New archive release: July 01, 2000 - MSG - New York, NY

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
NEW YORK, NY

 

  • Bruce Springsteen – Lead vocal, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica; Roy Bittan – Piano, electric keyboards; Clarence Clemons – Tenor and Baritone saxophones, percussion, pennywhistle, backing vocals; Danny Federici: keyboards and organ; Nils Lofgren – Electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel, vocal, harmonica; Garry Tallent – Bass; Stevie Van Zandt – Electric guitars, mandolin, vocal; Max Weinberg – Drums; Patti Scialfa – Acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Recorded by: Toby Scott and Ross Petersen
  • Mixed by Jon Altschiller; Additional engineering: Danielle Warman
  • Post-Production: Brad Serling and Micah Gordon
  • Production supervisor: Toby Scott
  • Artwork design: Michelle Holme
  • Photo by Danny Clinch
  • Tour Director: George Travis
  • Jon Landau Management:Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile, Alison Oscar, Laura Kraus
  • HD Files are 24 bit / 48 kHz ; DSD files are DSD64

 

Setlist:

01. CODE OF SILENCE 05:10
02. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN 05:26
03. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT 06:16
04. TWO HEARTS 04:55
05. ATLANTIC CITY07:38
06. MANSION ON THE HILL 04:28
07. THE RIVER 11:32
08. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) 07:53
09. THE PROMISED LAND06:54
10. YOUNGSTOWN 06:02
11. MURDER INCORPORATED 06:11
12. BADLANDS 06:32
13. OUT IN THE STREET 07:05
14. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT 21:30
15. THE E STREET SHUFFLE 06:15
16. LOST IN THE FLOOD 07:37
17. BORN IN THE U.S.A. 06:09
18. BACKSTREETS 07:35
19. LIGHT OF DAY 13:03
20. THE PROMISE 05:26
21. RAMROD 06:36
22. BOBBY JEAN 04:23
23. BORN TO RUN 07:58
24. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) 04:06
25. THUNDER ROAD 06:42
26. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND 09:13
27. THE LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS 11:22
28. BLOOD BROTHERS 07:49

 

Notes from Brucebase:

What a finale - "Lost In The Flood", not played since 1978 is a highlight, along with another rendition of "The E Street Shuffle" and a rare "The Promise". "Blood Brothers" closes out the tour in a special version with a new last verse written specifically for the for the occasion:

Now I'm out here on this road
Alone on this road tonight
[I] close my eyes and feel so many
friends around me
In the early evening light
And the miles we have come
And the battles won and lost
Are just so many roads traveled
So many rivers crossed
And I ask God for the strength
And faith in one another
'Cause it's a good night for a ride
'Cross this river to the other side
My blood brothers
(courtesy www.springsteenlyrics.com)

Other info from this amazing show - "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two". "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" includes "It's All Right", "Take Me To The River", "Red Headed Woman", and "Rumble Doll". "Born In The U.S.A." is acoustic. "Light Of Day" includes "I've Been Everywhere", plus a brief instrumental snippet of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".

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Blood Brothers Reunited: MSG 7/1/2000

 


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Madison Square Garden, New York City, July 1, 2000

By Erik Flannigan

Given the hundreds of shows performed since 2000, today one can overlook how momentous the Reunion tour was for fans who had been hoping, waiting and questioning for more than decade if Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would ever hit the road again.

Eleven years had passed since the last full tour supporting Tunnel of Love and then Amnesty International in 1988. There was a smattering band activity around the release of Greatest Hits in 1995 (for which they recorded a few new songs), but it would take four more years for Bruce to officially summon the E Streeters back (including, for the first time since 1981, Steve Van Zandt) following the release of Tracks.

Even those directly involved would likely concede a tentativeness at the start of the tour in April 1999 and fans felt it, too. Was the Reunion tour a one-off or was the E Street Band back for good? Was it a nostalgic celebration of the past or the beginning of a new chapter?

By the start of the unforgettable ten-night, tour-closing stand at Madison Square Garden in June and July 2000, those questions had been answered. The bond between Bruce and the E Street Band was not only restored, but their status as an on-going concern now felt undeniable. On top of that, over the course of the MSG run, Springsteen performed several brand-new songs that pointed the way forward while changing up setlists to include welcome rarities from the past, playing with a supreme confidence earned through over a year of touring.

All of which raised the stakes for the tour’s final performance on July 1. The show wasn’t merely the culmination of the MSG run or the Reunion tour, but of the spiritual rebirth of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band itself. As such, expectations for the night were sky high, boosted even higher by the outstanding sets at MSG which led up to it. What would Springsteen do for such a special night? Could he top the brilliance of shows 8 and 9 just days before? In the end, he didn’t have to.

The July 1 show stands as a powerful, majestic performance sprinkled with moments of transcendence. Rather than deviate far from script on the last night, Springsteen stuck to the core songs that formed the spine of Reunion tour set: “My Love Won’t Let You Down” and “Murder Incorporated,” the superb Born in the U.S.A. outtakes mercifully liberated on Tracks; “Two Hearts,” Steve Van Zandt’s spotlight number, to which Bruce appropriately adds a few bars of Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston’s “It Takes Two”; “Youngtown,” recast from its acoustic roots into an electrified, Nils Lofgren-powered furnace blast; “Born In the U.S.A.,” which went the other direction, from electric to acoustic, while still packing a wallop; “The River,” more pensive and lonesome than ever; and supercharged crowd-pleasers “Badlands,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Light of Day.” This is the material upon which the Reunion tour was built.

To these Springsteen added new songs, opening the show with the urgent rocker “Code of Silence” and bringing “Further On Up The Road” to the encore, where it joined “Land Of Hope And Dreams,” the Reunion tour theme song, which debuted all the way back at the tour rehearsals and was played at every show. But the new song generating the most heat was “American Skin (41 Shots),” written about the shooting of Amadou Diallo the year prior. You can read about the controversy it stoked during the MSG run elsewhere, but suffice it to say that this beautifully arranged and lyrically poetic song is as relevant today as it was at the time of this moving performance.

Of course, there were songs for the occasion, too. In celebration of the band, “E Street Shuffle” is perfectly appropriate, as is Bruce’s solo piano performance of “The Promise” to start the encore, another one of the great, lost songs restored to performance on the Reunion tour. And one can only stand in awe at the ballsy inclusion of “Lost In the Flood,” the musically complex epic not played since the Darkness tour until this night and absolutely nailed by the band, especially pianist Roy Bittan.

The peak of the aforementioned transcendence came at the end of the night, when, for the first time on the tour, Springsteen performed “Blood Brothers,” one of the new songs he recorded for Greatest Hits and something fans thought might be played every show before the tour had started. The sentiment of “Blood Brothers” reflects that spirit of rebirth between Bruce and the band, and on this night, he added a newly penned final verse that appended a touching coda to the entire performance. It was a sublime musical moment and a real-time catharsis for Bruce, the band and the fans, signaling that those lyrics, this night and the entire tour had reformed the bonds between them all.

“I was hoping that our tour would be the rebirth and the renewal of our band and of our commitment to serve you,” Springsteen said, introducing “Land of Hope and Dreams.” “I hope we’ve done that well this year and we´ll continue to try and do so….”

While parts of this show, along with some songs from June 29, were culled for the two-CD set Live In New York City released in March 2001, hearing the July 1 show from beginning to end, as it happened, with all key songs restored is a new and wholly rewarding experience.

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Finally we can listen to the whole show. What a wonderful evening at Madison Square Garden it was! I'm very happy about this release! ��

Does anybody know which songs we already had from this last reunion tour show on DVD and official audio releases? Some songs from the last two nights were on "Live in NYC" (DVD/CD), some on "Essential Collection", but as far as I know the recording date for each and every song isn't mentioned anywhere.

From Brucebase:

6-27 "Thunder Road" and "If I Should Fall Behind" were used in the Live In New York City album and DVD.  

6-29 "Don't Look Back," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "Youngstown," "Badlands," "Jungleland," part of "Light of Day" and part of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." Additionally, “My Hometown”, “This Hard Land” and “Code Of Silence” were later released on various CD singles/EPs and on the Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus CD.

7-1 I would assume everything else. (not from Brucebase

 

 

 

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