Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 is an archive released live album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
It was recorded in East Rutherford on August 5, 1984 and is only available through live.brucespringsteen.net
By this stage, the Born In The USA album had seen him switch to performing in huge stadiums. Nils Lofgren had replaced Miami Steve Van Zandt.
Songs On Bruce Springsteen Brendan Byrne Arena New Jersey 1984
Born in the U.S.A. – 5:42
Out in the Street – 5:19
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out – 5:00
Atlantic City – 5:13
Johnny 99 – 4:30
Highway Patrolman – 6:25
Prove It All Night – 6:26
Glory Days – 10:16
Promised Land – 6:28
Used Cars – 6:16
My Hometown – 6:01
Badlands – 5:28
Thunder Road – 6:47
Hungry Heart – 5:07
Dancing in the Dark – 5:47
Cadillac Ranch – 5:14
Sherry Darling – 5:55
No Surrender – 5:35
Pink Cadillac – 6:53
Growin’ Up – 8:56
Bobby Jean – 4:10
Backstreets – 10:30
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – 17:05
Jersey Girl – 5:37
Jungleland – 12:38
Born to Run – 4:43
Detroit Medley – 4:05
Travelin’ Band – 5:03
Twist and Shout – 8:41
If you’re a regular on my website, you’ll know that Springsteen features well in my personal favourite live albums but, after the initial temptation faded, I haven’t rushed to buy this as I did the 1978 Cleveland and 1980 Nassau Coliseum concerts.
By this stage he was a superstar but Born In The USA ranks well down my list of studio albums. Catchy tunes undoubtedly but they lacked the intensity and grandeur of his 1975 to 1978 work.
I also feel that this would occupy the same mind-space as Live 1975-85. I rarely play that album, even if I was delighted with it when it was released.
Perhaps I’m being unfair and I’m sure it’s a terrific performance but I can’t see me playing it too often. Besides, I seem to be feeling stingy today.
I can see it appealing to fans who were first attracted by Dancing In The Dark, Born In The USA and the other hits from the album. It will be interesting to see how well it does in my Springsteen poll (see below).
Buying Bruce Springsteen Brendan Byrne Arena New Jersey 1984
This comes in a variety of formats from mp3 to better digital downloads to CDs.
It is only available through live.brucespringsteen.net
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