https://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,29124/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-6-4-1981-Wembley-Arena-London-UK.html For all of your 1981 "Jackson Cage" and "Racing in the Street" needs.
I still can't hear the request for Jackson Cage, but damn I am glad it's there.
Archive Series pro-tip: Listen to "Racing in the Street" from Wembley 1981 and "Drift Away" from Meadowlands 1984 back-to-back. Bruce's bridging comment about Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "It Takes Two" ties it all together magically.
where is the Bruce discord?????
I need a link to your site!!! I need more insight into this historic release...My mind needs to wrap itself around this in some way. I love it so much, possibly my favorite archive release....I am currently re-reading the Clinton Heylin book called "E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Springsteen and the E Street band". He had access to the studio logs when he wrote the book, but what is more interesting is very critical of Bruce's mercurial approach to everything in regard to his creativity. I have a habit of looking at Bruce like he is some sort of God and it is interesting to look at a writer who sees him as human. Very interesting read this week while I listen to this......
What I can now say, after waiting since 2018 for this recording is that it is the most essential archive release so far for many reasons. It's obviously sad that the Vietnam veterans show will never be released like this. I am certain that they regret choosing not to record more of the River tour. But what makes this immense in my mind is that after the River tour began it evolved from the massive shows with so many songs to this more focused performance. It's like in the early part of the tour, he wanted to say so much, so all those songs had to be let in, and they played so fast. Later in the tour, when he arrived in Europe he had MORE to say, or more specifically, the River allowed him to look at larger systemic things that affected his family and those people around him. The miracle moment was when he decided to read the History of the United States and the psychic connection that happens to all future activists happened to him. We are connected to our past, and what happens in our country belongs to us. The idea that certain people's lives are expendable is an awful truth to understand, how many people do not get a fair shot. Understanding the history of the place you grew up helps make sense of what happened to him. After all most artists have a sense that what is happening isn't fair. One of the coolest things I know about Bruce is, that he would say What are you gonna do about it?? He wrote those songs and let in all the light and dark.
This music is incredible.
One of my favourite things about this release (And there's a bunch of 'em) has been the ongoing "Imagine if" thought of CW Post '75, Berkeley '78, this June 4th '81 show and Giants Stadium '85 being released after their respective tours ended.
Would have probably meant Live 75-85 wasn't released, but I reckon those four would've made for fans not needing another live concert release ever. From anyone.