Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Union, NJ (09/22/74)

bruce springsteen - union new jersey - 1974

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Kean College
Union, NJ
September 22, 1974
JEMS Archive

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Recording (equipment unknown) by The Big A

JEMS 2012 transfer: master cassette (TDK D-180) > Nakamichi CR-7A >
Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX
click repair > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5.0 (speed corrected) >
resample 16/44.1 via iZotope MBIT+ > FLAC

01 Spirit In The Night
02 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
03 The E Street Shuffle > Having A Party
04 For You
05 Saint In The City
06 Cupid
07 Kitty’s Back
08 Sandy
09 Rosalta
10 A Love So Fine (A Night Like This) > Shout

JEMS is very pleased to issue this previously uncirculated recording
of an historically important and otherwise unheard show.

The recording from Kean College in Union, NJ is now the earliest
document we have of the “new look” E Street Band featuring Max
Weinberg on drums and Roy Bittan on piano. According to the essential
Brucebase Wiki, this free, outdoor show (which took place behind the
student center) was the fourth date played by the new line-up,
predating by 12 days Avery Fisher Hall, October 4, which had been the
first circulating recording with Max and Roy.

It gives us a fascinating glimpse into a period of transition for
Springsteen. As such, some of the arrangements heard here are
distinctive as the reconfigured band sorts out how to play the “basic”
set. While Bruce had previously performed songs in early 1974 that
would later appear on Born to Run, the only new material essayed at
Kean is a unique version of the Born to Run outtake “A Love So Fine,”
still in such an embryonic state that the chorus sung isn’t “a love so
fine” at all, but another title rumored to have been recorded for BTR:
“A Night Like This.” He also tags the end of the song with several
lyrics from the Isley Brothers’ “Shout.” According to Brucebase, by
the time the song is played again at Avery Fisher, the chorus had
changed to “A Love So Fine” for keeps.

The Kean tape also captures the earliest known cover of Sam Cooke’s
“Cupid” and a particularly punchy full-band version of “For You,” a
song Springsteen performed solo throughout most of 1974-75. Nearly
every track here is a little different than you’re used to given that
two of the band members are still learning their parts.

Our generous taper, The Big A, says he used a “standard-for-the-time,
no-frills, fat-paperback-sized Radio Shack-type tape recorder with a
built-in mike” to record the show. That description seems to match the
tape, which has hallmarks of ALC (automatic level control) where the
first note of a song starts out loud and a bit distorted before the
level adjusts. There are some distorted frequencies in the recording
and it is not as good as the very best we have of the era. But
considering the circumstances (it was the first Bruce show he ever
taped), the outdoor venue, the gear, the PA volume, etc. it is quite a
listenable document of the performance. We worked hard to improve the
sound, but most of what you hear is just what it is. Samples provided.

Very special thanks to The Big A for loaning JEMS the master tape and
to the ER Archive, who had a copy of the show that helped lead us to
the master.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Los Angeles, CA (11/17/90)

Bruce Springsteen - Los Angeles - 1990 Christic Night Front

Bruce Springsteen
Sat. 17th Nov. 1990
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Silver CDs – EAC (Secure Mode) – WAV – FLAC level 6
Crystal Cat CC 756-57
Soundboard recording

Link removed, officially released.

CD 1 60.23:
1. Intro
2. Brilliant Disguise
3. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
4. Mansion On The Hill
5. Reason To Believe
6. Red Headed Woman
7. 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)
8. The Wish
9. Tougher Than The Rest
10. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
11. Soul Driver
12. State Trooper
13. Nebraska
14. When The Lights Go Out

CD 2 64.33:
1. Thunder Road
2. My Hometown
3. Real World
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Across The Borderline
6. My Father’s House (16-Nov-90)
7. Atlantic City (16-Nov-90)
8. Wild Billy’s Circus Song (16-Nov-90)
9. The Promised Land (18-Jun-88)
10. My Hometown (18-Jun-88)
11. Blowin’ In The Wind (18-Jun-88)
12. Bad Moon Rising (18-Jun-88)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Cleveland, OH (08/09/78)

Brucew Springsteen - Agora Night

Bruce Springsteen
Agora Night
The Agora Ballroom
Cleveland, OH, USA.
August 9th, 1978.
Crystal Cat 731-734.
FM Broadcast

Link removed, officially released.

Original Silver CD’s –>EAC v. 0,95 to WAV –> MKW Tool 0,97 to SHN

Disc 1:

01. Intro
02. Summertime Blues
03. Badlands
04. Spirit In The Night
05. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
06. Factory
07. The Promised Land
08. Prove It All Night
09. Racing In The Street / Thunder Road
10. Jungleland

Disc 2

01. Intro
02. Paradise By The C
03. Fire
04. Sherry Darling
05. Not Fade Away
06. Gloria / She’s The One
07. Growin’ Up
08. Backstreets
09. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Disc 3

01. Intro
02. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
03. Born To Run
04. Because The Night
05. Raise Your Hand
06. Twist And Shout
07. Incident On 57th Street *
08. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out *
09. Kitty’s Back **
10. Point Blank **

* 16 sept The Palladium, New York, NY 1978.
** 17 sept The Palladium, New York, NY 1978.

Disc 4 – Interview, San Diego 9th July 1978. King Biscuit Flower Hour. Dave Herman, KBFH Radiostation.

01. Paradise By The C *
02. What’s Up?
03. The Product!
04. Get Some Specific From You!
05. The Sign on Sunset Strip!
06. The Name Boss, Get Started!
07. Any Kind of Life
08. Feel Close To Them Fans
09. Get Together! The E Street Band
10. Terrific Time!
11. Prove It All Night! *
12. 13-14 Year When You Heard Those Records? I was Nine!
13. The Point Was!
14. It’s a Continuation!
15. Meet The Producer, Jon Landau.
16. None Specific.
17. Long Time! Didn’t Take That Long Actually!
18. I Like It!
19. Lots More Songs!
20. Maybe So! Hard To Sing!
21. Be A Star! Trapping.
22. Defination: That Contridiction.

* Recorded at Berkeley Community Theater, Sat 11th July 1978.

Brucebase:

Soundboard and radio broadcast tapes (WMMS) available – good show. It’s interesting to note that this show was remastered by Bruce’s
management and given to KSAN in San Fransico who broadcast it as a replacement for a scheduled Winterland rebroadcast. This must
have happened in 1979 sometime. The remastered show has fantastic stereo seperation and coupled with the fact that this is a good show in the first place, it has to rank as one of the best of the available shows in 1978. – Released on LP and CD. The most recent (and best quality) CD releases of this show are”Agora Night” by Crystal Cat and “Just In Time For Summer”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Uniondale, New York (12/29/80)

bruce springsteen - nassau - 1980

Bruce Springsteen
Coliseum Night
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, Long Island, New York. U.S.A.
December 29, 1980.
Audience
Crystal Cat Records (350-352).

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1:
01. Night
02. Out In The Street
03. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
04. Who’ll Stop The Rain
05. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
06. Factory
07. “Intro”
08. Independence Day
09. Two Hearts
10. Prove It All Night
11. The Promised Land
12. This Land Is Your Land
13. The River
14. Badlands
15. Thunder Road

Disc 2:
01. Cadillac Ranch
02. Sherry Darling
03. Hungry Heart
04. Merry Christmas Baby
05. Fire
06. Candy’s Room
07. Because The Night
08. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
09. For You
10. Stolen Car
11. Wreck On The Highway

Disc 3:
01. Point Blank
02. The Ties That Bind
03. Ramrod
04. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
05. Incident On 57th Street
06. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
07. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
08. Jungleland
09. Born To Run
10. Devil With A Blue Dress
11. Good Golly Miss Molly
12. C.C. Rider
13. Jenny Take A Ride
14. I Hear A Train / Devil With A Blue Dress (Reprise)

My Original Crystal Cat CD’s –>EAC v. 0,95 beta 3 * –> WAV –> Flac Frontend –> FLAC Level 6 **

* Secure Mode.
** Verify, Replaygain, Treat Input Files As One Album, Align On Sector Boundaries.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – New York, NY (10/20/94)

bob dylan - new york - 1994 - P1994_1018

Bob Dylan
Positively West 52nd Street
Soundboard Recordings
October 20, 1994
Roseland Ballroom
New York City, NY
unidentified source>?>commercial boot>EAC>FLAC
No label information or catalogue number to be found.

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD 1:

01 Jokerman
02 If You See Her Say Hello
03 All Along The Watchtower
04 Simple Twist Of Fate
05 angled Up In Blue
06 Positively 4th Street
07 Mama, You Been On My Mind
08 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol

CD 2:

01 Boots Of Spanish Leather
02 God Knows
03 Joey
04 Maggieís Farm
05 Most likely You Go Your Way (and Iíll go mine)
06 My Back Pages
07 Rainy Day Women #s 12 & 35 (Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen on guitars)
08 Highway 61 Revisited (Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen on guitars)

NOTE:
Bob Dylan show from Soundboard, only the last two songs Bruce and Neil Young are present.
This is the audio of 1994-10-19/20 – NEW YORK, NY – ROSELAND BALLROOM ‘Bob Dylan Positively West 52nd Street’ (SBD Recording), since the show of the 19 was only with Bob Dylan, I deleted the part of that date, I renamed the files of the show 20, created new md5 and ffp and redid the infofile.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Minneapolis, MN (05/10/88)

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Bruce Springsteen.
Bloomington Night.
Location: Met Center, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Date: May 10, 1988.
Source: Audience.
Label: Crystal Cat Records (447-449).
Artwork: Yes.

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1:

01. “Intro”
02. Tunnel Of Love
03. Boom Boom
04. Adam Raised A Cain
05. Two Faces
06. All That Heaven Will Allow
07. Seeds
08. Cover Me
09. Brilliant Disguise
10. Cautious Man
11. Spare Parts
12. War
13. Born In The U.S.A.
14. Tougher Than The Rest

Disc 2:

01. Ain’t Got You
02. She’s The One
03. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
04. I’m A Coward
05. I’m On Fire
06. One Step Up
07. Part Man, Part Monkey
08. Backstreets
09. Dancing In The Dark
10. Light Of Day – edit
11. Born To Run
12. Hungry Heart
13. Glory Days

Disc 3:

01. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
02. Have Love, Will Travel
03. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
04. Sweet Soul Music
05. Raise Your Hand
06. Twist And Shout
07. Be True
08. Roulette
09. Walk Like A Man
10. Can’t Help Falling In Love
11. Love Me Tender
12. Across The Borderline
13. Crying
14. Lonely Teardrops

Notes Disc 3:
Tracks 7-10 Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA 02/28/88
Track 11 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH 03/13/88
Track 12 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN 05/13/88
Track 13 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY 05/16/88
Track 14 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY 05/22/88

My Original Crystal Cat CD’s –>EAC v. 0,95 beta 4 –> WAV –> Flac Frontend –> FLAC Level 8 **

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Hampton, VA (01/04/85)

Bruce Springsteen 1985-01-04 Hampton FRONT

 

Bruce Springsteen
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Hampton, VA
January 4, 1985
ML Master via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: NAK CM 300s + CP 4 (shotgun capsules) > Sony D5

2015 JEMS Transfer: Sony UCX 90 master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope RX 4 > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Born In The USA
02 Prove It All Night
03 Darlington County
04 Johnny 99
05 Atlantic City
06 Reason To Believe
07 Mansion On The Hill
08 Johnny Bye-Bye
09 Out In The Street
10 Glory Days
11 The Promised Land
12 My Hometown
13 Badlands
14 Thunder Road
15 Cover Me
16 Dancing In The Dark
17 Hungry Heart
18 Cadillac Ranch
19 Downbound Train
20 Iím On Fire
21 Pink Cadillac
22 Bobby Jean
23 Racing In The Street
24 Born to Run
25 Detroit Medley > Traveliní Band
26 Twist and Shout
27 Do You Love Me
28 Santa Claus Is Cominí To Town (Recorder 2 Bonus Track)

Known Faults:
Out In The Street: last few notes cut
Glory Days: first few notes cut
The Promised Land: Splice
Bobby Jean: Splice
Racing In The Street: first few notes cut
Twist And Shout: end slightly cut
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town: Missing (Recorder 2 source included)

Courtesy of taper ML, hereís what we believe is a massive upgrade of the very first show of 1985, as the band return to the road after two-and-a-half weeks off. This fresh transfer from MLís fine master tapes sounds light years ahead of circulating copies of the show.

ML taped from a sweet spot, ìthe first row of seats off the floor almost DFCî (Dead Fucking Center). The tape has that classic, appealing ë80s arena sound, clear, steady and with plenty of low end. Samples provided.

The set list lacks for raritiesónot surprising for the first show of a new legóbut still includes highlights from this period like ìJohnny Bye Bye,î the synth-lead ìReason to Believe,î ìRacing in the Streetî and an excellent ìAtlantic City.î

mjk5510 did identify a second source for the show, but it is so inferior as to be a distraction if it were used to patch gaps, so we have left those as is. We did decide to include “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” as a bonus track in the interest of making the night complete. Thanks to him for doing the prep work on this. And huge thanks to ML for reaching out and loaning us his terrific masters which he was keen to share with all of you.

BK for JEMS

 

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Seattle, WA (10/24/80)

Seattle 80 (JEMS) Front

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
That Old ‘80 Sound
Seattle Center Coliseum
Seattle, WA
October 24, 1980
RS Master via JEMS
16/44.1 Edition
(24/96 Edition release pending)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: Nakamichi 700 microphones > Bass Box EQ > Sony TCD-D5

2013-14 JEMS Transfer: RS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > extensive iZotope RX3 clean up > iZotope Ozone 5 via Peak 6 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Project Start Date: October 2013
Project End Date: October 2014
Approximate Project Hours: 35
Years Spent Chasing Down Master Tape: 20+
River Tour Show No. 13

Seamless transfer, suggested CD breaks…

101 Badlands
102 Out in the Street
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
104 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
105 Factory
106 Independence Day
107 Jackson Cage
108 Two Hearts
109 The Promised Land (cut)
110 Racing In The Street
111 The River
112 Prove It All Night
113 Thunder Road
201 Cadillac Ranch (Bruce’s microphone and part of the PA are out)
202 Fire
203 Sherry Darling
204 Here She Comes > I Wanna Marry You
205 The Ties That Bind
206 Wreck On The Highway
207 Point Blank
208 Crush On You
209 Ramrod
210 You Can Look But You Better Not Touch
211 Stolen Car
212 Drive All Night
301 Rosalita
302 Jungleland
303 Born to Run
304 Detroit Medley > I Hear A Train (joined in progress, distortion at the start)
305 Raise Your Hand (joined in progress)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – New York, NY (11/07/09)

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Bruce Springsteen
New York City First Dream Night
SOUNDBOARD (Crystal Cat 959-61)
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
November 7th, 2009

Download: FLAC/MP3

Silver Discs > EAC Secure > FLAC

Disc 01
01 Intro
02 Thundercrack
03 Seeds
04 Prove It All Night
05 Hungry Heart
06 Working On A Dream
07 Introduction to THE WILD, THE INNOCENT AND THE E STREET SHUFFLE
08 The E Street Shuffle
09 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
10 Kitty’s Back
11 Wild Billy’s Circus Story
12 Incident On 57th Street

Disc 02
01 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
02 New York City Serenade
03 Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
04 Raise Your Hand
05 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street
06 Glory Days
07 Human Touch
08 Lonesome Day
09 The Rising
10 Born To Run
11 Wrecking Ball
12 Bobby Jean

Disc 03
01 American Land
02 Dancing In The Dark
03 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
04 Officially released track
05 (id.)
06 (id.)
07 (id.)
08 (id.)
09 (id.)
10 (id.)
11 (id.)
12 (id.)

Artwork included

BIG BIG THANKS TO Chris102, original uploader on Jungleland

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Spirngsteen – Dublin, Ireland (06/06/06)

Bruce Springsteen & Seeger Sessions Band

Bruce Springsteen
Silent T – The Seeger Sessions in Dublin
Point Depot
Dublin
5-May-2006

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD-R (taper, equipment unknown) > CDEX > FLAC

Setlist
01 – O Mary Don’t You Weep
02 – John Henry
03 – Johnny 99
04 – Old Dan Tucker
05 – Eyes on the Prize
06 – Jesse James
07 – Adam Raised a Cain
08 – Erie Canal
09 – My Oklahoma Home
10 – Mrs. McGrath
11 – How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
12 – Jacob’s Ladder
13 – We Shall Overcome
14 – Open All Night
15 – Pay Me My Money Down
16 – My City of Ruins
17 – Buffalo Gals
18 – You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
19 – When the Saints Go Marching In

From the original uploader:
Here, somewhat belatedly, is the first European show, and arguably the first show of the tour proper.

I was there and it was an amazing show, real fun, with a very eager audience.

The title is a reference to the correct pronunciation of “McGrath”. He explains how he was chastised about this in the intro, which is at the end of the track with ‘My Oklahoma Home’. The pronunciation regressed on the subsequent BBC concert, so while the setlist may not be unique, this show may be only one with him getting that surname right!

The sound quality is ok, but could do with some improvement. Rather than fiddle with it, I have left this exactly as on the CD-Rs, so someone with better software and mixing skills will have an untainted source. If someone would like to do a remix, here are some areas in need of attention:
* The volume level is low and need normalising.
* May need more bass.
* There is some hiss on ‘s’ sounds, I noticed this on ‘My City of Ruins’