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

New from the Springsteen archive: September 21st & 22nd, 1979 – New York, NY – No Nukes – Madison Square Garden

While the last four years have gifted us special archive releases very close to Christmas, there was some doubt that 2018 would see a bonus show released, given how The Roxy '75 was released on December 7th and Springsteen on Broadway dropped as both an album and a live concert viewing on Netflix last weekend. I … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: September 21st & 22nd, 1979 – New York, NY – No Nukes – Madison Square Garden

New from the Springsteen archive: October 18th, 1975 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy

As Bruce Springsteen prepares for his final week in the Walter Kerr theatre on Broadway with what can be suggested as the epilogue of a near-fifty year career, the Archive Series is taking us back to the start through a show that works perfectly in comparison to Springsteen on Broadway as evidence of his rise to superstardom. … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: October 18th, 1975 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy

New from the Springsteen archive: July 24th, 2013 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena

There's two kinds of shows with Springsteen's 2012/13 Wrecking Ball World Tour: those that were very album driven and primarily dealt with loss on E Street following the death of Clarence Clemons, and then there are those where Bruce had clearly thrown setlist structure and album focus out of the window in order to play anything he felt … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: July 24th, 2013 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena

New from the Springsteen archive: June 16th, 2003 – Helsinki, FI – Olympiastadion

After a strong three-month run of releases from the Archive Series, it would have been fair enough if this month's show was something relatively underwhelming. However that wasn't the case as we've finally been gifted a show from The Rising Tour in the form of Helsinki 2003. It's been addressed that technical issues have prevented this tour from … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: June 16th, 2003 – Helsinki, FI – Olympiastadion

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: June 5th, 1981 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

The latest release from the Springsteen Archive Series takes us into an era and tour I’ve been looking forward to for a long time: The River Tour 1980-81. This is first full original River tour show released since March 2015 and the first official live recording from 1981, and it’s something special. This show from … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: June 5th, 1981 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

New from the Springsteen archive: July 7th, 1978 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy

“I wasn't trying to turn this into no private party 'cause I don't play no parties anymore.... except my own... so gimme a little slapback on this microphone… we’re gonna do some rock n’ roll for you.” I wrote a few months ago that when you delve into the world of live Springsteen, there are … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: July 7th, 1978 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy

New from the Springsteen archive: November 8th, 2009 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

The ending stretch of Springsteen’s 2009 Working on a Dream tour was an interesting time on E Street. To celebrate what had been achieved over the years, and to make the final shows of three years of touring special, they began playing albums from start to finish; Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 8th, 2009 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

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