Info

[no title] (17 Mar 1988)
[no title] Ademotte transfer
Date: 17 Mar 1988
Location: Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
Format:
Duration:
Disc 1: [75:24]
01- TUNNEL OF LOVE [7:43]
02- BE TRUE [4:55]
03- ADAM RAISED A CAIN [6:16]
04- TWO FACES [3:54]
05- ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW [9:55]
06- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [4:33]
07- ROULETTE [4:27]
08- COVER ME [7:39]
09- BRILLIANT DISGUISE [5:21]
10- SPARE PARTS [9:39]
11- WAR [3:03]
12- BORN IN THE USA [7:54]

Disc 2: [61:26]
01- TOUGHER THAN THE REST [6:02]
02- I AIN'T GOT YOU - SHE'S THE ONE [7:59]
03- YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) [5:15]
04- I'M A COWARD [9:02]
05- I'M ON FIRE [4:25]
06- ONE STEP UP [5:38]
07- PART MAN, PART MONKEY [4:27]
08- BACKSTREETS [5:42]
09- DANCING IN THE DARK [6:12]
10- LIGHT OF DAY [6:40]

Disc 3: [53:51]
01- BORN TO RUN
02- HUNGRY HEART [5:10]
03- GLORY DAYS [6:01]
04- LOVE ME TENDER [3:58]
05- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [4:15]
06- Irish Jig [0:33]
07- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [6:37]
08- DETROIT MEDLEY [14:34]
09- RAISE YOUR HAND [4:57]


Disc 2, track 01: noticeable mic "issues" (loose connection causing static)
Disc 2, track 02: noticeable mic "issues" (loose connection causing static)
Disc 2, track 03: noticeable mic "issues" (loose connection causing static)
Disc 2, track 07: noticeable mic "issues" (loose connection causing static)
Disc 2, track 08: ~10 second cut (tape flip) near the end of song
Disc 3, track 01: noticeable mic "issues" (loose connection causing static)


Taper: unknown
Lineage: 1st gen. cassette => Stand-alone Pioneer CD burner => EAC => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => WAV => FLAC Front-end (level 8)


Notes from info file:

Very enjoyable show from Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" 1988 tour, the second of two nights in Chicago. Bruce is in a fun, loose mood during this show, as evidenced by the Irish jig performed in the middle of "Rosalita" near the end of the concert (the show, after all, took place on St. Patrick's Day).

Altogether a good recording although not quite as good as the version circulating from the previous night; the only significant thing marring this tape is that the taper had a loose cable that caused noticeable static at several points in the show. On the raw tape, the disturbance is jarring and almost painful; I used Audix to drop the levels (rather than edit the recording) during the brief static points so that the distraction is minimal. Of the five songs I found this problem on, the only noticeable bad patch is during the quiet "Born to Run" -- there was very little to do to salvage the tape at this point; however, I think this is still worth having, and I don't think this source is in wide circulation. (Please correct me if I'm wrong; in any case, there probably isn't a digitized version from the master floating around.) I also used Audix to apply very light de-hissing and decrease the +1 kHz band slightly. There is still audible hiss during the quiet parts; I didn't want to risk losing fidelity while taking out all of the hiss.

I have no idea what recording equipment was used for this show, unfortunately; I can't find a record of who it came from.