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NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: New York 1988

We go back to the Tunnel of Love tour for this month's archive release! Many consider this run of MSG shows to be the highlight of the tour since the band wss absolutley scorching through the sets. In addition to the show a cool feature is Bruce and the band's soundcheck of Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" which is included with the show.

Setlist: Tunnel of Love, Boom Boom, Be True, Adam Raised A Cain, Two Faces, All That Heaven Will Allow, Seeds, Roulette, Cover Me, Brilliant Disguise, Spare Parts, War, Born In The U.S.A., Tougher Than The Rest, Ain't Got You, She's the One, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), I'm A Coward, I'm on Fire, One Step Up, Part Man Part Monkey, Walk Like A Man, Dancing in the Dark, Light of Day, Born to Run, Hungry Heart, Glory Days, Crying, Have Love Will Travel, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Sweet Soul Music, Raise Your Hand, New York New York, In Dreams (Soundcheck Audio)

New "Born In The U.S.A." Demo From The Electric Nebraska Sessions Sees The Light of Day

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is all I can say. We have quite possibly our very first glimpse into actual recordings of Bruce Springsteen during the "electric Nebraska" sessions. It has been long rumored and hyped (and frankly now known) that Bruce Springsteen recorded his solo acoustic album, Nebraska, with the band. For those who may not know...the song "Born In The U.S.A." was actually written for Nebraska, but then sheleved for what would be the album Born In The U.S.A. This video that was posted this past week gives us a short snippet into what Springsteen was originally thinking for the song and it does not dissapoint.

The recording came from some sort of music session where guest Toby Scott was in attnednace to give a presentation. Toby Scott was Springsteen's long time sound and music engineer who obviously has had access to a ton of unreleased Springsteen material. He has now given the world the first glimpse into the potential "Electric" Nebraska recordings and it is damn beautiful. Seriously Camp Springsteen...take my money now.

The first alternate band version of "Born In The U.S.A." appears at the 23:50 mark. This is quite literally Springsteen history.


NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: CLEVELAND 2009

We head back to the Working on a Dream tour where we get out first full performance of Born to Run from start to finish in the archive series. Noteable additions to the archive series being a rocking version of Red Headed Woman (that sounds a lot like the Johnny 99 intro) and Pink Cadillac. Plus, I don't think we can ever get enough versions of Meeting Across the River with Curt Ramm guesting on trumpet.

You can purchase the show now at live.brucespringsteen.net

Setlist: Wrecking Ball, Prove it All Night, Hungry Heart, Working on a Dream, Thunder Road, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Night, Backstreets, Born to Run, She's the One, Meeting Across the River, Jungleland, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, Raise Your Hand, Red Headed Woman, Pink Cadillac, Back in Your Arms, Radio Nowhere, Lonesome Day, The Rising, Badlands, No Surrender, Bobby Jean, American Land, Dancing in the Dark, Can't Help Falling in Love, Higher and Higher, Rosalita

The 2022 Springsteen Song Tournament

We're back with another annual song tournament! This year we are going to find out what Springsteen cover is going to rise to the top and claim the prize of being Springsteen's best cover. Unfortuantley, it is not possible to seed these songs and my opinions are not the same for everyone. May the best cover win.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to vote!

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NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Upper Darby 1995

Spare Parts! We head back to the 1995 Ghost of Tom Joad solo acoustic tour where we gain some notebale additions to the archive series including the song "Spare Parts," but also interestingly enough the literal entire album of The Ghost of Tom Joad. The show is not yet avilable for purchase, but should be tomorrow (February 4) around 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time.

The Ghost of Tom Joad

Adam Raised A Cain

Straight Time

Highway 29

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Murder INC

Mansion on the Hill

It's the Little Things

Born in the U.S.A.

Dry Lightning

Spare Parts

Youngstown

Sinaloa Cowboys

The Line

Balboa Park

The New Timer

Across the Border

Blinded by the Light

This Hard Land

Streets of Philadelphia

Galveston Bay

My Best Was Never Good Enough

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Anaheim 2000

With the unfortuante recent news that it appears Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will not be touring any more in 2022, we needed a little pick me up. A new archive release should do the trick and we head back to the reunion tour! Quite a few new arrangements and songs that we are getting on this Anaheim 2000 release. The show can be purhcased now: BUY IT HERE!

Take 'Em As They Come

The Promised Land

Two Hearts

Darlington County

Rendezvous

Factory

Independence Day

Youngstown

Murder Incorporated

Badlands

Out in the Street

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

Roll of the Dice

No Surrender

Racing in the Street

Light of Day

Stand on It

Bobby Jean

Born to Run

Thunder Road

If I Should Fall Behind

Land of Hope and Dreams

Gloria

Ramrod


Hey Band! NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Greenvale 1975

The archive series apparently has us on the nice list as we get another Christmas bonus release! We run back to 1975 during the Born to Run tour and the sleigh stops in Greenvale, NY at C.W. Post College. This is a perfectly timed release as this was the show where we got the famous "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" recording that was released.

To all those who celebrate Christmas, we hope you have a safe celebration with family and friends. Merry Christmas, folks! We'll be blasting this new release at home in New Jersey.

Setlist: Thunder Road, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Spirit in the Night, Lost in the Flood, She's the One, Born to Run, It's My Life, It's Hard to be a Saint in the City, Backstreets, Kitty's Back, Jungleland, Rosalita, 4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy), Santa Calus is Comin' to Town, Detroit Medley, For You, Sha La-La, Quarter to Three

Bruce Springsteen Sells Music Publishing Rights to Sony For $500 Million

Multiple outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone have reported that Bruce Springsteen has reached an agreement with Sony Music to sell his music catalog and publishing rights for a whopping half a billion dollars. According to the RIAA, Springsteen has sold 65.5 million records in the United States. There are still developing details on the deal and what the exacy details are, to which we may never know.

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Uniondale 1980

We're back with a new blog and a new archive release! Hot off of the official "No Nukes" release, we head back to a smoke show from the E Street Band as they start to wrap-up the 1980 year.

Setlist

Merry Christmas Baby, Badlands, Two Hearts, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Independence Day, Who'll Stop the Rain, Factory, The Promised Land, Out in the Street, This Land is Your Land, The River, Prove it all Night, Thunder Road, Cadillac Ranch, Hungry Heart, Sherry Darling, Fire, Because the Night, 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy), For You, Stolen Car, Wreck on the Highway, Point Blank, The Ties That Bind, Ramrod, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), Backstreets, Rosalita, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Jungleland, Born to Run, Detroit Medley

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NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: New York 2000

Trapped...In the Reunion Era! We get yet another taste of the final leg of the Reunion tour as the E Street Band closes out a 10-night stand at the famous Madison Square Garden. We're treated to some nice versions of songs that haven't been represented in previous archive shows such as "Trapped," "Blinded By The Light," and "Mary Queen of Arkansas." Some nice additions to the set which include a rocking "Loose Ends" followed by a soulful and rare "Back In Your Arms."


Setlist

Code of Silence, The Ties That Bind, Adam Raised A Cain, Two Hearts, Trapped, Factory, American Skin (41 Shots), The Promised Land, Youngstown, Murder INC, Badlands, Out In The Street, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Loose Ends, Back In Your Arms, Mary Queen of Arkansas, Backstreets, Light of Day, Hungry Heart, Born to Run, Blinded By The Light, Thunder Road, If I Should Fall Behind, Land of Hope and Dreams

You can order the show now by clicking the link below!

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Nice 1997

We have a first for the Springsteen archive live show release! For the first time, Springsteen fans are getting their first 1997 show from the later stages of The Ghost Of Tom Joad Tour. Some good additions to add from the tour in the series including an early version of "Long Time Comin" which wouldn't be officially released until 2005's Devils and Dust.


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Setlist


The Ghost of Tom Joad

Atlantic City

Straight Time

Highway 29

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Murder Inc

Highway Patrolman

It's Hard to be a Saint in the City

It's the Little Things That Count

Red Headed Woman

Two Hearts

Brothers Under the Bridge

Born in the U.S.A.

Dry Lightning

Long Time Comin'

Sinaloa Cowboys

The Line

Balboa Park

Across the Border

You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)

Working on the Highway

This Hard Land

Growin' Up

Galveston Bay

The Promised Land


Support Light Of Day 2021 Virtually

Light Of Day Announce WINTER LOVE FEST 2021 On February 12, 13, 14

Light Of Day Announce WINTER LOVE FEST 2021 On February 12, 13, 14

A Virtual 3-Day Event of Music Spreading Peace, Love and Awareness For Parkinson’s, ALS and PSP

Featuring Over 60 Artists Including Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Jesse Malin, Low Cut Connie, Jeffrey Gaines, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan, Jill Hennessy, Dramarama, and Special Guests


January 27, 2020: The Light of Day Foundation has announced WINTER LOVE FEST 2021, a 3-day virtual festival taking place from February 12-14 with the goal of utilizing the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime. You can donate to the Light of Day Foundation here: https://www.lightofday.org/donate

The annual Asbury Park, NJ-based festival will be online this year, streaming live on Facebook and YouTube, where viewers are encouraged to donate while enjoying the show.

With more than 12 hours of streaming shows over three days, the event will feature performances from over 60 artists including Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, James Maddock, Dramarama, Steve Forbert, Jill Hennessy, The Weeklings, Jeffrey Gaines, Low Cut Connie, Ed “Kingfish" Manion, Bruce Tunkel, John Eddie, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold, Adam Ezra, Joe Rapolla, and Brian Dunne among others, with more acts to be added. Light of Day is also encouraging artists to produce their own livestreams on their own platforms, which will be promoted by LOD throughout the day on Saturday, February 13.

Tony Pallagrosi, Light of Day co-founder and Executive Director states, "Even in times of Covid 19, Light of Day WinterFest 2021 will happen, albeit virtually and a month later! The greater Asbury Park musical community as well as some very special guests will come together for 3 days of virtual streaming to raise money and awareness utilizing the awesome power of music in our battle to defeat Parkinson’s, ALS and PSP in our lifetime. As they say, the show must gone on and thanks to the passion of our artists, sponsors, supporters and our good friend technology, it will."

"The Main Event - Bob’s Birthday Bash" streams at 2pm and 7pm EST on Saturday February 13. Bob's Birthday Bash is named after the organization’s co-founder and inspiration, artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996, and continues to fight not only his personal health struggles, but on behalf of those afflicted around the world on behalf of the Light of Day Foundation. View the full schedule of events at lightofday.org.

Acclaimed music photographer Mark Weiss has teamed up with Light of Day for the third straight year and will be doing another auction of his iconic images. This year's auction includes vintage prints of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and more. You can bid on the images here: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/LightOfDay

Light of Day will also have new merchandise available for the virtual Winter Love Fest at their merchandise store: https://lodstore.org/

Light of Day Winter Love Fest Schedule:

Friday, Feb 12

2pm, 7pm EST: LOD Winter“Love”Fest Kickoff

Saturday, Feb 13

2pm, 7pm EST: The Main Event - Bob’s Birthday Bash

Sunday, Feb 14

12pm EST: Kids Rock

2pm, 7pm EST: Songwriters by the Sea

ABOUT THE LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION

The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), within our lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from those diseases, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life. Gifts to the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc.'s Federal ID # is 20-1560386. Light of Day - the concerts and the organization - grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996.

For more information, please contact:

Sonny Bailey-Lemansky (sonny@missingpiecegroup.com)

at Missing Piece Group


NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: East Rutherford 1984

We're heading back to the Born In The U.S.A. tour and we're heading back to Jersey. The 10 night stand is one for the ages and we get another taste of the times, this time with an August 6 release. The previous night has already been released as part of the archive series. However, this show has eight different songs in the setlist including a fire version of The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man." You can check out that audio clip on the side. One of the personal highlights that I'm looking forward to adding to the collection is this rendition of "Open All Night."

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Setlist

Born In The U.S.A.

Out In The Street

Spirit In The Night

Atlantic City

Open All Night

Nebraska

Trapped

Prove It All Night

Glory Days

The Promised Land

Used Cars

My Hometown

Badlands

Thunder Road

Cadillac Ranch

Hungry Heart

Dancing In The Dark

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

No Surrender

Because The Night

Pink Cadillac

Fire

Bobby Jean

Racing In The Street

Rosalita

I'm A Rocker

Jungleland

Born To Run

Street Fighting Man

Twist And Shout - Do You Love Me?

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album: Letter To You

Bruce Springsteen will release his 20th studio album, Letter to You, on October 23.


This isn't the usual Springsteen announcement for a new album. This is an E STREET BAND record. The first for Springsteen since his 2007 release, Magic. Springsteen and the E Street Band recorded this album together and live in one room. This is the first time that they accomplished this when writing a new record. The big surprise comes in the new album's track listing. Letter To You will feature 12 tracks, nine of them will be newly written Springsteen songs while three have been tinkered with that date back to the 1970's. Die-hard Springsteen fans will notice these songs as: Janey Needs A Shooter, If I Was The Priest and Song For Orphans. The ladder of which was recently released as part of the archive series from the 2005 Trenton, NJ Devils and Dust show. No word if Springsteen has played and altered with the lyrics. It should also be noted that the new song "House Of A Thousand Guitars" is not a cover of the Willie Nile song with the same title.

Along with an album announcement, we also get our first listen to the new recordings that took place in late 2019. Letter To You (the single) was officially released alongside the announcement. There is an incredible video that Springsteen also released that shows him and the E Street Band in the studio recording the album. Check out the video of the single below! In addition, the three older Springsteen songs have seen the light of day from the 1970's. If you're interested to hear what they could sound like, check out those videos as well. The fact that we're getting a newly done version of Janey Needs A Shooter is just about enough for me.

Press Release

Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, Letter To You, will be released by Columbia Records on October 23. A rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, the 12 track Letter To You is Springsteen's 20th studio album, and was recorded at his home studio in New Jersey.

Watch the video for the album's title track here: https://brucespringsteen.lnk.to/LTYSPS/youtube

Pre-order Letter To You here: https://brucespringsteen.lnk.to/LTY-POPS

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

Letter to You includes nine recently written Springsteen songs, as well as new recordings of three of his legendary, but previously unreleased, compositions from the 1970s, “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest,” and “Song for Orphans.” Springsteen is joined on Letter To You by Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Letter To You is Springsteen's first time performing with the E Street Band since The River 2016 tour, which was named the year's top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special. In 2019, Springsteen released 'Western Stars,' his first studio album in five years, and together with longtime collaborator Thom Zimny he co-directed ‘Western Stars,’ a feature film released through Warner Bros.

Tracklist

One Minute You're Here

Letter To You

Burnin' Train

Janey Needs A Shooter

Last Man Standing

The Power Of Prayer

House Of A Thousand Guitars

Rainmaker

If I Was The Priest

Ghosts

Song For Orphans

I'll See You In My Dreams

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: London 2006

The Seeger Sessions Tour gets its second debut of the archive release. The setlist does vary with a nice selection of Devils and Dust songs making an appearance and even the world debut of "Long Walk Home" which of course didn't make it onto the 2007 Magic album the year after this show. You can watch the "Long Walk Home" performance below which even contains an extra verse. You can purchase the show by clicking here.


Setlist: Blinded By The Light, Old Dan Tucker, Atlantic City, Eyes On The Prize, Jesse James, O Mary Don't You Weep, Growin' Up, Erie Canal, My Oklahoma Home, Devils and Dust, Mrs. McGrath, How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?, Jacob's Ladder, Long Time Comin, Jesus Was An Only Son, Open All Night, Pay Me My Money Down, Long Walk Home, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), When The Saints Go Marching In, This Little Light of Mine, American Land, Froggie Went A Courtin

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Philadelphia 1999

Spanish Johnny drove into Philly last night. The next show in the Springsteen archives takes us back to the Reunion tour in Philadelphia when a jaw dropping opener of "Incident On 57th Street" was played for the first time since 1980. In addition to such a rare opener and song at the time, the show strikes a nice balance between familiar songs from the tour and other such as New York City Serenade and Streets of Philadelphia. By the way...this Jungleland...perfection.


Setlist: Incident On 57th Street, The Ties That Bind, Prove It All Night, Two Hearts, Atlantic City, Factory, Point Blank, Youngstown, Murder Incorporated, Badlands, Out In The Street, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Sherry Darling, Streets of Philadelphia, New York City Serenade, Light of Day, Jungleland, Born To Run, Thunder Road, If I Should Fall Behind