The Early Uber Collection - Uber Series Vol.26, Vol.22 & Vol.21 (EV2)

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The Early Uber Collection - Uber Series Vol.26, Vol.22 & Vol.21



Live Compilation


14.03.1972 - Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highlands, NJ

31.05.1973 - WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA

06.01.1974 - Joe's Place, Cambridge, MA

Disc 1 (The Uber Series Volume.26)

14.03.1972 - Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highlands, NJ

(Tinker West's Professional Rehearsal Room)

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

Disc 2 (The Uber Series Volume.22)

31.05.1973 - WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA

(Pre-Air Production Reel-To-Reel Tape)

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

Disc 3 (The Uber Series Volume.21)

06.01.1974 - Joe's Place, Cambridge, MA


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


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.


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.


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Thank you very much.

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