New Bruce Springsteen Set Spotlights 2009 Performance Of ‘Born To Run’ Album

Bruce Springsteen has just issued Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH – 11/10/2009, the latest official bootleg of his ongoing monthly archive series. The show was culled from his 2009 trek behind his Working On A Dream album, which soon saw the E Street Band tackling full albums within their massive setlists.

The set marks “The Boss'” fifth dip into the soundboards from the tour, which has also seen the release of shows from Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum, Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, Buffalo’s HSBC Arena, and Philly’s Wachovia Spectrum.

In addition to performing 1975’s Born To Run in its entirety, Springsteen’s 28-song-show features such highlights as “Red Headed Women,” “Pink Cadillac,” “Back In Your Arms,” and covers of Jackie Wilson‘s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher,” an impromptu take on Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” along with a show-closing rendition of “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight).”

New Jersey and its legendary shoreline have never been far from Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics — especially on his earliest albums. Springsteen always believed that although 1975’s Born To Run album is not about the same person — all the stories could definitely be intertwined: Born To Run has got that feeling of that one endless summer night. That’s what the record, what the whole record feels like. It could all be taking place in the course of one evening in all these different locations, y’know? All these different stories on one, sort of, long summer night.”

We asked Nils Lofgren what his favorite tune off of the Born To Run album is: “Gosh, y’know, I love the whole album, but, it’s weird ’cause it’s a song I really don’t get to play on, but ‘Meeting Across The River.’ We did it recently — well we did it in Red Bank (New Jersey), one of Max Weinberg’s Seven guys Mark Pender played trumpet and Gary (Tallent’s) on bass. That’s just a haunting beautiful piece I love off that record.”

The tracklisting to Bruce Springsteen’s Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH – 11/10/2009:

“Wrecking Ball”
“Prove It All Night”
“Hungry Heart”
“Working On A Dream”

“Thunder Road” – Born To Run album
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” – Born To Run album
“Night” – Born To Run album
“Backstreets” – Born To Run album
“Born To Run” – Born To Run album
“She’s The One” – Born To Run album
“Meeting Across The River” – Born To Run album
“Jungleland” – Born To Run album

“Waitin’ On A Sunny Day”
“Raise Your Hand”
“Red Headed Woman”
“Pink Cadillac”
“Back In Your Arms”
“Radio Nowhere”
“Lonesome Day”
“The Rising”
“No Surrender”
“Bobby Jean”
“American Land”
“Dancing In The Dark”
“Can’t Help Falling In Love”
“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher”
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”

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