Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Notre Dame Game / 3CD

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Notre Dame Game / 3CD / ESB

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Live at University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. USA 26th January 1981


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Began from 1980, “The River Tour” thin time of impression in, it is the first US tour in 1981. After 80 years of tour of 26 January from the tour has finished in the Nassau Coliseum of that New Year’s Eve, tour from late January and day out the year will be resumed. But would a cold immediately entered in February Springsteen since it was winter Speaking of this time, it will postponed about two performances. While waiting for his recovery tour was to continue, the second half becomes a development that lack of interest that does not go away is the health of the convalescence, also set list if you and if there is a spicy likely day to sing is fixed you. European tour for this to continue to affect the I happened also change that the schedule itself is shifted, the title of Springsteen in the subsequent tour showed a stunning comeback is that have been released from the subsequent tour proved it has. In addition to the problems during the tour that Tsu so, the first of the 81-year tour sound source is also one more, the audience recording other than incomplete outflow sound board sound quality are often those that do not clean, large-scale “The River” tour in it has become a time, such as an air-pocket.
However, as it can be said that only in such a time, “sound quality good” and “Springsteen is top form” miracle day is the performances in this University of Notre Dame. Appeared stereo audience recording was in recent years, those wonderful boasts a clearness that outstanding, such as if brought in the digital equipment in 1981. This day venue has raised extremely In addition to that, How can captures without leaving even the sense of realism,’s the stunning recordings also captured firmly enthusiastic performance of Springsteen us without being buried in this upsurge.
And not caught him still cold at this point, we us here tremendous excitement the show was the audience in to before was listen to the best performance. Moreover, even while advancing to play in the high-tension from the beginning, it rolled further skip in rare I Fought The Law in this period. Furthermore hilarious performance the first time of this cover was playing in favor in the land song Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) and Louie Louie also was the best. It does not have a lot so because the day that comes through clearly “large enthusiastic performance,” the first time so far in this season. Moreover, the present invention is not limited to this time, in the “The River” tour that time began the longer of every stage, there is also a day that slump is not denied by the day. This day has become a tremendous climax, even the middle of the show by their rare cover that point. This state is also recording that comes through realistic is really great! However, this sound source, some tape change is there is a cut that seems to be the cause, it has happened in such as The Promised Land and Rosalita. There are carefully connect another sound source of this day, which has been around from the previous, it has achieved a complete recording of the songs. That and felt the splendor and recording clearness of playing, whether sober impression between mania there was a such a wonderful day in the strong 1981 first tour anyway? It will be re-confirmed. 81 years of “The River” great performance buried mania delight of the tour, is finally appeared the title was recorded the day of the miracle a limitation of the press CD Korezo!

1980年から始まった「The River Tour」の中で印象の薄い時期、それが1981年最初のアメリカ・ツアーです。そのツアーから1月26日の80年のツアーがあの大晦日のナッソー・コロシアムで終わった後、年が明けて1月の下旬からツアーは再開となります。ところがこの時期といえば冬であったことからスプリングスティーンが2月に入ってすぐに風邪をひいてしまい、二公演ほど延期となってしまいます。彼の回復を待ってツアーは続行されたものの、後半は病み上がりの調子が治まらず、歌うのが辛そうな日があるかと思えばセットリストも固定されるという面白味に欠けた展開となってしまいます。このことが影響して続くヨーロッパ・ツアーは日程自体がずらされるという変更も起きたのですが、その後のツアーでスプリングスティーンが見事な盛り返しを見せたのは以降のツアーからリリースされているタイトルが証明しています。そうったツアー中の問題に加え、81年最初のツアーは音源も今一つ、不完全な流出サウンドボード以外のオーディエンス録音の音質はスッキリしないものが多く、大規模な「The River」ツアーの中のエア・ポケットのような時期となってしまいました。
しかもこの時点では彼もまだ風邪をひいておらず、ここでの凄まじい盛り上がりを見せた観客を前にして最高の演奏を聴かせてくれるのです。しかも序盤からハイ・テンションで演奏を進めつつも、この時期では珍しいI Fought The Lawでさらに飛ばしまくり。さらにこの地で好んで演奏していたカバー曲Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)とLouie Louieの陽気な演奏ぶりも最高でした。この時期でここまではっきり「大熱演」ぶりが伝わってくる日というのもそう多くはありません。しかもこの時期に限らず、毎回のステージの時間が長くなり始めた「The River」ツアーでは、日によって中だるみが否めない日もあります。その点この日はそれらのレアなカバーによってショウの中盤でも凄まじい盛り上がりとなっています。その様子もリアルに伝わってくる録音は本当に素晴らしい!ただしこの音源、いくつかテープチェンジが原因と思われるカットがあり、それがThe Promised LandやRosalitaなどで起きています。そこには以前から出回っていたこの日の別音源を丁寧につなぎ、全曲の完全収録を実現しました。とにかくその演奏の素晴らしさや録音のクリアネスを体感すると、マニアの間でも地味な印象が強い81年最初のツアーの中にこんなに素晴らしい一日があったのか?と再確認されることでしょう。81年の「The River」ツアーからマニア歓喜な埋もれた名演、これぞ奇跡の一日を限定のプレスCDで収録したタイトルが遂に登場です!

Disc 1
1. Out In The Street 2. Two Hearts 3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Independence Day 6. Who’ ll Stop The Rain 7. This Land Is Your Land 8. I Fought The Law
9. Prove It All Night 10. The Promised Land 11. The River 12. Badlands 13. Thunder Road

Disc 2
1. Cadillac Ranch 2. Sherry Darling 3. Hungry Heart 4. Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love
5. Louie Louie 6. Fire 7. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
8. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) 9. Growin’ Up 10. Wreck On The Highway
11. Point Blank 12. Candy’s Room 13. Ramrod

Disc 3
1. Backstreets 2. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 3. I’m A Rocker 4. Jungleland
5. Born To Run 6. Detroit Medley

Bonus Tracks
7. Kansas City (Kemper Arena, Kansas City 5th February 1981)
8. Jackson Cage (Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland 16th February 1981)
9. The Price You Pay (Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida 20th February 1981)

Bruce Springsteen – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Roy Bittan – Piano, Keyboards
Clarence Clemons – Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Backing Vocals, Percussion
Danny Federici – Organ, Accordion, Keyboards Garry Tallent – Bass, Percussion
Steve Van Zandt – Guitar, Backing Vocals Max Weinberg – Drums

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