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Bruce Springsteen Releases 1978 Houston Show For Hurricane Relief

by VVN Music

Bruce Springsteen has released a new round in his archive series of live performances with The Summit, Houston, TX, December 8, 1978.

This is the second release for this show which originally was part of the DVD on The Promise: Darkness on the Edge of Town box set.  Today's is the first audio-only release.

All proceeds from the release will go to the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.

The show was part of the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour which many consider one of his finest periods for live shows.  Included are songs from his early Columbia albums including "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", "Tenth Avenue Freezeout" and "Born to Run" along with his classic take on "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", a number of covers and seven songs from the Darkness album. CEO Brad Serling said "Fans had been asking for a stand-alone audio release of Houston ‘78 since the Darkness box set came out several years ago. Its release-ready availability gave us the opportunity to move quickly to support people in Texas and Florida."

The set can be purchased at Springsteen's site.

The track list:
  • Badlands
  • Streets of Fire
  • It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • Darkness on The Edge of Town
  • Spirit in the Night
  • Independence Day
  • The Promised Land
  • Prove It All Night
  • Racing in the Street
  • Thunder Road
  • Jungleland
  • The Ties That Bind
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • The Fever
  • Fire
  • Candy's Room
  • Because the Night
  • Point Blank
  • She's the One
  • Backstreets
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  • Born to Run
  • Detroit Medley
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
  • You Can't Sit Down
  • Quarter to Three