Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bruce Springsteen: Live Nebraska


As a the final chapter in MRML's Nebraska trilogy (and a tribute to all our great Springsteen commnenters!) here's a bootleg compilation of live performances of songs from that mighty album. There is one more Springsteen post to come but I'm gonna save it for just the right day - which is coming up very soon...



1. Nebraska 11/16/84 Ames, Iowa
2. Atlantic City 11/16/84 Ames, Iowa
3. Mansion on the Hill 10/13/86 Mountain View, CA
4. Johnny 99 11/16/84 Ames, Iowa
5. Highway Patrolman 9/22/94 Pittsburgh, PA
6. State Trooper 9/22/94 Pittsburgh, PA
7. Used Cars East 7/13/84 Troy, Wisconsin
8. Open All Night 8/26/84 Largo, MD
9. My Father's House 10/31/84 LA, CA
10. Reason to Believe 11/16/84 Ames, Iowa
11. Man at the Top 8/5/85 Washington DC
12. Shut out the Light 10/26/84 LA, CA
13. Sugarland 11/16/84 Ames, Iowa


Live Nebraska link is in the comments


Speaking of COMMENTS, let us know what you think of this bootleg.

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    http://www.mediafire.com/?ziwgngymmo2

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  2. I'm not a Bruce fan by any means but am always curious to listen to bootlegs to see if there's something there that strikes a chord for me.

    Thanks for making these recordings available. Great tribute to the Boss...

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  3. I'm looking forward to hearing this.

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  4. Wow, thanks again for all these. Really getting an education in this era of Springsteen this week. Really like the feel and simplicity of this stuff. Thanks!

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  5. Hey Jeffen --

    I have officially joined your anti-leeching campaign! I have moved my links to comments and explicitly asked for people to leave one of the latter when they take one of the former. My new Totally Fuzzy update will mention this too. Enabling anonymous comments helps too, doesn't it. Thanks for your leadership on this issue! (I know, I sound like a congressman or something.)

    Jeffar

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  6. Thanks for the Springsteen posts. Been a Bruce fan for 30 years and love the Nebraska era stuff. Saw him live & acoustic on the Tom Joad tour - very intense.

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  7. I look forward to hearing this, as I suspect it may offer even better versions of these songs, drawing off the energy of the audience, than those on the original album. "Mansion on the Hill" is always great; Emmylou does it so well on her Ryman Aud. live album.

    Cheers,

    PS: Credit for the leeching crusade. I pledge to avoid such practices in future.

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  8. Anticipating the final installment, the first three were very tasty. Reminded me that he used to know how to write songs...
    Thanks again!

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  9. Thanks for the Nebraska bounty. Now I have something to look forward to this weekend. Your hard work is appreciated.

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  10. So not sure if this is gonna work but was inspired to share some of my favorite mostly more recent versions of live renderings of some of these songs. Put them into a folder on Mediafire here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=be20097fc030a2f5c74064dd4c81b78accee9ecfb19e6acc

    Here's what's in there;
    State Trooper from the Columbus Devils & Dust tour
    Mansion on the Hill from the 99 Reunion Tour
    My Father's House from the 90 Christic benefit
    Atlantic City from Verona & Open All Night from the Seeger Sessions Band Tour (the Open All Night swing redo just absolutely cooks)
    Johnny 99 from Des Moines
    and Reason to Believe from the first show after losing Danny - both from the latest tours

    I love how Artists revisit their songs over time - doesn't always work but for the most part I've enjoyed Bruce's re-imaginings

    Thanks again for your shares,

    KJR

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  11. I think I'm going to like this one a lot! Thanks for the great shares!

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  12. Hey, just noticed a bunch of the songs are from an Ames, Iowa concert. I went to ISU several dog's ages ago. Great bonus!

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  13. Great stuff! I've been a long time, some would say hard-core fan, however I'm not terribly interested in his latest albums. Nebraska still rocks my world though.
    thanks!

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  14. jack the tripperJuly 1, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    although not a great fan, this is one of my altime favorite albums, so quite curious to hear it. (nevertheless the original was itself somehow kinda live, and its poignancy came precisely from that special ambiance...)

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  15. this looks great - had various outtakes sets for a while but v interested to see how thses sound in a live context

    cheers

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  16. THANKS TO ALL COMMENTERS -you keep this thing happening.

    Now here's some response to the specific ones:

    Anon I
    Hopefully there was some chord-striking stuff on these bnoots!

    M Turner
    Even as a blogger, I turn back into a teacher - can't be helped I suppose!

    Jeffar
    Good news - I hope other bloggers will stand up and say something too!

    Anon
    Would;ve loved to have seen the GofTJ tour, even though the album let me down a bit.

    jbul
    Thanks for getting on the comment train (as you can see it really makes this whole enterprise mroe interesting for audience and blogger).

    If I do a follow-up it should be "Nebraska Covered" - not the Badlands tribute just covers from albums - I bet I could find most of
    the songs.

    Mark
    There has been a definite slip int he song-writing of late hasn't there?

    OleD
    Again, glad to have you aboard - enjooooy!

    KJR
    Okay I got all the individual tracks, so I'm gonnna listen to 'em today - what a great follow-up work, thanks so much!

    Vilstef
    Iowa pride!

    jack
    The original was sorta live but without the neing palying-to-the back of the arena tendency - which I enjoy missing.

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  17. For me, Nebraska was Bruce at his best -- look forward to hearing these live cuts -- thanks again!

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  18. Thanks for the Trio... Nebraska was the first BS album that I truly loved. The preceding albums all had high points, but didn't offer a complete listen... okay, except for "State Trooper" which I can skip.

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  19. AHA Comments, must say Darkness ruined my Springy life more than this one but your publication is very much OK thx

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  20. Nebraska is my favourite Springsteen album, it's great to get an opportunity to listen to him play it live. Thanks

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  21. Thank you for this post, and for your hard & great work on this nice blog.

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  22. Thank you!
    Starting to think I like Springsteen's live bootlegs a lot better than his studio albums. Is this crazy?

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  23. An excellent posting, and an excellent blog. Some great listening here - many thanks!!

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  24. many thanx for this
    im a big fan of the boss

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  25. Really looking forward to listening to this. Always been a big Springsteen fan but Nebraska is something special. Interesting to follow the discussion on whether is is "an apex or an aberration".

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  26. Thanks for this! I haven't seen it before, and am very eager to listen to it.

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  27. Thanks for the great post. Looking forward to the download and an afternoon with the boss.

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  28. Wow! this is great!

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  29. I have personally listened to 1000s of Bruce Boots over the years. Nebraska has always been my favorite of his work. I think mainly due to it's simplicity, and yet vivid imagery. The Nebraska album really defined him as a "songwriter's songwriter", in which his writing craft matured. Thank you for the three part reminder of why Springsteen is considered so talented. Cheers!

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  30. Terrific boots. And that's coming from a journeyman musician who has spent the last twenty years on the road. Thanks

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  31. What a treat! I love it! Your blog is a treasure trove. :)

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  32. I have this CD, and I'm curious about one thing: does it sound like the tape machine used for the master is going a mite too fast? I patched a couple of the songs into Audacity, slowed them down by around 5% (10% in the case of My Father's House) and found they sounded a lot more natural.

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  33. Very interesting...I have a DIFFERENT version of this bootleg! All songs are performed in different cities. Most notable is the version of "Open All Night" where his story is a bit different and specific talking about Exit 8 and Hightstown, NJ and it was the cop who told him "Son, out on the highway we're Open All Night"!

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