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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 (Disc-2) CD Track Listing

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 (Disc-2) (2006)
Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 - Disc 2 of 2\nBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band\n\n2006 Columbia Records, Inc.\n\nOriginally Released February 28, 2006\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 is the disc for those fans who didn't want to pony up the big money for the 30th anniversary edition of Born to Run and its two DVDs. This is the soundtrack for one of them, the Hammersmith Odeon concert, from beginning to end captured in vibrant sound. This show has been revered by tape traders and bootleggers for decades and never has it been presented better, thanks to Bob Clearmountain's fantastic mix. What makes this show so historically important is that it was the first time the band was able to travel overseas to play. (They were barred from doing so in the United States because of a legal battle with Springsteen's former manager.) In any case, well in advance of the gig the notorious British music weeklies began to create a pick-and-pan hype to build and topple a potential new rock messiah as they did all the time. Or, as Springsteen in his liner notes writes, "...this week's Next...Big...Thing." The band was terrified yet geeked to play the hallowed hall. These guys were scared; it fueled the gig, and they pulled it off in spades. They have everything to prove, and plenty to stare down. (Hell, the media hype almost made them the standard-bearers for the entire history of American rock, whether they wanted to be or not -- and they may not have believed it themselves, but they played like they felt the responsibility for it, overtly referencing Sam Cooke, Isaac Hayes, and even Boyce & Hart by including pieces of their tunes in Springsteen originals, showing where it all came from. And then, by using a portion of Celtic soulman Van Morrison's "Moondance" -- who was taking his own bit from David "Fathead" Newman's read of his former boss Ray Charles -- in "Kitty's Back," they reveal clearly that the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who were nowhere to be found on this night.) Most of all, the E Street Band had the quivering guts and na

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  1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Kitty's Back (17:14)
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Jungleland (09:35)
  3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (09:51)
  4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (07:03)
  5. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Detroit Medley (07:02)
  6. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - For You (08:26)
  7. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Quarter To Three (06:44)


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