BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1978-12-20 - Seattle, WA
"Darkness On The Edge Of Town" Tour 1978

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Seattle, Ho Ho Ho (EV2 - Jems - The Darkness Tour Masters Revisited) (3cd)
1978-12-20
- Seattle, WA - Seattle Center Arena - aud (199m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

Set 1:
1) Badlands (2:52) *
2) Streets Of Fire (2:13) **
3) intro (0:40) ***
4) Rendezvous (3:08)
5) Spirit In The Night (8:08)
6) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:27) $
7) Independence Day (6:11)
8) The Promised Land (5:54)
9) Prove It All Night (13:41) =
10) Pretty Flamingo (11:02) &
11) Thunder Road (6:07)
12) Jungleland (10:38) ?

Disc 2:

Set 2:
1) The Ties That Bind (4:03)
2) "Santa story" (5:11)
3) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (4:29)
4) Fire (2:50)
5) Candy's Room (3:12)
6) Because The Night (8:15)
7) Fever (8:39)
8) Mona (4:25)
9) She's The One (9:49) &
10) Backstreets / Sad Eyes (11:58) ?

Disc 3:

1) "thanks to crew" (1:11) +
2) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (12:37) #
3) Born To Run (7:54)
4) The Detroit Medley (10:35) !
5) Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (6:33)
6) Quarter To Three (11:43)
7) Rave On (2:53)
8) Twist And Shout (7:16)

* "Seattle, ho ho ho...Merry Christmas". Wobbly tape. [Cut on second chorus].
** Fades in before guitar solo.

*** "...Uh...this is an old song of mine, this is called Rendezvous and it's been out on some bootlegs and stuff".
$ "This is a song I wrote a while ago (...) on our new album which we ought to try and start in February".
= With long guitar intro.
& First performance since 1975 tour.
? "E Street Band (...) we're gonna take a twenty minute break and then we're gonna be right back...".
& "Gloria" quoted.
+ "This is our last show before Christmas time, it's our 117th show".

# Band intro: Roy Bittan, Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Danny Federici, Clarence Clemons.
! [Cut at 1:07 with a repeated bit from 1:07 to 1:38 (31 sec. overlap).]

Source: Master Reel @ full track mono> Wavelab 96/24 1 ch mono> mastering to two-track and resample> FLAC.
Recorded and Ttransferred by JEMS (gear: Sony ECM-22P mic>Tandberg 11 reel-to-reel deck). Mastered by EV2.

[1978-12-20 Seattle Ho Ho Ho (JEMS-Ev2)] Flac set shared as torrent on Jungleland by erno00.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
Date and venue confirmed by show ticket (see above).
Show and recording listed on Brucebase (with a verbatim from this show) and Bruce Springsteen database.
Complete artwork can be found here.


Useful resources:

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


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