Tonight live in Sport Palace Anvers (Belgium)
Yeah, I know, maybe not very Mod, but he's (amho) a great songwriter with a very good way to make short movies in an cinematographic way with a song. His performances are legendary and believe me, when you're in a BS show, it's a crowd communion and a rock'n'roll celebration. When I see the pleasure they have to play after 35 years of such a success, I think it's a lesson for every band. Not nostalgic at all and I DO like discovering new bands, new talents (even if sometimes I start to think, hey, the drummer should be in bed, he'll be late at school tomorrow!).
He never forgot where he comes from and there's a Guthrie/Dylan/Bragg aspects in his works I DO like. The Ghosts of Tom Joad was really a record for all the american underdogs... He's still in connection with the working class people. How many lost the connection?
A french journalist wrote this: "Bruce Springsteen? One of the best songwriter ever with one of the worst backing band ever. Give him The Faces and they'll blow the planet away!" (Nicolas Ungemuth, Rock&Folk).
Born to run, out to Belgium.
San Jose, 5th April 2008 A++
01. Intro 02. Out in the Streets 03. Radio Nowhere 04. Lonesome Day 05. Gypsy Biker 06. Something in the Night 07. Magic 08. Trapped 09. Reason to Believe 10. Prove it all Night 11. She's the One 12. Living in the Future 13. The Promised Land 14. Fire 15. Incident on 57th Street 16. Devil's Arcade 17. The Rising 18. Last to Die 19. Long Walk Home 20. Badlands
21. Encore 22. Detroit Medley 23. Born to Run 24. Glory Days 25. Bobby Jean 26. American Land
pw: sparkyibew (from Dino's place!)
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank NJ
Description: This historic Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show features
the Darkness on the Edge of Town and Born To Run albums in their entirety, plus encores. The band has never performed these albums in their entirety before. The Count Basie Theatre holds about 1500 and this was the band's first
performance in a venue this small in 30 years.The show was a benefit to raise money to renovate the historic Count Basie Theatre; it raised $3 million, with auction ticket prices ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per seat.
The recording sounds quite good for an audience recording from the back of the orchestra. There is some crowd clapping, yelling, singing along, and a little talking, but it's not too obnoxious. The band drowns out the audience during most songs. I'd rate it 8.5/10.
Disc 1 - Darkness on the Edge of Town: 01 Intro - Rusty Young, Patti Scialfa, Brian Williams, Bruce Springsteen 02 Badlands 03 Adam Raised a Cain 04 Something in the Night 05 Candy's Room 06 Racing in the Street 07 The Promised Land 08 Factory 09 Streets of Fire 10 Prove It All Night 11 Darkness on the Edge of Town
Disc 2 - Born to Run 01 Bruce Intro 02 Thunder Road 03 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 04 Night 05 Backstreets 06 Born to Run 07 She's the One 08 Meeting Across the River (w/ Mark Pender) 09 Jungleland
Disc 3- Encores 01 So Young and in Love 02 Kitty's Back 03 Rosalita 04 Raise Your Hand 05 Outro