Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Mobile, AL (02/21/81)

bruce springsteen - mobile 1981 - a night of singing dancing and howling

Bruce Springsteen
A Night Of Singing, Dancing & Howling
‘Label’: Ev2
February 21, 1981.
Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL

Source:
Master Cassettes (TDK-SA-90)> 1G safety copy TDK-SA-90>
TEAC cassette deck> JVC 5010 standalone> TDK Audio CDR’s (0)
Conversion: TDK Audio CDR’s (0) > EAC (Secure Mode) > TLH > Flac

TAPER: Freezer

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One:
01 Prove It All Night
02 Two Hearts
03 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
04 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
05 Independence Day
06 Who’ll Stop The Rain?
07 The Promised Land
08 Out In The Street
09 Intro / “Fight To Make This True”
10 This Land Is Your Land
11 Piano Intro
12 The River
13 Badlands
14 Thunder Road

Disc Two:
01 Cadillac Ranch
02 Sherry Darling
03 Hungry Heart
04 Fire
05 You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
06 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
07 For You
08 Wreck On The Highway
09 Point Blank
10 Candy’s Room
11 Ramrod
12 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Disc Three:
01 I’m A Rocker
02 Jungleland
03 Born To Run
04 Detroit Medley (w/ I Hear A Train)

05 Intro / “I asked Him Where Vietnam Was”
06 The River
07 War
08 The Promised Land
09 I’m On Fire
10 Intro / “My Favorite Elvis Song”
11 Can’t Help Falling In Love

Disc 3 tracks 5 – 10: Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. September 29, 1985. (MarkP)

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A very good audience tape, with the only problem being the taper’s girlfriend shouting and screaming A LOT.
She screams almost all the time through ’10th Avenue’ but other than that, I can’t say it bothers that much –
I’d say it pissed me off the most when she keeps screaming during the quiet parts of Jungleland.
I don’t usually get any recordings with a lot of screaming/shouting near taper, but on this show the good sound makes up for it enough.

Thanks a lot to mr. Freezer for taping the show and sharing this gem.

Little editing note: Reduced volume during some screaming parts between songs. One of the great performances of Sandy.

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Taper Notes:

I had a girlfriend who wanted to “sing” along all night. And she is LOUD and off-key and out of time
(you’ll love the first few songs in set 2…….) IF I had pulled that whistle out, she’d have
tooted it all night, her singing is bad enough….but it can be ignored IF you’re really a Boss fan….
(I was, this was my 7th show since 1975….in 1976 I had seat ! in row A and he jumped off the
stage in front of me while I was taping, looked at me, laughed and ran out into the audience……)
But as regards my then-girlfriend:
You’ll thrill to her duet with Bruce on Hungry Heart……
You’ll marvel at her version of Sherry Darlin’…..
You’ll be shaking your head as she joins in on the choruses of Fire….
You’ll be pissed off at me for not telling her to shut up…
But, hey, I was “in love” … she was so cute…..but she kept quiet through other shows, bands
like Ramones, Squeeze, John Cale, The Who, Snakefinger……I figured I owed her a night to get
sloppy drunk and sing and dance and howl at a concert…..Now, you too will get a chance to enjoy
her 25 years after the fact……Freezer

4 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Mobile, AL (02/21/81)

  1. Mat: Having a hard time downloading anything here. Do i need to install something in particular? I have Utorrent and have no problem downloading from Dime or Trader’s Den. Thank you so much for all you do!

    1. My links aren’t torrents, you should be able to directly download the files. Click on the link attached to “FLAC/MP3” that should take you to my Amazon cloud drive. You will see both FLAC and MP3 files listed (in this particular show there are two FLAC files, you will need them both). To the left of the file names there is a little check box. Check whichever files you want. Once checked in the top right hand corner a little download button should pop up. Click on it and then a new pop up window should appear asking you where you want to save the file. Choose where you want it to save. Once downloaded you will have to unzip the file at which point you will have your music.

      Let me know if you have any problems.

      1. Thanks Mat. when I click on the download link it starts connecting to the Amazon Cloud drive but never gets there.

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