Boston 30.05.1978


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played in Boston on May 29th, 30th and 31st 1978 respectively the concert number 5, 6 and 7 of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

Because The Night has been played for the first time ever.



  1. Badlands
  2. Night
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. Something In The Night
  5. For You
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Prove It All Night
  8. Racing In The Street
  9. Thunder Road
  10. Paradise By The C
  11. Fire
  12. Adam Raised A Cain
  13. Candy’s Room

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Final Night Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town 01.01.1079


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played the final show of Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour in Cleveland on January the 1st 1979.


Disc 1

01 Rave on (3:14)
02 Badlands (5:10)
03 Rendezvous (3:43)
04 Spirit in the night (6:50)
05 Darkness on the edge of town (5:49)
06 Factory (3:23)
07 Streets of fire (5:37)
08 Heartbreak hotel (2:43)
09 The promised land (5:38)
10 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro] (11:29)
11 Racing in the street (9:45)
12 Thunder road (5:39)

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Racing In The Street 19.09.1978

Springsteen Live in Passaic is THE must have bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played at Capitol Theatre.

Racing In The Street was only played the first night.


I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money got no strings attached
We shut ’em up and then we shut ’em down

Tonight, tonight the strip’s just right
I wanna blow ’em off in my first heat
Summer’s here and the time is right
For goin’ racin’ in the street

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Bruce Springsteen Santa Claus is Coming To Town 20.12.1978

A great version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town played by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street 35 years ago at Capitol Theatre in Passaic.


Next post will be out on December 26th, enjoy the holiday season!


Live in Passaic 20.09.1978

Finalmente sono riuscito a guardarmi un bootleg per intero.

Il DVD è una nuova versione, o meglio, una versione migliorata del bootleg del concerto di Bruce Springsteen e la E-Street al Capitol Theatre  del 20 settembre 1978.

Questa versione, diversamente da Passaic Restored, non contiene il soundcheck.

Springsteen Live in Passaic 1978

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
“Live In Passaic – September 20th 1978”
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ
September 20, 1978
JEMS Archive/Brucevideos

New Video Source/2011 transfer: production Beta cassette > restored Sony Betamax > uncompressed video capture (image stabilization, timebase correction, etc.) > Adobe Premiere > Auto Color / Crop filters > MPEG2 @ average 7.7mbps > MPEG Video Wizard > DVD Lab Pro

New Audio Source/2011 transfer: 1/2-track, 15 IPS master soundboard reels (baked for playback) > azimuth-adjusted playback on professional reel to reel > 24/96 capture > down sample > Sound Forge 9 (resample to 48k, time stretch filter for sync, compression, eq)

Disc 1 (dual layer)

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Spirit In The Night
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Independence Day
The Promised Land
Prove It All Night
It’s My Life
Thunder Road
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Candy’s Room
Because The Night
Point Blank
Kitty’s Back

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The Firecracker Show 31.12.1978

Springsteen 31.12.1978
Springsteen 31.12.1978

Uno dei concerti storici di Bruce Springsteen e la E-Street di cui esistono svariate versioni.

Il nome della registrazione deriva dal fatto che qualcuno aveva lanciato sul palco un petardo colpendo Bruce.


Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 
Location: Cleveland Coliseum 
Date: 1978-12-31 
Label: Moonlight Records ML 9627/28/29 
Title: The Firecracker Show 
Sound: Soundboard / Audience 
Disc 1: 
01. Badlands 
02. Streets Of Fire 
03. Rendezvous 
04. Spirit In The Night 
05. Darkness On The Edge Of Town 
06. Independence Day 
07. The Promised Land 
08. Prove It All Night 
09. Pretty Flamingo 

Disc 2: 

01. Thunder Road 
03. The Ties That Bind 
04. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town 
05. The Fever 
06. Fire 
07. Candy’s Room 
08. Because The Night 
09. Rave On 
10. Auld Lang Syne 
11. Good Rockin’ Tonigh 

Disc 3: 
01. Firecracker Incident 
02. Point Blank 
03. Not Fade Away / She’s The One 
04. Backstreets 
05. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 
06. Adam Raised A Cain * 
07. Heartbreak Hotel ** 
08. Sweet Little Sixteen ** 
* 1978-06-16 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City 
** 1978-08-19 The Spectrum, Philadelphia 
Bellissima versione di Jungleland.

Il bootleg rappresenta anche la penultima data del tour di Darkness On The Edge Of Town che si chiuderà con il concerto della sera successiva sempre a Clevenand.

THE WAY IT WAS 19.09.1978

Qualcuno ha mica la copertina di questo vecchio bootleg di Springsteen datato 19 settembre 1978?

Si tratta della registrazione originale di uno dei suoi concerti più famosi grazie a bootleg come Passaic Night o Pièce de Résistance.

La scheda:

Bruce Springsteen
Capital Theatre, Passaic, NJ

“The Way It Was – 9/19/1978”

This is the original UNEDITED FM broadcast from WNEW-FM that night,
including all the station breaks, DJ chat, and a halftime interview
with WNEW DJ Vin Scelsa. DJ’s Richard Neer and Pat Dawson anchored the
show for WNEW and also for the East Coast radio network, which
included many other stations in New England and the mid-Atlantic.

The show is presented in it’s entirety and in sequence – the chat and
interview are played during the between-sets break.

The original source tapes were recorded on a Teac cassette recorder
using Dolby B encoding and a dbx compressor. Playback on a Sony cassette
deck through the same dbx for expansion, then to the PC at 16 bit/44.1khz.

Volume normalization with Adobe Audition, Track spilts and FLAC conversion
using CD-WAVE.

Because of the cassette source, you will hear the occasional tape flip,
which is not intrusive except missing the first couple of seconds of “Not
Fade Away”.

NO EQUALIZATION or PROCESSING OF ANY KIND was used on these tapes, other than
raising the levels to maximum before clipping.

Please DO NOT attempt to re-master this tape in any way – the idea is
to present the show as originally recorded, without adjustment.

102-Streets of Fire.flac
103-Spirit In The Night.flac
104-Darkness on the Edge of Town.flac
105-Independence Day.flac
106-The Promised Land.flac
107-Prove It All Night.flac
108-Racing In The Street.flac
109-Thunder Road.flac
110-Meeting Across the River.flac
112-DJ Chat with John Scher.flac

201-DJ Chat with Scher and Snadowsky.flac
202-Vin Scelsa Interview.flac
203-DJ Chat.flac
204-Kitty’s Back.flac
206-Candy’s Room.flac
207-Because the Night.flac
208-Point Blank.flac
209-Not Fade Away.flac
210-She’s The One.flac

303-DJ Chat.flac
304-4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy).flac
305-Born To Run.flac
306-Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.flac
307-Detroit Medley.flac
308-Raise Your Hand.flac
309-Closing Comments.flac


Video tratto dal concerto di Springsteen a Houston nel 1978.

When I get home from my job I turn on my T.V.
But I can’t keep my mind on the show
When I lay down at night, oh I can’t get no sleep
So I turn on my radio
But the only sound I hear is you whisperin’ in my ear
The words that you used to say
Now my days grow longer
‘Cause my love grows stronger
And the fever gets worse
And I’ve got the fever for this girl

Got the fever, oh I’ve got the fever
Nothing that a po’ boy can do
When he’s got the fever for this girl
Got the fever, oh I’ve got the fever
Left this little boy blue

I can remember comin’ home
See you standin’ at the stove
With the dishes on the table
Dinner ready to go
We’ll maybe go out to a movie show
Something that you like to see
Well now you are my sun in the morning
And my moon at night
I think about you baby
I feel alright
Now my days grow longer
‘Cause my love grows stronger
And the fever gets worse
And I’ve got the fever for this girl


COLUMBUS 05.09.1978

La scaletta della serata:

01 Summertime Blues
02 Badlands
03 Streets of fire
04 Spirit in the night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 It’s my life
07 Factory
08 The promised land
09 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
10 Racing in the street
11 Thunder road
12 Jungleland
13 Sherry darling
14 Candy’s room
15 Not fade away
16 She’s the one
17 Growin’ up
18 Backstreets
19 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
20 Born to run
21 Because the night
22 Quarter to three


Come dicevo qui Springsteen e la E-street hanno suonato di nuovo.

La scaletta e i relativi commenti sono di Jbirenz di Backstreets:

Just back from the Carousel. Some quick thoughts before I go to sleep.

It was one of the greatest Bruce experiences I’ve ever had. Unique. A great party mood. It was basically a movie set. The band was set up in the middle of the Carousel, with wires and cords and tracks and lighting and cameras all around. There were about 60 of us let in; when we got in, there were already around 20 people (not counting crew) inside. Seems like they were mostly family and friends, including Bruce’s Mom (at one point Bruce pointed to where they were and joked that his relatives would be signing autographs later.) Danny Clinch was photographing. Jon Landau was there.

We were placed in 3 or 4 groups behind Max/the horns/Roy, and in front of Bruce/Steve/Clarence. Occasionally we were moved around, changed front-to-back, etc. Basically, each of us spent half the show behind the band, and half in front. They started at 4:35, ended at 7:45. 20 minute or so break in the middle.

There was a 5 piece horn section, including Ed Manion and Curt Rahm. No Nils, Patti, or Soozie. David Lindley played violin.

Set list:1. Racing In the Street (1978)
2. Gotta Get That Feeling
3. Outside Looking In
4. Come On (Let’s Go Tonight)
5. Save My Love
6. The Brokenhearted
7. Ain’t Good Enough for You
8. Talk To Me
9. The Promise
10. Blue Christmas

(Some songs might be out of order.) Every song was played through twice; IMO the second performance was always better. For some songs they re-did portions of the song after the second run-through.

Most exciting aspect — for 4 songs (Save My Love, Ain’t Good Enough For You, Talk to Me, Blue Christmas) Bruce brought the audience, all of us, right up to the band (front and back), and sometimes inside the band — literally amongst the players. At one point, during Ain’t Good Enough For You — a real party song — Bruce was on Roy’s piano, and a bunch of us were right in front of them. I was at the back of that group. Immediately behind me, a few inches behind me, Steve and Garry shared Steve’s mic singing. Bruce came off the piano, through the “crowd”, and joined them, and we all turned around — putting me basically just about with Bruce, Steve, and Garry. If I had leaned forward a few inches, I coulda been singing with them.

Bruce a few times referred to the audience as “the 59 of you”, and at one point said we were such a good audience that all future ESB shows would have audiences of 59 people, and then he told us that this audience of 59 would be the audience at future ESB shows.

The Brokenhearted was a revelation. It is (well, was) my least favorite song on The Promise. In concert it turned into a Memphis blues number. After the first take, Steve came over to the horns and, clearly not satisfied with how they performed it, gave them instructions. The second take was significantly better, and I watched Steve watching them with satisfaction. After the second take, Bruce and Steve came over and gave them more instructions, and they did a few more takes (I think of just the latter part of the song, but I’m not sure) and the ending, featuring the horns, was even more improved. I loved the song.

To me, Talk To Me was the power song of the night.

Bruce explained that Come On (Let’s Go Tonight) was largely about Elvis Presley’s death.

Blue Christmas was a rocking rendition.

They handed out Santa hats for all of us for the song.

Opportunities at the end for handshaking, etc. (I got a Bruce hug.)

No cameras or cell phones. What a pleasure — should be a rule at all concerts!

Qui trovate qualche foto.

A quanto ho capito la registrazione del concerto dovrebbe essere trasmessa prima di Natale.

Qualcuno ha altre informazioni o ha sentito versioni diverse?