Bruce Springsteen Shares ‘Greenvale NY 1975’ Live Archival Concert Recording

Bruce Springsteen released a live archival recording of an E Street Band concert from C.W. Post College in Greenvale, New York on December 12, 1975. The show, which is available to download via nugs.net, is previewed with audio of “For You.”

1975 was a big year for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. They released their landmark album Born To Run in August of that year before playing internationally in Canada and Europe as well as hitting major U.S. markets like Los Angeles, Boston and Philadelphia. But Bruce and the band — guitarist Stevie Van Zandt, drummer Max Weinberg, organist Danny Federici, pianist Roy Bittan, bassist Garry Tallent and saxophonist Clarence Clemons — also did a run of universities late in the year of which the aforementioned gem of show from C.W Post College on Long Island was captured for posterity.

“…the C.W. Post performance stands out,” Erik Flannigan wrote in his essay on the show, “somehow marvelously loose and inch-perfect tight at the same time. Tempos are zooming, the mood is celebratory, and if London and Los Angeles were about winning over new fans, C.W. Post aims to blow away the hardcores.”

The 24-track, Plangent-Processed analog recording, freshly remixed by Jon Altschiller, features crystal clear renditions of Bruce classics like “Thunder Road,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born To Run,” “Backstreets” and “Jungleland” as well as an impromptu debut of The Animals’ “It’s My Life” and a nearly 15-minute “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” to close out the main set. The Boss opened the encore with “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” and the show-ending excursion from the December concert naturally featured a “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” The aforementioned solo piano “For You” — originally appearing on Bruce’s 1972 debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. — also came during the five-song encore.

Listen to “For You” below:

Setlist

Bruce Springsteen at Dome Auditorium, C.W. Post College

  • Thunder Road  
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  • Spirit in the Night
  • Lost in the Flood
  • She’s the One
  • Born to Run
  • It’s My Life  
  • It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • Backstreets
  • Kitty’s Back
  • Jungleland
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)  
Encore
  • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  
  • Detroit Medley
  • For You  
  • Sha La La  
  • Quarter to Three