Springsteen On the Road Night 02.03.1973

Sistemando i CD ho trovato questo vecchio bootleg di Springsteen intitolato On the Road Night del  2 marzo 1973.

I dettagli:

On The Road Night, CC 850

Track 01-07, March 02 1973, Community Center, Berkeley, CA, USA
Track 08-13, May 31 1973, Alpha Recording Studios, Richmond, VA, USA

Original Silver Discs –> EAC (Secure) –> Waw –> Flac Level 8 & Align –> ABMS
Artwork Included (Front, Back & Discs 300 dpi)

01 – Lost In The Flood
02 – Spirit In The Night
03 – Circus Song
04 – Bishop Dance
05 – Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
06 – Blinded By The Light
07 – Thundercrack
08 – Satin Doll
09 – Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
10 – Circus Song
11 – Growin’ Up
12 – New York Song
13 – You Mean So Much To Me

Molto buona la qualità audio specialmente considerando che fra 13 mesi ci sarà il quarantesimo anniversario del concerto.

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Before The Flood 31.12.1973

Un altro dei bootleg “classici” di Springsteen e la E-street band.

Qualche informazione:

Title: Before The Flood

Label: CU Records
Catalog #: CU 01/02
Format: 2 Cdr
Source: Audience
Bruce Base: http://www.brucebase.org.uk/gig1973.htm#132
Story Teller: http://www.brucebase.org.uk/stories/311073.htm
Total Time: 2 hours 7 minutes 15 seconds
Date: 31st October 1973
Location: The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA

Transfer/Trade and Generation Info: Cdr Trade -> Eac (Secure) -> Flac (Level 8, Align on SB, Verify)

Disc 1 (69:26)
(01) 4th of July,Asbury Park(Sandy) (10:36)
(02) NYC Serenade (12:45)
(03) Spirit in the Night (6:27)
(04) Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street (5:39)
(05) The E Street Shuffle (5:24)
(06) Growin’ Up (3:05)
(07) Walkin’ the Dog (7:57)
(08) For You (4:43)
(09) Lost in the Flood (8:45)
(10) It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City (4:05)

Disc 2 (57:49 )
(01) Zero and Blind Terry (8:35)
(02) Blinded by the Light (5:40)
(03) Lost in the Flood (5:13)
(04) Spirit in the Night (5:15)
(05) Circus Song (6:04)
(06) Bishop Danced (4:33)
(07) Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street (5:26)
(08) Blinded by the Light (5:30)
(09) Thundercrack (11:33)

RADIO WAVES 1973-1974

Bootleg audio che raccoglie 10 canzoni di Springsteen eseguite fra il 1973 e il 1974 e trasmesse per radio.

La scaletta:

  1. Intervista
  2. Satin Doll
  3. Does this bus stop at 82nd Street?
  4. Growin’up
  5. Wild Billy Circus Story
  6. Sandy
  7. Rosalita
  8. Something You Got
  9. New York City Serenade
  10. Mary Queen of Arkansas 
  11. You Mean So Much To Me
Qualcuno lo ha mai ascoltato?


Audio tratto bootleg DVD del concerto di Springsteen del 1 maggio 1973.

I dettagli:

Bruce Springsteen
Ahmanson Theater
Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 1973
(Restored, unreleased Audio)

WBCN Radio Broadcast
Boston, MA
January 9, 1973

The audio of the Ahmanson Theater was ripped from the restored DVD “Wings For Wheels.” To the best of my knowledge this restored audio has never been circulated and the quality is top notch! The music is crystal clear, sounding like you’re are right there in the same room with a captive, well-behaved listening audience. Although “Thundercrack” is edited and fades out, it is well worth having. To fill out the remainder of the disc, I included the famous circulated WBCN radio broadcast,which is said to be the very first radio show Bruce ever did. The levels were EQed slightly to make it a better match for the Ahmanson Theater tracks.


Ahmanson Theater:
1. Spirit In The Night (5:09)
2. Wild Billy’s Circus Story (4:54)
3. Thundercrack (10:13)
WBCN Radio:
4. Satin Doll (2:17)
5. Bishop Danced (5:15)
6. Circus Song(5:21)
7. Song To The Orphans (9:56)
8. Does This Bus Top At 82nd Street? (5:51)



Questo credo sia uno dei più vecchi bootleg in DVD di Springsteen attualmente in circolazione.

La qualità è medio bassa e ci sono molti tagli, però io trovo che sia da avere assolutamente.

Non trovo la copertina, qualcuno me la potrebbe mandare?

I dettagli:

About an hour long, raw footage of primarily three songs – Spirit In The Night, Thundercrack and Wild Billy’s Circus Story from various camera angles interspersed with voices from the cameras and director, and seemingly random (occasionally upside-down) footage of unknown people sitting around on grass talking. Also includes audio snips of Tokyo and (if you’re really paying attention) Saint In The City.

A curiousity, too many cuts and splices to be really enjoyable, but interesting nevertheless.

Recorded on a standalone recorder in XP mode, with a standalone menu. Chapters for some reason about every 30 seconds or so.

brucebase info:



ONE show, triple billing, held in the sold out 2,000-seat Ahmanson Theatre, with Springteen opening for DR HOOK & THE MEDICINE SHOW and headliner NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. This concert is often confused with the private CBS Sales Convention show (see 27/07/73 for details). However the Ahmanson Theatre show was a normal, public admission event – but incorporating an unusual format. Organized and promoted by CBS as “A Week To Remember” – 7 consecutive nightly shows, each show featuring 3 different CBS artists. Bruce and the band flew to L.A. on April 30th, stayed at the Hilton hotel, performed on May 1st and returned east on May 3rd. The above-mentioned setlist represents Bruce’s complete 40-minute performance. The recording of “Circus Song” from this show was issued promotionally by CBS on July 7, 1973 on as part of its “Playback” EP series. The remainder of the audio from this show is uncirculating, except for the brief snippits of “Spirit” and “Thundercrack” that accompany its corresponding video snippits.

All 7 shows in the Ahmanson series were filmed in color by Arnold Levine Productions on behalf of CBS, whose intention was to have material to show its reps at the CBS Sales Convention in July. This happened, Bruce’s complete performance was shown several times at the Convention – but has never been shown anywhere since. It remains in CBS’s vault. Brief snippits of “Circus Song” and “Thundercrack” were utilized in mid-1974 as part of a promo-only video clip created by CBS to promote the Wild & Innocent LP. This clip readily circulates and, indeed, was shown in the VH1 Rocumentary. The frustratingly brief film excerpt of Springsteen performing “Spirit In The Night” on piano that was shown in the 1998 “Bruce Springsteen: A Secret History” BBC Documentary – it’s from this show. “Tokyo” was preceded by the Ducky Slattery monologue and at the conclusion of “Thundercrack” a giant Garden State Parkway sign descended from the ceiling – the only time this prop was ever utilized (see photo below). “Twist And Shout” was the encore. Three songs from this appearance (“Spirit In The Night”, “Circus Song” and “Thundercrack”) were officially released as (elaborately restored) bonus footage on the “Wings For Wheels” documentary DVD in 2005.



Imperdibile raccolta con i volumi 21, 22 e 26 dell’Uber Project realizzata ormai diversi anni fa su Stone Pony London per iniziativa di Tattodad.

I dettagli di questo bellissimo bootleg di Springsteen in 3 CD:

Title: The Early Uber Collection
‘Label’: Ev2
Format: 3CD


March 14, 1972 – Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highlands, NJ.
The Uber Series Volume ’26’
(Tinker West’s Professional Rehearsal Room):

Disc One:
01 Don’t You Want To Be An Outlaw (‘Jesse James’, ‘Billy’)
02 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
03 When You Dance
04 “It’s A Groove When You Move”
05 Look Towards The Land
06 I’ve Got To Have You Baby
07 “Studio Chatter”
08 Funk Song


May 31, 1973 – WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA.
The Uber Series Volume ’22’
(Pre-Air Production Reel-To-Reel Tape):

Disc Two:
01 Intro
02 Satin Doll
03 Band Introduction
04 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
05 “Something Obscene”
06 The Circus Song
07 “Tonight We Have Vini”
08 Growin’ Up
09 Banter
10 New York City Song
11 “Gonna Do One More”
12 You Mean So Much To Me”
13 Outro


January 6, 1974 – Joe’s Place, Cambridge, MA.
The Uber Series Volume ’21’

Disc Three:
01 You Mean So Much To Me
02 Growin’ Up
03 Let the Four Winds Blow
04 Introduction
05 Zero and Blind Terry
06 Blinded By The Light
07 Intro
08 For You
09 Tuning
10 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
11 “Joe Spadafora Thanks”
12 Twist And Shout


Disc One (1) Notes:

Taken from audio of a BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BAND rehearsal. The band line-up is Van Zandt-Sancious-Tallent-Lopez. In addition to the 55 minutes of music there are nearly 7 minutes of fascinating between-song banter, much of it between Springsteen and Tinker West, who Bruce jokingly refers to as “Stinky”. Tinker appears to be testing some new recording equipment. The sound quality is uniformly excellent. It is evident from the discussions that the rehearsals had been going on for some time before the recording starts. It should be noted that this is not Challenger’s more famous Wanamassa location that Bruce had lived in during the 1969-70 Steel Mill era. Tinker West had relocated the factory to Highlands, NJ in mid-1971 and had then constructed a more professional rehearsal room.

The standout track here is “When You Dance”. Although rough quality live renditions exist, this is a clear rendition, with astounding Springsteen-Van Zandt dual lead guitar interplay. Noteworthy as well is “Funk Song” (also known as “Funk Says Right On”). There are no live renditions of “Funk Song” from this period circulating, however Bruce surprisingly resurrected it during a few shows early on the Born To Run Tour (see gig listings for 23/07/75, 29/07/75 and 08/08/75). In addition to the Dylan song, there is also a cover of “I’ve Got To Have You Baby”, an obscure 1956 R&B single by Jimmy Jones & The Pretenders.

The E Street Band:
Steve Van Zandt
David Sancious
Bruce Springsteen
Garry Tallent
Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez


Disc Two (2) Notes:

Sourced from the pre-air production reel-to-reel tape.  This is a huge upgrade over the existing AM-sourced recording.

This performance (which features all the band in cameos except for Vini Lopez) is highlighted by what many consider the definitive available version of “You Mean So Much To Me”. During the show a fan calls into the radio station and requests Bruce’s old Steel Mill chestnut “Resurrection” – but Bruce doesn’t play it. Interestingly as Bruce takes his seat to perform a song solo at the piano one of the entourage can be heard saying “Janey?” – apparently thinking Bruce was going to perform the recently composed “Janey Needs A Shooter” to which Bruce replies “no” and instead delivers a fine version of his then-new “New York Song”.


Disc Three (3) Notes:

ONE show, double bill, with Springsteen headlining and PETER JOHNSON & THE MANIC DEPRESSIVES opening.


Every track ‘remastered’, removed many cuts from sources and made some better track indexing. Only problem with audio is the hiss which is sometimes very loud (but considering the age of these shows, it’s understandable).
All shows sourced from tattoodad’s über project @ The SPL message board. Thank tattoodad for these shows.
Thanks to ‘brucebase’ for all the show details, shamelessly copied here.


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WALKING THE DOG 17.11.1973

La scaletta del concerto di Springsteen in quel lontanissimo novembre del 1973:

CD 1:

06. YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME (end cut)

CD 2:

02. 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, USA)

Uno dei miei primi bootleg di Springsteen ottenuti grazie a JEA.



Eccoci al consueto appuntamento con in video della domenica. Vagando su youtube ho trovato questo filmato di una Thundercrack del 1973 di una qualità audio/video spettacolare.

Buona visione e buona domenica