Friday, May 17, 2013

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 1978-12-15 - San Francisco, CA

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
December 15, 1978
Winterland, San Francisco, CA
'Winterland Night' (Crystal Cat) 3 CD

FM Broadcast (KSAN-FM) recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Artwork included

Here's another all-time classic live bootleg from Springsteen and The E Street Band, this one considered one of the best overall quality performances and recordings from the legendary 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour. Whereas the previous Born to Run Tour established Springsteen as one of the top live acts, the Darkness tour blew everything else away, delivering some of his best performances and most legendary full-length concerts, and making him the 'must-see' live act of his generation. This is the highly regarded '1978 Winterland' show, a monster, killer, 3-1/2 hour show and performance. Here's the notes that were included with the download:
" “Tonight you’re gonna hear the concert of your life”, the guy of KSAN states to his listeners at the beginning of disc 1. That says it all! This boot offers great, fantastic, energetic rock ‘n roll. Sound is excellent, performance is excellent and the overall quality is very good." So, once again, here's the Boss, cranking it up to 11, in what many consider his very best tour.

Disc 1: (76:50)
1. "Intro" (0:59)
2. Badlands (4:35)
3. Streets Of Fire (4:59)
4. Spirit In The Night (6:25)
5. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (4:19)
6. Factory (3:27)
7. The Promised Land (5:11)
8. Prove It All Night (11:15)
9. Racing In The Street (8:44)
10. Thunder Road (5:21)
11. Jungleland (9:21)
12. The Ties That Bind (3:18)

Disc 2: (77:01)
1. "Intro" (4:20)
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (3:42)
3. The Fever (7:35)
4. Fire (2:59)
5. Candy's Room (3:02)
6. Because The Night (7:06)
7. Point Blank (8:06)
8. Mona / Preacher's Daughter (3:39)
9. She's The One (8:35)
10. Backstreets (11:40)
11. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (10:18)

Disc 3: (77:39)
1. "Intro" (0:31)
2. Born To Run (4:20)
3. Devil With The Blue Dress On (1:19)
4. Good Golly Miss Molly (0:41)
5. C.C. Rider (1:13)
6. Jenny Take A Ride (2:51)
7. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (3:53)
8. Raise Your Hand (4:24)
9. Quarter To Three (8:50)
Bonus tracks
10. Growin' Up* (8:42)
11. The Promise* (6:12)
12. I Fought The Law* (2:11)
13. Heartbreak Hotel** (2:08)
14. Lost In The Flood** (5:58)
15. Adam Raised A Cain** (5:04)
16. Chimes Of Freedom** (5:21)
* Tracks 10-12 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA 06/25/78
** Tracks 13-16 Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI 09/01/78

New! Links Updated 07/22/16)
CD1 - Bruce Springsteen - 1978-12-15 - Winterland_SF_CD1
CD2 - Bruce Springsteen - 1978-12-15 - Winterland_SF_CD2
CD3 - Bruce Springsteen - 1978-12-15 - Winterland_SF_CD3

mp3 - Bruce Springsteen - 1978-12-15 - Winterland_SF_mp3


Narrow Dog said...

A great show, sound is good just sit back and and enjoy.

Unknown said...

Thanks again for a great boot.
I'm really digging this series of classic shows because there is so much material out there and I get the benefit of your experience.

Chico53 said...

Firefox don't allow me to download the file from perhaps the file is too much large. There is some other way for downloading?

Ace F'really said...

Hi BBKron
re: "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 1978-12-15 - San Francisco, CA"
Superb blog, thank you! Just trying this link today, and have come up with a link error. Is it possible to repair link or direct me to somewhere else? I'm really keen to hear this gig.
Thanks again in advance,
Sydney, Australia

BBKron said...


Links updated. Enjoy! I try to keep these updated as much as possible, but this one slipped by. Thanks for the heads up.