The Wind City Promise 23.02.1977

The Wind City Promise

The Wind City Promise is the title of this bootleg recorded on February 23rd 1977 in Chicago.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band played 15 songs spliced in two CD.

The Wind City Promise


  1. Night
  2. Rendezvous
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. It’s My Life
  5. Thunder Road
  6. Mona – She’s The One
  7. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  8. Action In The Streets
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Action In The Streets Of New Haven 18.03.1977

Action In The Streets 18.03.1977

Action In The Streets 18.03.1977

Probably this is not the best bootleg of the Born To Run Tour but the overall quality is quite good.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played 14 songs.



  1. Night
  2. Don’t Look Back <— listen
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. It’s My Life <— listen
  5. Thunder Road
  6. Mona
  7. She’s The One
  8. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  9. Action In The Street
  10. Backstreets

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The Lost Live Tape 1975 -1980

The Lost Live Tapes

This bootleg was originally an LP and it is a collection of various songs played by Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band between 1975 and 1980.

The bootleg has a very good average quality.



  1. Intro (Largo 02.11.2980)
  2. Born To Run (Houston 14.09.1975)
  3. Its Gonna Work Out Fine (Largo 02.09.1975)
  4. The Ties That Bind (Largo 02.11.2980)
  5. I Wann Marry You (Tempe o5.11.1980)


  1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Cleveland 01.01.1979)
  2. I Fought The Law (Cleveland 01.01.1979)
  3. The Fever (Cleveland 01.01.1979)
  4. Quarter To Three (Houston 14.09.1975)

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’cause Tonight We Got Style Live at Ambassador Theatre 27.09.1975

'cause Tonight We Got Style

This is another very old bootleg from almost forty years ago.

The has been recorded during the Born To Run on September the 27th 1975 at Ambassador Theatre in Saint Louis.

The quality of the CD’s are quite good especially considering the technology available in late ’75.



  1. Meeting Across The River 
  2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. Pretty Flamingo
  5. She’s The One
  6. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
  7. The E-Street Shuffle

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Prettier Oswego 16.12.1975

Prettier Oswego (JEMS) Booklet

This is the new version of a bootleg called Pretty Oswego. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played in the State University of New York during the Born to Run tour on December the 16th 1975.



  1. Thunder Road <— listen!
  2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. Lost In The Flood <—listen!
  5. She’s The One
  6. Born To Run
  7. Pretty Flamingo
  8. Saint In City
  9. Backstreets <—listen!


  1. Kitty’s Back 
  2. Jungleland
  3. Rosalita
  4. Sandy <—listen!
  5. Santa Claus
  6. Detroit Medley
  7. For You
  8. Quarter To Three

Prettier Oswego (JEMS) Back


Welcome back to the second in a planned series of releases from the ER
Archives, the collection of an active ’70s taper and trader who
stepped away from collecting, leaving his tapes pretty much dormant
until now. We’re still culling through the archive, but it is already
clear that it contains previously uncirculated shows as well as
upgrades to circulating tapes, both audience and soundboard. ER used
high-end tape decks and good tape, so his copies of even well-known
shows may well be improvements.

This installment falls squarely into the “upgrades” category as it
offers a material enhancement over the previously marginal recording
in circulation of Oswego, NY, December 16, 1975.

The extant version, which circulates as Pretty Oswego, suffers from
several problems including being pitched too fast, sounding muffled
from generational loss and having cuts. This new version has been
speed checked and corrected and is more complete. As a result it runs
longer than Pretty Oswego. The clarity of this transfer is far
superior to its predecessor as well–the recording has body, space and
instrument separation that just wasn’t there before and it sits
comfortably next to some of the better (though perhaps not best)
audies from 1975. Hence Prettier Oswego. Also, cuts previously found
in “Pretty Flamingo” and “Detroit Medley” are gone, though there is a
tiny piece missing near the end of an epic “Kitty’s Back.”

The pitch issues with this show proved deceptive as there are songs,
like “Saint in the City,” that are played at such a breakneck pace
they felt like they still must be running too fast after we pitch
corrected. But you’ll hear that even as the band seems to be in
overdrive, Bruce’s vocals sound right on key.

Oswego is a strong show, a few weeks removed from the band’s quick
trip to Europe and 13 days removed from the two-night run at the
Boston Music Hall JEMS presented earlier this year from Steve Hopkins’
master tapes. The quality here isn’t at Hopkins’ level, but it is
highly listenable both on quieter material like the piano-opening
“Thunder Road” and the solo encore “For You,” and rollicking passages
like “Kitty’s Back” and “Detroit Medley.” Samples provided.

Thanks to the ER Archive for opening up the vault doors and sharing
this recording with the fans. Feel free to let him know how you feel
in the comments.

When the ER Archive returns, we will shuffle off to Buffalo.

Wayne Darlington for JEMS and the ER Archives

Pilgrim Civic Center Providence 11.12.1980

Da CD 1980
Da CD 1980

Nuova edizione, edita della Dasuye, di un bootleg storico. Il concerto è quello tenuto da Bruce Springsteen e la E-Street Band al Civic Center di Providence l’ 11 dicembre 1980.

La qualità, come potete sentire dalle tre canzoni che ho inserito, è molto buona specialmente considerando che si parla di un bootleg di più di 30 anni fa.

Il concerto è stato suddiviso su tre dischi:

  • Disco uno

    1. Born To Run
    2. Out In The Street
    3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    5. The Price You Pay
    6. Don’t You Miss It Either
    7. Independence Day
    8. Two Hearts
    9. Prove It All Night
    10. The Promised Land
    11. Racing In The Street
    12. The River
    13. Badlands
  • Disco due

    1. Thunder Road
    2. Taking The Stage
    3. Cadillac Ranch
    4. Sherry Darling
    5. Hungry Heart
    6. Fire
    7. Candy’s Room
    8. Because The Night
    9. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    10. For You
    11. Stolen Car
    12. Wreck On The Highway
    13. Point Blank
    14. Rendezvous
    15. Ramrod
  • Disco tre

    1. Sad But True
    2. Crush On You
    3. Backstreets
    4. The Clock On The Wall
    5. Rosalita
    6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    7. Jungleland
    8. I’m A Rocker
    9. Detroit Medley
    10. I Hear A Train
    11. Detroit Medley Reprise




Springfield 22.08.1976



Bootleg vecchissimo quello che ho recuperato oggi, il tour è infatti quello di Born to Run (secondo leg) e il concerto è quello del 22 agosto 1976 a Springfield.

Non riesco a trovare la copertina giusta per questo bootleg, la suddivisione delle tracce è infatti leggermente diversa.

Springsteen e la E-Street Band suonarono:

  1. (Sirius – intro)
  2. Night
  3. Rendezvous
  4. Spirit In The Night
  5. It’s My Life
  6. Thunder Road
  7. She’s The One
  8. Born to Run (cut)
  9. Something In The Night
  10. Backstreets
  11. Miami Horns – intro
  12. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
  13. Jungleland
  14. Rosalita (cut)

Il bootleg è di buona qualità ed è stato registrato dalla radio come si può sentire dalla prima traccia.

Al primo che indovina cosa sta suonando Roy durante la presentazione della band su Rosalita mando una copia del CD.


Domani! 21.12.2012

The Ed Sciaky Archives 31.12.1975

springsteen ed sciaky
Springsteen 31.12.1975

Il bootleg testimonia l’ ultimo concerto del 1975 per Bruce Springsteen e la E-Street Band la data è infatti quella del 31 dicembre 1975.

Di quella storica data esistono diversi bootleg fra cui alcuni di ottima qualità come ad esempio  Last Tango in Philly (EV2) e il volume numero 33 della serie Uber uscita ormai diversi anni fa su Stone Pony London.

Il mio preferito è però questo realizzato da Ed Sciaky.

Come “assaggio” potete ascoltare Backestreets a questo link.

La scaletta presa da :

01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out  (acoustic)
03 Spirit in the night
04 Does this bus stop at 82nd street?
05 It’s my life
06 She’s the one
07 Born to run
08 Pretty Flamingo
09 It’s hard to be a saint in the city
10 Backstreets
11 Mountain of love
12 Jungleland
13 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
14 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
15 Detroit Medley
16 Quarter to three
17 Thunder road
18 Twist and shout

Voi che versione avete? Quale è la vostra versione preferita?

Sto preparando la prossima e-mail, spero vi piacerà!

Forced to Confess 25.03.1977

Quarta ed ultima notte a Boston per Bruce Springsteen e la E-street band.

La scaletta della serata presa come al solito da BruceSpringsteen :

01 Night
02 Don’t look back
03 Spirit in the night
04 Incident on 57th street
05 Thunder road
06 Mona
07 She’s the one
08 10th avenue freeze-out
09 Action in the street
10 It’s hard to be a saint in the city
11 Backstreets
12 Jungleland
13 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
14 Born to run
15 Quarter to three
16 Little Latin Lupe Lu
17 Higher and higher
18 You can’t sit down