Bruce Springsteen - Live Archive Releases

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Chris S., Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    I'm not on Twitter, but I'm glad to hear this. I've been listening to Springsteen bootlegs for close to 4 decades now. Lots of great shows, but the 81 Vets show is numero uno IMHO.
  2. uncle

    uncle Forum Resident

    It is not as high on my list but I know I am in the minority on that. I would prefer a well mixed mulitrack from any other 81 show if they don't have it in multitrack. That being said if it was multitracked I want it as well. Even though it is not one of my must have shows, I would like it to come out in whatever they do have even if just a plain soundboard if only to please those who have it at the top of their list.
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  3. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    Well, if Toby Scott's webpage is correct, there are possibly more 80/81 multitracks than we previously thought. We might all end up being happy.
  4. dolstein

    dolstein Forum Resident

    Arlingon, VA
    You must be referring to the following statement: "Bruce asked Toby to perform the remote recording for 30 shows during the course of his US tour"
  5. When they went to monthly releases 2 years ago Brad said at the time they had about 24 shows already picked out.I guess they are near the end of that list and they are working out where to go next.Potentially they could continue this program for another 5 years minimum before they get through the shows being mentioned.I think eventually we will get everything we want but the release of the classic era shows will be spread out.
  6. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    some stuff vanished like River 2009 video. Some Passaic 1978 video is now off limits to some trading sites despite also not being official release on video.

    Clearmountain 78 Passaic might be the best multitracked Bruce show in fans hands, but try finding it officially or unofficially.
  7. musicaner

    musicaner Forum Resident

    which US tour?
  8. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Winterland '78
    Wembley '85 (if properly recorded)
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  9. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    This is what Scott's page says...

    "Bruce returned in 1980, seeking a Mixing Engineer for the “River” album. With Bruce’s Co-Producer, Chuck Plotkin, Toby mixed 25 songs for the album and the “B” sides. When the album was released, Bruce asked Toby to perform the remote recording for 30 shows during the course of his US tour."

    I read this as 30 shows recorded for The River Tour. So..

    We know multi tracks exist for the following stands:

    Tempe 80 (1)
    Nassau 80 (3)
    NJ 81 (6)

    That's only 10 shows. Since the remote recording trucks were based in NYC and LA at the time, we can speculate that the following additional shows may have been recorded:

    Fall 1980 shows at the LA Sports arena (4)
    1980 Nov/Dec MSG shows (4)
    1981 LA Sports arena stand (6)

    And, of course, they could have driven the trucks to nearby cities like Philadelphia or San Diego and done some recording there.

    That could get it close to 30.
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  10. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm confused. Passaic is an official release (audio), it ain't going anywhere. There's also video here although I can't see it ever being an official release. It's cool that it's there, but there's not much restoration that can be done with dimly lit, grainy black & white footage from a 1978 in-house video system, and I doubt there's better quality in Bruce's vault of this particular show. (And I'd guess all fan-traded versions were copies of this source, so probably aren't even as good as what's on Youtube) But I imagine Bruce's people could have that video taken down if they really wanted, but it's been there for 5 years.

    I'd also wager that Clearmountain mixed all 3 Passaic shows in 2016 and that we'll see the other two eventually.
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  11. musicaner

    musicaner Forum Resident

    so toby didnt record the Born in the USA tour?
  12. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    All 3 BITUSA tour releases were recorded by Toby? :confused:
  13. musicaner

    musicaner Forum Resident

    so maybe the 30 include the Born in the USA shows.
  14. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    Toby recorded almost everything Springsteen did live from 1980 until about 2015. The "30" pretty clearly refers to The River Tour.
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  15. musicaner

    musicaner Forum Resident

    maybe someone should email toby for clarification.
    I find it hard to believe that Jon would authorize more 81 than Born in the USA recordings.
  16. Tom Thumbs Booze

    Tom Thumbs Booze Forum Resident

    Add to this New York Palladium 4 Nov 1976 which has never been available in top notch and complete quality, Berkeley 1 June 1978 if it's complete and especially the radio broadcast of Roxy in 1975 which I've never found in great quality.
    East Rutherford 9 July 1981 would be welcome too, with Gary US Bonds. For the time being I am quite happy with the original radio mixes of the 1978 radio broadcasts especially Winterland which I'm playing now!
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  17. stevelucille

    stevelucille Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY USA
    Apples and oranges. One has nothing to do with the other.
  18. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    There could still be some surprises in store. Prior to its release, few (if anybody) knew that the 1981 Wembley show was professionally recorded.
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  19. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    From a purely musical perspective, what's special about the 8/20/81 show? A couple of extra neat covers in the encore that I'll be interested to hear, but overall it seems like a pretty standard River show. Not that there were any bad River shows or anything, but having not heard it, what makes it such a big deal?
  20. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

    Monmouth County NJ
    The sheer intensity of the performance. A couple notches higher than every other show I’ve heard. It’s pretty evident. The first half was very dark and intense, no doubt the result of the wounded vets sitting stage side. And the second half is probably the most riotous 90 minutes of music I’ve ever heard Springsteen do. Just crazy.

    FWIW, a friend of mine who was on Springsteen’s crew from 76-81 told me this was the one show that stands out in his memory above all the others.
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  21. JohnB

    JohnB Forum Resident

    When I left the show that evening I walked out of the Sports Arena drained both physically and mentally. I've never felt that at any other concert, by Bruce or anybody.
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  22. Heart of Gold

    Heart of Gold Forum Resident

    Toby said in 2000 to have recorded more than 100 shows. His first recording was Tempe 1980.
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  23. screechmartin

    screechmartin Forum Resident

    British Columbia
    Well, that sounds like a complete no-brainer release then. Is there a consensus about it being recorded? I have so many Springsteen boots that I can't account for them all, but I don't think I have a soundboard of that show (and if I do, it will take me a week and a half to find).
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  24. graveyardboots

    graveyardboots Resident Patient

    Atlanta, GA, USA
    A partial soundboard circulates (the first half hour or so of the concert - it’s the bonus content on the Written on the Wall bootleg release) but the audience capture is stronger and far more complete.
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  25. Citrus

    Citrus Well-Known Member

    I am listening to the Uniondale show from the 29th on cd( which showed up in the mail eventually). It's fantastic, I am really enjoying the mix and the crowd is right up there . A great gig and the bear sounding I have ordered so far . The Perth 2014 and LA 1985 are the others I have and they are worth the wait as well Springsteen is the best live

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