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 SHOW (Moonlight ML 9627/28/29) (3cd)
1978-12-31
- Cleveland, OH - Richfield Coliseum - sbd (165m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

1) Badlands (5:22) *
2) Streets Of Fire (5:46) **
3) Rendezvous (3:06)
4) Spirit In The Night (8:24)
5) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:42)
6) Independence Day (5:43)
7) The Promised Land (5:13)
8) Prove It All Night (12:52) ***
9) Pretty Flamingo (9:19) $

Disc 2:

1) Thunder Road (6:08)
2) Jungleland (9:08) +
3) The Ties That Bind (3:51) &
4) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (8:05)
5) The Fever (8:58) ?
6) Fire (3:00)
7) Candy's Room (3:18)
8) Because The Night (7:28) #
9) Rave On (2:58)
10) Auld Lang Syne (0:21)
11) Good Rockin' Tonight (4:15)

Disc 3:

1) firecracker incident (2:58) !
2) Point Blank (7:12)
3) Mona / She's The One / I Get Mad (12:46)
4) Backstreets (12:56)
5) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (10:23) =

1978-06-16 - Kansas City, MO - Municipal Auditorium - sbd:
6) Adam Raised A Cain (5:43)
1978-08-19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Spectrum - sbd:
7) Heartbreak Hotel (2:26)
8) Sweet Little Sixteen (4:34)

* "...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 1:59.
? "This is a Kid Leo special, this is for the Kid".
# "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.

Source: The Firecracker Show (Moonlight Records ML 9627/28/29) (no lineage).
[1978-12-31 The Firecracker show (shn)] Shn set shared as torrent on Jungleland by hrubesh.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
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.
Bootleg listed on Bruce Springsteen database.
Complete artwork can be found here.


Useful resources:

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


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