Springsteen Releases Audio For 1978 Pièce De Résistance


Bruce Springsteen Also Releases Legendary 1978 Passaic Concert- Hear “Meeting Across the River” from the September 19th, 1978 gig at Capitol Theatre

Bruce Springsteen has released the official audio for one of his most well-known shows.

The Pièce De Résistance, which saw the Boss and the E Street Band perform at the Capitol Theater in New Jersey on September 19, 1978, was aired on radio stations at the time and has now been restored, mixed by Jon Altschiller and mastered by Adam Ayan. Listen here on Springsteen official web

Bruce and the E Street Band played for a whopping three hours that aired in full on radio stations throughout the Northeast. The multi-track tapes on which the performance was recorded have been restored, mixed by Jon Altschiller, mastered by Adam Ayan, and made available for digital purchase on Springsteen’s official live archive website.

It’s taken 41 years, but Springsteen’s team has finally dug out the original multi-track tapes, remixed them and placed the show for sale to fans as part of Springsteen’s ongoing live archive series. This has always been one of the best-sounding Springsteen bootlegs, but this new version makes all prior versions obsolete. (Rolling Stones)

This was actually the first show of a three-night stand at the Capitol Theatre. The previous month Springsteen headlined Madison Square Garden for the first time in his career, but this was an intimate theater and tour standards like like “Thunder Road,” “Racing In the Street” and “Because The Night” never sounded better. Last year, the September 20th show at the Capitol Theatre was also officially released, but most fans feel the now-released September 19th performance is the superior night. It’s also high on the list of the greatest Springsteen shows of all time, with many fans placing it at the top.

Recently, almost 20 years after he wrote the song for a “Harry Potter” movie, Bruce Springsteen has finally found a home for his unreleased ballad “I’ll Stand by You Always.” The song has been added to the end credits of “Blinded by the Light,” an upcoming, Springsteen-heavy New Line/Warner Bros. film from “Bend It Like Beckham” director Gurinder Chadha.

The song did not appear in “Blinded by the Light” when the film screened at Sundance in January, where its $15 million deal with New Line was the festival’s biggest. But it was added before this week’s screenings in Los Angeles and at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and will now follow the song “Born to Run” during the end credits.

Bruce Springsteen has released a lyric video for “I’ll Stand By You,” a previously unreleased song that appears in the new movie Blinded By The Light. The visual features the lyrics from the song along with scenes from the movie, which is about a Pakistani teenager growing up in 1987 Britain who falls under the spell of Springsteen’s music.


The Philosopher’s Stone became the first cinematic adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling wizarding novels when it was released in 2001, giving lead actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson their break-out roles. Seven further films followed in the Potter franchise, concluding with 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Prior to the film’s release, Springsteen offered a musical contribution to its director, Chris Columbus. However, distributors Warner Bros. Pictures turned down Springsteen’s offer, leaving the song – entitled ‘I’ll Stand By You Always’ – unreleased in Springsteen’s vaults.

In further proof that Bruce Springsteen’s Hogwarts letter got permanently lost in the mail, his rejected Harry Potter song, “I’ll Stand by You Always,” has apparently been unleashed on the internet. Last year, Springsteen admitted that he wrote an “uncharacteristic” ballad for his eldest son, which he then submitted for the first Harry Potter movie in 2001.

The film passed on it, prompting fan outrage after learning of the decision over a decade later. But that’s only because none of us had heard it. Cover your ears like you’re about to de-pot a Mandrake; it’s not pretty. Actually, it’s too pretty — in a father-son-lullaby-that-should-never-be-sung-beyond-the-privacy-of-one’s-bedroom sort of way. It’s five-and-a-half minutes of schmaltz, setting a scene that just simply did not exist in the Sorcerer’s Stone. A Ron-Hermione slow dance at the Yule Ball a few years later, though? Now we’re talking.



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