Out now is Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 — he latest release as part of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ongoing vintage concert series. The concert chronicles “The Boss’” first of 10 nights at New Jersey’s Brendan Byrne Arena during his triumphant Born In The U.S.A. tour. The official bootleg follows last month’s Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980 set, and the previous official vault concerts — Tower Theatre, Philadelphia 1975, and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio: August 9, 1978.
The Brendan Byrne concert was recorded live on August 5th, 1984 with the Record Plant Remote Truck by Toby Scott, assisted by David Bianco, and Jim Scott. Fans can download the set now via http://live.brucespringsteen.net, with CD versions of the concert beginning to ship on June 11th.
Bruce Springsteen has always had his pulse on the life of the common man and even after he attained wealth and fame, he never lost sight of what he believes is the real America. He never set out to be an example because he looks at his achievements as being based mainly on luck: “In my story I saw in certain places, y’know, ‘Local boy makes good,’ ‘This is the U.S.A. — anybody can do it’ — y’know, and that’s not true. Hey, hard work can get you someplace, of course it can. And if you’re one in a million, maybe y’know, for whatever reasons, you fall into fortune or you pursued it and it happened. But to generalize that story is where things go wrong. Y’know, hard work is not enough. You can ask all the unemployed steel workers.” ”
“Born to Run”
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