June 26, 2011 – 3:05 am

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2009 Tour Rehearsals [Social Graces 008/009/010/011, 4CD]

Disc 1 and 2 - Closed rehearsals; Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ; March 18, 2009. Disc 3 and 4 - Open rehearsals; Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ; March 23, 2009. Excellent soundboard.

Dave Marsh, in his Clarence Clemons tribute/obituary, In The Land Of Hope And Dreams, wrote:

Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons persevered, continually sending out their message over Radio Nowhere in case somebody, somewhere even might be listening. The real miracle is not that Bruce Springsteen was capable of finding so many variants of this theme, from the stage show itself to anthems like “Land of Hope and Dreams” and “American Skin (41 Shots),” and allusions peppered through his other songs. (How dumb would you have to be not to understand that this is one implication of, to choose the most obvious for instance, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”?)

No miracle there - Springsteen set out to write about the heart of the country, and race was central to what he found there. In order to do an honest job as honest as he could, he had no choice but to tell the truth about who shackled whom, who has the key and what that key consists of.

The miracle was that Clarence Clemons, for all his affectations and clowning, playing for the most part accents and fills, found a way to portray a character not of massive physical bulk only but as massively stalwart, courageous, and dignified as the black part of this nation has always been.

Click here for the full article.

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Closed rehearsals - Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ. USA; March 18, 2009.
Disc 1
Track 101. I Ain’t Got No Home #1 (12.7MB)
Track 102. I Ain’t Got No Home #2 (15.8MB)
Track 103. I Ain’t Got No Home #3 (9.7MB)
Track 104. Good Eye (7.1MB)
Track 105. Johnny 99 (10.4MB)
Track 106. My Lucky Day (7.0MB)
Track 107. No Surrender (8.3MB)
Track 108. Out In The Street (9.6MB)
Track 109. Outlaw Pete #1 (14.5MB)
Track 110. Outlaw Pete #2 (14.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Suffering In The Land #1 (5.3MB)
Track 202. Suffering In The Land #2 (5.8MB)
Track 203. Surprise, Surprise (10.1MB)
Track 204. This Life #1 (10.5MB)
Track 205. This Life #2 (13.0MB)
Track 206. Working On A Dream (7.4MB)
Track 207. I Ain’t Got No Home #4 (263k)

Open rehearsals - Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ; March 23, 2009.
Disc 3
Track 301. Opening (2.2MB)
Track 302. Outlaw Pete (13.2MB)
Track 303. My Lucky Day (7.0MB)
Track 304. Night (5.2MB)
Track 305. Out In The Street (10.2MB)
Track 306. Working On A Dream (8.4MB)
Track 307. Johnny 99 (12.1MB)
Track 308. I Ain’t Got No Home (10.8MB)
Track 309. Good Eye (10.7MB)
Track 310. Radio Nowhere (6.8MB)
Track 311. Candy’s Room (5.2MB)
Track 312. Because The Night (11.5MB)
Track 313. Mary’s Place (22.3MB)
Track 314. The Wrestler (7.4MB)

Disc 4
Track 401. This Life (16.0MB)
Track 402. Long Walk Home (12.6MB)
Track 403. Surprise, Surprise (7.7MB)
Track 404. Badlands (10.2MB)
Track 405. No Surrender (17.9MB)
Track 406. Hard Times (Come Again No More) (8.5MB)
Track 407. Mustang Sally (w/John Eddie) (13.4MB)
Track 408. Thunder Road (9.7MB)
Track 409. Born To Run (8.4MB)
Track 410. American Land (12.4MB)
Track 411. Seven Nights To Rock (11.4MB)

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  2. Thanks. Clarence will be missed.

    By Dave Finkelstein on Jun 26, 2011

  3. Thank you so much……..Clarence will always be around………..

    By jeff ceragno on Jun 26, 2011

  4. Very interesting posting, not just for The Big Man, but for the glimpse of the Boss and Band at work. Saw “The River” show at MSG in November, 2009 and was impressed with how the band could update that great album in concert. PS - check out our neighbor, Nils Lofgren, on tour this summer. His solo show is amazing!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 27, 2011


    By TDC on Jun 29, 2011

  6. Am delighted to be downloading all the Springsteen/Clemens stuff you have posted, BigO, despite the sad reason for the tributes.
    There can’t be many sidemen who have been so identifiable and so fondly admired as the Big Man.

    By tony on Jul 2, 2011

  7. @tony Yes, you’re right with the sidemen. Only a few are coming to my mind: my personal hero Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith), Mick Ronson (David Bowie & Ian Hunter) and another one from the E-Street Band, Miami Steve. I might find more, but then I have to think a while.
    The strange thing with all these sidemen (you can also count Nils Lofgren w/Bruce and Neil Young) is, that their solo records were, to say it politely, not quite as good as the stuff they made as sideman. In fact, some of the solo stuff is real crap.

    By Walter on Jul 15, 2011

  8. Thanks for this great share. I love hearing the band gearing up for the shows.

    By Matt on Aug 25, 2011

  9. Yo,dead lead links ahoy!

    By john on Apr 5, 2015

  10. Hi Brilliant rehersals,but is there any chance of a re-up of the first 2 discs please as some tracks not availiable thanks in advance

    By Ian Lasseter on Oct 12, 2015

  11. All apart from 303 working - thanks

    By Phil on Nov 25, 2016

  12. thank you for the re-up! much appreciated

    By Waterboy on Nov 25, 2016

  13. Thanks for sharing again. Trk 303 says not found. Can that be fixed? Thanks

    By Matt on Nov 27, 2016

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