Come Out Tonight) (11:18)
 

Disc 3: (75:41)

  1.Independence Day (6:15) 
  2.Born To Run (5:35) 
  3.Because The Night (6:09) 
  4.Raise Your Hand (8:38) 
  5.Twist And Shout (9:09) 
  6.Streets Of Fire (5:31) 
  7.It's My Life (5:14) 
  8.Factory (4:55) 
  9.Jungleland (12:21) 
 10.Hang Up My Rock 'N' 
     Roll Shoes (3:43) 
 11.Candy's Room (3:08) 
 12.Adam Raised A Cain (4:57) 

Notes:
    This show was broadcast live on KMET-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    Tracks 6-12 Civic Center, Saginaw, MI 09/03/78

#5
Ties That Bind - NYC, NY 1979 (1 CDR)
Studio outtakes from "The River" studio sessions. A great version of THE RIVER is in here
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Flaws: none
Kahuna's Rating:****
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label: None Listed Format: 1CD
Catalog # None Listed Source Studio Demos - Outtakes
Total Time: 38:36 Sound: 9.7/92
Date April - September 1979 Performance 9.4/92
Location: The Power Station, New York City, New York Overall: 9.6/92
Notes:
    "The River" studio sessions
   1.The Ties That Bind (3:37) 
   2.Cindy (2:28) 
   3.Hungry Heart (3:28) 
   4.Stolen Car (4:33) 
   5.To Be True (3:54) - aka "Be True" 
   6.The River (4:54) 
   7.You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (2:12) 
   8.The Price You Pay (5:51) 
   9.I Wanna Marry You (3:31) 
  10.Loose Ends (4:08) 

 

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