15 December 2010

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pa, 02/05/1975

Hard to believe this show is almost 35 years old. The sound is exceptional--sounds like it was taped last night. The soft opening of INCIDENT ON 57th STREET demands an absolutely silent audience, something that'd be hard to come by in arenas. This is Bruce-the-icon at his best.

My first Bruce record was BORN IN THE U.S.A.. So when I had extra money
for records I could only go back in time--THE RIVER was a double album, leaving me with GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ, BORN TO RUN, THE WILD, THE INNOCENT AND THE E STREET SHUFFLE. I played those tapes out, and the songs in the setlist for this show, are to me, the Golden Era which I could never be a part of. By the time I got to this music the era had already passed and arenas were the norm.

It's a beautiful radio broadcast. Enjoy. The debut of THUNDER ROAD (who's Angelina?) alone makes this a download worth keeping.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA
February 5, 1975

source: Soundboard (WMMR FM Broadcast)

Liberated Bootleg, "You Can Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star"

CD's -> EAC (secure, w/ logs) -> FLAC (6)

Disc 1: (75:20)
01. (10:38) intro -> Incident on 57th Street
02. (03:21) Mountain of Love*
03. (04:47) Born to Run
04. (12:57) The E Street Shuffle
05. (06:54) Thunder Road "Wings for Wheels"*
06. (06:29) I Want You
07. (06:23) Spirit in the Night
08. (06:37) She's the One
09. (03:18) Growin' Up
10. (04:07) It's Hard to be a Saint in the City
11. (09:49) Jungleland

Disc 2: (73:38)
01. (11:43) Kitty's Back
02. (19:57) New York City Serenade
03. (11:24) Rosalita
04. (06:44) 4th of July, Asbury Park
05. (08:32) A Love So Fine
06. (08:30) For You
07. (06:48) Back in the U.S.A.*



Disc 1
Publisher: Labour Of Love
Reference: Love 022
Date: 1997
Quality: Vg/Ex
Total duration: 75:33

Disc 2
Publisher: Labour Of Love
Reference: Love 023
Date: 1997
Quality :Vg/Ex
Total duration: 75:27

Bruce Springsteen Live at the Main Point, Bryan Mawr, Pennsylvania, February 5th, 1975 FM Broadcast WMMR - Main Point benefit show. This was the premiere of Thunder Road, actually called Wings For Wheels at this time and of both Back In The USA and Mountain Of Love.
Also with early live versions of Born To Run and Jungleland, and a amazing cover of Dylan's I Want You.