February 17, 2018 – 5:11 am


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Asbury Park 2003 [The Uber Series Volume 8?, 3CD]

Live at the Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ; December 8, 2003. Very good soundboard.

A Christmas setlist for Lunar (Chinese) New Year? Anytime is a good time for the Boss!

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Thanks to mbrown02 for sharing the show at Dime.
Posted to ABMS ( on 2006-12-24 by Pete.
Shared on Jungleland on 2006-12-25 by rockcat

The longest, at three and a half hours, and arguably the hottest of the three holiday shows. As Bruce told the crowd at the beginning, “This is our Saturday Night Special even though it’s Monday night.” There was little variation in the set, but as practice tends to make perfect, a tight night three had MVP Sam Moore in peak form. No DeVito or JBJ, though all of the other guests returned - and we got a little more Sam and a little more holiday spirit as the Soul Man joined in for the only “Merry Christmas Baby” of the run. We also got “96 Tears” in Garland’s set and a real highlight in Southside’s set, with the Bruce-penned “Talk to Me.” The blazing “What’s So Funny…” was again sent out to our troops in Iraq as a prayer for peace. Happy holidays and to all a good night! -

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Disc 1
Track 101. Hold Out Hold Out 7:57
Track 102. I’ve Got A Feeling Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Choir) 8:16
Track 103. Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7; Jimmy Vivino vocals) 7:29
Track 104. So Young And In Love 5:15
Track 105. None But The Brave 7:15
Track 106. Queen Of The Underworld (Jesse Malin) 4:41
Track 107. Wendy (Jesse Malin) 4:09
Track 108. R-O-C-K Rock (Garland Jeffreys) 5:32
Track 109. 96 Tears (Garland Jeffreys) 6:05
Track 110. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (LS) 4:54
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. This Time It’s For Real (SSJ-LS) 5:09
Track 202. Talk To Me 5:25
Track 203. It’s Been A Long Time (SSJ-LS) 7:32
Track 204. Seaside Bar Song 4:58
Track 205. Thundercrack 11:12
Track 206. The Wish 7:28
Track 207. Hold On I’m Coming (Sam Moore) 6:51
Track 208. Something’s Wrong With My Baby (Sam Moore) 8:05
Track 209. Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song) - I Thank You (with Sam Moore) 8:58
Track 210. Soul Man (Sam Moore) 7:47
74 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Shine Silently (Nils) 7:57
Track 302. Because The Night (Nils) 9:51
Track 303. Kitty’s Back 13:36
Track 304. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 6:13
Track 305. Merry Christmas Baby 7:03
Track 306. I Don’t Want To Go Home (SSJ-LS) 7:18
Track 307. My City Of Ruins (with Sam Moore) 7:07
Track 308. What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love And Understanding 4:09
Track 309. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 9:50
73 mins

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  1. 21 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - ASBURY PARK 2003”

  2. Great post ! This show ROCKS. Bruce plays deep cuts instead of the big hits, and the all-star guests really shine. Thanks BigO…

    By TDC on Feb 17, 2018

  3. As my first Bruce holiday show, this one was great to see live. The Sam Moore portion is the main highlight here - just wonderfully done.

    By Dave on Feb 17, 2018

  4. This show is very corny . Bruce Springsteen is one of the most overrated ‘ overhyped performers to ever appear on the music scene . The people who worship this clown have collective IQs of about . 20

    By Smashmouth on Feb 18, 2018

  5. Open wide and take it in your Smashmouth. Feel Bruce’s balls smashing into your chin.

    By mezzrow on Feb 18, 2018

  6. Well maybe Smashmouth,you could tell us wich artist you prefer?

    By Erik on Feb 18, 2018

  7. I hate to agree with Smashmouth but this guy Springsteen sings about the average working class joe and his hardships, factory closings ‘ unemployment ‘ broken hearts and all that . Gimmie a break he’s a millionaire rock star who lives in mansions and once paid thousands to get his daughter an expensive horse . Working class indeed

    By Thomas on Feb 19, 2018

  8. Working class millionaire hypocrite

    By Thomas on Feb 19, 2018

  9. At least Mick Jagger makes no apologies about being rich and famous

    By Thomas on Feb 19, 2018

  10. You sound so bitter, Thomas. Did you recently get fired? Should Bruce just sing songs about other millionaires, or should he give away all of his money to convince you of his sincerity?

    Mick Jagger hasn’t come up with an even half-way decent new song in 35 years, but I guess since he flaunts the fact that he’s a multi-millionaire, he wins.

    By mezzrow on Feb 19, 2018

  11. He just needs to quit saying he understands the plights of the poor working stiff he hasn’t been poor in 45 years . Same with all these millionaires . Jagger flaunts his celebrity and wealth which makes him an asshole but at least he’s honest.

    By Thomas on Feb 19, 2018

  12. Mellencamp does the same thing as Springsteen. Only he sings about the poor farmers . I doubt he ever picked crops or milked cows .

    By George on Feb 19, 2018

  13. Thanks, Bigo, for another post of a great artist!

    By Mark on Dec 11, 2019

  14. Thomas, George and Smashmouth. Jagger and Springsteen were hardly overnight successes. We’re talking 40+,50+ years careers. How many of your performing heroes have taken vows of poverty? Your
    cynicism is so myopic. You know nothing about Springsteen’s or Mellencamp’s background. You either like the music or you don’t. Your social
    commentary is bullshit.

    By almost johnny thunders on Dec 11, 2019

  15. Yes, many artists do come from poverty (or at least lower middle class) and become rich stars. In many cases they struggled and/or they watched family and friends struggle with many challenges. The fact that they haven’t forgotten what it’s like to struggle, in my opinion, speaks greatly in their favor. It’s also admirable that rather than just collect paychecks and get richer and forget everyone else, they maintain a sense of responsibility for their fellow man (and woman).

    Furthermore, songwriters often take the role of characters in their songs. Johnny Cash did not really kill a man in Reno. You can write about killers, people dying of disease, people who are racist, people who conquered great challenges, people who overcame racism to achieve great accomplishments, all without actually having that experience.

    By Mark on Dec 11, 2019

  16. I have seen Bruce 3 times. He is one of the best live rock and roll performers of all time. You don’t “get” him unless you saw him live back in the day. I can still hear the screaming in my ears when he played Alpine Valley during the Born in the USA tour. What a show. Timeless rock and roll my friends. And what really made the live shows great was his band!

    By BigE on Dec 11, 2019

  17. Great post BigO, thank you. Just one question, what happened to track 310?

    By ToeKneeF on Dec 12, 2019

  18. Hello ToeKneeF

    That track was never shared.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 12, 2019

  19. Really miss the big man Clarence Clemons. His sax was so much a part of Bruce’s sound . Hasn’t really been the same since he passed . RIP Big Man

    By Bill on Dec 12, 2019

  20. Rumor has it Bruce gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 12, 2019

  21. Artwork is Dec 06, text Dec 08?

    By Scar Rad on Dec 22, 2019

  22. LOL art also 12/12. Since the ticket shows 12/06/03, that has to be the concert date.

    By ScarRad on Dec 22, 2019

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