Bruce Springsteen 1975-08-13 The Bottom Line – New York, NY

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Bottom Line – New York, NY – August 13, 1975 (Late Show)

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band The Bottom Line – New York, NY August 13, 1975 (Late Show)

Bruce Springsteen Bottom Line 1975 cover artwork

 

Release notes:

Original Master Series

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
The Bottom Line – New York, NY
August 13, 1975 (Late Show)

Audience Recording by ODoc 55
Source-Sony 110B mono cassette deck with builtin mic
Tape>CDR>EAC>/Wave Editor>Magix>flac

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER this previously uncirculated treasure is now being shared with Bruce Springsteen fans worldwide! The Bottom Line Shows are legendary and for those wondering if a recording of the August 13th, 1975 show would ever surface, the wait is finally over! For a fan who was there in those early days, Mr Anonymous can tell you what it was like:

“The story of Bruce’s early days has been documented many times, most recently in the current New Yorker magazine. As described therein, Bruce’s five night, ten show stint at The Bottom Line was crucial to launching his third album, Born to Run. Many executives at Columbia Records were frustrated with Bruce’s lack of commercial success and Born to Run was likely his last chance with the label. Columbia reportedly bought a quarter of the 500 seats for each show to distribute among music industry people to help spread the word. Even so, tickets did not sell out immediately and a week after going on sale they were available for any of the shows. That all ended when the public heard WNEW’s broadcast of show number 5. The next two nights, fans were lined up around the corner with the hope of getting a standing room spot at the bar to hear the new phenom.

This is the first recording of one of the late shows to surface. It is the first night and this tape captures all of the ambiance of this intimate club. You can hear each breath and whisper from Bruce while dishes and glasses are shuffled on the tables. Bruce seems to just appear behind the piano and gets a single reaction from the crowd as he opens solo with For You. It is evident how he captures the crowd more and more with each song. By the time he hits the 20 minute versions of Kitty’s Back and New York City Serenade, he has them in his hands.”

Thanks to Mr. Anonymous who met the taper, ODoc55, thru Dimeadozen

Fanatic Records and Mr Anonymous proudly present for the first time this unearthed PREVIOUSLY UNCIRCULATED SHOW in the Original Master Series!

Enjoy! Rob – Fanatic Records

Bruce Springsteen 1975-08-13Β  The Bottom Line – New York, NY – Track list:

Disc One:

For You (Bruce On Piano) (7:09)
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (4:08)
Spirit In The Night (6:31)
When You Walk In The Room (3:58)
Night – (First Known Performance) (3:39)
Growin’ Up (3:05)
Its Hard To Be A Sain In The City (5:31)
The E Street Shuffle (12:17)
Born To Run (4:12)
She’s The One (5:38)
Thunder Road – (Bruce On Piano) (5:47)

Disc Two:

Kitty’S Back (19:56)
New York City Serenade (19:26)
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (11:38)
Fourth Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (7:08)
Quarter To Three (6:55)

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More details about the Bottom Line gigs. See the Brucebase entry for this date:

1975-08-13 – BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY


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Bruce Springsteen – Music Hall, Boston – December 3, 1975 – Master Tape

Bruce Springsteen “Close Encounter” – Born To Run tour master tape from JEMS

Another JEMS release have seen the light of day. This time from the Born To Run tour ’75. December 3, 1975 Music Hall. Boston, MA.


Date: December 3, 1975
Location: Music Hall. Boston, MA

Steve Hopkins master via JEMS

Taping Gear: Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD (recorded on two Maxell UD 90-minute tapes, Dolby B encode)

JEMS 2012 transfer: SH master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (Dolby B decode) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96) > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone > .wav (24/96) > resample via iZotope MBIT+ to .wav (16/44) > FLAC

01 Thunder Road
02 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
03 Spirit in the Night
04 Lost in the Flood
05 She’s the One
06 Born to Run
07 Pretty Flamingo
08 Growin’ Up
09 Saint in the City
10 Backstreets
11 Kitty’s Back
12 Jungleland
13 Rosalita
14 Sandy
15 Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
16 Detroit Medley
17 For You
18 Quarter to Three

Release Notes

“JEMS is proud to partner once again with Boston taper Steve Hopkins to release some of the essential Springsteen recordings he made between 1974 and 1977. Steve recorded Springsteen a total of nine times and he has previously tormented two of those shows from his masters (plus a third, incomplete recording of Providence August 26, 1978 recorded by his friend FF). Late last year, JEMS picked up where he left off, releasing the next of Steve’s remaining Bruce masters, Providence, July 20, 1975. And earlier this year we issued a fresh transfer of Boston, December 2, 1975, number four in the series.

Number five is the second of those two nights at the Music Hall. Like the first night, it is another 18-song set, with two welcome variations: a lovely “Pretty Flamingo” replacing “The E Street Shuffle” and a stunning solo “for You” instead of “Party Lights” in the encore. And the “Kitty’s Back” might be even more epic than the prior evening. In short, it is another wonderful performance and Hopkins recording, this time with no cuts unlike most circulating copies. Listen for Steve’s guitar literally leaping from his on-stage amp into Hopkins’ mic. Samples provided and the ticket stub, too.

Boston 2 also turned out to be different for Hopkins himself in one major way that he recalls in detail:

“You’ll hear some crowd commotion during the slow final verse of ‘Spirit In The Night’ (‘Hazy Davy got really hurt…’). Here’s what happened. I was recording from the 2nd row center with my deck in a briefcase under my seat and holding the mic at head level, as high as possible without being obvious. As the song slows, the lights go down and Bruce jumps down from the stage into the orchestra pit and out of sight. There’s seating there now, but in 1975 there was an actual ‘pit’ between the stage and the audience. As the song continues, he peers up over the edge of the pit, locks eyes with the girl sitting next to me, continues singing and approaches her, climbs over the people in the front row and sits down in her lap, now singing directly to her. Then he proceeds to sprawl out, completely flat on his back, spread across four of us in that row, so that his head is actually in my lap, his mic and my mic are no more than a foot or two apart as he continues singing. All this time, the spot light is following him and on us, so I’ve lowered my mic under my seat, out of sight, but still recording, thinking security would be on me at any minute. And then, as quickly as it happened, he was gone and bounded back onto the stage to finish the song.”

Please enjoy Close Encounter. The Hopkins series will see you next in that most appealing of years, 1977.

BK for JEMS”


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Bruce Springsteen – 1975-12-02 – Music Hall, Boston, MA (Master Tape)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – December 2, 1975 – New Master Tape

JEMS has just released a new master tape from the Born To Run tour:

Date: 1975-12-02 (December 2, 1975)
Location: Music Hall, Boston, MA

Steve Hopkins master via JEMS

Taping Gear: Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD (recorded on two Maxell UD 90-minute tapes, Dolby B encode) Fourth Row Center

JEMS 2011 transfer: SH master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (Dolby B decode) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96) > Peak 6.0 with isotope Ozone > .wav (24/96) > resample via iZotope MBIT+ to .wav (16/44) > FLAC

01 Thunder Road
02 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
03 Spirit in the Night
04 Lost in the Flood
05 She’s the One
06 Born to Run
07 The E Street Shuffle (slight cut)
08 Growin’ Up
09 It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
10 Backstreets
11 Kitty’s Back
12 Jungleland
13 Rosalita
14 Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
15 Detroit Medley
16 Sandy
17 Party lights
18 Quarter to Three

Release Notes:

“JEMS is proud to partner once again with Boston taper Steve Hopkins to
release some of the essential Springsteen recordings he made between
1974 and 1977. Steve recorded Springsteen a total of nine times and he
has previously tormented three of those shows from his masters. Late
last year, JEMS released in the first of Steve’s remaining Bruce
masters, Providence, July 20, 1975.

This first of two nights at the Boston Music Hall finds Bruce and the
band newly returned from their brief European tour that included the
now legendary shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Bruce talks
about the trip in some detail during this outstanding show that is
packed with highlights. It opens with the slow “Thunder Road” that
features just Roy and Bruce, and cruises through 17 other songs
including “Lost in the Flood,” the first known recorded performance of
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and an ultra rare cover of Claudine
Clark’s 1962 hit “Party Lights.” For Hopkins though, the personal
highlight was “the epic, 18-minute ‘Kitty’s Back’ both this night and
the following.” Hard to argue with that.

As it was the first show back in the states after three weeks away,
the crowd is a mix of Boston fans and others who drove up from NY/NJ.
As a result, there’s plenty of audience response and chatter (I
especially like the guy who sarcastically tells the folks in front of
him “congratulations for standing up”), but nothing that detracts from
Hopkins’ excellent and complete recording, save for a short tape flip
inside “The E Street Shuffle.” Samples provided.

We hope you enjoy this second release from the Hopkins masters.”

See more details about this gig from Brucebase Wiki


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