BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E.Street Band – ” Scottrade Center, St Louis ” August 23rd 2008

Posted: April 16, 2017 in MUSIC
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Bruce Springsteen  has unleashed his first archival live release of the year, with the rocker focusing on a rarities-filled St. Louis gig from 2008. The August 23rd, 2008 concert, recorded in the midst of the E Street Band’s tour in support of “Magic”, featured Springsteen and company performing some songs for the first time in decades thanks to sign requests in the audience. On the 2007-08 Magic tour, fans began bringing song-request signs. Bruce seemed to revel in the challenge, while the suggestions also appeared to inspire him to resurrect songs he hadn’t played in decades.

These include the band’s renditions of the Crystals’ “Then He Kissed Me” and Harold Dorman’s “Mountain of Love,” which hadn’t been performed by Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1975.

Springsteen also delivered his seldom-performed cover of Chuck Berry’s “Little Queenie” in the encore; the St. Louis gig in 2008 marked the first time since 2002 that Springsteen played that track live, as well as the last time the E Street Band has whipped it out in concert.

There’s no finer show to capture this fan-artist dynamic than this outstanding performance in St. Louis on 23/08/2008 including the surprise opener of The Crystals’ Then She Kissed Me and Chuck Berry’s Little Queenie during the encore. In addition to those two covers, Springsteen also aired out rarely-played-these-days songs like “Rendezvous,” “For You,” “Drive All Night” “Detroit Medley” and Harold Dorman’s “Mountain of Love,” which he hadn’t performed since a New Year’s Eve concert at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1975.

Check out Springsteen’s live archive site for full track list and download information. Physical copies of Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 8/23/08 will ship May 1st.

In November, the Springsteen archives bought a Buffalo 2009 Concert that featured a full album performance of Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. as well as the last time saxophonist Clarence Clemons played with theE Street Band before his June 2011 death. 2016 also saw the official release of Bruce Springsteen’s famed Christic shows a pair of solo concerts recorded in Los Angeles in November 1990.

This marks the first archival concert from Springsteen this year. Shortly before Christmas, he gave an official release to his November. 22nd, 2009 concert from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. It contained the only full-album performance of his debut, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.,


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