Tuesday, May 6, 2008

From the vault

I'm about to do the dishes (on 1.5 feet I might add) and decided to put this on:

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
1988-05-10, Met Center, Bloomington, MN
Tunnel of Love
Boom Boom
Adam Raised a Cain
Two Faces
All That Heaven Will Allow
Cover Me
Brilliant Disguise
Cautious Man
Spare Parts
Born in the USA
Tougher Than the Rest
Ain't Got You
She's the One
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I'm a Coward
I'm on Fire
One Step Up
Part Man, Part Monkey
Dancing in the Dark
Light of Day
Born to Run
Hungry Heart
Glory Days
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Have Love, Will Travel
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Sweet Soul Music
Raise Your Hand
Twist and Shout

A great recording of a great show from an odd tour. After BITUSA Bruce decided to scale things back with Tunnel of Love (1988) a record recorded mostly solo in his garage with e-street members doing overdubs. The tour itself was a big departure from the BITUSA tour with a horn section (the members of which would later become the Max Wineberg 7) a pretty static setlist and a ton of interplay between him and future wife Patti Scalfia. The highlight of these shows for me is the stunning acoustic version of "Born to Run", check it out:

Always interesting to watch an artist reconsider their work.

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