BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1978-12-08 - Houston, TX
"Darkness On The Edge Of Town" Tour 1978

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In The Still Of The Darkness (EARLMV) (3cd)
1978-12-08
- Houston, TX - The Summit (172m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

Set 1:
1) intro (0:29) *
2) Badlands (4:49)
3) Streets Of Fire (5:11)
4) It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (4:59)
5) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:59)
6) Spirit In The Night (6:54)
7) Indipendence Day (6:32)
8) The Promised Land (5:51)
9) Prove It All Night (11:19) **
10) Racing In The Street (9:51)
11) Thunder Road (6:16)
12) Jungleland (10:54) ***

Disc 2:

Set 2:
1) The Ties That Bind (3:36) $
2) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (4:59) =
3) The Fever (8:04) !
4) Fire (3:24)
5) Candy's Room (3:20)
6) Because The Night (8:01)
7) Point Blank (7:55)
8) Mona / She's The One / I Get Mad (12:01) +

Disc 3:

1) Backstreets (9:20)
2) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (11:00) ?
3) Born To Run (4:54)
4) The Detroit Medley (9:03)
5) Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (3:53) &
6) You Can't Sit Down (4:02) #

* "Hello Houston".
** Long guitar intro.
[First note slightly cut].
*** "E Street Band (...) we'll be back in 20 minutes to do another set for you".
$
"This is a brand new song, this is called The Ties That Bind".
= "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that stuff".
! Slight skip at 1:25.
+ [Cut at 9:10? on "I Get Mad" section].
? Band intro: Roy Bittan, Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Danny Federici, Clarence Clemons.

& [Cuts in on intro].
#
"This is a song we haven't done yet on this tour...don't stop yelling, you got me excited".

Source: CD-R trade > To Wav using EAC > To FLAC using TLH (Sector Aligned and Level 8).
[1978-12-08 Houston (earlmv version)] Flac set shared as torrent on Jungleland by youngfan.

TLH analysis - fingerprints
Date and venue confirmed by show tickets (see above).
Show listed on Brucebase (with a verbatim from this show) and Bruce Springsteen database.


Useful resources:

Brucebase - 1978
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Wikipedia - Darkness Tour


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