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Somerville Story [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA; February 19, 2003. Very good soundboard, with the exception of Disc 1, Track 1, which is sourced from an audience recording.
On February 19 and 20, 2003, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa played two benefit concerts for the now-defunct DoubleTake magazine at the Somerville Theatre. DoubleTake was a magazine about the documentary film world and had stopped its operations due to financial problems.
This is what backstreets.com noted: “[In 2003] Bruce Springsteen held a pair of “Master Class”-style shows in Somerville, MA, offering glimpses into his songwriting craft, explicating songs line-by-line, and even taking questions from the audience. While a stunning change of pace from the recent E Street Band shows, very few fans actually got to witness those performances (and only after paying big bucks) - and by the time the Q&A session bit the dust on the second night, one kinda had the feeling that it’d never happen again.”
Click here for Somerville Nights, the article that appeared in Backstreets #76.
The audience recording of the show was released by Crystal Cat (Doubletake Night) and the Godfather Records (Intimate Night), and now, the soundboard, which has just been released in Japan. Acoustic Springsteen that is hugely haunting and highly entertaining.
Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.
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Track 101. Intro (3.6MB)
Track 102. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (4.9MB)
Track 103. Adam Raised A Cain (10.9MB)
Track 104. My Father’s House (11.6MB)
Track 105. Does The Bus Stop At 82nd Street (4.4MB)
Track 106. Growin’ Up (16.8MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 106. Growin’ Up (megaupload link)
Track 107. In Freehold (14.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 107. In Freehold (megaupload link)
Track 108. Thunder Road (10.8MB)
Track 109. Nebraska (12.5MB)
Track 110. The River (12.6MB)
Track 111. Sherry Darling (9.0MB)
Track 112. Born In The USA (7.2MB)
Track 113. Souls Of The Departed (5.8MB)
Track 201. The Wall (6.1MB)
Track 202. Bobby Jean (7.0MB)
Track 203. My Hometown (10.7MB)
Track 204. Brilliant Disguise (8.6MB)
Track 205. Stolen Car (5.8MB)
Track 206. Save The Last Dance For Me / It’s The Little Things that Count (5.9MB)
Track 207. If I Should Fall Behind (10.6MB)
Track 208. The Ghost Of Tom Joad (7.5MB)
Track 209. Sinaloa Cowboys (6.1MB)
Track 210. The Rising (7.9MB)
Track 211. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day (15.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 211. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day (megaupload link)
Track 212. The Promised Land (10.6MB)
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