Sparks On The Ballroom (The Godfatherecords)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


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Final night of Springsteen’s three-night stint at the club. First confirmed "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" for the tour, and last known "Then She Kissed Me" until 2008. As throughout the tour, "For You" is solo piano. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. The above-mentioned 15-song setlist (which may be the complete show - it’s certainly close to it) is taken from a soundboard recording of one of the three Electric Ballroom shows during this residency - the specific show has yet to be positively identified but it is now generally listed by the collector community under the final night of August 23. This audio has a long, somewhat disjointed collector history - nine of the tracks first appeared in the '80s on a vinyl bootleg called ‘Atlanta Georgia 1975' (no label). Years later a few more tracks from the show appeared on the CD boot 'It's Gonna Work Out Fine' (Scorpio). More recently all 15 known songs from the show have appeared on the CD boot ‘Sparks On The Ballroom' (Godfather). However it should be noted that there have always been significant flaws in the source tape of this show available to bootleggers - both “Born To Run” and “She’s The One” suffer from wobble and several other songs (“4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”, “The E Street Shuffle”, “It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City” and “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”) suffer from nuisance edits and cuts.

Sparks On The Ballroom



23.08.1975 - Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA

17.10.1975 - The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA *

30.12.1975 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA *


* Bonus Tracks

Disc 1

01. Spirit In The Night
02. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
03. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
04. When You Walk In The Room
05. Growin' Up
06. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
07. The E Street Shuffle
08. She's The One
09. Born To Run
10. Then She Kissed Me
11. For You

Disc 2

01. Kitty's Back
02. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 1

03. 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy) 1

04. Twist And Shout
05. Pretty Flamingo 2
06. Goin' Back 2

07. It's My Life 3
08. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 3


1. Cut at the beginning

2. 17.10.1975 - The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA

3. 30.12.1975 - Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA

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Wrecking Gothenburg - Night 2 (LB Version)

Monday, 30 July 2012


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Stunning setlist for the second night in Gothenburg, the highlight of which is clearly the return of "Jungleland", the first time it has been played since the death of Clarence Clemons in June 2011. Unsurprisingly it was dedicated to The Big Man. If that's not enough there's also the tour debuts of "Lost In The Flood" (by request), "Frankie" and "Where The Bands Are". The full-band "Frankie" was last played September 2003, in Boston. The last time "Lost In The Flood", "Backstreets" and "Jungleland" were all played in the same set was back in September 1978, at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, MI. The wet show opens with "Who'll Stop The Rain", and the 31-song set also includes "Downbound Train", "I'm Goin' Down" and an outstanding "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", played by request. Bruce said it was the song that got him his record deal, back in May 1972. Prior to the show Steve tweeted, "There's something about the thought of fans waiting out in the rain all day that makes us crazy. I feel one for the ages coming on." He was right!


Wrecking Gothenburg - Night 2



2012.07.28 - Ullevi, Gothenburg, SWEDEN


01. Intro
02. Who'll Stop The Rain
03. The Ties That Bind
04. Out In The Street
05. Downbound Train
06. I'm Goin' Down
07. My Lucky Day
08. Lost In The Flood
09. We Take Care Of Our Own
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Death To My Hometown
12. My City Of Ruins (cuts in)
13. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
14. Frankie
15. The River
16. Because The Night (cuts in)
17. Lonesome Day
18. Hungry Heart
19. Shackled And Drawn
20. Waitin' On A Sunny Day
21. Where The Bands Are
22. Backstreets
23. Badlands
24. Land of Hope And Dreams


25. Thunder Road
26. Born In The USA
27. Born To Run
28. Ramrod
29. Dancing In The Dark
30. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
31. Jungleland
32. Twist And Shout


Sound quality not good (for collectors only). Recorded from the stand where the wind made the sound bounce around. Not full concert recorded.


“But this is for everybody... who, I'm sure, will hear this someday through the magic of bootlegging.”
/Springsteen, Winterland, 1978-12-15


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Wrecking Gothenburg - Night 1 (D.M. Version)


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  • Brucebase Info (27.07.2012)

"Drive All Night" is subsequently posted to Springsteen's Youtube channel. First of two shows at Ullevi in Gothenburg. 31-song set with two tour premieres, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" (by request) and a magnificent, majestic "Drive All Night", with the crowd lit by the glow of thousands of mobile phones. There's another airing for "Cover Me" in the opening five songs before "We Take Care Of Our Own", which also include a solo acoustic "The Promised Land", "Something In The Night" and "My Love Will Not Let You Down".

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Wrecking Gothenburg - Night 1



2012.07.27 - Ullevi, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Disc 1

01. The Promised Land
02. Prove It All Night
03. Cover Me
04. Something In The Night
05. My Love Will Not Let You Down
06. We Take Care Of Our Own
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Death To My Hometown
09. My City Of Ruins
10. Spirit In The Night
11. Girls In Their Summer Clothes

Disc 2

01. Jack Of All Traders
02. Youngstown
03. Murder Incorporated
04. Johnny 99
05. Working On The Highway
06. Darlington County
07. Shackled And Drawn
08. Waiting On A Sunny Day
09. Drive All Night
10. The Rising
11. Radio Nowhere

Disc 3

01. Badlands
02. We Are Alive
03. Born In The USA
04. Born To Run
05. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
06. Seven Nights To Rock
07. Dancing In The Dark
08. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
09. Twist And Shout


First night out of two. Sunny weather and a Bruce on high spirit.
I can´t go on the second night  but I´m sure it will be amazing.


"We are alive" was the first extra number and I had to change battery so I missed the first things that Bruce said to the audience but it was only like 30 sec or so. The sound turned out to be OK too, there are some claping and singing and some talk but I guess that´s something that we have to live with.


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Seattle, Ho Ho Ho (JEMS/EV2)

Sunday, 29 July 2012


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Audience tape. Famous concert when Bruce returned to the stage after the house lights went on to perform the last two numbers to a stunned remaining few. Excellent show includes the first version of "Pretty Flamingo" since the '75 tour. Released on CD 'Pretty Flamingo' (BM), 'This Is For The Crazies' (Anubis) and in superior quality as 'Seattle, Ho Ho Ho' (Ev2) from the master reels. This transfer includes the flawed "Badlands" and "Streets Of Fire".

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Seattle, Ho Ho Ho



1978.12.20 - Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA

Disc 1

01. Badlands 1

02. Streets Of Fire 1
03. Introduction
04. Rendezvous
05. Spirit In The Night
06. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
07. Independence Day
08. The Promised Land
09. Prove It All Night
10. Pretty Flamingo
11. Thunder Road
12. Jungleland

Disc 2

01. The Ties That Bind
02. "Santa Story"
03. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
04. Fire
05. Candy's Room
06. Because The Night
07. The Fever
08. Mona
09. She's The One
10. Backstreets

Disc 3

01. "Thanks To Crew"
02. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
03. Born To Run
04. The Detroit Medley
05. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
06. Quarter To Three

07. Rave On
08. Twist & Shout


1. Cut


Finally. There are a handful of shows in the annals of Brucedom that have taken on legendary status and Seattle Center Arena '78 is one of them. In this particular case the legend owes to the show being written about passionately and extensively by the Springsteen fanzine Backstreets. And for good reason: its not only a stunning, late-tour performance with some notable changes from the Winterland broadcast just five days earlier, but it famously includes a two-song bonus encore that began some 10-15 minutes after the show had ended, the lights had come up and the crew was starting to take down the stage. Of the few hundreds still left in the arena at that moment, Taper Hall of Famer (if only there was such a thing) S of JEMS was there, and when Bruce and the band returned he started the deck back up to capture the shocking results. Of note is the fact that this show was recorded on a Tandberg reel to reel in full-track mono which means every millimeter of tape was going in one direction and capturing the sound across the entire width of the tape. That gives this recording a depth that even the best audience cassettes of the tour don't have good as they are. Wider tape, faster speed, better recording. As the only known recording of this show, JEMS' tape has circulated before and it is the originating source of the bootlegs Pretty Flamingo and This Is For the Crazies. The latter was a material upgrade to the former but never has this show been presented from the true masters. Nor have the first two songs of the show widely circulated in part because they are cut due to some technical difficulties that night. For this fresh 2009 transfer, every minute JEMS recorded is available for the first time including the start of the show where you can hear the problems that were eventually rectified by the end of "Streets of Fire." When the surprise encore happened at the end of the night and its second song, "Twist and Shout," began, S turned the recording speed down one notch to make sure he had enough tape to get it. The quality drops slightly because of that but the tradeoff was "Twist" is preserved in its entirety.


This 24/96 capture from the master reels and the original deck was then passed to EV2 for his mastering touch which, though light, makes a difference. The show is being presented both in CD-friendly 16/44.1 (remastered into "stereo" from the mono source) and high-res 24/96 (straight mono, which helps keep the file size down) versions. If you ever wanted to hear the benefit of an analog audience tape benefitting from 24/96, this might be your test case. There are many highlights to be had, too numerous to mention really, but if you have heard about this show or even if you haven't, its one of the key Springsteen audience tapes to get.  And it has never sounded better than it does now. Samples provided.


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Spanish Eyes (The Godfatherecords)


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A real marathon tonight, the longest show in Springsteen's known performing history clocking in at an incredible three hours and 48 minutes. Southside Johnny joins Bruce on stage for "Talk To Me", which is performed by (a rather convenient) sign request. "The River" is dedicated to Nacho, a 20-year-old who died of cancer a couple of days before this show, for which he had a ticket. Premiere of "Spanish Eyes", one of three songs tonight from The Promise. There's another airing for "Be True", and also the third "My Love Will Not Let You Down" of the tour. Patti is at home with the kids.

Spanish Eyes

THE GODFATHERECORDS - # G.R. 773/774/775


2012.06.17 - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, SPAIN

Disc 1

01. Intro: Once upon a Time
02. Badlands
03. No Surrender
04. We Take Care of Our Own
05. Wrecking Ball
06. Death to My Hometown
07. My City of Ruins
08. Spirit in the Night
09. Be True
10. Jack of All Trades
11. Youngstown
12. Murder Incorporated

Disc 2

01. She's the One
02. Talk to Me (with Southside Johnny)
03. Spanish Eyes
04. Working on the Highway
05. Shackled & Drawn
06. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
07. Apollo Medley
08. The River
09. Because the Night
10. My Love Will Not Let You Down
11. The Rising

Disc 3

01. We Are Alive
02. Thunder Road
03. Rocky Ground
04. Born in the U.S.A.
05. Born to Run
06. Hungry Heart
07. Seven Nights to Rock
08. Dancing in the Dark
09. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
10. Twist and Shout (with Southside Johnny)

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Saturday, 28 July 2012


Title: Gothenburg Second Wrecking Ball Night

Label (Catalog #): Crystal Cat Records (CC 1007-09)

Format: 3CD

Source: IEM / Audience mix

Location: Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Date: July 28, 2012

The Keys To My Success (Piano Songs From The "Devils & Dust" Tour 2005) (Phil M Compilation)

Friday, 27 July 2012


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The Keys To My Success (Piano Songs From The "Devils & Dust" Tour 2005)



Live Compilation

Disc 1

01. Incident On 57th Street
02. Two For The Road
03. Drive All Night
04. Soul Driver
05. Frankie
06. Because The Night
07. Iceman
08. Walk Like A Man
09. When You're Alone
10. Backstreets
11. Sherry Darling
12. Back In Your Arms
13. Nothing Man
14. Meeting Across The River
15. Real World

Disc 2

01. Countin' On A Miracle
02. Wreck On The Highway
03. Janey, Don't You Lose Heart
04. Be True
05. Point Blank
06. I Wish Were Blind
07. Tunnel Of Love
08. Living Proof
09. Fade Away
10. Stolen Car
11. Valentine's Day
12. Book Of Dreams
13. Santa Ana
14. Paradise


Songs were taken from various lossless bootlegs previously posted on DIME.  Dates and locations were not noted.


Recording Info


CD-r > EAC > Adobe Audition > CD Wave > FLAC
Editing - Deb1

The Bottom Line (ODoc 55 & Fanatic Records)


  • Brucebase Info (13.08.1975)

Two separate admission shows, 8:30pm and 11:30pm. Opening of an historic five-night (ten-show) residency at the club. Springsteen & The E Street Band had previously played a three-night (six-show) residency here in July 1974. Bottom Line co-owner Allan Pepper was offered the chance to host Bruce and the band at the club by Sam McKeith (Bruce's booking agent at William Morris) one morning by phone. Columbia Records bought a quarter of the 500 tickets available for the stand, a perfect opportunity to expose employees and journalists to the upcoming talent of Springsteen. There is no circulating audio of the early show on this opening night, but in 2012 an audience recording of the late show finally emerged into the trading pool. The tape features the first known live performance of "Night", and the earliest known recording of "When You Walk In The Room". Both "Kitty's Back" and "New York City Serenade" are extended 19+ minute renditions. Opener and tour premiere "For You" is played by Bruce alone at the piano and "Thunder Road" is the slow version with Roy on piano and Bruce on harmonica and vocals. This is the last recorded and confirmed performance of "New York City Serenade" until the 1999/200 Reunion Tour when it was resurrected with a slightly more sensible running time.
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The Bottom Line



1975.08.13 - Bottom Line, New York City, NY (Late Show)
Disc 1

01. For You 1

02. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
03. Spirit In The Night
04. Every Time That You Walk In The Room
05. Night 2

06. Growin’ Up
07. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
08. The E Street Shuffle
09. Born To Run
10. She’s The One
11. Thunder Road 1

Disc 2

01. Kitty’s Back
02. New York City Serenade
03. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
04. 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
05. Quarter To Three

1. Bruce on piano

2. First known performance


The story of Bruce’s early days has been documented many times, most recently in the current New Yorker magazine.  As described therein, Bruce’s five night, ten show stint at The Bottom Line was crucial to launching his third album, Born to Run.  Many executives at Columbia Records were frustrated with Bruce’s lack of commercial success and Born to Run was likely his last chance with the label.  Columbia reportedly bought a quarter of the 500 seats for each show to distribute among music industry people to help spread the word.  Even so, tickets did not sell out immediately and a week after going on sale they were available for any of the shows.  That all ended when the public heard WNEW’s broadcast of show number 5.  The next two nights, fans were lined up around the corner with the hope of getting a standing room spot at the bar to hear the new phenom.


This is the first recording of one of the late shows to surface.  It is the first night and this tape captures all of the ambiance of this intimate club.  You can hear each breath and whisper  from Bruce while dishes and glasses are shuffled on the tables. Bruce seems to just appear behind the piano and gets a single reaction from the crowd as he opens solo with For You.  It is evident how he captures the crowd more and more with each song.  By the time he hits the 20 minute versions of Kitty’s Back and New York City Serenade, he has them in his hands.


Thanks to Mr. Anonymous who met the taper, ODoc55, thru  Dimeadozen.
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Wrecking Prague (D.M. Version)


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Wrecking Prague



2012.07.11 - Synot Tip Arena, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC


01. The Ghost of Tom Joad 1
02. Badlands
03. Prove It All Night
04. We Take Care of Our Own
05. Wrecking Ball
06. Death to My Hometown
07. My City of Ruins
08. Spirit in the Night
09. Candy's Room
10. She's the One
11. This Hard Land
12. Jack of All Trades
13. Atlantic City
14. Because the Night
15. My Love Will Not Let You Down
16. Working on the Highway
17. Shackled and Drawn
18. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
19. The River
20. The Rising
21. Land of Hope and Dreams


22. Thunder Road
23. Born in the U.S.A.

24. Born to Run
25. Bobby Jean
26. Seven Nights to Rock
27. Dancing in the Dark
28. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
29. Twist and Shout 3


1. Solo acoustic

2. Little heavy at the start

3. Split in two files


Enjoy it - or not !


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Springsteen returns to Prague - only the second time he has played in the city. This is also the first time the E Street Band has performed in the Czech Republic. Set opens with a solo acoustic "The Ghost Of Tom Joad". "Candy's Room", "My Love Will Not Let You Down" and "Bobby Jean" are all played via sign requests. The set also includes "Atlantic City" and the tour premiere of "This Hard Land." "We Are Alive" is dropped in favour of "Thunder Road". Patti Scialfa is not present.

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