RNR News and Notes

In September of 1999, Bruce Springsteen celebrated his 50th birthday week by performing six nights of shows at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex with his E Street Band.  The shows were all special in their own way - with the band playing rarely performed live tracks like like “The Fever,” “Blinded by the Light” and “Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?” 

 

But the show that fans (especially hardcore bootleg collectors) laud the most - was the final show of the stint - September 25th, 1999.  And it has finally been made available for (legal and high quality) download via Bruce's monthly concert download series

 

The site notes

A memorable six-night stand in the City of Brotherly Love ends on a high note with some old friends on Philadelphia '99. The 22-song set begins in jaw-dropping fashion with the long-awaited return of “Incident On 57th Street,” last played in December 1980, and features the first Reunion tour performances of “Point Blank,” “Sherry Darling” “Streets of Philadelphia,” “Jungleland” and “Raise Your Hand” to appear in the Archive Series. Philadelphia ’99 also includes one of only five stagings of the epic “New York City Serenade” circa 1999-2000 following a 24-year hiatus.

 

Below is an excerpt from the show, appropriately the song Streets of Philadelphia, which Bruce has only performed eight times since that night.  

 

 

 

The show is available for download HERE at Live Bruce Springsteen 

 

Show setlist and credits: 

 

  • Bruce Springsteen - Lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan - Piano, keyboards
  • Clarence Clemons - Tenor and baritone saxophones, percussion, backing vocal
  • Danny Federici - Organ, keyboards 
  • Nils Lofgren - Guitar, pedal steel, backing vocal
  • Patti Scialfa - Guitar, percussion, backing vocal
  • Garry Tallent - Bass
  • Stevie Van Zandt - Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocal
  • Max Weinberg - Drums
  • Recorded by Toby Scott and Ross Petersen
  • Mixed by Jon Altschiller from multi-track digital masters; Additional engineering by Danielle Warman
  • Mastered by Jon Altschiller
  • Post Production by Brad Serling and Micah Gordon
  • Art Design by Michelle Holme; Cover Photo by Danny Clinch
  • Tour Director: George Travis
  • Jon Landau Management: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile, Alison Oscar
  • HD Files are 24 bit / 44.1 kHz; DSD files are DSD64