On the heels of news of the first ever television broadcast of a Bruce Springsteen concert comes confirmation of the live album for which fans have been clamoring. "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street
On the heels of news of the first ever television broadcast of a Bruce Springsteen concert comes confirmation of the live album for which fans have been clamoring. "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: Live in New York City" will be released April 3 by Columbia, just four days before a 90-minute live special premieres on HBO.
The two-disc set is a soundtrack of sorts to the HBO special, as it will feature the 13 songs from the broadcast, plus six that are exclusive to the CD release. All were recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden last summer during the final two shows of Springsteen's worldwide reunion tour with the E Street Band.
The HBO special will feature several Springsteen classics -- including "The River," "Atlantic City" and "Badlands" -- as well as new songs that were premiered on the tour such as "Land Of Hope And Dreams" (performed during the encore of nearly every show) and "American Skin." The latter song, inspired by the tragic shooting of African immigrant Amadou Diallo by New York police, drew fire in New York when law enforcement officers were called to boycott Springsteen's 10-night stand at the Garden.
Unofficially leaked about two weeks ago, the 13-song setlist for the TV special has been the subject of much debate among fans. Reactions have ranged from support of the artist's choices to all-out fury over the unremarkable make-up of the list. The not-previously leaked additional tracks, such as the seldom-heard "Lost In The Flood" from Springsteen's 1973 debut "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." and "Don't Look Back" from the 1998 rarities box set "Tracks," should quell some of the debate.
In all, "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: Live in New York City," marks the first live release of 14 of the 19 songs that make up the set.
Here are the 13 songs that appear on both the HBO broadcast and the CD:
"My Love Will Not Let You Down"
"Prove It All Night"
"Mansion On The Hill"
"Out In The Street"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-out"
"Land Of Hope And Dreams"
Here are the six additional tracks exclusive to the CD:
"Lost In The Flood"
"Born In The U.S.A."
"Don't Look Back"
"If I Should Fall Behind"