BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: WILD, INNOCENT GLORY DAYS - LIVE!

December 14, 2010 – 3:55 am

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND
Innocent And Glory Days [Social Graces 006/007, 2CD]

Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, November 7, 2009; live at Giants Stadium, Meadowlands, NJ, October 3, 2009. Very good stereo soundboard.

Towards the end of 2009, Bruce Springsteen had been playing one of four classic albums - Born To Run, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Born In The USA or The River - in full at this shows.

David Schultz, writing at earvolution.com, posted:
For the first of two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, Springsteen looked back to an era when he wasn’t one of the biggest superstars in the world, playing The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle in its entirety. Recreating the heady swirl of the days when he used to pack rabid crowds into The Bottom Line, Springsteen and The E Street Band handled the twists and turns of their second album as if they’d recorded it this year.

Best evidenced on “The E Street Shuffle” and an extended take on “Kitty’s Back,” the music sparkled with the give and take that has generally faded from the forefront of Springsteen’s songwriting in the years following Born In The USA, a casualty of moving from the clubs onto stadium stages. The subtleties of “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” and “New York City Serenade” weren’t lost at the Garden. With the exception of “Rosalita,” the songs from E Street Shuffle make rare appearances on Springsteen’s set lists and the MSG audience clearly appreciated the event for the watershed evening it was designed to be, enjoying hearing the sagas about Spanish Johnny and Sandy one more time.

If that’s not enough, the folks at Social Graces have packaged the Wild and Innocent show (Disc One) with Born In the USA live on Disc Two.

In The New York Times, Jon Pareles wrote of the October 9, 2009 show:
Giants Stadium heard its last sha-la-las - at least, the amplified kind with tens of thousands of voices singing along - on Friday night, when Bruce Springsteen played the final concert before the stadium is demolished… It was Mr. Springsteen’s 24th performance since 1985 at Giants Stadium, where the audiences are his most fervent fans: fellow New Jerseyans. So in a way, Mr. Springsteen could identify with the place, and he did - at least half-seriously - in “Wrecking Ball,” a robust, guitar-strumming song he wrote to start off each of his five final concerts at the stadium.

It may be the only song ever to make Giants Stadium itself the narrator, “raised out of steel in the swamps of Jersey.” It remembers games played and blood spilled and envisions the stadium’s fate when “all this steel and these stories, they drift away to rust/and all our youth and beauty’s been given to the dust.” Typically, Mr. Springsteen was thinking about work, mortality and a sense of place on his way to a chorus where everyone could join in. He wasn’t overly sentimental. Later he pointedly called Giants Stadium “the last bastion of affordable sports seating.”

At each of the Giants Stadium concerts Mr. Springsteen played one of his albums all the way through, and the one he chose for Friday was his 1984 blockbuster, “Born in the U.S.A.” Before he began the title track, he said it was “the song we started out with the first time we entered this arena.” The album inaugurated Mr. Springsteen’s stadium era, when he strove to draw mass audiences, though still on his own terms. “Born in the U.S.A.” is an album of big riffs and broad strokes. It was also an album about home: a country (the U.S.A.), a hometown (“My Hometown”) and houses holding personal memories. And it was a paradox.
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Even as fans were sharing audience recordings of the respective shows, in 2009, Crystal Cat also put out the audience-sourced New York City Dream Box (November 7 and 8, 2009). If these recordings were welcomed by the fans, now they will be thrilled with the clear soundboards from Social Graces.

As fans, we can only be grateful and say a huge thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks with us.
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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY; November 7, 2009
Track 01. Intro (4.5MB)
Track 02. The E Street Shuffle (13.3MB)
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Track 03. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (14.4MB)
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Track 04. Kitty’s Back (34.7MB)
Track 05. Wild Billy’s Circus Story (11.6MB)
Track 06. Incident On 57th Street (25.3MB)
Track 07. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (20.8MB)
Track 08. New York City Serenade (28.6MB)
Bonus
Track 09. Lucky Day (Asbury Park Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ; March 23, 2009) (9.3MB)
Track 10. Bobby Jean (Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN; w/Phish; June 14, 2009) (10.8MB)
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Track 11. Glory Days (Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN; w/Phish; June 14, 2009) (13.6MB)
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Disc 2
Giants Stadium, Meadowlands, NJ; October 3, 2009
Track 01. Intro (1.2MB)
Track 02. Born In The U.S.A. (11.6MB)
Track 03. Cover Me (10.9MB)
Track 04. Darlington County (13.3MB)
Track 05.  Working On The Highway (10.7MB)
Track 06. Downbound Train (10.2MB)
Track 07. I’m On Fire (7.8MB)
Track 08. No Surrender (11.3MB)
Track 09. Bobby Jean (10.4MB)
Track 10. I’m Goin’ Down (8.7MB)
Track 11. Glory Days (10.4MB)
Track 12. Dancing In The Dark (15.3MB)
Track 13. My Hometown (16.1MB)
Bonus
Track 14. Outlaw Pete (Rehearsal; Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ; March 18, 2009) (20.1MB)
Track 15. Born In The USA (Acoustic; Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA; February 19, 2003) (15.1MB)

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  1. 19 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: WILD, INNOCENT GLORY DAYS - LIVE!”

  2. Awesome! can’t wait for disc 2…I was at that show.

    According to the LivePhish website, the tracks with Bruce are not included with the release, and therefore cannot be purchased. Any chance on getting these reinstated?

    By CrackerJack7891 on Dec 14, 2010

  3. Amazing! Thanks so much. I can’t wait for disk 2 either.

    By TronDoc on Dec 14, 2010

  4. Hello CrackerJack
    Thanks for your feedback. The two bonus tracks have been reinstated. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 14, 2010

  5. Thanks BigO!
    I was at MSG 11/7 for my 78th Bruce show and it might be my favorite of the 78…

    By TDC on Dec 14, 2010

  6. Thanks Lincoln Park Mark! I can’t wait for disc 2 either.

    By lamemodem on Dec 14, 2010

  7. Thanks for disc 2!

    By lamemodem on Dec 15, 2010

  8. Thanks bigO and Lincoln Park Mark!

    By Namoosedog on Dec 15, 2010

  9. Thanks VERY much!

    By BigLou on Dec 15, 2010

  10. Thanks bigO

    Can’t beat Springsteen, amazing shows. Also thanks for the Neil Diamond.

    By Jim Garrison on Dec 15, 2010

  11. …just picked up Springsteen’s ‘The Promise’ box set companion book, amazing original photos and stories frm the Darkness tour. Limited Edition http://www.thelightinDarkness.com

    By robe on Dec 15, 2010

  12. Thanks you, thank you very much!
    What a nice Christmas present.
    Is there a chance we could get “Human Touch” and “Thundercrack” from 11/7 as a bonus?
    That would we fantastic. Please, Santa Claus, please!

    By M on Dec 15, 2010

  13. Great sound!

    By Bernard Zalon on Dec 15, 2010

  14. Thanks for this! God, I hate ‘4-Shared’ downloads though! The clock is ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking……..

    By Adam Dean on Dec 16, 2010

  15. And “4-shared” is getting worse of late. Their maximum waiting time(imposed on non-subscribers) is now more than 6 minutes.

    By Philip Cohen on Dec 17, 2010

  16. Hello Adam and Philip
    Thanks for your comments. Like to mention that we don’t have a share in 4shared. Unlike Megaupload, which works fine, 4shared does not automatically delete a file after 90 days when not in use. Only can say, sorry for the inconvenience.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 17, 2010

  17. This is another Bruce treat for sure. Thanks

    By Matt on Dec 27, 2010

  18. Captain Kirk: How are those links,Bones?
    Dr. McCoy: They’re dead,Jim!

    By john on Aug 1, 2015

  19. As John said - too many broken links.

    By Jeff Powell on Nov 5, 2017

  20. You gonna cry all day, crybabies?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex9cAbzGiN0

    By everyone else on bigo on Nov 5, 2017

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