Bruce Springsteen; 1978 "Live from the Passaic"

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Darkness on the Edge of Passaic

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It's time for another live archival release from Bruce Springsteen.

This time it's his September 19th, 1978 performance from the Capitol Theatre in Passaic [prn: puh-SAY-ick], New Jersey, the first show in a three-night stand during his tour for Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Broadcast on the legendary WNEW-FM across the Hudson River in New York City, Bruce and The E Street Band's 24-song set over three hours has long been a staple on the bootleg circuit.

Backstreets, the Springsteen fanzine, says that had this concert been released back then, it would have "found a well-deserved place alongside albums like The Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out,The Allman Brothers Band's At Fillmore East,James Brown's Live at the Apollo and The Who's Live at Leeds as one of rock's greatest live albums. And it sort of has, in spite of never being officially released (until now)... The Passaic broadcast is probably in more collections than some commercially released albums."

In 2017, Springsteen released the September 20th, 1978 show from Passaic.

 
 

The latest concert film up on Springsteen's YouTube page is a show from Houston in 1978 that was released as a Blu-ray in 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Storybox set. Watch "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City," "Streets of Fire" and "Badlands" now. 

 
 
 

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