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Bruce Springsteen Live – Dancing in the Parc – Paris 1985

Bruce Springsteen Live – Dancing in the Parc
Parc De La Courneuve – Paris, France
June 29th, 1985

Great show with some great songs belted out!

That’s not a Status Quo track in there, is it?

Springsteen 1985 Paris – Shut out the Light

From: rollingthunder2001


01 Born in the USA
05 Atlantic City
06 Shut Out the Light
07 The River
08 Working on the Highway
09 Trapped
10 Darlington County
11 Glory Days
12 The Promised Land
13 My Hometown
14 Thunder Road
15 Cover Me
16 Dancing in the Dark
17 Hungry Heart
18 Cadillac Ranch
19 Downbound Train
20 I’m on Fire
21 Because the Night
22 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
23 Can’t Help Falling in Love
24 Born to Run
25 Bobby Jean
26 Ramrod
27 Twist and Shout_Do You Love Me
28 Rockin’ All over the World

Here be Brooce:

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July 30, 2008 Posted by | Bruce Springsteen, Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, the E Street Band, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Special Gig – May 7, 2008 – Entire great "Darkness on the Edge of Town" & "Born To Run" albums!

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
May 7, 2008

One of the greatest Springsteen shows of all time!

“We’re going to do something different tonight. We’re going to take the Darkness and Born To Run albums and play them in sequence for you …. so that should be interesting!”

A great benefit show for the Count Basie Theatre by the Boss and his gang where they knock out some amazing classics.

Not only that but they perform a whole album from start to finish, in the order the songs appear on the album!

Not only that but they perform two whole albums from start to finish, in the order the songs appear on the album!

These being the great “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and “Born To Run” albums.

To top off the night nicely, Springsteen played four great encores!

A detailed review of the gig is below, thanks to Stan Goldstein;

Wednesday night’s benefit show for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, was one of those real special Bruce Springsteen performances, one that will go down in the history books as a great, great show.

For the first time, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed a whole album from start to finish, in the order the songs appear on the album.But it wasn’t just one album, it was two. Fans were treated to the entire “Darkness on the Edge of Town” album, then the entire “Born To Run” album. To cap off the night, Bruce played four fun, fun encores.

Before the show started, Patti Scialfa came out to talk to the audience. She said she goes back more than 25 years with the Count Basie Theatre. She told the crowd that she grew up in Deal, just north of Asbury Park and the movie theater she remembers was the Mayfair Theater in Asbury Park. “It was so beautiful. It has this arched ceiling with the stars and the sky. And they had little love seats in the balcony that everyone got their first kiss in. Not me though!,” said Scialfa.

She said how it was so sad when the tore down the Mayfair in the early 1970s and she wants to make sure what happened to the Mayfair Theater doesn’t happen to the Count Basie.

Scialfa then introduced Brian Williams of NBC News. Williams, a native of Middletown and a graduate of Mater Dei High School, said he goes way back with the Jersey Shore, to the Stone Pony and to the Tradewinds. Said he spent many a night seeing the band Fresh and hitting those places after hearing rumors that Bruce might show up and play.

He talked up Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank, as “they sold more rolling papers than records in the 1970s.”

Williams said: “I’ve been all over the world and there’s no better place to be than right here.”

Williams then introduced Bruce who came on at 8:39 p.m. “Good evening” Bruce said to the packed house. He said: “We’re going to do something different tonight. We’re going to take the Darkness and Born To Run albums and play them in sequence for you.

“So that should be interesting.”

Bruce said he was going to play the Darkness album first, so “we don’t send you home suicidal.” He talked about writing the Darkness album. How in 1977 he was livining in a house on farm in Holmdel and it was a tough period in his life. ” When the band broke into “Badlands” the first song from the album, things were a bit messed up and Bruce said: “We ******* it up already.”

The setlist:

1. Badlands
2. Adam Raised A Cain
3. Something In The Night
4. Candy’s Room
5. Racing In The Street
6. The Promised Land
7. Factory
8. Streets Of Fire
9. Prove It All Night
10. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

They took a 15-minute break and came back to play the “Born To Run” album.
Bruce talked about how it took him six months to write and record the song “Born To Run” and another six months to finish the rest of the album. He said it was make or break time for the band, as they were in danger of being dropped from Columbia Records.

11. Thunder Road
12. Tenth Ave Freezeout
They brought out a four-pience horn section for the song. Mark Pender, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino and Ed Manion played.

Bruce jumped into the crowd during the song. He jumped off the front of the stage in front of Little Steven, then walked over, past N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine, to the left side and jumped up on seats. As the crowd swarmed him, they lifted him up a bit. It was like a 1976 show again!

13. Night
14. Backstreets
15. Born To Run
16. She’s The One
17. Meeting Across The River
Beautiful trumpet on this song by Mark Pender.
18. Jungleland
19. So Young And In Love
Bruce had a lot of fun in this. He told the band to remind him that there was an instrumental part in there somewhere.
20 Kitty’s Back
All the horn players did solos.
21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
22. Raise Your Hand

Show ended at 11:14 p.m.

Bruce also jumped up on Roy Bittan’s piano several times and did some dancing up there. Bruce didn’t talk between songs, he just right into one song after another.

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was sitting in the front row, just off center. He left during the start of the encores.

Great show, great night. One of my top Bruce Springsteen shows of all time.
To see Bruce in a 1,500-seat theater at this stage of his career is phenomenal.
A very special night.


Disc One:
Darkness on the Edge of Town

Adam Raised A Cain
Something In The Night
Candy’s Room
Racing In The Street
The Promised Land
Streets Of Fire
Prove It All Night
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Disc Two:
Born to Run

Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Born To Run
She’s The One
Meeting Across The River

Disc Three:
Encores (Outtakes)

So Young And In Love
Kitty’s Back
Raise Your Hand

Here be Broooccee

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July 22, 2008 Posted by | Bruce Springsteen, Music_ClassicRock, the E Street Band, _MUSIC | 3 Comments

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Live At Count Basie Theatre, May 2008

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Live
Count Basie Theatre,
Red Bank NJ
7 May 2008
Bootleg / Mp3 / 128 kbps

Don’t ask me how these things make their way to the Internet, but thank God they do. And in this case, they made it to cyberspace in both audio and video. Ah, the wonders of technology…

As anyone who has seen Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band on the current world tour for the Magic album already knows, right now these guys are turning in some of the best shows of their career. The concerts since returning to the States from Europe earlier this year have in particular been nothing short of spectacular. Watching the setlists change from night to night has also been something of a die-hard Springsteen fan’s wet dream.

But if you want to talk about a dream setlist, I personally can’t imagine anything could possibly top seeing Springsteen and the band run through the entire Born To Run and Darkness On The Edge Of Town albums in a single night. Every song. In their original order. In 2008. In a small, intimate theater setting.

Couldn’t happen, right?

Well, in fact it did happen just a few weeks back, on May 7 at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey. And if you happened to have an extra couple thousand dollars lying around (not to mention travel costs for those fans who aren’t natives), and had fast enough fingers to beat the rest of the crazies with bucks trying to score a ticket, then you too could’ve witnessed this historic night.

When I first heard about this setlist, I nearly cried that I missed it.

But I like I said, thank God these things have a way of finding their way onto the Internet. Now, since Blogcritics doesn’t condone bootlegging, I’m not going to tell you where to find this amazing show. But for those of you who have ever downloaded a concert, I’ll just say that a quick check of the usual places could yield you sweet pay dirt.

The concert was a benefit for the Count Basie Theater itself, and ended up raising a cool $3 million dollars to help renovate the historic building. After an introduction by NBC’s Brian Williams, Springsteen took the stage and let the crowd in on the secret that they would first play Darkness in its entirety, followed by a break, and then they would do all of Born To Run. This was followed by a collective, ecstatic gasp from the crowd.

From there, the band launched into a false start of “Badlands,” prompting Bruce to comment that they “fucked up,” and that he knew “there was a reason we’ve never done this before.” After the false start though, the E Street Band gathered itself and proceeded to burn through the two classic albums.

Many of these songs are already performed live regularly of course, notably “Badlands,” “Born To Run,” and “Promised Land.” Even “Prove It All Night” began showing up again somewhat regularly on the last leg of the American tour, where Nils Lofgren’s scorching harmonics during the guitar solo have been a highlight, and are no less so here.

But hearing the rarely played songs from Darkness is still quite a treat. Bruce still hits those howls during “Something In The Night” effortlessly all these years later, and on “Streets of Fire,” the vocals take on almost a plea-like quality even while the E Street Band rocks it as hard as ever. Hearing “Factory,” in its original album arrangement was also a pleasant surprise.

The Born To Run material comes across equally strong, especially the segue of “Born To Run” into “Shes The One.” On “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” the E Street Band is expanded to include a full horn section, including usual Jersey suspects like trombonist La Bamba. And of course, there is nothing quite like hearing “Meeting Across The River” and “Jungleland” back to back as they were originally conceived.

The encores are also a lot of fun, as the by now over-the-top crowd is treated to the rarely played Darkness outtake “So Young And In Love,” “Rosalita,” and “Kitty’s Back” complete with that expanded horn section. I just wish I could’ve been there.

If you are able to find this recording on the net, be advised that the audio is a little spotty in places, but generally not bad as far as audience-made recordings go. The crowd is also irritatingly loud at times, like when the girl screams out for “Streets Of Fire,” after the song has already started.

Below are some video highlights, captured by someone on YouTube going only by the name of Madeline Maddog.

This video montage captures quite a few of the highlights, including the false start to “Badlands” and Nils’ great solo on “Prove It All Night.” The video also jumps around from song to song quite a bit — but nobody expects the whole show start to finish, right? The quality is likewise variable, with lots of places where the image is either obscured by crowd members, or a bit blurry. But it is also remarkably clear much of the time, and certainly captures the energy of the evening.

If you are unable to find this for yourself on the net, I also wouldn’t worry too much. With the 30th anniversary edition of Darkness On The Edge Of Town coming up this fall, I have a very strong hunch that pro-shot footage may see the light of day on a DVD as part of that expected deluxe boxed set.

In the meantime, enjoy. And thank you Madeline Maddog, wherever you are.…..204645.php


1 01 Intro
1 02 Badlands
1 03 Adam Raised a Cain
1 04 Something in the Night
1 05 Candy’s Room
1 06 Racing in the Street
1 07 The Promised Land
1 08 Factory
1 10 Prove It All Night
1 11 Darkness on the Edge of Town

2 01 Bruce Intro
2 02 Thunder Road
2 03 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
2 04 Night
2 05 Backstreets
2 06 Born to Run
2 07 She’s the One
2 08 Meeting Across the River
2 09 Jungleland

3 01 So Young and in Love
3 02 Kitty’s Back
3 03 Rosalita
3 04 Raise Your Hand
3 05 Outro

Here be Broocie:
no pass

Big thanks to the original poster

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June 11, 2008 Posted by | Bruce Springsteen, Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, the E Street Band, _MUSIC | Leave a comment