BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - EARLY UBER COLLECTION

July 4, 2011 – 6:50 pm

  

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Early Uber Collection [EV2, 3CD]

Disc 1 - live at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highlands, NJ; March 14, 1972 at Tinker West’s rehearsal room. Disc 2 - live at Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA; May 31, 1973 b’cast on WGOE Radio. Pre-Air production reel-to-reel tape. Disc 3 - live at Joe’s Place, Cambridge, MA; January 6, 1974. A bit of hiss. Ex- to Ex SBD stereo.

Bruce Springsteen might have mythologised his meeting with Clarence Clemons on Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out but those early years together were essential for the way they each helped shape the music of the E Street Band. And hearing Springsteen talk about the Big Man in his eulogy at Clemons’ memorial on June 21, 2011 is a whole other matter.

From the first time I saw my pal striding out of the shadows of a half empty bar in Asbury Park, a path opening up before him; here comes my brother, here comes my sax man, my inspiration, my partner, my lifelong friend. Standing next to Clarence was like standing next to the baddest ass on the planet. You were proud, you were strong, you were excited and laughing with what might happen, with what together, you might be able to do. You felt like no matter what the day or the night brought, nothing was going to touch you…

Standing together we were badass, on any given night, on our turf, some of the baddest asses on the planet. We were united, we were strong, we were righteous, we were unmovable, we were funny, we were corny as hell and as serious as death itself. And we were coming to your town to shake you and to wake you up. Together, we told an older, richer story about the possibilities of friendship that transcended those I’d written in my songs and in my music. Clarence carried it in his heart. It was a story where the Scooter and the Big Man not only busted the city in half, but we kicked ass and remade the city, shaping it into the kind of place where our friendship would not be such an anomaly. And that… that’s what I’m gonna miss…

Clarence doesn’t leave the E Street Band when he dies. He leaves when we die…

SO LADIES AND GENTLEMAN… ALWAYS LAST, BUT NEVER LEAST. LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE MASTER OF DISASTER, the BIG KAHUNA, the MAN WITH A PHD IN SAXUAL HEALING, the DUKE OF PADUCAH, the KING OF THE WORLD, LOOK OUT OBAMA! THE NEXT BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES EVEN THOUGH HE’S DEAD… YOU WISH YOU COULD BE LIKE HIM BUT YOU CAN’T! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIGGEST MAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN!… GIVE ME A C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E. WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE! WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE! WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE!… amen.
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Thanks to tattoodad’s uber project and to the person who shared these tracks on the net in 2007.

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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Disc 1
Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highlands, NJ; March 14, 1972.
The Uber Series Volume ‘26′
(Tinker West’s Professional Rehearsal Room)

Track 101. Don’t You Want To Be An Outlaw (’Jesse James’, ‘Billy’) (12.2MB)
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Track 102. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (24.6MB)
Track 103. When You Dance (22.8MB)
Track 104. “It’s A Groove When You Move” (3.1MB)
Track 105. Look Towards The Land (17.1MB)
Track 106. I’ve Got To Have You Baby (9.2MB)
Track 107. “Studio Chatter” (1.5MB)
Track 108. Funk Song (9.9MB)

Disc 2
WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA; May 31, 1973.
The Uber Series Volume ‘22′
(Pre-Air Production Reel-To-Reel Tape)

Track 201. Intro (2.0MB)
Track 202. Satin Doll (2.2MB)
Track 203. Band Introduction (1.4MB)
Track 204. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (7.2MB)
Track 205. “Something Obscene” (2.3MB)
Track 206. The Circus Song (8.0MB)
Track 207. “Tonight We Have Vini” (2.5MB)
Track 208. Growin’ Up (5.7MB)
Track 209. Banter (1.1MB)
Track 210. New York City Song (9.5MB)
Track 211. “Gonna Do One More” (1.9MB)
Track 212. You Mean So Much To Me” (11.1MB)
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Track 213. Outro (2.2MB)

Disc 3
Joe’s Place, Cambridge, MA; January 6, 1974.
The Uber Series Volume ‘21′
(Soundboard)

Track 301. You Mean So Much To Me (21.1MB)
Track 302. Growin’ Up (4.6MB)
Track 303. Let the Four Winds Blow (12.6MB)
Track 303. Let the Four Winds Blow (megaupload link)
Track 304. Introduction (7.2MB)
Track 305. Zero and Blind Terry (12.7MB)
Track 306. Blinded By The Light (9.7MB)
Track 307. Intro (10.3MB)
Track 308. For You (13.9MB)
Track 309. Tuning (2.0MB)
Track 310. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (16.2MB)
Track 311. “Joe Spadafora Thanks” (4.4MB)
Track 312. Twist And Shout (6.7MB)

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  1. 13 Responses to “BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - EARLY UBER COLLECTION”

  2. Just Awesome! Thanks

    By Terd Ferguson on Jul 5, 2011

  3. THANK YOU

    I have never heard these before. I am in awe. Thank You, Big O.

    And Thank You, Big Man.

    By Eric on Jul 5, 2011

  4. BigO continues to help us ease the pain The Big Man’s passing…

    By TDC on Jul 5, 2011

  5. Lookin’ forward to these…thanks, BigO!

    By Steve on Jul 6, 2011

  6. Fantastic…I too had never heard these Springsteen recordings….the third disc live at Joes in MA is amazing. I loved it. See if you can get any of U2 360 shows…7/6/11 in Chicago was amazing at Soldier Field…or any of Cathy Richardson’s live shows..she is an amazing rocker from Chicago who rocks Fitzgeralds yearly.

    By Rick on Jul 8, 2011

  7. Amazing. I remember the Richmond show and Alpha Studios. It’s my hometown and I now live in FL, so thank you so much for these, it was great to hear.

    By Jimmy on Jul 9, 2011

  8. This is the way Springsteen sounded with drummer Vinnie “Mad Dog” Lopez. I always preferred his style over Max Weinberg, even though Max is technically better.

    By George Martini on Jul 13, 2011

  9. Nice to have some rare early Bruce. Mucho thanx.

    By Matt on Sep 7, 2011

  10. Please repost this one.

    By john on Nov 8, 2014

  11. Some dead links here.

    By john on Apr 4, 2015

  12. FYI, these are the missing tracks:

    Track 101: Don’t You Want To Be An Outlaw (Jesse James)
    Track 106: I’ve Got To Have You Baby
    Track 107: “Studio Chatter”

    Track 203: Band Introduction
    Track 204: Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
    Track 206: The Circus Song
    Track 211: “Gonna Do One More”
    Track 212: You Mean So Much To Me

    Track 306: Blinded By The Light
    Track 307: Intro
    Track 311: “Joe Spadafora Thanks”
    Track 312: Twist And Shout

    Would love to see this re-upped if possible.

    By Chance on Dec 29, 2017

  13. Thanks very much but can the broken links please be fixed?

    By Rocky Dijohn on Jan 8, 2018

  14. PLEASE reupload these !!

    By Tom on Nov 15, 2018

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