Sparks On The Ballroom (The Godfatherecords)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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  • Brucebase Info (23.08.1975)

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

THE GODFATHERECORDS – # G.R. 154/155

 

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

 
Notes:

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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