Vintage Springsteen Show Headed To CD
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc set Feb. 28 via Columbia.Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc set Feb. 28 via Columbia. The show first appeared on DVD last fall as part of the label's 30th anniversary edition of Springsteen's "Born To Run" album.
Touted as the first complete E Street Band concert to be released on CD, "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75" is highlighted by exuberant runs through tracks like "She's the One," "Rosalita" and "It's Hard To Be a Saint in the City." The show was Springsteen and company's first on English soil and came just ahead of the release of "Born To Run."
"This was a young band that just finished a new album. 'Born To Run' is not an anthem yet -- it's in the middle of the set," director Thom Zimny said of the show in November. And while the 24-track audiotapes of the show had long been known to exist, Zimny spent months synching them up with unlabeled cans of silent film to complete the DVD.
Having completed his solo touring in support of his 2005 studio album, "Devils & Dust," Springsteen will next be seen on stage at an event honoring 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year James Taylor, which will be held Feb. 6 in Los Angeles.
Here is the track list for "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75":
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
"Spirit in the Night"
"Lost in the Flood"
"She's the One"
"Born To Run"
"The E Street Shuffle"
"It's Hard To Be a Saint in the City"
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
"4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy)"
"Quarter to Three"