Agora Ballroom 1978: The Classic Cleveland Broadcast is a live recording by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
It is released on the Left Field Media label in November 2014 and takes advantage of the lower copyright protection in the European Union for live recordings that were broadcast on the radio.
If Passaic 1978 was disappoint in terms of sound quality, this is better. I should warn you that these are addictive because Springsteen varied the setlist over the tour so it’s not a case of just getting on great 1978 live recording.
These 1978 Darkness tour recordings are the holy grail as far as many Springsteen fans are concerned.
Just before Christmas 2014, Bruce Springsteen released an authorised version of the Cleeveland 1978 concert – for details see 1978/08/09 Cleveland Ohio – that is the one that you should really buy and it’s reported that it has superior sound quality.
Songs On Bruce Springsteen Agora Ballroom 1978
Intro – 2:43
Summertime Blues – 2:29
Badlands – 4:48
Spirt in the Night – 8:13
Darkness on the Edge of Town – 6:00
Factory – 2:46
The Promised Land – 5:59
Prove It All Night – 11:59
Racing in the Street – 9:15
Thunder Road – 5:56
Jungleland – 10:07
Intro Pt 2 – 0:30
Paradise by the C – 3:50
Fire – 4:47
Sherry Darling – 4:16
Not Fade Away – 6:05
Gloria / Shes the One – 8:36
Growin’ Up – 12:58
Backstreets – 13:39
Rosalita (Come out Tonight) – 13:40
Intro Pt 3 – 1:24
4th of July Asbury Park – 7:43
Born to Run – 7:00
Because the Night – 8:03
Raise Your Hand – 7:46
Twist and Shout – 8:06
After the concert, there is an interview.
I bought the authorised version of the show which is terrific so I can’t say too much about this radio broadcast version. It’s a great show although I have a few quibbles about the set list.
Buying Agora Ballroom 1978
You can hear mp3 samples at amazon.co.uk but not the US website.
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What do you think?
Is this the best live album by Bruce Springsteen?