Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW: Springsteen live in Belfast 2006 - 2CD - November 21

2006-11-21 - ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

ATLANTIC CITY / JOHN HENRY / OLD DAN TUCKER / EYES ON THE PRIZE / O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP / JESSE JAMES / FOR YOU / MANSION ON THE HILL / ERIE CANAL / MY OKLAHOMA HOME / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / MRS. McGRATH / HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? / JACOB'S LADDER / THE RIVER / OPEN ALL NIGHT / PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN / THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE / AMERICAN LAND / WE SHALL OVERCOME

Audience tape. Tour premiere of "Mansion On The Hill". Final show of the tour. Although Bruce had played Northern Ireland once previously, none of the songs played at this show had been performed in Northern Ireland before - the only known such occurrence.

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NEW: Springsteen live in Dublin 2006 - 2CD - November 19

2006-11-19 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND

ATLANTIC CITY / JOHN HENRY / OLD DAN TUCKER / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP / JESSE JAMES / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / ERIE CANAL / FOR YOU / MY OKLAHOMA HOME / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / MRS. McGRATH / HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? / JACOB'S LADDER / LONG TIME COMIN' / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / OPEN ALL NIGHT / PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN / WE SHALL OVERCOME / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN / THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE / AMERICAN LAND

Audience tape - artwork included

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NEW: Springsteen live in Dublin 2006 - 2CD - November 18

2006-11-18 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND

OLD DAN TUCKER / JOHN HENRY / JOHNNY 99 / EYES ON THE PRIZE / JESSE JAMES / O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP / BOBBY JEAN / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / MY OKLAHOMA HOME / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / MRS. McGRATH / HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? / JACOB'S LADDER / THE RIVER / OPEN ALL NIGHT / PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN / SHENANDOAH / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN / THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE / AMERICAN LAND

Audience tape - artwork included

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NEW: Springsteen live in London 2006 - 2CD - November 12

2006-11-12 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / JOHN HENRY / JOHNNY 99 / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESSE JAMES / O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP / BOBBY JEAN / ERIE CANAL / MY OKLAHOMA HOME / THE RIVER / MRS. McGRATH / HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? / JACOB'S LADDER / LONG TIME COMIN' / OPEN ALL NIGHT / PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN / THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE / AMERICAN LAND / THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE

Audience tape. Available on CD 'Wembley Sessions Second Night' (Crystal Cat). Tour premiere of "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and European debut of "The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze". Patti Scialfa is not present. Horn section is Baron-Manion-Ramm-Gayton.

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NEW: Springsteen live in London 2006 - 2CD - November 11

Wembley Session First Night, CC 812-813
November 11 2006, Wembley Arena
London, England


101 - Intro
102 - Blinded By The Light
103 - Old Dan Tucker
104 - Atlantic City
105 - Eyes On The Prize
106 - Jesse James
107 - O, Mary Don't You Weep
108 - Growin' Up
109 - Eire Canal
110 - My Oklahoma Home
111 - Devils & Dust
112 - Mrs. McGrath
113 - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
114 - Jacob's Ladder

201 - Intro
202 - Long Time Comin'
203 - Jesus Was An Only Son
204 - Open All Night
205 - Pay Me My Money Down
206 - Long Walk Home
207 - You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
208 - When The Saints Go Marching In
209 - This Little Light Of Mine
210 - American Land
211 - Froggie Went A Courtin'
212 - Adam Raised A Cain*
213 - Youngstown*
214 - Bring 'Em Home*

* = Bonus Tracks

212/214 - Hallam FM Arena , Sheffield, November 14 2006

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NEW: Springsteen live in Birmingham 2006 - 2CD - November 9

Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band
Birmingham NEC Arena
2006.11.09

The Essexboy Recording (not a tape anymore this was done on a microtrack!)

CD1

01.  Intro
02.  Blinded by the light
03.  John Henry
04.  Old Dan Tucker
05.  Further on up the road
06,  Jesse James
07.  Oh Mary don't you weep
08.  Bobby Jean
09.  Erie Canal
10.  My Oklahoma home
11.  Ghost of tom Joad
12.  Mrs McGrath
13.  How can a poor man stand such times and live?
14.  Jacobs Ladder

CD2

01.  Long time comin'
02.  Jesus was an only son
03.  Open all night
04.  Pay me my money down - with the great great NILS LOFGREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05   My city of ruins
06.  You can look, but you better not touch
07.  When the Saints go marching in
08.  This Little light of mine
09.  American Land
10.  Froggi' went a courtin'

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

RE-UP: Springsteen "The Ties That Bind" - 1CD - unreleased 1979 album

The Ties That Bind (as published in Backstreets #47, Fall 1994)
In the Fall of 1979, Bruce Springsteen finished a series of songs that would comprise The Ties That Bind, his fifth album. CBS Records hoped for a Christmas release, or early 19820 at the latest, but Springtsteen scrapped the project entirely after the songs were chosen and the album even sequenced. Hearing that lost album was only wishful thinking for Springsteen fans. Until now.
Original master tapes from the Power Station, location of recording sessions for The Ties That Bind and its ultimate successor, The River, serve as the source for this release. As a result, the sound quality is superb, rivaling and often surpassing even the Japanese version of The River on CD (which sounds slightly warmer than its American counterpart).

The Chief difference in sound is a greater ambiance. Listeners will note a warmer, more intimate sound on common songs like "Hungry Heart" (which is identical to the officially released version) and on slightly different versions of familar songs like "The Ties That Bind" and "The River". Perhaps the best example is "The Price You Pay", which Power Station notes indicate is the first take. Greater separation between the acoustic guitar (left channel) and electric guitar (right channel) and improved sound on Max Weinberg's snare and cymbals, not to mention the alternate third verse, make for a new aural experience. Furthermore, the E Street Band flat-out nailed this song on the first take.

While fans will enjoy the alternate takes of songs that made it to The River, the flawless sound of the still-unreleased gem "Cindy" will cause jaws to drop. Sound on previously circulated tapes, records, and CD's has ranged from fair to very good, but The Ties That Bind will render those versions vastly inferior. The material is bright, distinct in both channels, pitched correctly, and without any of the evident flaws of the past.

In addition to the quantum leap in sound, there are also considerable thematic differences that distinguish The Ties That Bind from The River. From the original version of "Stolen Car" (in its "Son, You May Kiss The Bride" arrangement) to the sequencing of the rockabilly "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" immediately after "The River" (which opens the second side- contrast that with its place as the final song on the first disc of The River. Yet Springsteen told Marsh that after the excitement of the MUSE shows in September 1979, the album "seemed inadequate." Fifteen years after Springsteen shelved The Ties That Bind, there is little to suggest inadequancy. And, for once, fans have as much proof as they need.

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)