Half Day of SchoolThe Uber Series Date: 10 Apr 2005 Location: The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ Format: – Duration: –
01- THE FEVER
02- I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME
03- "Toast to Mr. Goode"
04- DARLINGTON COUNTY
05- SEASIDE BAR SONG
06- BAD MOON RISING
07- STAND ON IT
10- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
11- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
12- "Joining the band"
13- TWIST AND SHOUT
Tracks 01: fades in
Tracks 01, 02, 08: with Southside Johnny
Track 03: Mr. Goode is a third grade teacher at RCDS
Track 13: with Southside Johnny and a cast of dozens school staffers
Track 13: small glitch at 0:43
The Uber Series Volume 44
Rumson Country Day School Benefit
Bruce Springsteen with Bobby Bandiera's Band
A thousand thanks to the source who generously supplied this disc. The source tried and tried to get the first disc, but it just wasn't to be. I guess half is better than none.
The annual school benefit show, first for Rumson Country Day School and then for the Ranney School, has become legendary among Bruce fans as the attendance is restricted to parents and staff of the schools and a recording has never surfaced of even one show. Now we have this recording, a soundboard of the second half of the April 10, 2005, show. While the first three years of these shows featured a majority of covers, the 2005 show, much like the Harry's holiday shows from the previous December, shifted focus to mostly Springsteen originals. This recording features a great stretch of music starting with "Darlington County" and going through "Shake", with a great cover of "Bad Moon Rising" in the middle. Southside Johnny sits in on four songs on this disc, starting off with the two of the greatest songs ever to come out of the Jersey Shore: "The Fever" and "I Don't Want To Go Home".
And the sound quality of this one is absolutely amazing, as it's sourced straight from the soundboard. Pristine is the word that comes to mind in describing this one. There was no reason at all to touch this one up at all. Apart from re-tracking the original disc, nothing else was done.
Hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks again to the generous source for this one!
300 dpi, designed by Eddy Wehbe
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