New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1975 – London, UK – Hammersmith Odeon

December is always an exciting month in the Springsteen Archive Series, and thankfully, this year isn't any different. The First Friday schedule continues its revival, and the sixty-first unique concert released in the project is taking us on a long anticipated trip back to 1975. It was December 2018 when we last visited this year … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1975 – London, UK – Hammersmith Odeon

New from the Springsteen archive: September 30th, 1978 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

When the First Friday era of the Archive Series came to an end last month, it left many fans curious about when the 59th show to be unearthed from the vault would see the light of day. Given that Springsteen's twentieth studio album, Letter To You, is going to be released on October 23rd and … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: September 30th, 1978 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

Previously from the Springsteen archive: December 8th, 1978 – Houston, TX – The Summit

Back when the plan to release a Bruce Springsteen concert from the vault every first Friday of the month was announced, it was said that there'd be the odd occasion where an we'd get an additional release per month. With the exception of the Christmas bonuses, there's only been one instance of this, back in … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: December 8th, 1978 – Houston, TX – The Summit

Previously from the Springsteen archive: February 7th & 8th, 1977 – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY & Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY

Grievances against the audio quality of certain shows and The Rising Tour fiasco aside, the biggest complaint many have about Springsteen's Archive Series is its lack of releases from the 1970s - more so anything before 1975 and anything in-between '75 and '78. We all know that pristine recordings from the decade are scarce, the … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: February 7th & 8th, 1977 – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY & Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY

Previously from the Springsteen archive: August 9th, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora

"Round for round, pound for pound, there ain't no finer band around." With every new concert unearthed from the Archive Series, an older release gets pushed to the back of the line. Obvious reasons for this include the freshness and unfamiliarity of a newer gig, but one factor in particular is the always improving audio quality … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: August 9th, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora

Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

I can remember the moment I was introduced to this show remarkably well given it happened about eight years ago now. I'd gotten back from watching Sunderland play away at West Ham (We drew 1-1 I believe) and was played a "Jungleland" featuring, believe it or not, a guitar solo. I was a relatively newer … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

Previously from the Springsteen archive: December 31st, 1975 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

Until The Roxy '75 arrived in December 2018, Upper Darby '75 stood out as the lone Archive release from a period of Springsteen's career that fans can't help but want more of. Though it wasn't the only release from the era - remember, Hammersmith Odeon '75 had been available for nearly a decade at this … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: December 31st, 1975 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

New from the Springsteen archive: December 16th, 1978 – San Francisco, CA – Winterland

I've heard the first Winterland show more times than I can remember, but with the exception of "Fire" (this show's version is included on the Live 75-85 box set), this December 16th show is completely new to me. In fact, I'd go as far to say this one will be a new experience for most Springsteen … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: December 16th, 1978 – San Francisco, CA – Winterland

New from the Springsteen archive: December 15th, 1978 – San Francisco, CA – Winterland

If you've followed my Archive Series reviews for a while, I imagine that you don't need any more convincing about why the Darkness Tour is the essential Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band live experience. With seven shows from '78 now released, the two shows from Passaic, The Roxy, Houston and The Agora are … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: December 15th, 1978 – San Francisco, CA – Winterland

New from the Springsteen archive: September 19th, 1978 – Passaic, NJ – Capitol Theatre

It's known by diehards as Springsteen's Pièce De Résistance. It's his most renowned bootleg, the show that immediately came to people's minds when the Archive Series was announced. If you wanted to understand why fans talk wistfully of '78 and the Darkness Tour, this is why. Broadcasted on ten radio stations across the United States, such as WNEW-FM … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: September 19th, 1978 – Passaic, NJ – Capitol Theatre