The words ‘legendary’, ‘seminal’ and ‘classic’ are very often over-used in the heated hyperbole that surround rock concerts in general and Bruce Springsteen gigs in particular. They lead to overblown phrases such as “essential for every fan” and “one of his greatest ever shows.” This recording of a concert Bruce and the E-Street Band played in Philadelphia in February 1975 really is that of a legendary Springsteen show, a seminal moment in his career, a classic performance and an essential part of any fan’s library of The Boss’ work.
This is one of his greatest ever performances.
LEGENDARY LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM PHILADELPHIA, 1975
1. Intro. 2. Incident On 57th Street 3. Mountain Of Love 4. Born To Run
5. The E Street Shuffle 6. Wings For Wheels (Thunder Road) 7. I Want You
8. Spirit In The Night 9. She’s The One 10. Growin’ Up 11. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
12. Jungleland 13. Kitty’s Back
14. New York City Serenade
15. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 16. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17. A Love So Fine / Shout 18. For You 19. Back In The USA
20. Thunder Road* 21. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out* 22. Pretty Flamingo* 23. Backstreets*
* Live at The Roxy, Hollywood, CA. (17/10/1975)