Venue: CENTRUM IN WORCESTER
Location: WORCESTER, MA
Source: Anonymous Collector’s Low Gen Tapes
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An anonymous collector contacted me and asked if I was interested in some low generation recordings they collected back
in the day. Of course the answer was yes. They have been out of the trading scene for a long time. In fact the recordings
were still stored at their parent’s house. These cassettes may in fact, have only been played twice. When they first
received them, they made a copy for trading and listening purposes and recently to share the recordings with us.
It’s interesting to ponder who was more nervous at the beginning of the Tunnel of Love tour. Bruce, the band or the fans?
Bruce threw everyone for a curve when he essentially recorded the album with minimal participation from the E Street Band.
One can imagine that fans were inquisitive to see what would be store on tour in support of an album that seemingly didn’t
really blend with Bruce’s previous output. Fans found out night one that gone were staples such as The Promised Land,
Jungleland, Badlands and Thunder Road.
Brucebase lists two separate recordings from this show. One of them would be the most well known from the Mark Persic
master tapes. I’m not sure if this is the other recording Brucebase lists or not. BB states that Persic recording is
superior to the other known recording. Upon close inspection, I would say that they are pretty close in terms of quality.
The second circulating tape may very well be from this recording. I would guess that these tapes are most likely first
generation. After speaking with resident Springsteen recording expert Mjk5510, it looks like there are two maybe
three other recordings from this night.
Thanks to the Anonymous Collector for sharing.
Hope you enjoy. Buckshot.
01)TUNNEL OF LOVE
03)ADAM RAISED A CAIN
05)ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW
13)BORN IN THE U.S.A.
14)TOUGHER THAN THE REST
15)SHE’S THE ONE
16)YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
17)I’M A COWARD
18)I’M ON FIRE
19)ONE STEP UP
20)PART MAN, PART MONKEY
21)WALK LIKE A MAN
22)DANCING IN THE DARK
23)LIGHT OF DAY
24)BORN TO RUN
27)CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
28)ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
29)DETROIT MEDLEY – I HEAR A TRAIN – SWEET SOUL MUSIC – SHAKE
Tape flip during Cover Me. patched with four seconds of Recorder One (Mark Persic Master-Heart Attack On The First Night-EV2).
Quick cut at the end of Born In The USA. Patched with 16 seconds of Recorder One.
Disortion at the beginning of Tougher Than the Rest.Patched with 10 seconds of Recorder One.
Tape flip between Walk Like A Man and Dancing In The Dark. Patched with four seconds of Recorder One.
Quick cut at the end of Light of Day. Patched with 16 secinds of Recorder One.
From Brucbase Wiki:
Live debuts of “Tunnel Of Love”, “All That Heaven Will Allow”, “Roulette”, “Spare Parts”, “I’m A Coward”, “One Step Up”, “Part Man, Part Monkey”, “Walk Like
A Man”, plus the first ever on-tour renditions of “Two Faces”, “Brilliant Disguise”, “Tougher Than The Rest”, and “Light Of Day”, along with “Be True”, which
has had only one other public outing before. Premiere of the alternative arrangement of “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”. This rockabilly style
arrangement was included on The Ties That Bind, the unreleased 1979 single album. “Spare Parts” include a highly personal and different introduction story
than on later shows – a must-hear. “Part Man, Part Monkey” includes “Love Is Strange” in the outro. “Walk Like A Man” includes a beautiful instrumental intro,
played only once more, two shows later. “Born To Run” is solo acoustic. “Roulette” and “Cover Me” in the soundcheck are just the instrumental intros, rehearsed
a few times each; the first “Part Man, Part Monkey” is just the ending, with the “Love Is Strange” snippet, while the second, full version also includes “Love
Is Strange”. The final “Walk Like A Man” in the soundcheck is just the intro.
Audience tape and partial DVD. Available on CDR ‘Worcester 88’ . A new version from Mark Persic’s master recording is now circulating with slightly better sound
that on previous recordings of this show. This release includes the complete show unlike the ‘First Date’ boot – ‘Heart Attack On The First Night’ (Ev2). Some
pro-shot footage (mostly short snippets, but also including a near-complete “Brilliant Disguise”) supposedly shot by a local TV news crew is circulating among
collectors. Second half of the show is also filmed from the audience. Soundboard recording of the soundcheck circulates.