New from the Springsteen archive: May 18th, 1997 – Nice, FR – Palais Des Congrès Acropolis

A year and a half later, the newest instalment in Springsteen's Live Archive Series follows on fittingly from it's two previous tour releases. In the first Springsteen concert release from 1997, the dust of celebratory atmosphere we can hear in the Freehold and Asbury Park homecomings has settled, and for Springsteen it's back to business … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: May 18th, 1997 – Nice, FR – Palais Des Congrès Acropolis

New from the Springsteen archive: September 25th, 1999 – Philadelphia, PA – First Union Center

With Bruce Springsteen's Archive Series, nothing's for sure. For the fans who keep track of every release and pray for the stars to align each month depending on how long it's been since the last outing of a specific tour, July 2020 has added another surprise to that ongoing long list of them since First … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: September 25th, 1999 – Philadelphia, PA – First Union Center

Previously from the Springsteen archive: March 19th, 1996 – Belfast, UK – King’s Hall

Looking back at the last fifteen years, the thought of Bruce Springsteen playing alone is nothing shocking. In fact, for many fans the idea of solo Springsteen brings about visions of recent creative diversions from the E Street norm, from the rarity filled Devils & Dust Tour and monumental boogaloo down Broadway, to the acclaimed … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: March 19th, 1996 – Belfast, UK – King’s Hall

Previously from the Springsteen archive: June 24th, 1993 – East Rutherford, NJ – Brendan Byrne Arena

When I first started writing blogs in January 2018, one of my first ideas was to possibly review that months Archive Series release. For some reason I didn't get around to it and didn't start reviewing the releases until February. As you might expect, it's always bothered me that this is the one show released … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: June 24th, 1993 – East Rutherford, NJ – Brendan Byrne Arena

Previously from the Springsteen archive: November 16th & 17th, 1990 – Los Angeles, CA – The Christic Shows – Shrine Auditorium

One year on from firing The E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen returned to the stage for a concert benefitting the Christic Institute, and despite his unconfident demeanour and admittedly being a little rusty, he didn't half put on two shows for the ages. His MTV (Un)Plugged outing in 1992 may have been a missed opportunity … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: November 16th & 17th, 1990 – Los Angeles, CA – The Christic Shows – Shrine Auditorium

New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1996 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre

It's an exciting time in the world of Springsteen. In the space of just three weeks fans have had the opportunity to download the October 23rd, 1999 Los Angeles show, watch Western Stars in cinemas across the world, and if just watching wasn't enough, they've been able to listen to the official soundtrack album to fill … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1996 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre

New from the Springsteen archive: October 23rd, 1999 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

Delayed a week to avoid clashing with the release of "Sundown" from the upcoming Western Stars film soundtrack on October 25th (that you can read a review of on this website), expectations were both high after the first delay of the year just two months ago - only for the eventual release to be viewed … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: October 23rd, 1999 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

New from the Springsteen archive: July 25th, 1992 – East Rutherford, NJ – Brendan Byrne Arena

With all of the hype surrounding the release of Springsteen's latest single, "Hello Sunshine" and the announcement of his new album, Western Stars - set to be released on June 14th - some fans may be forgiven for forgetting about the Archive Series and, in particular, this month's release. Following the release of the extraordinary 1985 … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: July 25th, 1992 – East Rutherford, NJ – Brendan Byrne Arena

New from the Springsteen archive: September 30th, 1999 – Chicago, IL – United Center

For the third month in a row the Archive Series has gifted us an absolute scorcher of a show with the first official live release from the 1999 stage of the Reunion Tour, an era I've wanted more of after overplaying the Live in New York City/MSG 2000 releases a long time ago. With many excellent … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: September 30th, 1999 – Chicago, IL – United Center

New from the Springsteen archive: November 8th, 1996 – Freehold, NJ – St. Rose of Lima School

Somewhat fittingly, considering Bruce’s current endeavours on Broadway, the Springsteen archives has offered us another intimately themed show with their latest release, from November 8th 1996, a year where Bruce was on his Ghost of Tom Joad tour. Alongside the seven album tracks performed, this show adds an additional personal theme to the usual narrative in … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 8th, 1996 – Freehold, NJ – St. Rose of Lima School