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Details on Springsteen’s Latest “Bootleg” Recording

Bruce Springsteen has dipped into his concert tape vaults again for a new official "bootleg," this one coming from the E Street Band's final show at the Spectrum arena in Philadelphia on October 20, 2009.

The Spectrum was one of Springsteen's "home away from homes" and among the first arenas he was able to play earlier in his career. The 31-song show opens with the group's first performance of "The Price You Pay" since 1981 along with "Kitty's Back," "Loose Ends," covers of the Drifters' "Save The Last Dance For Me" and Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" and a full-album performance of 1984's Born In The USA.

The show also features guest appearances by original E Street Band drummer Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, trumpeter Curt Ramm and Springsteen's mother Adele. The show can be ordered via BruceSpringsteen.net.

The full album set list includes:"The Price You Pay," "Wrecking Ball," "Out In The Street," "Hungry Heart," "Working On A Dream," "Born In The U.S.A.," "Cover Me," "Darlington County," "Working On The Highway," "Downbound Train," "I'm On Fire," "No Surrender," "Bobby Jean," "I'm Goin' Down," "Glory Days," "Dancing In The Dark," "My Hometown," "The Promised Land," "The River," "Long Walk Home," "The Rising," "Born To Run," "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher," "Spirit In The Night," "Loose Ends," "Kitty's Back," "American Land," "Save The Last Dance For Me," "Waitin' On A Sunny Day," "Thunder Road," and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)."

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.