Friday, December 18, 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Live Christmas Compilations

Bruce Springsteen
Santa Boss is Coming to Town
Live Christmas Compilation (various dates and venues)
The SPL Collection Vol. 6. Santa Boss Is Coming To Town
Very good recording, mostly soundboard
mp3 @ 192

I usually don't post Springsteen shows, not because I have anything against the Boss (actually I am a big Fan), but because there are so many other places and sites devoted to Springsteen (and that do a much better job than I could), there just isn't any reason. However, for these Christmas collections, which I haven't seen posted at very many other sites, it just seemed to be the right thing to do. I really wanted to post something Christmas related, and these are just seemed the most appropriate Holiday themed boots around. So, here are a couple of 1-disc Christmas compilations that are just the thing for the holiday season. As most everyone knows, over the years, Springsteen has been known to put on some big Holiday Extravaganza shows (mostly from his hometown of Asbury Park), complete with guest stars and special holiday songs. These are two different collections of some of the highlights from these shows. Although they both contain many of the same Christmas songs, they are all from different shows, thus every song is at least somewhat different from every other. The first collection (Santa Boss) compiles all of the different Christmas-themed songs from over the years, while the second (Merry Christmas from Asbury Park) tries to capture the feel of the Holiday shows, just in a much-shortened format, thus including Springsteen classics along with the Holiday fare. Both are very good. Hope you enjoy them and have a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season.

Tracklist
01. Jingle Bells (0:51) Christmas Holiday Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 18/12/00
02. Blue Christmas (5:01) Christmas Holiday Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 18/12/00
03. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (8:11) Winterland Night Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 15/12/78
04. Merry Christmas Baby (4:45) Nassau Night Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 31/12/80
05. The Wish (7:26) Freehold Night St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold, NJ 08/11/96
06. Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love (6:26) Sydney Night Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia 12/02/97
07. Run Run Rudolph (4:05) Christmas Holiday Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 18/12/00
08. Deck The Halls (0:35) Jingle Bell Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 07/12/01
09. Jingle Bell Rock (3:38) Jingle Bell Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 07/12/01
10. Christmas Baby Please Come Home (3:34) Jingle Bell Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 07/12/01
11. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (7:00) Christmas Holiday Night Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 18/12/00

Bruce Springsteen
Merry Christmas From Asbury Park
Live Christmas Compilation (various dates and venues)
Very good recording, mostly soundboard.
mp3 @ 192

Compiler's notes: “My goal was to create a one-disc sampler of the best tracks from the Asbury Park Convention Hall holiday shows - structured loosely along the lines of a typical show. I tried to include a good mix of Christmas favorites and essential Springsteen tracks.”

I picked this up from BigO Worldwide, so thanks to everyone wjho made these available.

Track 01. Deck The Halls (12/08/01) (894k)
Track 02. Incident On 57th Street (12/08/01) (12.6MB)
Track 03. Blue Christmas (12/17/00) (5.9MB)
Track 04. Christmas Day (12/06/01) (9.0MB)
Track 05. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) (12-08-03) (6.1MB)
Track 06. Shine Silently (12/17/00) (8.9MB)
Track 07. The Wish (12-08-03) (7.7MB)
Track 08. Kitty’s Back (12/17/00) (14.3MB)
Track 09. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (12/06/01) (4.6MB)
Track 10. My City Of Ruins (12/17/00) (8.7MB)
Track 11. I Don’t Want To Go Home (12/17/00) (5.4MB)
Track 12. Rosalita (12/17/00) (10.3MB) (10.3MB)
Track 13. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (12/17/00) (7.9MB)
Track 14. WMMR Christmas Message (831k)

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Wishing everyone the Happiest of Holiday Seasons, Merry Christmas to All.

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