BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1978-12-31 - Cleveland, OH
"Darkness On The Edge Of Town" Tour 1978

New Year's Eve '78
Maclen's archive - unreleased live audio - trading only - not for sale!
Thanks to all those who shared recordings, artwork, memorabilia and recallections of the shows


The Firecracker Night (EARLMV) (3cd)
1978-12-31
- Cleveland, OH - Richfield Coliseum - sbd + aud (203m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

1) Badlands (5:31) *
2) Streets Of Fire (5:21)
3) Rendezvous (3:47) **
4) Spirit In The Night (7:44)
5) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:30)
6) Independence Day (6:45)
7) The Promised Land (5:49)
8) Prove It All Night (12:30) ***
9) Pretty Flamingo (10:25) $
10) Thunder Road (6:12)
11) Jungleland (10:10) +

Disc 2:

1) The Ties That Bind (3:39) &
2) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (8:42)
3) The Fever (8:40)
4) Fire (3:40)
5) Candy's Room (3:20)
6) Because The Night (6:04)
7) "Happy new year!" (1:53) #
8) Rave On (3:15)
9) Auld Lang Syne (0:21)
10) Good Rockin' Tonight (4:21)
11) "firecracker incident" (2:59) ?
12) Point Blank (7:32)
13) Mona / She's The One / I Get Mad (13:19)

Disc 3:

1) Backstreets (13:40)
2) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (11:09) ^

Encores:
3) Born To Run (5:39)
4) The Detroit Medley (10:20)
5) Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (4:25)
6) Quarter To Three (11:00) ^

1978-06-16 - Kansas City, MO - Municipal Auditorium - sbd:
7) Adam Raised A Cain (5:37)
1978-08-19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Spectrum - sbd:
8) Heartbreak Hotel (2:28)
9) Sweet Little Sixteen (4:40)

1978-09-17 - New York, NY - The Palladium - sbd:
10) Incident On 57th Street (10:00)

* "...The New Year's Eve party of parties, your host with the most Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band".
** "This song we haven't recorded it but...we’ve been doing it (...) and it’s been out on some bootlegs...".
*** With long intro.

$ "What was the name of that theatre we used to play at downtown? (...) Allen Theatre". Last known version.
+ "It's for the Cleveland boys".
& "Thank you...it's a brand new song it's called The Ties That Bind". Almost unnoticeable skip at 2:06.
# "Happy New Year, kiss your girlfriend! Well, I almost lost my eye thanks to some asshole (...) best of 1979".
? "I’ve seen people hurt at shows with firecrackers (...) I’ll ask again because we’re gonna be here tomorrow".

= Band intro: Roy Bittan, Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Danny Federici, Clarence Clemons.
^ [Cut at 9:37]. [Cut].

Source: dl from jungleland : .flac -> db poweramp -> .wav -> magix audio lab -> .wav -> tlh -> .flac (level 8).
main source
: The Firecracker Show (Moonlight Records ML 9627/28/29).
second source (Born To Run - Quarter To Three): audience recording>cassette>daks wave editor>wave>flac.
third source (Incident On 57th Street)
: Oh Boy (E. St. Records ES-56/57/58) Silver CDs -> EAC -> WAV -> FLAC.
[1978-12-31 Cleveland (complete)] Flac set shared as torrent on Jungleland by youngfan.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
Date and venue confirmed by show ad, pass and ticket (see above).
Show and recording 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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