Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1980-12-31 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1980-12-31 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time ~ 03:47:40 minutes | 9.57 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, December 31, 1980 with Record Plant Remote by Toby Scott, assisted by David Bianco, Jim Scott

Official live download, soundboard and audience recordings. In March 2015 this show was the fourth in a series of archive shows to be officially released and made available for purchase and download at The recording was mixed from the multitrack reels in March 2015 at Thrill Hill by Toby Scott, assisted by Rob Lebret and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering. It is available for download in various formats including 24 bit 192kHz high definition FLAC and MP3.

A tremendous show and one of the longest known with an astonishing 38 songs. The set includes the last known version of “Rendezvous” until 1999 and the live premiere of River outtake “Held Up Without A Gun”. The New Year’s Eve celebrations include “In The Midnight Hour” and the last known “Auld Lang Syne”. Standout performances include “Who’ll Stop The Rain”, “Racing In The Street”, “The River”, a wonderful full-band “The Price You Pay” and an extended “Detroit Medley”. The encores also include the second “Twist And Shout” and the penultimate “Raise Your Hand” of the River Tour. The soundboard recording is available on CDs ‘Nassau Night’ (Crystal Cat), ‘Midnight Lightning’ (Seagull) and CDR ‘In The Midnight Hour’ (Great Dane) as well as the five-LP sets ‘The Night They Drove Old ’80 Down’ and ‘Happy New Year’. Meanwhile, the audience tape is noteworthy for including the complete “Raise Your Hand”, which is cut short on the soundboard. An audio recording of “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” from this show was officially released on the Live 1975-85 box set. In addition, the night’s performance of “Merry Christmas Baby” was officially released on 7”/12” vinyl in 1986 (as well as on the Very Special Christmas Various Artists benefit sampler LP/CD); “Rendezvous” was officially released on Tracks in 1998, and “Held Up Without A Gun” was officially released on the Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus CD in 2003. About fourteen minutes worth of amateur film footage shot from the audience – including “In The Midnight Hour”, the New Year’s countdown and the first seconds of 1981, with Bruce spraying champagne all over the front row – is circulating among collectors. Thanks to Lost In The Flood for the info. Roy Bittan plays pieces of “Once Upon A Time In The West” as a prelude to “The River” and as a bridge between that song and “Badlands”.

Prior to the release of the official download, a master recording professionally mixed from the 24-track multitracks circulated. This recording consists of 26 of the evening’s 38 tracks but many songs have fade-outs. There is also a whistling / whining noise audible during quieter moments. It does include the complete “The Price You Pay” – the closing harmonica solo is edited on Crystal Cat’s ‘Nassau Night’. This recording was mixed by an assistant engineer at the Record Plant and here’s the information directly from him: “I was working as an assistant engineer at the Record Plant, and we recorded a number of shows on the tour for a live album. When they came back to Los Angeles, Toby Scott was starting to mix. I asked him if he would allow me to do a mix and evaluate my skills. He let me use the 24 track masters to do one song. He liked what I did and said if I want to play some more I could. I had forgotten about the tapes until a few days ago while going through some old boxes.” This pro-mixed recording is available on CDR ‘Nassau Coliseum – From Master Tapes’ (Ev2).


1. Night
2. Prove It All Night
3. Spirit In The Night
4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Independence Day
6. Who’ll Stop The Rain?
7. This Land is Your Land
8. Promised Land
9. Out in the Street
10. Racing in the Street
11. The River
12. Badlands
13. Thunder Road

1. Cadillac Ranch
2. Sherry Darling
3. Hungry Heart
4. Merry Christmas, Baby
5. Fire
6. Candy’s Room
7. Because the Night
8. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
9. Rendezvous
10. Fade Away
11. The Price You Pay
12. Wreck on the Highway
13. Two Hearts
14. Ramrod
15. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
16. Held Up Without A Gun
17. In the Midnight Hour
18. Auld Lang Syne
19. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Jungleland
3. Born to Run
4. Detroit Medley
5. Twist and Shout
6. Raise Your Hand

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
Roy Bittan – piano, background vocals
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Danny Federici – organ, electronic glockenspiel, background vocals
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – guitars, background vocals
Max Weinberg – drums