My Love Will Not Let You Down
Prove It All Night
Mansion on the Hill
Out in the Street
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
Land of Hope and Dreams
Lost in the Flood
Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar); Patti Scialfa (guitar, background vocals); Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren (guitar); Clarence Clemons (saxophone, percussion); Roy Bittan, Danny Federici (keyboards); Garry Tallent (bass); Max Weinberg (drums).
Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York on June 29, 2000 and July 1, 2000.
Total runtime: 1h 50 min; 256 Kbps MP3 format.
Recorded during Bruce Springsteen's 10-date Madison Square Garden stint in early summer 2000, this blasting rock concert is a souvenir of the Boss's exhilarating reunion with the E Street Band. Despite a decade-long touring layoff, the band hits the ground running right from the opening chords of "My Love Will Not Let You Down". The rest of the set list is an exciting ride through Springsteen's extensive canon, dating back to his 1973 debut, GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ.
The '70s-era Springsteen songs include goosebump-inducing versions of such anthems as "Badlands", "Born to Run", and "Jungleland". But as adept as this Jersey bard is in whipping up frenzied passion with such hard-hitting numbers, he's equally as transfixing on quieter material, including the gorgeous "Mansion on the Hill" and a completely revamped version of "The River". Proving he still has a gift for powerful statements, Springsteen's newest numbers - "American Skin (41 Shots)" and "Land of Hope and Dreams" - are brilliant social commentaries on the horrors of racial profiling in the former and the promise of a welcoming future free from prejudice in the latter.
The performances on here are top-notch, and they catch Bruce and the E Street Band at their finest. It does a great job of capturing the first half of the show, with the powerhouse 5-song set of "Youngstown - Murder Inc. - Badlands - Out in the Street - Tenth Ave Freeze Out" being the highlight. We finally get live versions of "Prove it All Night" and "Jungleland", and 20+ years down the road have not diminished these songs at all. The nearly 20 minute version of "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" is the thrilling centerpiece of this set.