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Ho-ho-ho! - The Christmastime extra-drop tradition continues...

...with the archival release of The Reunion Tour's first official U.S. show!

December 22, 2023

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and there is - yet again - an additional live archival release from at Christmastime! Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ - July 15, 1999 was the first official U.S. concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band on their Reunion Tour, after launching the tour with a European leg that began in Barcelona just over three months earlier. It marked their first official U.S. concert performance together in more than a decade. (They last performed together on United States soil at the final U.S. show of Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Tour, which occurred on Springsteen's 39th birthday: September 23, 1988.)

Once again, ace mixer-masterer Jon Altschiller and his team make you feel like you're in the arena (or back in the arena if you were lucky enough to be there) for Bruce and the band's triumphant return to their home-country and his home-state. “Good evening, New Jersey. We’re gonna bring it to you,” promises Springsteen, just before they launch into "My Love Will Not Let You Down." Also included in this very strong 26-song set are prime performances of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town," "Darlington County," "Where The Bands Are," "Streets Of Philadelphia," and "Backstreets," plus a rare "Stand On It" and the first U.S. arena performance of "Land Of Hope And Dreams."


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