January 10, 2014 – 5:20 am

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The Lost Soundboard 1978 [Hussey Remaster, 3CD]

Darkness tour. Live at The Palladium, New York, NYC; September 17, 1978. Excellent soundboard.

Several versions of this show exist - Agora Night (Crystal Cat); Last Dance At The Palladium (Rockmasters); Oh Boy! (E Street Records) and Someday We’ll Look Back At This (BTS). This is considered by some as sounding the best of the lot. Highlight is first time Meeting Across The River is played since 1976.

Thanks to The Nevinsrip Basement Tapes for sharing this on the net in 2005.

Uploader’s notes: “This is a David Hussey Remaster of the Lost Soundboard tape (Asbury Records) from the Palladium in NYC on September 17, 1978.”

David Hussey commented: “This one also needed a lot of speed-correcting, hole-filling, and sound enhancement. Tedious, but fun to hear in the end.”

Artwork by Korak - Thanks!

Original silvers > EAC > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Badlands 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 102. Streets Of Fire 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 103. Spirit In The Night 8:06 (13.6MB)
Track 104. Darkness On The Edge Of Town 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 105. Independence Day 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 106. Factory 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 107. The Promised Land 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 108. Prove It All Night 9:54 (16.6MB)
Track 109. Racing In The Street 8:21 (14.0MB)
Track 110. Thunder Road 5:26 (9.1MB)
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Meeting Across The River 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 202. Jungleland 9:52 (16.6MB)
Track 203. Kitty’s Back 12:19 (20.7MB)
Track 204. Fire 2:39 (4.4MB)
Track 205. Candy’s Room 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 206. Because The Night 7:50 (13.2MB)
Track 207. Point Blank 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 208. Not Fade Away 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 209. She’s The One 6:44 (11.3MB)
59 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Incident On 57th Street 10:28 (17.6MB)
Track 302. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 14:16 (24.0MB)
Track 303. Born To Run 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 304. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 305. Detroit Medley 9:07 (15.3MB)
Track 306. Quarter To Three (June 24, 1978; Portland, OR) 11:37 (19.5MB)

Bruce Springsteen - guitar, vocals
Steve Van Zandt - guitar
Garry W. Tallent - bass
Roy Bittan - piano
Danny Federici - organ
Clarence Clemons - saxophone
Max Weinberg - drums

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  1. 42 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE PALLADIUM, NYC 1978”

  2. Couldn’t this have stayed ‘lost?’ The world would be better for it.

    By weitrhino on Jan 10, 2014

  3. weitrhino …. it simply is not possible for you to be more correct! Here, Here my friend… I am in complete agreement with you.

    BOLSHEVIK BRUCE… BORN IN THE U.S.S.A. Go back to sucking Obama’s dick, Bruce

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 10, 2014

  4. more of the same.
    is there nothing new worth hearing ?
    old neil old bruce tomorrow will probably bring another clapton or mcartney show.
    what a waste of bandwidth

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 10, 2014

  5. This looks nice… I know a Bruce fan who would love to have a copy of this.. Thanks BigO!

    By Tom on Jan 10, 2014

  6. Thanks for the tunes BigO.

    So “The Russian Assn.”, Bruce is the Bolshevik and YOU’RE hanging around a site for non-commercial recordings?

    By phltr on Jan 10, 2014

  7. Hey PHLTR… what’s your point? Is that supposed to be some type of insult? Simply another product of the USSA public education… you make Teacher’s Unions proud.

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 10, 2014

  8. insult? hes not insulting u. hes pointing out the absurdity of what youre saying / doing. the fact that your id vs what youre doing and your words… cmon.. put it together man!!
    do u ask stand up comics to explain jokes during the act?
    first of all u dont have to agree with bruce’s politics to enjoy his music. and.. this performance is 6 years prior to the born in the usa era u are referring to. and… the obama time frame where he joined up with him is 30 years later. so youre hating a man here.. for a concert during what many argue is one of his finest periods for his politics which he wouldnt have or at least express as having for 30 years. in fact.. the earliest i remember bruce being political at all is in 79 at the no nukes rally with jackson browne. one can only wonder if we went the other way and.. well.. nevermind all that.

    By darth on Jan 10, 2014

  9. Thanks Big O!

    This is a great soundboard and I am enjoying it. Maybe the Russian Assassin would enjoy a Ted Nugent show.

    And yes, I’d love to hear some Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, or any other old bolshevik farts whose shows turn up.

    Ronald Reagan said he liked “Born in the U.S.A.” but he didn’t understand the lyrics.

    By Eric on Jan 10, 2014

  10. Thanks, Big O!! Always room for a great Bruce show here…

    By TDC on Jan 10, 2014

  11. That´s exactly what I thought, Tom. :-)
    Great shows were these (Darkness) .I remember New Jersey recordings running more than 1% too slow - which is a lot… Would be interesting to find out about the recording gear.
    Thank you, BigO!

    By Kint on Jan 10, 2014

  12. Great show! Thanks guys!

    By Tony on Jan 10, 2014

  13. Wow, what’s with the cranky ungrateful posters complaining about free DLs offered daily? There’s plenty of places to go find what you want. The fun here is seeing what’s new,
    If I don’t like it, I scroll on by…simple!Thanks BigO!

    By steve22 on Jan 10, 2014

  14. Great show, fantastic remaster.
    Thank you for your fantastic work and an extra thank you for every Bruce show you post.

    By Waterboy on Jan 10, 2014

  15. “Agora Night” is actually the Cleveland show August 9 (at the Agora Ballroom).

    By jeffk on Jan 10, 2014

  16. Hi Big O

    Big, big thanks for this show.

    It’s interesting that the posting of this show generated such political controversy. Personally, I often disagree with Bruce’s politics. That doesn’t change the fact that his shows kicked ass, especially during this part of his career. I’ll enjoy listening.

    Peace through music


    By Paul on Jan 10, 2014

  17. You can’t spell “THE Russian Assassin” without putting “in” two “ass”’s. Dumb racist comments are not needed on this blog.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 10, 2014

  18. Johnny Kinkdom - I think that Russian Ass’s criticism is ridiculous. However, the description of his comment as “racist” is absolutely absurd and idiotic. The only person making a comment about race is you.

    By jdallenx on Jan 10, 2014

  19. I hate to feed a troll like the Russian Assassin, but I think his remark about Bruce “sucking Obama’s dick” is racist and homophobic. It’s racist because Obama has been treated far less courtesy than his white predecessors (Congressmen & Supreme Court justices heckling him; etc.)and the Russian Assassin’s remark is one more example of the Fear of a Black President syndrome. It’s homophobic because it implies that sucking someone’s dick is a shameful thing to do.

    Not everyone will agree with me, and they may be right. Regardless, the post was meant to make people like me mad. The RA is a troll.

    Politics and music are often intertwined. Race, class, sexuality, money, and everything else political is part of the performances and the lyrics.

    But music itself, and the pleasure that people get from experiencing it, transcends politics. I listen to music and visit sites like the Big O for the music, not to wrangle about Obama or any other political shit.

    Left and Right are labels for my headphones. I like them both, although sometimes I like mono or quadrophonic.

    By Eric on Jan 11, 2014

  20. Some of these posters are thicker than a Ft. Lee NJ traffic jam. Anyway, how does one know if the speed is off? I can tell by the voice sometimes but other than that? The Santana Tanglewood set just roars. Was it fast?

    By phltr on Jan 11, 2014

  21. Wow, what a firestorm. Personally I don’t know boo about the politics of BS and had no intention of igniting such a debate. It’s just that he’s the one ‘artist’ I find to be utter sonic putrefaction. To each his own, I guess.

    By weitrhino on Jan 11, 2014

  22. Russian Assassin’s an idiot. A while ago, he was quoting Rage Against the Machine, the members of which might actually take “Bolshevik” as a compliment, and refused to acknowledge that they’re not as right wing as he is. Based on that, I’d guess he lacks the self-awareness to even realize that he’s racist and homophobic–one of those Fox/Limbaugh drones who actually believes Obama’s a communist. “Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.” Friedrich Schiller

    By Working the Green Room on Jan 11, 2014

  23. Russian Assassin: “you make Teacher’s Unions proud”

    And whose fault is it that you don’t know how to use an apostrophe or that “teachers’ undions” shouldn’t be capitalized?

    By Working the Green Room on Jan 11, 2014

  24. When the “argument” consists of name calling, I tune it out.

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 11, 2014

  25. The idiot “ASS”assin is just looking for attention. You don’t like the USA? Fine then fuck off and leave us alone. Everyone just ignore the idiot whenever he posts and BIGO, I would just delete him from the threads

    By walter on Jan 11, 2014

  26. Thanks Big O. I’m not really a Bruce fan but appreciate anything you post. Shame about some of these puerile comments.


    By Peter McGlynn on Jan 11, 2014

  27. Eric,,, is that what you heard? Brother you have some serious problems… go get help.

    Gulity white trash like you are truly sick. Someone criticizes Obama and you hear the “N” word? How may times did you badmouth Sarah Palin or George W (neither of which I am a fan of.

    Brother… step away from the computer, stop smoking pot, stop feeling guilty and get some help.

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 11, 2014

  28. Walter… Thank you for making my point.


    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 11, 2014

  29. Working the Green Room? What a simplistic, name calling juvenile. Leave your political opinions on the Huffington Post. This is a music site
    Sheldon Aardvark

    By Sheldon Aardvark on Jan 11, 2014

  30. “Can’t we all just get along?” ;)

    By Rod-Knee King on Jan 11, 2014

  31. Sheldon Aardvark, if you bothered to look before making your idiotic attack on me, you’d see that I was taking part in an existing political argument begun by the Russian Assassin. Then, judging by your comment, you’re clearly too much of an asshole to care. Fuck off, troll.

    By Working the Green Room on Jan 12, 2014

  32. Hey Big O, maybe with all this bitchin’ about these “old farts” that we’ve heard ad infinitum, you should post that Robert Earl Keene, Jr, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark show that went up on TUBE recently. Don’t remember you ever posting any REK, Jr before and his set is stellar to say the least. So… some new “old farts” to quieten down the complainers?

    Thanks for this, BTW! Can never get enough Bruce!

    By golgo hakase on Jan 12, 2014

  33. for people who havent heard about this yet this will kinda blow u away altho its been in the news now for a few weeks no one here has mentioned it and usually when yall know stuff yall dont keep quiet about it so —

    By darth on Jan 13, 2014

  34. Big O

    Thanks again for the show. I have just finished listening, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

    By Paul on Jan 14, 2014

  35. bruce did 3 songs on fallon last nite. one wasnt aired. and he did one parody with fallon. and of course an interview.
    the unaired song was ‘just like fire would’.
    the parody was of ‘born to run’ but was entitled ‘gov. christie traffic jam’ and just included the 2 of them. the 2 aired songs were from the new album. little steven was nowhere to be seen but tom morello was on hand for the 3 e-street songs.

    By darth on Jan 15, 2014

  36. Time to ban comments on this site.

    By BF on Jan 15, 2014

  37. Bruce politics are totally absurd, especially a guy who quit school to shoot some pool. Yet his music in the 70’s before he made enough money to be political was a great piece of Americana, Can’t hate him for that. this is a great show, Those who pass it by due to “age” should never look at an old painting or read an old book, see how far that gets ya

    By Tom on Jan 19, 2014

  38. Hi Big O, where might I find a DL of this in FLAC? This is one that’s just too good to not search for even better potential sonics….Thanks for allowing the Knuckle Heads on here to support Free Speech.

    By Randolph on Jan 19, 2014

  39. Thanks for this one. Got a friend who’s gonna love this. And i’ll have to agree with BF, might really be time to delete comments that aren’t related to the music or just arguing with someone just for the sake of arguing, Most of us appreciate the hard work you do!

    By BTLFAN on Jan 19, 2014

  40. Thanks for the post. I’d agree it would be nice to get more shows from current artists but I appreciate the dedication and passion shown by the mega-fans who archive these classic shows. In case anyone is interested in the performances, I found several of them disappointing. The opener “Badlands” seems to have tempo issues although the follower “Streets of Fire” is strong. “Because the Night” has an interesting slow intro that makes for a nice slow burn to the passion of the version sung by Patti Smith, but then segues into a clumsy rhythm before the band gets back in sync. I do wonder if there were tape speed issues on some of these tracks.

    By the way, “Born in the USA” has to be one of the most misunderstood songs of all times. Totally opposite to the jingoistic message people who don’t listen to the lyric seem to think it contains. Yeah, the singer has some pride left, but he’s had a tough life, and not all the hardships come from his own bad decisions.

    By Jania on Jan 20, 2014


    By darth on Jan 21, 2014

  42. Great show. And i agree with BTLFAN :”might really be time to delete comments that aren’t related to the music (…) Most of us appreciate the hard work you do!”. I sure do appreciate the work !

    By stephane (Paris) on Jan 25, 2014

  43. Fantastic!!! Thank you!! :)

    By Paul on Mar 25, 2014

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