Some of the discussion on the thread for the new Archive release inspired me to start this... it may die a quick death, who knows, but I thought it worth separating from other Archive Series discussions.
What are some of your favourite song sequences from the live Archive series shows? Let's keep it to officially released Archive stuff as opposed to bootlegs etc. Anything from a two song sequence to a multi song run. It could just be two or more great song performances linked from a particular show, or a sequence that really works narratively.
To get the ball rolling...
Jack Of All Trades -> Downbound Train (this is what set me off on this idea). From Helsinki 2012. Masterwerk of thematic setlist construction pairing these two, and performances of both songs are tremendous to boot.
The Leeds 2013 "sign collection" wildcard sequence. Local Hero / Gotta Get That Feeling / Bad Moon Rising / Thundercrack. Just amazing performances of all four songs, engaging between song banter, just a segment that captures for me the fun of a top Bruce performance.
Spare Parts / War / BITUSA. Could be pretty much any TOL show, but my favourite is the MSG release. The TOL tour BITUSA performances are for mine the gold standard for full E Street band versions, but somehow listening to that three song sequence together makes the eventual BITUSA even more powerful in context. Bruce's genius as not just a performer but as a master sequencer of a set list has never been better presented.
Who'll Stop The Rain / Rocky Ground (Fenway 2012). What, The. Actual. Fuck. Just when I was seeking one of those mind blowing moments that just makes me want to climb on my roof and shout my Bruce love to the universe, the Archive series delivers again.
The entire Stockholm 88 encore. This is just mind blowingly awesome. And it feels like it will never end. He's heading off after Raise Your Hand, surely he's done... hell no, here's a loose as a goose Quarter To Three. Done now? Nah, how about some Twist And Shout. Starting with acoustic BTR, stopping at a unique horns driven Caddy Ranch, the best full band Bobby Jean I've ever heard... just nugget after top shelf nugget.
I could go on, but I want to hear from the rest of you...