Late Christmas At Harry's

Sunday, 16 October 2011


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Late Christmas At Harry's

Ev2 ; Uber Series – # Vol.31


19.12.2004 - Harry's Roadhouse [Late Show], Asbury Park, NJ

19.12.2004 - Harry's Roadhouse [Early Show], Asbury Park, NJ *


* Bonus Tracks


Disc 1


01. Intro
02. For You
(solo acoustic)
03. Working On The Highway
(solo acoustic)
04. This Hard Land
(solo acoustic)
05. Run Run Rudolph
06. From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)
07. Two Hearts
08. Rendezvous
09. Further On (Up The Road)
10. Talk To Me
11. Spirit In The Night
(w/ Patti Scialfa)
12. All That Heaven Will Allow
13. Seaside Bar Song
14. It Takes Two
(w/ Patti Scialfa)
15. Tell Him
(Patti Scialfa)
16. Waiting On A Sunny Day
17. "Thanks To All"


Disc 2


01. Stand On It
02. Merry Christmas Baby
03. Hava Nagila
04. Darlington County
05. The Fever
06. If I Should Fall Behind
(solo acoustic)
07. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
08. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
09. What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding

10. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (solo acoustic) 1

11. Wild Billy's Circus Story (solo acoustic) 1

12. Bobby Jean 1




1 19.12.2004. Harry's Roadhouse [Early Show], Asbury Park, NJ


+ Backstreets: This seaside bar was the smallest venue in recent memory for Springsteen's two holiday jams on a cold winters' night. While music was piped outside for those who hadn't scored tickets (no more than 500 for each performance), crowds out in the street dwindled as the temperature (and snow!) dropped. Inside, there was plenty of heat. Backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band, complete with Jukes horns (who all pulled this off with very little rehearsal), Springsteen turned in two sets heavy with his own songs, and lighter on the special guest "revue" element of years past. Holiday chestnuts were sprinkled here and there -- "Run, Run Rudolph" at the beginning, and the requisite "Santa Claus" at the end -- but the setlists reflected the roadhouse vibe: rarities like "From Small Things," "Stand on It," "Rendezvous," and of course "Seaside Bar Song"; a blessedly up-to-speed album version of "Further On (Up the Road)"; and deck my halls, the return of the long-lost "All That Heaven Will Allow." Springsteen even came out into the crowd on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out." He started both shows alone with a three-song acoustic set, breaking out "Bus Stop," "Wild Billy," "For You," "Working on the Highway," and "This Hard Land" over the two concerts. As for additional "friends," Southside Johnny guested in the afternoon performance-- not for "Talk to Me," a song Bruce wrote for the South and sang himself here, but later in the set for "The Fever." No Southside in the late show, but Bruce reprised "The Fever" anyway as an audible, and a guest spot from Patti Scialfa gave the crowd a taste of the RCDS shows, backed by Bobby & Co. on "Tell Him" and an "It Takes Two" duet with Bruce. Also in the late show, Hero of Holiday Shows Past, Max Weinberg took over the drums from "Seaside Bar Song" through the end. Each performance closed with a favorite from the Vote for Change tour (debuted by Bruce at last year's holiday shows), "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding." Beneficiaries of these concerts (besides the Asbury Park merchants, who had more than 35,000 contest entries filled out in their stores): Interfaith Neigbors, Hope Academy Charter School, Salvation Army, Family & Children's Services, Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County, Prevention First, Epiphany House, Asbury Park Citizens on Patrol, The Center, Hispanic Affairs & Resource Center, and Save Tillie Inc.


Anonymous said...

This, for me at least, rates as one of the most interesting live bootlegs around - a completely different mix of songs to what you would normally get.

20thCenturyBoy said...

Any chance of a re-up ?

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