WGOE Radio Alpha Studio Richmond VA 31st May 1973 is a live recording of Bruce Springsteen.
This catches an early acoustic performance.
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The Human Rights Broadcast is an unofficial live album by Bruce Springsteen.
It was recorded in Buenos Aires in Argentina on October 15, 1988 to raise awareness of Amnesty International. This recording comes from the radio broadcast.
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Arizona State University, Tempe 1980 is a free mp3 download available from live.springsteen.net
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection includes a DVD of part of this concert on November 5, 1980 and this download provides the missing tracks.
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Live At The Roxy 1978 is a live recording by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band.
It was recorded at The Roxy in Los Angeles on October 17th 1975 and broadcast on local radio.
This is not an official release approved by Bruce Springsteen but weaker copyright laws mean that it is legal in Europe. We’ve waited a long time to hear the Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour and I believe the place to start is with the Cleveland, Ohio show available from Springsteen’s own website.
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Los Angeles, April 23, 1988 is an archive released live recording of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with the Horns Of Love.
It was recorded at the Los Angeles Sports Arena during the Tunnel Of Love tour and is available from liveBruceSpringsteen.net.
This follows on from previous archive recordings from 1975, 1978, 1980 and 1984 that have been released in the same way.
After the worldwide success of Born In the USA in 1984/85, Springsteen went back into his shell with the Tunnel Of Love album and whilst it sold well, it lacked the commerciality of his earlier album.
By this stage Nils Lofgren was a member of the E Street Band after Miami Steve Van Zandt had left. His future wife and mother of three children, Patti Scialfi was also a member.
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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.
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I’ve been slow to feature the recording of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band performing live in concert at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on
December 31, 1975 released by http://live.brucespringsteen.net.
That’s because I’ve ticked off 1975 in my mind with the excellent Hammersmith Odeon recording and an album from the 1980 tour promoting The River was my highest priority. I must be getting complacent but there was little on there that screamed “You Must Have It” in my mind.
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The latest archive live recording released by http://live.brucespringsteen.net is the concert performed at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on December 31, 1980.
At last we have an authorised live album from the tour promoting The River and after remastering in March 2015 by Adam Ayan, it sounds terrific.
After the Agora, Clevland concert from 1978 was released, this was next on my wanted list of live albums by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
I’ve always seen The River in the second tier of Springsteen albums. It’s very good but it doesn’t match the greatness of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Born To Run or The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. To be fair, in the history of rock music, few albums reach that pinnacle.
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Finally we have one of Bruce Springteen’s fantastic 1978 live recordings receiving an official, authorised release.
1978/08/09 Cleveland Ohio is a live album by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band performing at the Agora and which is sold through live.brucespringsteen.net.
This concert was originally broadcast on the radio and has been a very popular bootleg. It was also released unofficially through the loophole in the European Union copyright laws a few months ago – see Bruce Springsteen Agora Ballroom 1978.
Ignore everything else, this is the REAL DEAL!
Background To The Cleveland Release
Toby Scott found the seven Agora tape reels in a box that had been returned from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame. A comparison to other recordings of this concert showed that this had the best sound and could even be the original master tapes. These have since been cleaned up and the sound quality is terrific.
It is available as a digital download in varying qualities and also as physical CDs
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I believe that this is one of the finest live recordings ever made available legally.
If it has been released close to the time or recording, I believe that this would be generally recognised as one of the greatest live albums along with The Who Live At Leeds , The Rolling Stones Brussels Affair 1973 and other classics.
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The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia 30th September 1978 is a live recording by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
I think this is another radio broadcast that can legally be released in Europe because of a loophole in the copyright laws. This recording is on the Echoes label and was released on 15th December 2014.
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