Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bruce Springsteen 1988-04-22 Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, California

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles, California
April 22, 1988
(Recorder 2 - 1st Generation)

Transfer: 1980's tape trade (1st Generation) > Nakamichic DR-1 (azimuth adjusted) > MacBook Pro > Audacity 1.2.5 > Peak Pro XT (pitch correction / subtle tweak / edit / patch / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Tunnel Of Love
02 Be True
03 Adam Raised A Cain
04 Two Faces
05 All That Heaven Will Allow
06 Seeds
07 Roulette
08 Cover Me
09 Brilliant Disguise
10 Spare Parts
11 War
12 Born In The U.S.A.
13 Tougher Than The Rest
14 I Ain't Got You > She's The One
15 You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
16 I'm A Coward
17 I'm On Fire
18 One Step Up
19 Part Man Part Monkey
20 Walk Like A Man
21 Dancing In The Dark
22 Light Of Day
23 Born To Run
24 Hungry Heart
25 Glory Days
26 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
27 Detroit Medley
28 Sweet Soul Music
29 Raise Your Hand

Known issues:
Cover Me: start cut (on both recorders)
Tougher Than The Rest: 12 seconds at start patched with recorder 1
Part Man Part Monkey: start cut (on both recorders)
Hungry Heart: last 6 seconds patched with recorder 1
Glory Days: 12 seconds at start patched with recorder 1

Recorder 1: "First Tunnel Of Love Night In LA" CDR
Recorder 2: 1st Generation tape transfer (mjk5510)

As a whole,The Tunnel of Love tour generally won't find itself at the top of most fans tour lists generally landing only above the "other band" tour due to the lack of variety (yeah we're all spoiled).

As I've been working on a number of  alternate recorders, I have a new found respect for the tour. Though the core show varied little from night to night, as a stand alone show the setlist and flow are very satisfying. At a time when one relationship was crumbling and another one beginning, we are treated to some of Bruce's most beautiful songs (I for one have no issues with "One Step Up" being played at every show).

After a slightly ragged start to the tour, two months in we get an excellent five night stand in LA.
The opening night was a high energy affair with Bruce and band tightly focused.

Features the last "Detroit Medley" of the tour.

Download includes artwork and an updated "Multiple Recorder Project" spreadsheet now at 96 shows with 232 recorders.



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