BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1981-07-02 - East Rutherford, NJ
THE RIVER TOUR - Homecoming Tour

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I Never Seen Nothing Like This (3cd)
1981-07-02
- East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowsland Brendan Byrne Arena - aud (174m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

Set 1:
1) Born To Run (5:07)
2) Prove It All Night (4:49) *
3) Out In The Street (5:42) **
4) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (5:14) ***
5) introduction to Independence Day (3:36)
6) Independence Day (5:00)
7) intro (2:01)
8) Bye Bye Johnny (3:10)
9) Two Hearts (2:48)
10) Who'll Stop The Rain? (3:32)
11) The Promised Land (7:29)
12) This Land Is Your Land (4:34)
13) The River (6:03) $

Disc 2:

1) Badlands (6:02) =
2) Thunder Road (6:39) &

Set 2:
3) You Can Look (3:28)
4) Cadillac Ranch (4:44)
5) Sherry Darling (4:55)
6) Jolé Blon (3:27)
7) Hungry Heart (5:48)
8) Wreck On The Highway (5:02)
9) Follow That Dream (3:35)
10) Racing In TheStreet (7:43) ?
11) Ramrod (4:42)

Disc 3:

1) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (14:08) °
Encore:
2) I'm A Rocker (4:02)
3) Jungleland (11:42) ^
4) Jersey Girl (6:04) #
5) I Don't Wanna Go Home (3:36) #
6) The Detroit Medley (including Sweet Soul Music, Shake) (16:16) /
7) Rockin' All Over The World (3:48) \

* Microskip at 0:10.
** "Hello...New Jersey".
*** "Thanks....I haven't seen nothing like this...here's, yeah, we´re gonna play a long time tonight...".
$ Some digital noises throughout.
= Digital error at 5:20 followed by dropout.
& "We're gonna take just a short break and then we're gonna be back we got another whole set for you..."
? Dropouts at 6:07  and 6:08.

° Band: R. Bittan, S. Van Zandt, G. Tallent, M. Weinberg, D. Federici, C. Clemons. [Cut at 11:37].
^ "We were all around Europe in England & all those places...and...it's really (...) it's different than New Jersey".
# First performance.
/ Digital error at 10:39 (deafening noise!).
\ Digital error at 0:26 (sounds like an extraneous noise).

Source: Torrent download (no further info).
[1981-07-02 I Haven't Seen Nothing Like This (Meadowlands First Night)] Flac set on Jungleland by youngfan.
TLH analysis - fingerprints
Date and venue confirmed by ticket, show ad and pass (see above).
Show and recording listed on Brucebase (with a verbatim from this show) and Bruce Springsteen database.
Bootleg listed on Bruce Springsteen Database (incorrectly listed as a 4-cd set).


Useful resources:

Brucebase - 1981
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Wikipedia - The River Tour


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