Thanks for joining me for another year of rehashing the classics and uncovering the nuggets from an entire year in rock and soul. What better way to end than by listening in on the best New Year's Eve Party of 1975: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA? One of several December 1975 shows professionally recorded under the supervision of Jimmy Iovine for a possible live album, this concert featured the last slow version of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" the band would play live for fifteen years. The up-tempo version is always one of the highlights of a Springsteen concert ( and would be released as a single in early 1976) but this is a great song no mater how they play it.
The full set list from that night:
NIGHT (2.53) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (3.46) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.31) / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? (8.48) / IT'S MY LIFE (7.22) / SHE'S THE ONE (6.16) / BORN TO RUN (4.05) / PRETTY FLAMINGO / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY (5.45) / BACKSTREETS (7.50) / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE (3.19) / JUNGLELAND (9.06) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (11.07) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.42) / DETROIT MEDLEY (8.45) / QUARTER TO THREE (6.49) / THUNDER ROAD (5.47) / TWIST AND SHOUT (7.44)