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: 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

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

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