Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live In New York City is the name of a concert film done by HBO, featuring the first ever major televised Bruce Springsteen concert. It was later released on DVD with 11 extra songs not televised, and as a CD of the same name.

All of these forms document Springsteen and the E Street Band's highly successful 1999-2000 Reunion Tour, their first concert tour together in 11 years.

Film[edit]

Running 90 minutes, the film was recorded at concerts on June 29 and July 1, 2000. These were the final two shows in the Band's ten-show tour-ending run at Madison Square Garden in New York City. HBO received six Emmy Award nominations (including "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special") and won two Awards for the film.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "My Love Will Not Let You Down"
  2. "Prove It All Night"
  3. "Two Hearts"
  4. "Atlantic City"
  5. "Mansion on the Hill"
  6. "The River"
  7. "Youngstown"
  8. "Murder Incorporated"
  9. "Badlands"
  10. "Out in the Street"
  11. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
  12. "Born to Run"
  13. "Land of Hope and Dreams"
  14. "American Skin (41 Shots)"

"Born to Run" was a late addition to the special. As a result of this, there is a crossfade into and out of the song on the film and DVD and there is a complete fade-out before it on the CD. Also, its placement on the CD (at the end of the first disc, before "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out") was a result of this late decision. It is not listed as a track on the back of some pressings of the CD, but is on all pressings of the DVD.

Springsteen debuted many new songs over the final leg of the tour, and two were included on this special:

Also, many songs on the tour were performed with significant differences from their recorded versions. The songs on this special like that were:

  • "Two Hearts" included a short cover of Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two"
  • "Atlantic City" and "Youngstown," from two of Springsteen's solo folk albums, were performed as rock songs, with the full band powerfully backing Springsteen.
  • "Mansion on the Hill," another folk song, was also performed with the entire band, but much mellower and softer than the other two.
  • "The River" was performed not on guitar, but as an extended saxophone and piano ballad.
  • "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" was extended to include the band introductions, as well one of Springsteen's legendary monologues and a short cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River", a portion of "It's All Right" written by Curtis Mayfield and a short version of his own "Red Headed Woman" during Patti Scialfa's intro, afterwards performing a verse from one of her own songs ("Rumble Doll") with the band.

DVD[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Contains the entire HBO special, plus credits, a photo gallery, and New York City Serenade: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band with Bob Costas, a 15-minute special interview with Bob Costas.

  1. "My Love Will Not Let You Down"
  2. "Prove It All Night"
  3. "Two Hearts"
  4. "Atlantic City"
  5. "Mansion on the Hill"
  6. "The River"
  7. "Youngstown"
  8. "Murder Incorporated"
  9. "Badlands"
  10. "Out in the Street"
  11. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
  12. "Born to Run"
  13. "Land of Hope and Dreams"
  14. "American Skin (41 Shots)"

Disc two[edit]

Contains the following previously unseen performances:

  1. "Backstreets"
  2. "Don't Look Back"
  3. "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
  4. "Lost in the Flood"
  5. "Born in the U.S.A."
  6. "Jungleland"
  7. "Light of Day"
  8. "The Promise"
  9. "Thunder Road"
  10. "Ramrod"
  11. "If I Should Fall Behind"

In audio only, under the end credits:

"The E Street Shuffle"

Limited Edition Bonus CD[edit]

  1. "My Hometown"
  2. "This Hard Land"

Again, some of the songs were performed with significant alterations from their recorded versions.

Also noteworthy is that this performance of "Lost in the Flood" was the first performance of that song since 1978.

CD[edit]

Live in New York City
Live album by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded June 29 July 1, 2000
Genre Rock
Label Sony Records
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band chronology
18 Tracks
(1999)
Live in New York City
(2001)
The Rising
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Link 3/5 stars

Released on March 27, 2001, the album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Internet Album Charts. The album was later re-released on SACD with a 5.1-surround multichannel mix; the SACD running order is identical to that of the CD release.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "My Love Will Not Let You Down"
  2. "Prove It All Night"
  3. "Two Hearts"
  4. "Atlantic City"
  5. "Mansion on the Hill"
  6. "The River"
  7. "Youngstown"
  8. "Murder Incorporated"
  9. "Badlands"
  10. "Out in the Street"
  11. "Born to Run" (bonus track, not listed on sleeve)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
  2. "Land of Hope and Dreams"
  3. "American Skin (41 Shots)"
  4. "Lost in the Flood"
  5. "Born in the U.S.A."
  6. "Don't Look Back"
  7. "Jungleland"
  8. "Ramrod"
  9. "If I Should Fall Behind"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 30
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 38
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 19
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[7] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 31
European Albums (Music & Media)[9] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 20
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 10
German Albums (Media Control)[12] 9
Irish Albums (IRMA)[13] 22
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[15] 3
Spanish Albums (Billboard)[16] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 12
US Billboard 200[20] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[21]
DVD
Gold 10,000*
Germany (BVMI)[22]
DVD
Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23]
CD
Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[24]
CD
Platinum 500,000^
United States (RIAA)[25]
DVD
3× Platinum 150,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (April 28, 2001). "Hits of the World: Eurochart". Billboard 113 (17): 61. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
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  16. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (April 28, 2001). "Hits of the World: Spain". Billboard 113 (17): 61. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Live in New York City". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
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  22. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bruce Springsteen; 'Live in New York City')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Bruce Springsteen – Live in New York City". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 16, 2013.  Enter Live in New York City in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
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