Out now is Live Series: Songs Of Summer, Bruce Springsteen's sixth “greatest hits” collection from his officially sanctioned archival live bootleg series. The new 14-track compilation, features the E Street Band over the years tackling such Springsteen summer standards and rarities as “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Racing In The Street,” “Spirit In The Night,” “It's A Hard To Be A Saint In The City,” “Frankie,” “Seaside Bar Song,” “The Fever,” “Jungleland,” and more.
The new Songs Of Summer follows the recent Live Series sets Songs Under Cover, Songs Of The Road, Songs Of Friendship, Songs Of Hope, Songs Of Love, and Songs From Around The World. The collections are the joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen's Sony label and Nugs.net, which produces and distributes his monthly archival sets.
Steve Van Zandt explained why the E Street Band is able to serve Bruce Springsteen's music in a way no other group of musicians could: “He picked guys that could handle a wide variety of things and could basically follow orders. We had a really fast, 'know, ability to learn. Every one of us — there was a lot of spontaneity goin' on in the show. A lot. We, we gotta move like one thing, one entity, y'know, no matter what move he makes. Y'know, he never does a song the same way twice.”
Bruce Springsteen maintains that each and every concert has its own indelible fingerprint: “The inner-dynamics of it are very unusual, if done with a certain state of mind, y'know? It's like, it's new every night. It's hard to explain, but it really comes to life uniquely on a nightly basis. There's no two nights that were ever the same.”
The tracklisting to Live Series: Songs Of Summer is:
“Born To Run” – The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA – 10/18/75 “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” – Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ – 09/19/78 “The Fever” – Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA – 12/15/78 “Thunder Road” – Wembley Arena, London, UK – 6/5/81 “Spirit In The Night” – Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ – 8/20/84 “Out In The Street” – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA – 9/2/78 “Blinded By The Light” – Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ – 11/24/96 “Waitin’ On A Sunny Day” – Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland – 6/16/03) “Racing In The Street” – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI – 8/3/05 “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” – TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA – 11/19/07 “Seaside Bar Song” – Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA – 4/12/14 “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City” – Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, IE – 5/27/16 “Frankie” – CASA Arena, Horsens, Denmark – 7/20/16 “Jungleland” – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – 8/30/16
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