It's not surprising there are so many live bootlegs of Bruce Springsteen to be found, the guys been a prolific tourer across four decades now, so it's nice to come across one that's a little bit different.
This is the second half of a benefit concert for the Rumson Country Day School (RCDS) that Bruce Springsteen had performed at every year between 2002 and 2006 (during April-May).
On this occasion he is playing alongside past and present members of The Asbury Dukes, and is joined on several numbers by Southside Johnny.
This is from the 2005 benefit, and in someways sounds like you have gate crashed someones private party, the interaction with the audience is intimate and spontaneous, the music superb.
Performing on the 10th April 2005, at The Stone Pony, New Jersey, this is Bruce Springsteen and friends.
Source: Soundboard recording.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @224kbps.
Genre: Rock, Folk, Blues Rock, Heartland rock.
Set: Second part of concert.
1. The Fever (with Southside Johnny)
2. I Don't Wanna Go Home (with Southside Johnny)
3. Toast to Mr. Goode
4. Darlington County
5. Seaside Bar Song
6. Bad Moon Risin'
7. Stand On It
8. Shake (with Southside Johnny)
10. If I Should Fall Behind
11. 10th Avenue Freezeout
12. Joining the band
13. Twist and Shout - with Southside Johnny and a cast of many.
The first half as I understand was as follows, Wipeout, The Wanderer (intro only), 634-5789, Talk To Me (with Southside), Seven Nights To Rock, Two Hearts, Spirit In The Night, Rendezvous, All That Heaven Will Allow, Tell Him, Son Of A Preacher Man, Boy From New York City, Further On Up The Road, and Waiting On A Sunny Day. (If you have a copy of the first half, feel free to share it, through The Beehive).
Band Line Up:
Bruce Springsteen, Bobby Bandiera, Joey Stann , Muddy Shews, Joe Belia, Kevin Kavanaugh, Ed Manion and Chris Anderson. (Guests include Southside Johnny).
Links: Official site HERE. Stone Pony Club HERE.
Comments: The Stone Pony venue is on Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey (USA).
The Stone Pony continues to attract top musical artists from across the world while also showcasing up and coming local acts.
Bruce Springsteen still drops by occasionally to jam with a headliner, as he did on May 17, 2008 with former Social Distortion guitarist Mike Ness.
The Stone Pony also hosts the annual Asbury Music Awards, a ceremony and stage show that features a continuous set of local recording artists representing the area's best talents in several genres.
According to the vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Robert Santelli, "the club has already earned its place in history as one of rock 'n' rolls great venues. Most rock critics and historians that I come in contact with on a regular basis feel that The Stone Pony is one of the greatest rock clubs of all time."
Reloaded - 29/May/2015 - download link in comments.
Purchase: MP3's (DRM free) through Amazon.co.uk - Bruce Springsteen Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes