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Bruce Springsteen Officially Releases Legendary 1978 Roxy Concert

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Bruce Springsteen performs live at the Roxy Theater on Sept. 7, 1978 in Los Angeles.

<a href="/music/bruce-springsteen-the-e-street-band">Bruce Springsteen</a> fans are likely spending this weekend digesting the icon's legendary 1978 performance at the Roxy.

Clocking in at four hours, the entire set -- newly mixed and remastered -- was officially made available through his ongoing archival live series the day before its 40th anniversary Saturday (July 7).

Recordings of the West Hollywood concert, which was broadcast live on KMET-FM Los Angeles, have been widely circulated between fans for years. Seven songs from the show were previously released on Springsteen's Live 1975-1985 collection.

After selling out the Los Angeles Forum days earlier, only 500 lucky fans were present for the intimate Roxy set.    

Highlights include the live debuts of "Point Blank" and "Independence Day" on piano, covers of <a href="/music/Buddy-Holly">Buddy Holly</a>'s "Rave On" and <a href="/music/Elvis-Presley">Elvis Presley</a>'s "Heartbreak Hotel," and the complete version of "Backstreets" containing the "Sad Eyes" interlude.

Check out the full tracklist and purchase a copy on <a href="http://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,19731/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-07-07-78-The-Roxy-West-Hollywood-CA.html">Live Bruce Springsteen</a>.


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