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: October 20th, 2009 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Spectrum

The last of six shows in Philadelphia on the Working on a Dream Tour was - to put it lightly - not received well at all upon its release from the vault in July 2017. Being the fourth of four shows from 2008 - 2012 released in a row, instead of celebrating the show's several … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: October 20th, 2009 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Spectrum

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: 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: July 31st, 2012 – Helsinki, FI – Olympiastadion

The most recent release from the Wrecking Ball World Tour transported us back to the great second night in Gothenburg on July 28th, 2012. In this Previously from the Springsteen archive post we're going to be looking at the concert that took place just three days later in Helsinki, a very notable final show of … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 31st, 2012 – Helsinki, FI – Olympiastadion

Previously from the Springsteen archive: August 23rd, 2008 – St Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

While I've briefly talked about the positives and negatives of this show and others released in my guide to Springsteen's Archive Series, there's still much to this night in St Louis that's gone unsaid and is worth talking about. Frequently stated to be one of the best post-Reunion shows from Springsteen and The E Street … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: August 23rd, 2008 – St Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 3rd, 1988 – Stockholm, SE – Stockholms Stadion

After reviewing the final show of the Reunion Tour, I now feel inclined to talk a bit more about my other 10/10 Archive Series release, another of my favourites and most played: The famed Stockholm radio broadcast, complete with the additional two hours presented in the same quality as that of the opening set fans … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 3rd, 1988 – Stockholm, SE – Stockholms Stadion

Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 1st, 2000 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

I've been listening to this show and fragments of it for years now, but the final night of the Reunion Tour continues to retain a freshness that flows constantly over the course of three and a half hours. A triumph of Springsteen and The E Street Band's rebirth, the last of ten nights inside Madison Square … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 1st, 2000 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Previously from the Springsteen archive: April 30th, 2006 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Fairgrounds – Jazzfest

In listening to all officially released live performances of songs covered by Springsteen for that particular¬†series, I thought it would help to revisit the famed Jazzfest show he played with The Seeger Sessions Band, given the fact there's thirteen songs performed there not originally written by Springsteen. When it came to playing the show in … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: April 30th, 2006 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Fairgrounds – Jazzfest

Previously from the Springsteen archive: September 20th, 1978 – Passaic, NJ – Capitol Theatre

As of this moment, September 20th, 1978 is the quintessential live release from Springsteen's career. Taken from the height of his greatest tour with the perfect audio quality to highlight it - this upgrade in audio was much-needed to sell just how great the Darkness tour was to fans who didn't live it after the less … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: September 20th, 1978 – Passaic, NJ – Capitol Theatre