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Posted November 5, 2010
Springsteen on the Edge of Superstardom
Had this concert been released at the time it was recorded, it probably would have made the list of great 70s live albums alongside of Dylan's Before The Flood, The Band's Rock Of Ages, and Van Morrison's It's Too Late To Stop Now. Thirty-five years later, it seems to lack some of the gravity and depth of Springsteen's later live sets. Other than that, it is a very good recording of Bruce and the E Street Band just as they hit it big. They had a jazz-rock sound that no one else could match. You can hear them improvising on the long songs like Kitty's Back and Rosalita. I do note that the guitar sound was not as loud and tough as it became on later live sets. Still, Springsteen would not sound nearly this loose on a concert CD until Live in Dublin 30 years later.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.