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

SANDY – DUBLIN0 24.05.2008

Che sorpresa Sandy quella sera!

Sandy the fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight
Forcin’ a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this Fourth of July
Down in town the circuit’s full with switchblade lovers so fast so shiny so sharp
And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
Chasin’ all them silly New York girls

Sandy the aurora is risin’ behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Love me tonight for I may never see you again
Hey Sandy girl

Now the greasers they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Them boys in their spiked high heels ah Sandy their skins are so white
And me I just got tired of hangin’ in them dusty arcades bangin’ them pleasure machines
Chasin’ the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they promise to unsnap their jeans
And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And that Joey kept me spinnin’ I didn’t think I’d ever get off

Oh Sandy the aurora is risin’ behind us
The pier lights our carnival life on the water
Runnin’ down the beach at night with my boss’s daughter
Well he ain’t my boss no more Sandy

Sandy, the angels have lost our desire for us
I spoke to ’em just last night and they said they won’t set themselves on fire for us anymore
Every summer when the weather gets hot they ride that road down from heaven on their Harleys they come and they go
And you can see ’em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seashore bars parked making love with their babies out on the Kokomo
Well the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin’ fortunes better than they do
This boardwalk life for me is through
You know you ought to quit this scene too

Sandy the aurora’s rising behind us, the pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh love me tonight and I promise I’ll love you forever

ORLANDO 08.10.2004

Quindi tappa del mini tour del Vote for Change del 2004.

Bella versione di My Hometown con Tracy Chapman.

01 The star-spangled banner
02 Born in the USA
03 Badlands
04 Prove it all night
05 No surrender
06 My hometown [w/ Tracy Chapman]

07 Johnny 99
08 Youngstown
09 Centerfield [w/ J.Fogerty]
10 Deja Vu all over again [w/ J.Fogerty]
11 Fortunate son [w/ J.Fogerty]
12 The promised land [w/ J.Fogerty]
13 The rising
14 Because the night [w/ Stipe]
15 Mary’s place
16 Born to run [w/ Mills and Buck]
17 Bad moon rising [w/ J.Fogerty]
18 What’s so funny ’bout peace,love,and understanding [all together]
19 People have the power [all together]
20 Permanent vacation [Played in R.E.M. set, prior to Bruce’s.]
21 Man on the moon [Played in R.E.M. set, prior to Bruce’s.]


Rolling Stone e varie fonti riportano che Clarence Clemons, membro storico della E-street band di Bruce Springsteen è stato colpito da un ictus.

E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons has Suffered a StrokeHis condition remains uncertain

Rolling Stone can confirm reports that Clarence Clemons has had a stroke. The news broke this evening at, which reported that Clemons is “seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida.” We have no information on the severity of the stroke, but we have independently confirmed that the E Street Band saxophonist has suffered a stroke.

Clemons has gone through a series of medical ailments – mostly involving his back and knees – over the past decade. He hasn’t missed any concerts, but the conditions caused him to suffer a tremendous amount of pain and discomfort. “That last tour was hell,” Clemons told Rolling Stone in February. “Pure hell.” In the past year Clemons had both knees replaced and spinal fusion surgery. “The timing was perfect because it didn’t interfere with a lot of stuff that was going on in my life,” he says. “It made me stronger, and for the past year I’ve been in physical therapy a few days a week working my ass off to get back in shape. I’m walking better now, though I still use a cane and crutches. But now I’m having hip problems again. I don’t know why.”

Clemons last performed with Springsteen and the E Street Band in December of 2010 at Asbury Park’s Carousel House for a special web broadcast taping. He performs on two songs on Lady Gaga’s new album Born This Way, and just last month played “Edge of Glory” with her at the season finale of American Idol. He was supposed to play the national anthem before Game 2 of the NBA Finals last week, but a hand injury forced him to cancel at the last minute. He watched the game in the stands with Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning.

When Rolling Stone spoke to Clemons in February he said that virtually nothing would take him off the road with Springsteen and The E Street Band. “As long as my mouth, hands and brain still work I’ll be out there doing it,” he said. “I’m going to keep going ’til I’m not there anymore. This is what’s keeping me alive and feeling young and inspired. My spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy told me that my purpose in life is to bring joy and light to the world, and I don’t know any better way to do then what I’m doing now.”

The Darkness Sessions: Photos of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from 1978

We’ll have more information on Clemons’ medical condition as the story develops.


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