Springsteen Releases Live Album For Fans

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Bruce Springsteen delivered a Christmas present to his fans on December 23 when he officially released the November 22, 2009 show at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. – the last E Street Band performance featuring saxophonist Clarence Clemons.

According to Classic Rock, The three-hour-and-25-minute set was the final date of the Working On A Dream tour which began on September 20 stop in Chicago. The show featured the full album performance of Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

The show consists of a 28 song set plus a 7-song encore! The E Street Band consisted of: Roy Bittan – Piano, electric keyboards; Clarence Clemons – Saxophones, percussion, vocal; Charlie Giordano – Organ, electric keyboards; Nils Lofgren – Electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel, vocal; Garry Tallent – Bass; Soozie Tyrell – Acoustic guitar, violin, percussion, vocal; Stevie Van Zandt – Electric guitars, mandolin, vocal; Max Weinberg – Drums; Curtis King – background vocals and tambourine; Cindy Mizelle – background vocals and tambourine and Curt Ramm – trumpet.

Springsteen dedicated the performance to his former manager Mike Appel, who was in attendance, and added: “This was the miracle,” he said during the show. “This was the record that took us from way below zero to … one.”

Clemons died on June 18, 2011 after having suffered a stroke.

The concert is available for purchase from the Live Music section of Springsteen’s website.

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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