Wednesday, July 27, 2016

RE-UP: Springsteen live in Iowa City 1975 - 2CD - September 26

Bruce Springsteen
Iowa City
September 26, 1975
artwork included

Meeting Across The River
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
Spirit In The Night
It's Gonna Work Out Fine
Growin' Up
Saint In The City
She's The One
Born To Run (end is cut)
E Street Shuffle
Kitty's Back
Jungeland (cut in middle - tape flip)
Detroit Medley
Quarter To Three

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Ann Arbor 1975 - 2CD - September 23

Bruce Springsteen
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
September 23, 1975
audience recording
artwork included

Disc one:
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Spirit In The Night
Pretty Flamingo
Growin' Up
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
The E Street Shuffle
Sha La La
She's The One
Born To Run

Disc two:
Kitty's Back
Devil With The Blue Dress
Quarter To Three
Twist And Shout

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Minneapolis 1975 - 2CD - September 21

Bruce Springsteen
September 21, 1975

Disc one:
Incident On 57th Street
10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Spirit In The Night
Pretty Flamingo
Growin' Up
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
The E Street Shuffle
She's The One
Born To Run

Disc two:
Thunder Road
Kitty's Back
Quarter To Three

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Atlanta 1975 - 2CD - August 23

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: Sparks On The Ballroom
Label: The Godfatherecords
Date: August 23, 1975
Location: Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA, USA
Artwork: Included

Disc 1:
01. Spirit In The Night
02. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
03. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
04. When You Walk In The Room
05. Growin' Up
06. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
07. The E Street Shuffle
08. She's The One
09. Born To Run
10. Then She Kissed Me
11. For You

Disc 2:
01. Kitty's Back
02. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - cut at the beginning
03. 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy) - cut at the beginning
04. Twist And Shout

Bonus Tracks:
-Los Angeles, CA, USA, The Roxy, October 17, 1975
05. Pretty Flamingo
06. Goin' Back

-Philadelphia, PA, USA, Tower Theater, December 30, 1975
07. It's My Life
08. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in New York 1975 - 2CD - August 16 - early show

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
“I Was a Thriller”
The Bottom Line- New York, NY
August 16, 1975 (The Early Show)

Audience Recording

This is the fourth performance from the legendary Bottom Line Series in New York. It was captured during
the early show on August 16, 1975. Joe Kivak was able to document this magical moment in Bruce Springsteen’s history, being on the heels of the release of Born To Run. These shows were among the best when a young Bruce Springsteen & his almighty E Street Band were on the brink of conquering the world! This contains the first live performance of "It's Gonna Work Out Fine." "Rosalita" is incomplete, as well as an edit in "E Street Shuffle" and Kitty's Back." In spite of this not being perfect for completeness the sound is excellent for the most part! According to BruceBase the circulating copy was muddy and less than ideal quality. If that’s the copy you have in your collection this will certainly qualify as a major upgrade.

Fanatic Records & Mr Anonymous present the Kivak Master Series!!

Intro (1:08)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (4:04)
Spirit In The Night (8:03)
Then She Kissed Me (3:28)
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (9:15)
Growin’ Up (3:45)
Saint In The City (5:35)
Sha La La (2:55)
E Street Shuffle (23:36)
Everytime You Walk in the Room (3:54)
She’s The One (5:09)

Born To Run (4:57)
Thunder Road (6:21)
Kitty's Back (23:47)
Rosalita (8:12)
Up On The Roof (5:15)
Quarter To Three (7:21)

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in New York 1975 - 2CD - August 13 - late show

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The Bottom Line
New York NY
August 13, 1975 Late Show

Goody Pitch-Corrected Remaster

Source-Sony 110B mono cassette deck with built-in mic

Disc 1
01. For You (Bruce on piano)
02. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
03. Spirit In The Night
04. Intro to 'When You Walk in the Room'
05. When You Walk In The Room'
06. Intro to 'Night'
07. Night (first known performance)
08. Growin’ Up
09. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
10. The E Street Shuffle
11. Born To Run
12. She’s The One
13. Thunder Road (Bruce on piano)

Disc 2
01. Intro to 'Kitty's Back'
02. Kitty’s Back
03. New York City Serenade
04. Intro to 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)'
05. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
06. Intro to '4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)'
07. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
08. Quarter To Three

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Richmond 1975 - 2CD - August 1

Bruce Springsteen
August 1, 1975
artwork included

Incident On 57th Street
10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Spirit In The Night
The E Street Shuffle
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
She's The One
Thunder Road
Growin' Up
Up On The Roof
Kitty's Back
New York City Serenade
A Love So Fine
Quarter To Three

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Philadelphia 1974 - 2CD - November 1

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Tower Theater
Philadelphia, PA
November 1, 1974
The Big A master via JEMS

Audience Recording (equipment unknown) by The Big A

01 Incident on 57th Street
02 Then She Kissed Me
03 Spirit in the Night
04 Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
05 The E Street Shuffle > Havin' a Party
06 Born to Run
07 Spanish Harlem
08 Saint in the City
09 She's the One
10 Jungleland
11 Kitty's Back
12 New York City Serenade (small cut)
13 Rosalita
14 Sandy
15 A Love So Fine > Shout

JEMS is pleased to release another previously uncirculated recording
of an historically significant and otherwise unheard show.

This time we're transported to the Tower Theater in Philadelphia for a
performance that bridges Springsteen's past and future in late 1974.
For starters, it is the first Philly show with Max Weinberg on drums
and Roy Bittan on piano, and the "new" band sounds considerably more
polished than they did at Kean College six weeks earlier. The set
marks the last 1974 performance of "Then She Kissed Me" and more
notably the last known recording of the lovely "Spanish Harlem." The
Ben E. King cover appears to have made way for another cover song
featuring Suki Lahav on violin, Dylan's "I Want You," which is
believed to have debuted the next night and sticks around through
February. But "Spanish Harlem" is a true lost gem and the performance
here is majestic. As Brucebase notes, parts of the arrangement bear an
uncanny resemblance to "Wreck on the Highway" six years later.

"Born to Run" also returns to the set for its first known appearance
since August and two days later, Bruce would play the studio version
for Ed Sciaky's listeners on WMMR. This is one of but a handful of
recorded performances of the song from '74. Also previewed from
Bruce's next album are embryonic versions of "She's the One" (complete
with the explanatory Bo Diddley beat intro) and "Jungleland." Both
feature myriad lyric changes from their eventual released versions and
"Jungleland" benefits marvelously from Lahav's contributions. The
night closes with another song recorded for (but not released on) Born
to Run, "A Love So Fine."

Our new friend The Big A recored this one on, as he calls it, "a
standard-for-the-time, no-frills, fat-paperback-sized Radio Shack-type
tape recorder with a
built-in mike." Unlike Kean (which was recorded on a single 180 minute
tape), the Tower was recorded on two tapes (a 120 and a 60) and the
sound quality, while not excellent, is superior to Kean and quite
listenable. The 120 minute tape ends during "New York City Serenade,"
which picks up again on the 60 minute tape, but for whatever reason
(two different tape brands/formulations), the sound changes noticeably
on the second tape. In mastering, we've attempted to match the sound
of the second tape to the first.

The tapes themselves were in remarkably good shape considering their
age, and as we often do in these situations, we re-shelled them (i.e.
we cracked the original tape shells, took out the tape itself and put
the old reels into newer cassette shells that run smoother) to
optimize playback. There's a bit of brittleness in the high end,
especially in louder passages, but we've done our best to manage that
and get the most out of the source.

The best news of course is that this is a show you haven't heard
before from such a fascinating period in Springsteen's career, when
you could get "Jungleland" into "Kitty's Back" into "New York City
Serenade." Hearing the early Born to Run songs is also a treat, as are
the cover songs.


RE-UP: Springsteen live in Cambridge 1974 - 2CD - January 6 - soundboard

January 6th, 1974
Cambridge, MA
Joe's Place
soundboard recording

01-You Mean So Much To Me
02-Growin' Up
03-Let the Four Winds Blow
05-Zero and Blinf Terry
06-Blinded by the Light
08-For You
10-Joe Spadafora thanks-intro
11-Twist and Shout

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in Asbury Park 1971 - 1CD - December 11

12/11/1971 - Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ


audience recording

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RE-UP: Springsteen live in San Francisco 1970 - 1CD - January 13



One show, with Steel Mill the sole act on the bill. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled at that last minute due to illness and so Steel Mill played alone. This is the show attended by critic Philip Elwood, who turned up intending to review Scaggs but ended up writing a highly favorable review of Steel Mill that appeared in the 14/1/70 edition of ‘The San Francisco Examiner’. The above noted setlist emanates from a long circulating, excellent quality soundboard audio from one of the California gigs. This is very likely (but not absolutely certain) to emanate from this 13/01/70 show, as it seems to correspond closely to details noted in Elwood's article. Elwood mentions that the group opened with a brief warm-up instrumental rendition of "Satin Doll", that track doesn't appear on the circulating tape. However the other tracks mentioned by Elwood do appear and the crowd noise corresponds with Elwood's 1984 comments that very few people were in attendance. Released in 1990 on the CD "Live At The Matrix" (Great Dane Records).

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