2004-12-19 - HARRY'S ROADHOUSE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Late (2nd) Show: FOR YOU / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THIS HARD LAND / RUN RUDOLPH RUN / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / TWO HEARTS / RENDEZVOUS / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / TALK TO ME / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / SEASIDE BAR SONG (with Max Weinberg from here) / IT TAKES TWO (with Patti Scialfa) / TELL HIM (with Patti Scialfa) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / STAND ON IT / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY / HAVA NAGILA / DARLINGTON COUNTY / THE FEVER / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN (with Willie Nile) / (WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING?
Audience tape. Holiday Shows. Bruce Springsteen & Friends performing two shows; one at 4:30pm and another at 8:30pm. First three songs of each set - plus "If I Should Fall Behind - are solo acoustic. Bobby Bandiera and his band, plus the Jukes horns, back Bruce for the rest of the set. Speakers were set up outside the venue for the massed crowds - who despite the weather were treated to two fantastic shows. During the early show, Bruce introduced Talk to Me by saying that this is one he wrote for Southside Johnny, who doesn't play or sing during that song (but does join for The Fever). This is the premiere of this track with Bruce only singing. No Southside at the Late Show, but Patti Scialfa joins for "It Takes Two" and "Tell Him", Max Weinberg joins on drums for "Seaside Bar Song" and remains for the rest of the show, and Willie Nile joins for "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".
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