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CONSECO FIELDHOUSE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN



  • Bruce Springsteen - Lead vocal, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica; Roy Bittan - Piano, keyboards, accordion; Clarence Clemons - Tenor and baritone saxophones, percussion, backing vocal; Danny Federici - Organ, keyboards, accordion; Nils Lofgren - Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocal; Garry Tallent - Bass; Stevie Van Zandt - Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocal; Max Weinberg: Drums; Charlie Giordano - Organ, keyboards, accordion; Soozie Tyrell - Violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocal
  • 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: Brad Serling and Micah Gordon
  • Artwork design: Michelle Holme
  • Photo by Ronald Valle
  • Tour Director: George Travis
  • Jon Landau Management: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile and Alison Oscar
  • HD Files are 24-bit / 48kHz



SET ONE
01. INTRODUCTION 01:37
02. NIGHT 03:18
03. RADIO NOWHERE 03:49
04. LONESOME DAY 04:40
05. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT 04:59
06. GYPSY BIKER 07:44
07. MAGIC 04:06
08. REASON TO BELIEVE 07:06
09. RENDEZVOUS 03:16
10. BECAUSE THE NIGHT 05:38
11. SHE'S THE ONE 04:55
12. LIVIN' IN THE FUTURE 06:41
13. THE PROMISED LAND 06:07
14. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT 08:09
15. 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) 07:06
16. DEVIL'S ARCADE 06:32
17. THE RISING 05:14
18. LAST TO DIE 04:28
19. LONG WALK HOME 06:52
20. BADLANDS 08:08
21. BACKSTREETS 07:25
22. KITTY'S BACK 12:22
23. BORN TO RUN 05:25
24. DANCING IN THE DARK 06:18
25. AMERICAN LAND 08:07

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We Closed Our Eyes and Said Goodbye



By Erik Flannigan

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN, March 20, 2008

Bruce Springsteen called Danny Federici “one of the pillars of [the] sound” of the E Street Band. Clarence Clemons’ spotlighted saxophone solos in “Born to Run” and “Badlands” may be more iconic, but take away Danny’s glockenspiel on the high end, organ on the low, and both songs lose precious layers of their musical magic.

Great players have a signature sound, and Federici’s organ, glockenspiel, and accordion parts carried his mark. I remember listening to Tunnel of Love for the first time in 1987, fully aware it was a Bruce solo recording with minimal involvement from the E Street Band. But when “Two Faces” came on, there was no doubt who was playing the organ solo.

The start of the Magic tour in 2007 marked 32 years of the core E Street Band line-up of Bittan, Clemons, Federici, Tallent, Van Zandt, and Weinberg, then augmented by Patti Scialfa, Nils Lofgren and Soozie Tyrell. As the first US leg wound to a close in November, it was announced that Danny would take a temporary leave of absence to receive treatment for melanoma. Charlie Giordano from the Sessions Band capably filled in, starting with the European leg that ended the year.

When the next US leg started back up in the spring of 2008, the chances of a full recovery by Federici had diminished. But when the tour rolled into Indianapolis, Danny summoned the energy to play with his bandmates one last time. A month later, he passed away in a New York City hospital room, at only 58 years of age.

Indianapolis 3/20/08 is both a celebration of and a goodbye to Phantom Dan Federici. He performs on eight songs in the show, and the emotion is palpable each moment he is on stage.

The set gets off to a roaring start with a ripping version of “Night” into “Radio Nowhere.” Later, a sharp “Prove It All Night” carries through to “Gypsy Biker,” for my money the most fully realized song from Magic on the concert stage. Both Soozie Tyrell and Stevie Van Zandt contribute sublime backing vocals, and the drama of lyrics and music coalesce like a long-lost River outtake, heightened by the crescendo of guitar solos that end the song.

The tour debut of “Rendezvous” is an appreciated addition, sounding spry and fresh, and Soozie has another lovely vocal turn on a terrific “Because the Night.” The show has hit its stride, and “She’s the One” is the next to impress. The Born to Run classic has had its share of meaningful resurrections, notably on the Tunnel of Love Express tour in 1988 and here as a Magic tour staple in a pacey, faithful arrangement.

After an always-entertaining “Livin’ in the Future,” we go back to the past. Bruce welcomes Danny to the stage, who resumes his position, stage right, in a graceful handoff from Giordano. An optimistic “The Promised Land” comes first, then Bruce yells, “turn him up!” as Danny weaves the swampy “Spirit in the Night” organ prelude on his own. Perhaps it’s just hindsight, but the gravity of the occasion feels present in the band’s somewhat measured reading of “Spirit.” And who could blame them?

“We can’t let him get away without playing this one,” Springsteen announces ahead of “Sandy.” “We’ll start, just Danny and me.” Sweet accordion swirls around guitar, and the Shore scene comes to life. The deeper meaning of the night comes fully to the fore when Springsteen sings, “For I may never see you again.” A graceful performance of bittersweet beauty.

Federici exits (“He’ll be back!”) and the set returns to focused form through the ominous “Devil’s Arcade,” “The Rising,” “Last to Die” (another River outtake that never was), and a cathartic “Long Walk Home,” before closing with a rousing “Badlands.”

Phantom Dan rejoins for a five-song encore that opens with “Backstreets” dedicated to Danny. Like the aforementioned “Born to Run” and “Badlands,” Federici’s organ part is central to the tonal pathos of the song, which Springsteen sings with tender conviction in a truly compelling reading.

“Kitty’s Back” saunters in from the alley to display the virtuosity of the E Street Band and the depth of its roots back to the early ‘70s. Danny gets a fitting turn in the solo spotlight, but the performance isn’t solely about him—it is a celebration of the extraordinary band he was a crucial part of. As retro as “Kitty’s Back” is, it sure sounds vital in 2008, in what is one of the best performances of the song in the post-Reunion era.

Glockenspiel rings clear as a bell in a passionate “Born to Run,” ended neatly by Van Zandt’s, five-note descending coda before Bruce rolls exuberantly into “Dancing in the Dark.” For the final song of the night, “American Land,” all three E Street keyboard players share the stage, with Roy and Charlie accordion-dueling up front, and Phantom Dan holding it down from his keyboard perch, his traditional station for so many years.

Sadly, E Street would go on to lose another great, with the Big Man passing just a few years later in 2011. Which only makes the Indianapolis reunion of Danny Federici and his blood brothers all the more meaningful.

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living is easy with eyes closed

Very nice, but we already have 3 copies of this show, albeit not in as good a quality.

When do we get more Rising shows, a whole ONE has been released so far?

How about those shows in Mexico or South America in late 2013, surely those were taped and we can replace our lossy versions.  We got shows from Africa and Oceania but none from our own southern hemisphere on this side of the world?

@IvanNF posted:

Very nice, but we already have 3 copies of this show, albeit not in as good a quality.

When do we get more Rising shows, a whole ONE has been released so far?

How about those shows in Mexico or South America in late 2013, surely those were taped and we can replace our lossy versions.  We got shows from Africa and Oceania but none from our own southern hemisphere on this side of the world?

Ivan,

I'm sure you forgot ...except for The Rising shows that were taped for video, all the audio tapes were corrupted when they used some new type of software of something to that effect. Peter, Martin and I were just speaking about this.  We could only come up with 5 Rising shows that were taped for video in the USA: The last three in NJ and the two following in Boston. I'm guessing they rented the TV Cameras just for that week or so, 2003-08-28 - 2003-09-06 or 07. Now if we only knew whether or not they were corrupted also.

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

@Oats posted:

Ivan,

I'm sure you forgot ...except for The Rising shows that were taped for video, all the audio tapes were corrupted when they used some new type of software of something to that effect. Peter, Martin and I were just speaking about this.  We could only come up with 5 Rising shows that were taped for video in the USA: The last three in NJ and the two following in Boston. I'm guessing they rented the TV Cameras just for that week or so, 2003-08-28 - 2003-09-06 or 07. Now if we only knew whether or not they were corrupted also.

I have done a huge amount of research to find out the officially recorded shows over the years and in addition to the shows you mentioned, I know they also have these:

2002-07-26 Asbury Park

2003-06-28 Milano, Italy

2003-09-10 Toronto

2003-09-21 Detroit

and 2003-10-01 through 2003-10-04 New York City for the last shows of the tour . May be more but it is hard to tell with the issues they were having with recording. This could be a whole discussion of its own.

@ChrsP posted:

I have done a huge amount of research to find out the officially recorded shows over the years and in addition to the shows you mentioned, I know they also have these:

2002-07-26 Asbury Park

2003-06-28 Milano, Italy

2003-09-10 Toronto

2003-09-21 Detroit

and 2003-10-01 through 2003-10-04 New York City for the last shows of the tour . May be more but it is hard to tell with the issues they were having with recording. This could be a whole discussion of its own.

The only reason I knew about those 5 is they had a release printed on your ticket that said by going into the concert you agreed to be videotaped. etc.  That and the fact that he put my daughter on the Live from Barcelona Bonus minutes and he danced with her at the Aug. 28th show.

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

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