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New Archive Release: "The Spectrum Will Live Forever..." - Philadelphia October 20, 2009

posted Jul 14, 2017, 7:03 PM by Brandon Thompson
Ok, I'm particularly excited about this archive release as I was personally in attendance at this show and what a show it was. This was Springsteen's last performance at the legendary Spectrum. This was the second show Springsteen show I saw at this venue and looking back, I can't tell you how much I miss that place. I was really too young at the time to appreciate a venue like the Spectrum, where no matter where you sat, you were a part of the entertainment. Everything felt like it was just right there. It's hard to really explain but those Philadelphia natives and people who saw concerts there know exactly what I mean. Anyway, this was a great show and it started off with a huge bang as Bruce opened with "The Price You Pay." Which at the time, was a HUGE deal as the song was not performed live since 1981. This was also the show that debuted "Higher and Higher," which would later become a staple through the remainder of the tour. The show had a lot of passion and energy, along with a full performance of the "Born In The U.S.A." album. So it really has everything for any Springsteen fans, both the hits and rarities. 

Brad Sterling, who works at the site who mixes the archive shows, also tweeted an interesting tweet for those of you who want older shows to be released. "Before we drive into the @springsteen archives we wanted to get this out..." Sounds like we're in for some older shows next. 


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