BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - GLASTONBURY 2009

July 23, 2009 – 4:08 pm

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E-STREET BAND
Glastonbury Festival 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK, June 27, 2009. Very good soundboard, composite of BBC 2 and BBC 4 DVB-T broadcasts.

With Bruce Springsteen so strongly behind Barack Obama, one wonders what the rocker thinks of the first 100 days or the first couple of months of Obama in the White House.

Going by this setlist, not the complete show but what was broadcast, America is hardly out of the woods. Sure the songs have a slap-happy feel but they aren’t really celebratory nor jubilant with not a care in the world. While troops might be pulling out of Iraq, there are others who are mired in Afghanistan; the Guantanamo and torture issues are still not settled and the deficit still looks like a black hole, just to namecheck a few. Or what about America’s involvement in Pakistan?

And Springsteen is still after The Dream - songs like Badlands, Prove It All Night, Outlaw Pete and Out In The Street are themes for the man in Main Street - where life is tough and doesn’t seem to get any better. But for Springsteen’s rock-as-salvation, there is always Hope (Working On A Dream, Promised Land). But the road is always perilous - The River, Born To Run and Thunder Road - and the result, which might be unreachable but certainly ideal, ends in Glory Days and an American Land.

But just to check himself, as Springsteen sings, “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true or is it something worse?” - is that why he is whistling and Dancing In The Dark?

All these is nothing new to those who have followed Springsteen through the years, he has been singing about The Dream from way back when. But for Obama, cutting through the bull seems awfully hard - God knows how his hands are tied before any decision is reached but like anyone who voted for Obama last November, they are still Waiting On A Sunny Day.

But at Glastonbury, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band certainly made the waiting a little more bearable.

Thanks to JTT (Jacktomthumb) for sharing the tracks on the Dime site and to SamGolden for the artwork.

Note: These tracks are no longer available for download. (See note below)

Disc 1
Track 101. Badlands
Track 102. Prove It All Night
Track 103. Outlaw Pete
Track 104. Out In The Street
Track 105. Working On A Dream
Track 106. Johnny 99
Track 107. Because The Night
Track 108. Waiting On A Sunny Day

Disc 2
Track 201. Promised Land
Track 202. The River
Track 203. Born To Run
Track 204. Thunder Road
Track 205. American Land
Track 206. Glory Days
Track 207. Dancing In The Dark

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  1. 18 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - GLASTONBURY 2009”

  2. Great guys. THANK YOU. Any sign of Born to Run?

    By Steve on Jul 23, 2009

  3. hey bigo, thanks! i can’t say i’m a huge boss fan, but i saw the him and the e street band here in bham, al 11.02. be nice to have one thing by him. it was a good show. i can remember face value of the tickets were $80. we waited till the night of and bought a pair on the street for $40. it was worth it cause they played for 2 hours and 40 minutes, and there was no opening act. i remember emmy lou harris got on stage for one song too.

    need to fix tags. will walk around later and play it.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jul 24, 2009

  4. hey bigo, this show is pretty good. i like badlands. just fixed disc 2, labeled it and put all 15 tracks on my ipod. i’m on born to run right now.

    will get johnny cash later.

    thanks,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jul 24, 2009

  5. I think we can cut President Obama some slack for now, given that he’s been on the job for just six months but has to undo EIGHT YEARS of serious damage to not only the U.S. but all the nations that have been affected by the crimes of the Cheney/Bush mis-administration. Unless you’d rather have those bastards back?

    At least Obama’s trying to get the U.S. out of Iraq, repair America’s image with the rest of the world, fix the horrendous health care system we have, and the economic disaster Bush left us with isn’t going to be fixed overnight either. If anyone’s got ideas for all of that I’d like to hear them. The best the Republicans can do is to continue to whine that Obama’s supposedly not an American citizen, even though that’s been debunked.

    Anyhow, this looks like a great show from Springsteen even if it is incomplete. A shame “Born to Run” didn’t make the cut though (but “Outlaw Pete” did?). Oh well.

    Johnny Cash show? Where? I’ll have to look for it… I didn’t see that.

    By Shaun on Jul 24, 2009

  6. Found it! Thanks for the tip, Ed!

    By Shaun on Jul 24, 2009

  7. WAIT! “Born To Run” is on here! I just glossed over it I guess, after reading Steve’s comment. Steve, it’s on there!

    By Shaun on Jul 24, 2009

  8. Shaun: Here here on supporting Obama. The US of A has just suffered through the most criminal administration since Teapot Dome and it truly is going to take a long, LONG time to recover.

    The BOSS still fucking rules though!

    By Sluggo714 on Jul 25, 2009

  9. Agreed on ALL counts Sluggo! Thanks for the kind words.

    By Shaun on Jul 25, 2009

  10. Ron Paul anybody? Saw Bruce on this tour we lucked out I guess and got 3 hours non stop. Found the show I attended on “another” site and downloaded it.

    By Tom on Jul 26, 2009

  11. Great show. I agree on Obama as well. He trying his best.

    By Matt on Jul 27, 2009

  12. been a Bruce fan since the seventies. saw him three times on the Darkness tour. once on the born in usa tour.thanks for this show.although it is incomplete, it is still a good show
    sad to say,now I understand why Bruce supports Obama. they both seem to be Living in a dream when it comes to politics.
    maby Obama can invite Hugo and Kim over for a beer??
    As an independent I wish him well and hopes he proves me wrong!!
    back to the music.please post some TULL!!
    Cheers and thanks

    By Richard on Jul 29, 2009

  13. If anyone got the download before it was removed, can you e-me at [email protected]? I really wanted to hear it. Got my Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa tix last week!

    By Nonsensely on Jul 30, 2009

  14. f**k the RIAA. For the first time in more than two years I did not have the time to download a second part of a show that’s been posted here (and for the worst of all reasons: I had too much to work), and then it’s gone, for the worst of all reasons. Can anyone help me to get part two of this show? email: [email protected] . thanks in advance

    By walter on Jul 31, 2009

  15. gotta love that RIAA. Bruce fans buy everything official, you dolts. Traci Crippen, why don’t you go after all the people who bootleg official releases of all those names in the Billboard Top 10, etc? Though I do feel bad for you as you clearly have a job where a lot of people find you fascistic.

    By Bob Roberts on Aug 24, 2009

  16. Glastonbury was something extra special to me , 30years on since my first and the best bill ever for me , Bruce with the ESB, Neil , CSN and Roger Mcguinn, all far out and excellent , to see Bruce there was amazing tho i wasn’t in the pit, tho saw him come on and open with coma girl and split to cover a awful lot of ground for the rest of the set phew, and named a main drag across the pyrimid sage thunder road and the backstreets near the tree, fantasico, during the same day in the beautiful afternoon Crosby Stiils + Nash ,played a blinder including uncle john band , Roger Mcguinn in the acoustic tent Sunday night was a joy of songs stories , real cool, but i’ve got to give top spot to Neil Young and his band [ load of freinds ] just brilliant and for me personally to hear Rocking in the Free World after years of yelling it across the feilds of Avalon was -they are no words , it surley was the best all over really , nuthings perfect and changes etc but blessed by good weather , great folk and a good clean up ,really brilliant , check some of the shots on the web etc , eyes that have seen you know what i mean , but really you had to be there , keep on rocking in the free world Glastonbury and long may run , aslo thanx’s avin me , Bernie Born in the U K . p s anyone got cd recordings of any of the bands i mentioned i’d be up for a deal [email protected]

    By Bermie Born in the U K on Sep 15, 2009

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