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You’ve seen Stop Making Sense a million times (and if you haven’t, You must watch that) but maybe you haven’t seen this — Talking Heads playing Rome on the “Remain in Light” tour. It’s less of a flashy production and and a little more punk, with the augmented “10-piece funk machine” line up of the group that included Bernie Worrell and Adrian Belew, and the setlist that hits some deeper cuts (or at least just pre-“Burning Down the House”). No big suits, just a killer performance with especially awesome renditions of “I Zimbra” and “Crosseyed and Painless.”

This full show footage finds the band hitting their stride with the expanded and rather talented roster (in all its art-funk worldbeat glory) you can see at the bottom. Moreover, there’s a reason Nine Inch Nails fans should be thrilled to death about new touring member Adrian Belew and these videos below paint a pretty good picture of just how special and unique the out-of-the-stratosphere King Crimson guitarist is (see “Stay Hungry”, “Crosseyed and Painless” and “The Great Curve” for reference). Throw P-Funk’s Bernie Worrell in the mix and this show stacks up musically with Stop Making Sense, albeit lacking in the Big Suit department. Consider this the visual b-side prequel to Demme’s legendary concert film.

01. Psycho Killer, 02. Stay Hungry, 03. Cities, 04. I Zimbra, 05. Drugs, 06. Take Me to the River, 07. Crosseyed and Painless 08. Life During Wartime, 09. Houses in Motion, 10. Born Under Punches
11. The Great Curve

This show is the eighth in a series of archive recordings to be officially released and made available for download at The recording was mixed by Toby Scott at Stone Hill Studio in October 2015. It is available for download in various formats including 24 bit 96kHz high definition FLAC, MP3, and DSD. Following criticism of the sound quality it was announced that the show would be remixed and reposted once complete. The remixed version was available on December 18th, 2015. Those that bought the original mix can download the new mix for free. Released on CD as ‘Serenade To Rome’ (Godfather). Pro-shot video of “New York City Serenade” is posted to Youtube in November 2013.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform at the Rock In Roma Festival. Opening act are The Cyborgs, an Italian electro-blues twosome. Bruce starts singing opening song Spirit In The Night while he is still off stage.Roulette and Lucky Town remain in the set, and the request section includes Summertime Blues and Stand On It. The intro to She’s The One includes both “Mona” and “Not Fade Away”. First Kitty’s Back in Europe since Belfast in 2007 and the first in Italy since 2003 in Florence.Incident On 57th Street and Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) follow, before the tour premiere of New York City Serenade, performed with a string section of seven violins from the Roma Sinfonietta. Tonight is only the second time since 1975 that the four Wild & Innocent songs have been played in the same set. It’s understood that Springsteen intended to play the entire Wild & Innocent album, but after the sign section he elected to only play four tracks of the seven. Once again the finale is a solo acoustic Thunder Road“, first ever performance in Italy of “Roulette”. Patti Scialfa is not present.Recorded by John Cooper July 11th, 2013 Rome, Italy on the Wrecking Ball Tour, Mixed to DSD by Toby Scott from 24 bit / 48 kHz multitracks at Stone Hill Studio, October 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band hits the Rock in Roma Festival in Rome, Italy


Bruce Springsteen returns to Rome as part of the festival ‘Rock in Rome’. It ‘a return to full house but also one of the many stages of the “Wrecking Ball World Tour” of 2013 that in 63 years, the singer from New Jersey does not get tired of carrying around the world. Accompanying him on stage, the inseparable E street band include eleven elements are enhanced where Jake Clemons’s saxophone and keyboards Charles Giordano.