March 11, 2012 – 7:19 am

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New York 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Apollo Theater, New York, NY; March 9, 2012. Excellent internet SiriusXM Radio broadcast (128 kbps; pushed up to 224 here).

That the US is beginning to look like the Third World is confirmed by the latest poverty statistics that show the number of American families with an income of less than two dollars per person per day more than doubled between 1996 and 2011, from 636,000 to 1.46 million…

These income figures exclude benefits in kind such as food stamps and charitable assistance. Still, a cash income of barely sixty dollars a month plus food and a few hand-me-down garments donated via a community church is hardly enough to enjoy the American way of life, as that term has come to be understood. How is it that a country with a per capita GDP of $48,100 has a such a large and growing number of extremely poor citizens?
- CanSpeccy: Life in America on Two Dollars a Day. Or Why American Poverty Will Soon Match That of the Third World.

It’s election year in the United States. What can be more potent than a new Bruce Springsteen album, Wrecking Ball, and a new tour? To mix a metaphor, here’s a modern-day Paul Revere with his State of the Nation address.

As Springsteen said: “There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism… I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.”

Thanks to larryrulz for taping the show and sharing the tracks at Jungleland. Thanks also to ivan14278 for the artwork.

Subscriber non-trial SiriusXM internet stream (128 kbps) > Audacity > WAV > TLH > FLAC > foobar2000 (flac tags)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. 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. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (1.8MB)
Track 102. We Take Care Of Our Own (7.1MB)
Track 103. Wrecking Ball (9.7MB)
Track 104. Badlands (9.5MB)
Track 105. Death To My Hometown (6.6MB)
Track 106. My City Of Ruins (20.9MB)
Track 107. The E Street Shuffle (12.6MB)
Track 108. Jack Of All Trades (9.9MB)
Track 109. Shackled And Drawn (10.2MB)
Track 110. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day (8.7MB)
Track 111. The Promised Land (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Mansion On The Hill (11.1MB)
Track 202. The Way You Do The Things You Do (The Temptations) (9.4MB)
Track 203. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) (7.8MB)
Track 204. The Rising (8.2MB)
Track 205. We Are Alive (9.8MB)
Track 206. Thunder Road (13.5MB)
Track 207. Rocky Ground (10.6MB)
Track 208. Land Of Hope And Dreams (14.3MB)
Track 209. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (10.5MB)
Track 210. Hold On, I’m Coming (7.0MB)

Bruce Springsteen - vocals, guitar
Roy Bittan - piano
Nils Lofgren - guitar, electric banjo, vocals
Patti Scialfa - guitar, vocals
Garry W Tallent - bass
Steve Van Zandt - guitar, vocals
Max Weinberg - drums

Soozie Tyrell - violin, vocals
Charlie Giordano - keyboards
Cindy Mizelle - vocals
Curtis King - vocals
Clark Gayton - trombone, tuba
Curt Ramm - trumpet
Barry Danielian - trumpet
Ed Manion - saxophone
Jake Clemons - saxophone
Michelle Moore - vocals on “Rocky Ground”

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  1. 39 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE APOLLO 2012”

  2. Thank you.

    By Chin Ho on Mar 11, 2012

  3. Wow! As I listened to the show live last evening, I wondered if this would ever find its way to bigO! I never dreamed it would be posted within twenty-four hours of the broadcast! Thank you very much for making this wish a reality. I’m so psyched that my hands are shaking as I download these tracks. I can’t wait for the second disc to appear. This web site is the coolest thing going.

    By Improper Bostonian on Mar 11, 2012

  4. Cool. So quick! Thank you.

    By 3yrsnojob on Mar 11, 2012

  5. BigO - I’m running out of adjectives. It’s like you read my mind before you post these titles. Thanks again!

    By TDC on Mar 11, 2012

  6. Same here I woke up and with one eye operated the Samsung Phone to find the concert had been posted already. I was hoping it would only be a question of time but did not image hours ! Made my sunday. Downloaded all before breakfast. What a warm up to the year ahead. See you guys in Hyde Park !

    By Kgale Man on Mar 11, 2012

  7. Really outstanding job on the turnaround. The people around here are pretty cool.

    By madbaddad on Mar 11, 2012

  8. Hey guys!
    thanks a lot 4 the sharing!

    By Alex on Mar 11, 2012

  9. Diggin’ it (and the new album)! BigO rocks!

    By bill g on Mar 12, 2012

  10. Thanks guys

    By nick on Mar 12, 2012

  11. Truly one of the best shows Bruce has done in years. The E. Street Band just rocked the place. The new album is his best since The River, in my opinion, and the new songs are worthy of the Boss’ past accomplishment. There is an energy here that transcends the new album, as you can tell Bruce cares about his world, his fans, and the audience. Great job Big-O!

    By batfan63 on Mar 12, 2012

  12. first id like to say.. can u move a little faster on offering things? like couldnt u offer this a few mins before the broadcast? work on that will ya?
    second - over 5 weeks ago ringo starr had a 4 song live performance on sirius radio from the troubadour and this ive been looking for without any luck. incredible. its even been reaired several times. bet if it was paul id have no problem. sigh.

    question - i dont believe theres an audio of the following -
    i would love this. please??? can u help?
    if someone else reading this can u know where to write to me. [email protected]

    By darth on Mar 12, 2012

  13. Thanks BigO! Looking forward to hearing this. This *almost* makes up for pulling down that Grateful Dead restart today.

    By Shaun on Mar 12, 2012

  14. Here’s a question… Any chance of finding the Allman Brothers Band show that was broadcast on Sirius/XM last year? It was a Hep C awareness benefit, that included an amazing group of special guests: Natalie Cole, Crosby & Nash, Phil Lesh, and more. It’s a great show that hasn’t been made available for purchase.

    By Shaun on Mar 12, 2012

  15. Wow! Fast! Thanks again for doing an amazing job!

    By BigLou on Mar 12, 2012

  16. thank you

    By bostig on Mar 12, 2012

  17. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Mar 12, 2012

  18. shaun - if u can handle the dead set without bertha as a wma single file download where the entire item is 20meg for all 70mins u can dl it from sugarmegs site.
    they changed their location today. enjoy

    By darth on Mar 12, 2012

  19. Thanks, as always, BigO and thanks to larryrulz for this wonderful show. I wonder if anyone has links for the Springsteen songs done 2 weeks ago on the Late Show by John Legend, Springsteen, Elvis Costello and others. The “Sexy and I Know It” by Neil and Bruce was the first Hulu clip I’ve watched in months. Hilarious!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Mar 12, 2012

  20. Darth, thanks for the link! GRATEFULLY appreciated!

    By Shaun on Mar 13, 2012

  21. johnny - yes. i recorded them from fallons site but arent they on youtube? did u look for them? if u did and u cant find them yourself feel free to look up above for my email address and write to me for the songs u need. dont ask for the neil/bruce bit tho.

    By darth on Mar 14, 2012

  22. has some great photos of this show - especially the one where Bruce is on the edge of the balcony…

    By TDC on Mar 14, 2012

  23. Thank you so much!

    By Jeff on Mar 14, 2012

  24. Great concert with brand new songs live.
    Thanks a lot !!

    By Lodger on Mar 14, 2012

  25. Thanks BigO & Larryrulz- another fine job !

    By Alan W on Mar 16, 2012

  26. where is the wav/flac good stuff on the big o

    By wavflac on Mar 16, 2012

  27. glad i did a 96/24 recording from 5.1 surround home stereo . and before you ask i am not sharing it .
    its personal use only

    By wavflac on Mar 16, 2012

  28. I’m thinking of changing my name to Pompous Ass

    By sking on Mar 16, 2012

  29. sking, you just can`t please the kids these days can you.

    By sluggo on Mar 16, 2012

  30. To wavflac:

    Why would you come to this site and ask why a higher bit rate recording is not offered when you already have one. Then, just to be a bit more miserable, you pro-actively state that you won’t share it, when nobody here had yet asked. You could have said nothing and moved on but that wouldn’t have allowed you to display your ugly disposition. I am most grateful for this download offering and at no charge to boot. What a ray of sunshine you are.

    By Improper Bostonian on Mar 16, 2012

  31. sking - u cant make that name cuz then what would wavflac use as his name?
    improper - youre trying to reason with an idiot who will absolutely never get it. the collecting community dislikes these sorts.

    anyone who says ‘i am not sharing it’ should be banned from dl’ing. period.
    not that we / anyone needs his recording. i felt compelled to say that bruce is on the phone and says he will play all our living rooms cept wavflac’s cuz he doesnt like him. so there.
    i go out of my way for no reason at all whatsoever cept to help others when they need something and ill upload and share music. can u imagine what seeing shit like this does to me? wavflac - make sure u never ever ask for anything from me. i dont like u. i actually thought to say here that if u need anything to just ask me and ill help u get it. but i sat here thinking about what i would say and decided to go the other way. u arent worthy. we are a small community here and even tho not all of us communicate privately with one another we have established friendships. u arent one of us.

    By darth on Mar 17, 2012

  32. To darth:

    I appreciate your comments. I have loads of high quality Bruce and Southside Johnny. If you’re looking for anything in particular,I’d be happy to help.

    By Improper Bostonian on Mar 17, 2012

  33. improper - southside isnt one of my faves. while he is fun to experience live i am not a collector of his performances. with bruce i sometimes will save his shows but i have stopped going out of my way to obtain them because there are just soooo many out there. i cant think of anything with regards to bruce that i cant find. he is just too easy to collect.
    however.. i am still a collector and even tho i have nearly everything or can get nearly anything i want i often leave it up to friends to tell me what i want. haha.
    for example.. i have 2 hard drives full with everything that sugarmegs has. one with 25000 shows the other with 54000 shows. clearly i will never get to hear it all. i have 30 or 40 sites with 1000s upon 1000s of cds and concerts that i can dl if i dont happen to have them already within minutes or hours if its slow going. i also have 18 other hard drives full of music - both official and bootleg. thank u for your offer. so i will reverse the offer to u.
    right now im going to work on all the official output that i didnt have by Dennis Locorriere that i looked up on his wikipedia entry and that i will see if i can dl since im way too poor to buy.

    By darth on Mar 18, 2012

  34. I wanted to like this,but Bruce Springsteen really sucks now. The new songs are the same old stuff. Bruce has become a huge parody of himself.

    By Nickthequick on Mar 18, 2012

  35. i made a 3min mp3 of the singing bit bruce did at the austin convention center the other day as part of his hour long keynote speech. if anyone is interested in that 3meg file feel free to email me for it. it fits neatly on the end of this or something else. i personally had no desire to own his speech. but i thought it was kewl to own the musical portion.

    By darth on Mar 22, 2012

  36. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know about this one.

    By Matt on Apr 29, 2012

  37. if anyone needs the new song bruce bruce is putting out on monday 6 days before it gets released.. since it isnt on youtube.. and since the copies that are posted on yt get yanked.. and the one that is there sounds as if the guy who posted it didnt really have it after all… feel free to go here -

    u can dl it in various ways. personally i dl’d it to mp4 which was 8.5meg then converted it to mp3.

    By darth on Nov 21, 2013

  38. thats odd.. i only typed bruce once on that first line.

    By darth on Nov 21, 2013

  39. thats odd.. i only typed bruce once on that first line.

    bullshit bullshit.
    thats odd i only thought it was bullshit and didn`t type it.

    By darth darth on Nov 21, 2013


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