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METLIFE STADIUM
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

 

  • Bruce Springsteen - Lead vocal, guitar, harmonica; Roy Bittan - Piano, keyboards, accordion; Nils Lofgren - Guitar, lap steel, backing vocal; Garry Tallent - Bass; Stevie Van Zandt - Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocal; Max Weinberg - Drums; Jake Clemons - Tenor saxophone, percussion, backing vocal; Charlie Giordano - Organ, keyboards, accordion; Soozie Tyrell - Violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocal; Everett Bradley - Percussion, backing vocal; Curtis King - Backing vocal, percussion; Cindy Mizelle - Backing vocal; Michelle Moore - Backing vocal; Barry Danielian - Trumpet; Clark Gayton - Trombone; Eddie Manion - Baritone and tenor saxophone; Curt Ramm - Trumpet
  • Additional Musicians: Gary U.S. Bonds co-lead vocal on “Jolé Blon,” lead vocal on “This Little Girl,” backing vocal on “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Happy Birthday” and “Twist and Shout”; Mike ScialfaPatricia ScialfaAdele SpringsteenGinny Springsteen and Maureen Van Zandt backing vocals on “Happy Birthday” and “Twist and Shout.” 
  • Recorded by John Cooper
  • Mixed by Jon Altschiller; additional engineering by Danielle Warman
  • Mastered to DSD and PCM by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
  • Post Production by Brad Serling and Micah Gordon
  • Art Design by Michelle Holme; Cover Photo by Jo Lopez
  • Tour Director: George Travis
  • Jon Landau Management: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile and Alison Oscar
  • HD files are 24 bit / 48 kHz DSD

 

SET ONE

01. OUT IN THE STREET 06:19
02. THE TIES THAT BIND 03:47
03. CYNTHIA 05:07
04. BADLANDS 06:08
05. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN? 03:09
06. COVER ME 04:54
07. DOWNBOUND TRAIN 04:03
08. WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN 04:43
09. WRECKING BALL 06:23
10. DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN 05:00
11. MY CITY OF RUINS 17:11
12. IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY 04:48
13. JOLE BLON 04:50
14. THIS LITTLE GIRL 04:53
15. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN 07:40
16. JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART 05:02
17. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 04:35
18. INTO THE FIRE 06:01
19. BECAUSE THE NIGHT 06:15
20. SHE'S THE ONE 05:24
21. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY 04:48
22. SHACKLED AND DRAWN 07:42
23. WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY 07:15
24. MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER 03:42
25. JUNGLELAND 12:09
26. THUNDER ROAD 06:08
27. ROCKY GROUND 07:16
28. BORN TO RUN 05:34
29. GLORY DAYS 05:47
30. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK 04:37
31. DANCING IN THE DARK 07:08
32. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT 08:34
33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 02:23
34. TWIST AND SHOUT 08:38

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That’s When My Love Comes Tumbling Down

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, September 22, 2012

By Erik Flannigan

Part of what draws us to Springsteen concerts is the range of emotions they deliver over the course of a single evening. Songs of hardship and heartbreak intermix with those of liberation, love, and celebration. But on occasion, the mood leans strongly in one direction. Playing the third of three stadium shows on the eve of his 63rd birthday, and following a 120-minute weather delay, Bruce was of a mind to surprise and delight his hometown fans and set the energy dial to HIGH.

When attempting to describe the E Street Band in peak tour form, as we find them here, it can be difficult to resist cliches. East Rutherford 2012 evokes “well-oiled machine,” the attributes of which are fitting: smooth, powerful, polished, built to last. Jon Altschiller’s vibrant mix spotlights their outstanding playing and grabs the listener right out of the gate, an apt choice of words, as if there were a track announcer at MetLife she would surely be shouting, “They’re off and running.”

East Rutherford 2012 opens with ten straight, dare I say, bangers, ignoring any “it’s a marathon, not a sprint” advice in an effort to rouse fans who had been waiting patiently for hours.

The proceedings commence with the open invitation of “Out in the Street,” and the band-fan partnership is further reinforced via “The Ties That Bind” before a horns-accented “Cynthia” makes clear Stevie had a hand in this appetizing 34-song setlist. Bruce calls the Born in the U.S.A. outtake a Van Zandt favorite and a little bit of “E Street from the Underground Garage,” in reference to his pal’s Sirius XM radio show and channel. Lots of rockers + lots of rarities = Stevie’s unmistakable influence.

Turns out we’re just getting started. From there, “Badlands” into a fine “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” followed by guitar-crunching versions of “Cover Me” and “Downbound Train,” and the new-album three-pack: “We Take Care of Our Own,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Death to My Hometown.” With that, the ten-track onslaught relents, and we catch our breath during a moving “My City of Ruins.”

The pace of the show picks back up with “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City,” still packing plenty of heat and preceded by an abridged version of Bruce’s Columbia Records audition story. A double shot with guest Gary U.S. Bonds (in fine voice) is another special treat, and the spirit of ‘81 is in full effect for a duet on “Jolé Blon” and a Bonds lead vocal on “This Little Girl.” The latter, a Springsteen-penned solo hit for Bonds, is performed for surprisingly only the fourth time ever with the E Street Band, which played on the original sessions.

After a Seeger Sessions-inspired “Pay Me My Money Down” come more rarities. As other live download releases have shown, “Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart” is a surprisingly tricky song to nail; this is a good one, riding an excellent Springsteen vocal. After “Janey,” Bruce realizes the clock has struck midnight, which means it is now officially his birthday. He asks the crowd for his song, and a stadium full of fans sings “Happy Birthday” back to him. Then, reaching all the way back to 12/31/80 without a soundcheck safety net, Springsteen summons up Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour,” and damn if they don’t nail it. Sure, any self-respected horn section would know those parts by heart, but one can still marvel that an audible unplayed for more than 30 years can come off so strong.

The spiritual highlight of the night is the first and only Wrecking Ball tour performance of “Into the Fire” from The Rising. With MetLife mere miles from Ground Zero, the vividly detailed lyrics resonate deeply, and the richly layered arrangement, led by Springsteen’s tender, heartfelt vocals, reminds us this is one of his modern classics.

The third reel of this epic New Jersey tale continues apace, with “Because the Night” and “She’s the One” doing heavy lifting, “Working on the Highway” keeping things loose, and “Shackled and Drawn” making sure we’re grounded, too. The denouement arrives in the precious pairing of “Meeting Across the River” and “Jungleland” for the first time on the tour. With the stage bathed in indigo light, Curt Ramm’s bold trumpet refrain and Roy Bittan’s understated piano intertwine achingly, and Bruce’s vocal is on point: rich, measured, and world-weary. The passion surges to crescendo in the ensuing “Jungleland,” and like a dramatic stage revival, the Jersey street opera remains arresting.

“Thunder Road” provides release, “Rocky Ground” solemnity, and then party mode takes over. The rest of a lively encore romps through “Born to Run,” “Glory Days, “Seven Nights to Rock,” and “Dancing in the Dark” before we get to our final memorable moment. 

“The boss of bosses has just come on stage,” Bruce says by way of introducing his mother Adele. Along with his in-laws the Scialfas and other family friends, she has come out to deliver a cake and sing a proper “Happy Birthday.” The birthday party ends the only way it could, with “Twist and Shout.”

“Thanks for a memorable birthday,” Bruce tells the crowd as he walks off stage. “My mother is for rent for $2.50 an hour for parties and Bar Mitzvahs.” A pretty good joke for two in the morning, and a funny, fitting end to one of the most electrifying shows on the Wrecking Ball tour. 

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This was a classic night. The SPL was well represented at the tailgate. Unfortunately some left early to get into the stadium and then were forced to hunker down in the bowels of MetLife to wait out the storm. Fortunately, the smart ones, who know he never starts on time(me included) stayed in the parking lot until it was actual showtime...............it was a very long tailgate, lol. We knew we were in for a great night when Bruce opened the show saying, "I think I just invited 55,000 people to my birthday party".  

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