Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RE-UP: Springsteen live in Kutztown 1975 - 2CD - July 26

26/07/75 - KEYSTONE HALL, KUTZTOWN STATE COLLEGE, KUTZTOWN, PA

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (7.30) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (3.31) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (5.40) / GROWIN' UP (2.58) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (4.15) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (slight cut, 11.32) / SHE'S THE ONE (4.26) / BORN TO RUN (4.01) / THUNDER ROAD (4.44) / KITTY'S BACK (16.44) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (cut in tape turn, 15.22) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (10.04) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.20) / A LOVE SO FINE (9.41) / CAROL (4.50) / QUARTER TO THREE (3.04) 

Audience tape, with a lot of audience noise. Not brilliant quality but includes the first known version of Chuck Berry's "Carol". Available on CDR "The Wild, The Innocent & The Kutztown Shuffle" (Fanatic) from Joe Kivak's master cassettes
artwork included

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Kutztown 1975 - 2CD - July 25

25/07/75 - KEYSTONE HALL, KUTZTOWN STATE COLLEGE, KUTZTOWN, PA

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / GROWIN' UP / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / SHE'S THE ONE / BORN TO RUN / KITTY'S BACK / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / A LOVE SO FINE 

Audience tape, artwork included

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Geneva 1975 - 2CD - July 22

22/07/75 - GENEVA THEATER, GENEVA, NY

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (7.15) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.13) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (3.28) / GROWIN' UP (3.11) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (4.15) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (11.04) / SHE'S THE ONE (4.30) / BORN TO RUN (4.01) / KITTY'S BACK (14.32) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (14.24) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (11.58) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.23) / A LOVE SO FINE - SOOTHE ME - SHOUT (10.32) / SHA LA LA (2.34) / QUARTER TO THREE (cut, 0.56) 

Audience tape. This concert had originally been scheduled for July 12th but then moved forward to July 11th. However due to delays in completing the new album this gig was first bumped back to July 18th and then delayed again and played on July 22nd. Tickets for July 12th were never used. A new set was printed for July 11th and then changed by hand. During the show Bruce jokes to the crowd about new member Miami Steve messing up his parts in the songs, lyrics and dance steps. 
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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Providence 1975 - 2CD - July 20

Bruce Springsteen
Palace Theater,
Providence, RI
20 July 1975

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

CD1
01 Incident On 57th Street
02 Spirit In The Night
03 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
04 Growin' Up
05 Saint In The City
06 E Street Shuffle
07 Born To Run
08 Thunder Road
09 New York City Serenade (Speed Flaws)

CD2
01 Kitty's Back
02 Rosalita (spliced)
03 E1: 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
04 A Love So Fine
05 E2: Sha La La
06 Quarter To Three

Opening night of the Born to Run tour, and first concert with Miami Steve Van Zandt.
Premieres of 10th Avenue Freeze Out and Sha La La.

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes



Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978.  His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity.  In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes.  He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings.  In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70's bands:  Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated.  Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes.  No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers.  Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community.

                            

RE-UP: Springsteen live in Owings Mills 1975 - 1CD - March 7

07/03/75 - PAINTERS MILL MUSIC FAIR, OWINGS MILLS, MD

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (7.37) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (5.44) / I WANT YOU (6.09) / SHE'S THE ONE (6.24) / JUNGLELAND (slight cut, 9.10) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (cut in tape turn, 10.18) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.45) 

One show, double bill, with Springsteen & The E Street Band headlining and Buzzy Linhart opening. Partial setlist above is from a circulating audio tape and represents about half the night's performance. 
artwork included

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Westbury 1975 - 2CD - February 23

23/02/75 - WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR, WESTBURY, NY

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (8.09) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.02) / BORN TO RUN (4.11) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (cut, 11.29) / GROWIN' UP (2.48) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (4.23) / I WANT YOU (6.10) / SHE'S THE ONE (6.06) / JUNGLELAND (9.27) / KITTY'S BACK (cut, 12.27) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (16.30) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (9.53) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.50) / A LOVE SO FINE (8.38) / FOR YOU (7.22) / WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK (2.15) / QUARTER TO THREE (5.08) 

One show, double bill, with Springsteen headlining and Jae Mason opening. The above-mentioned setlist is taken from a reasonable quality audience recording and represents the complete show. It can be found on the CDR 'Westbury Music Fair', CD "The Greatest Performance' (Parrot) and also CDR "Westbury Serenade" (Fanatic) from the master cassettes. This is an extraordinary performance, similar in scope to the 5/2/75 gig at The Main Point. Amazingly, it was not even close to a sellout. Westbury was a revolving stage performance (as were the 1974 Phoenix gigs). To accentuate the atmosphere Bruce ordered Mike Appel to install a functioning Ferris Wheel on stage as an effect prop, the plan was scrapped only at the last moment, after Appel told Bruce that the cost was going to be more than their performance fee! A Brucebase reader who attended comments: "the stage would turn once to the right and then back all the way to the left. Sitting in the back you had to wait for Bruce to come around again. During the encores the stage stopped, that's why you can hear people yelling 'turn the stage' near the end of the show". "For You" is the solo piano version.
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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Chester 1975 - 1CD - February 7

07/02/75 - WIDENER FIELD HOUSE, WIDENER COLLEGE, CHESTER, PA

INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET (8.26) / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE (3.12) / BORN TO RUN (4.33) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.44) / I WANT YOU / WINGS FOR WHEELS (6.18) / KITTY'S BACK (11.41) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (2.57) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (1.10) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) 

One show, held in the 1,500 seat Widener Field House, with Springsteen & The E Street Band the sole act on the bill. This second night at Widener was a sellout. Video from this show has been in circulation since the late 1970s. The detail surrounding this video production has long been a source of speculation. For many years the circulating quality of the footage was uniformly poor. However portions of the video were shown in Springsteen TV documentaries in the '90s and the quality was significantly better than anything seen before. This has lent weight to a long held rumour that this footage (far from emanating from a shadowy fan) may have been shot by Widener students involved in a film-making course and that there may have been some pre-arranged conditional approval to film the concert from the Springsteen camp. Since then upgraded versions have made their way into DVD trading circles, but the quality still doesn't quite match up to what has been seen in documentaries.

The partial setlist mentioned above is from an audio source generally believed to be directly associated with the film footage (i.e. soundtrack). Portions of the film footage are known to have been circulating among the Widener community as early as 1976. As is the case with the video footage, there are numerous bootlegged variations of the audio source in circulation, of varying quality and individual track completeness. However these 'variations' seem to be minor, all incorporate the same 9 songs from a show that featured approximately 16 songs in total.
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