Live At The Main Point, 1975 is a recording of a Bruce Springsteen concert that has been released in the UK and is available for sale on Amazon.co.uk.
This February 1975 recording has been one of the most celebrated Bruce Springsteen bootleg albums for many years as it catches Springsteen previewing Born To Run to his fans at the Bryn Mawr club in Philadelphia. It has a very different sound to Hammersmith Odeon London recorded later in the year.
I understand that different copyright laws mean that these recording can be legally released but I’m not a lawyer so I’m just reporting what I’ve read elsewhere. I think it would be great if Springsteen could officially released it. If he’s not happy about the recording quality and doesn’t want to profit from it, he could donate the royalties to charity.
Bruce Springsteen Live at the Main Point
Intro – 1:25
Incident on 57th Street – 9:15 (originally on the studio album The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
Mountain Of Love – 3:16
Born To Run – 4:48 (preview from Born To Run)
The E Street Shuffle – 12:57 (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
Wings For Wheels (Thunder Road) – 6:52
I Want You – 6:25 (cover of the Bob Dylan song)
Spirit In The Night – 6:20 (Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.)
She’s The One – 6:38
Growin’ Up – 3:19 (Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.)
It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City – 4:06 (Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.)
Jungleland – 9:52
Kitty’s Back – 11:46 (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
New York City Serenade – 19:53 (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – 12:34 (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) – 6:46 (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
A Love So Fine/Shout – 8:36
For You – 8:23 (Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.)
Back In The USA – 6:52
I will be writing a full review of Live At The Main Point 75.
You can listen to the mp3 samples at Amazon.co.uk
Buying Bruce Springsteen Live At The Main Point 75
Because of copyright restrictions you may find that you can buy a physical version but not the digital version in your country.
What Do You Think About Live At The Main Point?
Is it a classic Bruce Springsteen live album? Do you like the introduction of violin into the songs?
What Are The Best Bruce Springsteen Live Albums?
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The Other Bruce Springsteen Live Albums
- Bruce Springsteen Live At The Main Point – this album
- Bruce Springsteen Live At Hammersmith Odeon – Born To Run is released and Springsteen is taking the world by storm.
- Bruce Springsteen Live 1975 – 85 – a compilation of live recordings that show just how many Springsteen live albums could be released if the archives were opened.
- Bruce Springsteen Live In New York City – Bruce Springsteen is back with the E Street Band and ready to rock hard.
- Bruce Springsteen Other Live albums – some minor releases from early and late in his career.
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The All Time Best Live Albums
Because there are so many excellent classic rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.