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Bound For Glory: The Rare 1973 Broadcasts [Live]

Bruce Springsteen Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Left Field Media
  • ASIN: B005SDDB9Q
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,806 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Satin Doll (Live On Wbcn-FM 9th Jan 1973) 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bishop Danced (Live On Wbcn-FM 9th Jan 1973) 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Circus Song (Live On Wbcn-FM 9th Jan 1973) 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Song To Orphans (Live On Wbcn-FM 9th Jan 1973) 9:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (Live On Wbcn-FM 9th Jan 1973) 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. New York City Song (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 7:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Circus Song (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Spirit In The Night (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 5:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 6:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hey Santa Ana (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 8:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tokyo (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973) 7:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Thundercrack (Live On Wmmr-FM At The Main Point 24th April 1973)10:59Album Only

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By mid 1972 the rock landscape was looking decidedly dull. The search for a new Beatles or a new Dylan to re-unite the Woodstock generation and their younger siblings had come to nothing and the natives were getting restless. So when word began to filter through of new-kid-on-the-block Bruce Springsteen breaking out of home city Asbury Park, New Jersey, and playing shows nationwide that reconfirmed audiences faith in the redemptive power of rock n roll, hope began to restore. Bruce had signed a recording deal with Columbia in mid-72 and had been working on his debut record since. Greetings From Asbury Park saw the light of day in early 73, and within the week Springsteen, with a little help from three of the soon to be named East Street Band, were performing their first ever radio broadcast, aired on Boston s WBCN FM. A quite remarkable performance ensued with Bruce and the boys in excellent humour and fine form as they played a terrific set, although remarkably including just one cut from Greetings. The show was an intimate affair without an audience but gave listeners their first glimpse into Springsteen s infectious personality, enormous enthusiasm and unique sense of humour. It also drove home the message that here was an artist who could prove to be the new messiah, with songs that quite beggared belief. The second show featured on this disc is Bruce s very first broadcast from the Main Point venue in Bryn Mawr, just outside Philadelphia - the venue at which Bruce s most prestigious and highly regarded broadcast was made, the astonishing 1975 gig that has also recently been released. This April 1973 set differs widely from the January 73 show as the full band (drummer Vini Lopez joins proceedings) rock out, and comparisons with the largely acoustic Boston broadcast remain fascinating. That was pretty good, Bruce is heard to mutter as the final track of this broadcast draws to a close - providing the perfect understatement for the burgeoning talent heard maturing in these two broadcasts, and equally for the shows themselves, as just one listen to this remarkable CD will testify.

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before the Boss 12 Nov 2011
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A recording taken from two radio shows in early 73, one in the studio and the other from a gig. In the first Springsteen is actually interviewed and presents the band individually.The recording was actually his first time on radio and Springsteen is clearly nervous. The songs pre date Greetings and as such are indicative of the softer more folky Springsteen. Most feature just Bruce and guitar. Circus Story and Song for Orphans are particularly good. Does this Bus Stop at 42nd Street features the Band, Danny Federici, Clarence and Gary Tallent, .with a spoken intro by Bruce. The recordings are intimate and interesting. The next set of tracks are from a live gig at , the Main Point. New York Song is a rare recording, Circus Story reappears but has the addition of an intro by Danny. Spirit in the Night is probably the best known song here and still appears as a staple at any E-Street Band concert. A much broader Does this Bus makes an appearance and we see the beginings of the true E Street sound. Next up are two rare recordings of Santa Ana and Tokyo. This last track is excellent and highlights Clarence's influence on the sound. The set closes with Thundercrack and it is suitably loose and features some excellent work from Danny. In fact the second half of the album is very much dominated by both of the fallen members of the E Street Band and is a clear pointer of things to come.

I didn't really know what to expect from this release and it certainly isn't for newbies to E Street, but for existing fans there is a lot to be gleaned and enjoyed.

These are not bootleg releases either. Because of a legal loophole live recordings over 25 years old can be released without the artists permission.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bound for Glory CD 9 Dec 2011
By duck
Format:Audio CD
This CD brilliantly captures early Bruce Springsteen.
It's long before "Born in the USA" and completely different.
Far more folky and soulful. And heartfelt.
As the inlay info reminds us, there was a tangible void in rock music at the time but nature abhors a vacuum and along came Bruce.
"Song for Orphans" is a real treat and more familiar tracks like "Spirit in the Night" are given a fresh take.
Given the age and source of the recordings the quality is excellent.
This is not a CBS release but Left Field Media have put together a professional package and anyone who likes Springsteen's early work will want this to sit alongside "Greetings...." and "The Wild...."
Incidentally, in light of recent sad events,the picture on the back is really poignant.
Clarence Clemons looks about 19 !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Greatness 8 Dec 2011
By Nadou
Format:Audio CD
Most releases of very early material by a major artist are often of no more than historical interest or significance. This cd of two radio broadcasts of Springsteen from 1973 around the time of the release of his first album is certainly of historical interest but it is so much more. The stripped down sound, sometimes mostly acoustic, allows you to concentrate on the terrific lyrics that The Boss was writing at the time. Torrents of playful, funny, poignant and tender words were pouring out of him and it's fun to spot how many lines would be worked into later songs, and also to appreciate how various songs evolved from the embryonic state they are in here. It's also a chance to relish those songs that never saw the light of day on official recordings - and you often wonder why they didn't make the cut, so good are they. The other thing that is made clear because of the focus on the voice on these recordings is just how great Bruces's vocals are. And then when the band does get let loose, they really explode, especially on the closer, 'Thundercrack'. At that point you really can see that they were Bound For Glory
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Before The Future of Rock n Roll 21 Dec 2011
By Floater
Format:Audio CD
In 1973, the year before Bruce Springsteen was tagged "The Future of Rock n Roll", he released "Greetings from Asbury Park" and "The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle". Sandwiched between the two releases were two seminal radio broadcasts now officially available for the first time on CD. Tracks 1-5 capture his first radio interview interspersed with live songs, tracks 6 -12 capture the exuberance of a great concert from The Main Point, a coffee house venue in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia.

As a talented apprentice, absorbing influences and learning his craft, "Bound For Glory" is an appropriate title for the Guthrie loving future "Boss". The songs and performances capture the essence of that transition perfectly.

These are the days before the E-Street Band. But they're there. Bruce nervously introduces Clarence, Garry Tallent and Danny Federici as family members. Let's face it, The E-Street Band are his professional family with all the love, additions and loss that a family has.

"Circus Story" AKA Wild Billy's Circus Story which appears both the studio interview and the live concert are highlights. Recently performed, by request on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle" TV show,the song stands the test of time.

If Springsteen to you is "The Boss" and you know the "greatest hits", but want to find out more, this CD will be a great complement to your deep dive. If you're a true fan,"Bound For Glory" is an absolute essential. It will inform and delight in equal measure. If you've got tickets for next summer's shows, this is worth purchasing to acquire some historical perspective of what it was like before it all got so out of hand. FIVE STARS
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BOSS AT HIS BEST
I bought this for my husband as he loves Bruce Springsteen. He has played this over and over and I never get tired of listening to it!
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. D. L. Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars A great early bruce recording
I enjoy Bruce's early recordings the best when he was at his most folky, but still with some power. Well worth buying if you want to get the feel of his early performances
Published 6 months ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Another Boss bootleg that is in great sound quality and will never be released officially. A must for Springsteen fans.
Published 9 months ago by Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars The Boss
Favorit Artist.
A must have for fans.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the greatest artist therer is.
A godd album
Published 16 months ago by Jan Atle Steinsland
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Bought for my partner, an avid Bruce fan. She is highly delighted with all the early material on this CD.
Published 17 months ago by Ian Worth
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Have almost all of BS albums,and am a big fan. I suppose for a collector this is a must, but I found it very hard to listen to, after one play, now deleted it from my ipod, not... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2012 by Dolly
5.0 out of 5 stars magic of the boss
Bruce is a brilliant artist and you cannot go wrong if you are a springsteen fan,
pure magic of the boss
Published on 27 Feb 2012 by Mr. W. Low
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...
Wonderful to have Song to Orphans, Tokyo etc. available at last on a (sort of) official release. But beware - the sound quality is poor throughout, and the performances on the... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2011 by G. Johnes
2.0 out of 5 stars Inglorious
When I heard that this new collection Bruce Springsteen live tracks was from the people who brought out Main Point 1975, I thought great. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2011 by The Outsider
3.0 out of 5 stars Faulty discs?
I already own both the shows on this set on bootleg but decided to plump for this release after being impressed with the same company's Bob Dylan discs and the recent release of... Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2011 by W. J. Robertson
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