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  1. A residency at the RSC Stratford would work. He could even stay in his favourite hotel up the road too
  2. I hope we get a stack more 78 shows they are the only shows so far I have no hesitation whatsoever in buying. I hope they can find an even earlier show with Something In The Night on it but if not I'd be happy with every show July through January
  3. Tough one gonna have to suck it up and hope he brings it to England in September. I imagine the setlist and stories will alter a little given the events of the last couple of years. Opportunity for something off Western Stars and/or Letter to You not to mention a chance to debut new stuff
  4. There's a stack of songs that in their rawest early live incantation reveal themselves and then get watered down for the album or made to sound better for the listener but from the perspective of today you get the same effect - case in point being Point Blank Most of us will have first heard it on The River but the live versions from the Darkness tour fully flesh out a raw song about an individual in the 3rd person (or perhaps it is meant as a confessional?) and the collateral damage caused by late 70's post-industrial capitalism in the rust belt North America or perhaps in northern England during the rise of Thatcher/decline of traditional heavy industry and the destruction of the social democratic consensus on both sides of the Atlantic. The lyrics and delivery of the performance at The Roxy show July 1978 is pure desperation, resentment, desire for something above and beyond the hum drum of being an economic cog in the machine. Murder Incorporated does the same thing with the official recorded version/ and then it's fleshing out during the searing performances of the song (one of the true highlights of the E Street Band post reunion) on the Reunion Tour.
  5. The final show of the Joad tour 1997 could have done without the duets with Elliot Murphy nice enough guy but sucky songs "Blowing down that old Dusty Road" especially after I'd already heard them ball it out in Brixton. Mind you the Joad tour probably wasn't the setting for Incident or Kitty's Back or Restless Nights I never liked the Reunion Tour arrangement of The River either although it sounds lovely listening back. I know he was trying to rescue the song from descending into the boorish singalong it had become especially in Europe and it allowed Clarence to open up but I didn't get that at the time
  6. The second show at Villa Park got added quite late in the day from memory. So late in fact that locals/fans didn't know about it and ticket sales were quite a bit lower than the sold out first night. I wonder if there was also an issue with sales in South Wales
  7. The most recent three or four are partcularly good. Took a couple of episodes to warm up. Thanks for posting the files
  8. Just listening to the Nugs official release of Detroit 1988 Rosalita has just finished and I can't make out what the record company has just given Bruce Can anyone suggest what he said it was?
  9. Cheers, just done a quick comparison Prove it all Night runs 10 mins 3 seconds on the 'The Magic Of Rock 'N' Roll Music' (Jersey Devil Records - Silvers) version but only 9 mins 34 seconds on the (Carlo B Monte Tape) (mrclst Transfer) version so it is likely this tape is slightly fast. Not the end of the world I enjoyed the fast version so much back in the day and it still sounds amazing. There is a vast difference in the sound though. Sure the faster versions are noisy as hell but there's way more life in them than the other versions. If anyone can point me in the direction of a corrected speed but with all the life still in it version I'd be made up.
  10. My cassette was a recording of the 1990 CD "Live in Troy" so might be a dumb question but was it the original tape that ran fast or did the "I Have A Dream" CD make it run fast?
  11. Thanks a bunch for this. Troy has been my favourite Darkness show to listen to since like forever or at least the Walkman cassette days. It always ran too fast from my memory. Please can someone assure me this recording has the correct speed as it sounds just as raw and loud and exciting as the old cassette I had which ran fast. I think this one is correct speed but my ears might be deceiving me. Some of the other versions with newer corrected speed sound a bit flat to me
  12. Yep, the 2000's and 2010's feels like a single decade to moi Despite so much happening
  13. https://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?/forum/9-the-circuit-bruce-springsteen/ Episode 5 is fascinating
  14. Possibly the highlight so far this fourth episode. Especially Bruce telling the former President his (elongated) draft dodge story. The President! Slow start again but it has become a very good episode - probably the best so far
  15. Congratulations to Prince Charles on securing the 2024 Republican nomination by the way
  16. Contrary to wide misconception Bruce is neither liberal nor left wing. His song 41 shots is a brilliant example. It's not right or left. Download and listen to Atlanta 2000 Night 2 - one of his most powerful performances IMHO Point Blank - 41 Shots - Youngstown - Murder Inc = amazing 4 pack All songs that sit well outside the narrow confines of petty Democrat/Republican party politics Admittedly 2004 changed all that but anyone who supported Bush or more latterly Trump isn't seriously listening to or engaging with Bruce post 1975
  17. I think when Bruce does projects like this I doubt he's necessarily looking for approval from obsessives on boards like this Like much of his career span he's reaching out once again to as wide an audience as possible albeit a 50 something liberal-conservative middle class American audience in this case There's a few bits and pieces and it is quite listenable
  18. Beautiful hushed version of My Hometown. If someone could create a version without Bruce's commentary pretty please...
  19. 11/24/1975 Hammersmith Odeon just arrived today. I've had Shit Hot and Rockin for 25 years but the version of Lost in the Flood here just mindblowing. Wow!
  20. Theres an amazing version of Twist and Shout on the Ames Iowa 1984 show somebody recently posted on the bootlegs thread. Heartily recommend that show amazing sound & atmosphere However I'd steer clear of the big covers for this project. Twist/Santa Claus/Raise Your Hand etc... some non-fans see Bruce as a corny jukebox covers merchant. The covers he made his own, different thing altogether - Trapped, It's My Life, Who'll Stop The Rain - then throw a couple of curve balls in there - Sad Eyes and The Wall
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