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Live On The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour (15 Aug 1978)
Live On The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour Watchdog version
Date: 15 Aug 1978
Location: Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Format: DVD
Duration:
Disc 1:
01- SUMMERTIME BLUES
02- BADLANDS
03- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
04- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
05- FACTORY
06- THE PROMISED LAND
07- PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
08- RACING IN THE STREETS
09- THUNDER ROAD
10- JUNGLELAND
11- PARADISE BY THE C
12- 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
13- SHERRY DARLING
14- SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN
15- NOT FADE AWAY
16- GLORIA
17- SHE'S THE ONE
18- GROWIN' UP
19- BACKSTREETS

Disc 2:
01- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
02- BORN TO RUN
03- BECAUSE THE NIGHT
04- QUARTER TO THREE
05- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
06- PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
07- BADLANDS
08- BORN TO RUN
09- PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
10- BADLANDS
11- BORN TO RUN
12- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
13- THE PROMISED LAND
14- THE FEVER
15- I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME
16- HAVING A PARTY


Downloaded from Jungleland

Disc 1, track 10: cut
Disc 2, track 05: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #1
Disc 2, track 06: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #1
Disc 2, track 07: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #1
Disc 2, track 08: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #1
Disc 2, track 09: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #2
Disc 2, track 10: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #2
Disc 2, track 11: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #2
Disc 2, track 12: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #3
Disc 2, track 13: 08 Jul 1978, Phoenix, #4
Disc 2, track 14: 31 Aug 1978, Cleveland
Disc 2, track 15: 31 Aug 1978, Cleveland
Disc 2, track 16: 31 Aug 1978, Cleveland


Notes from BruceDVDs:

Format: NTSC
Mode: SP
Generation: 1st
Video: pro-shot
Audio: soundboard
Menu: authored
Chapters: songs

'Live on the Darkness on the Edge of Town' from the Watchdog label features a newly unearthed source tape of the famous 'Largo 78' pro-shot footage. This ~2nd generation copy is a major improvement in picture quality when compared to the previously circulated 3rd/4th generation versions. The washed out colours are replaced by more vivid tones and the rolling lines of interference are (mostly) absent.
Whilst undeniably a great upgrade, this is still not the 'Holy Grail' that some had hoped for. 'Jungleland' is still cut and the tantalising clips from the show in documentaries such as 'Glory Days' demonstrate that there is still plenty of room for further improvement. The bitrate is also rather low (the show is squeezed onto one and a half discs) and so an XP transfer of the same tape would probably be slightly better.

The DVD also includes some truly fantastic extras. The Phoenix '78 footage will be familiar to most collectors and here it is presented from no less than four different source. The best of these (#1) appears to be from an original CBS promo tape with a razor-sharp image, but unfortunately a time stamp is superimposed on the bottom of the frame. The other sources are similar to what we've seen before, except for 'Promised Land' which is in poor quality.

Finally, the pro shot footage of Bruce's guest spot with Southside Johnny at the Agora Club, Cleveland in 1978 is also drawn from a stunningly good new source. The set is wrapped together with some fairly average menu designs.

This currently represents the best version of this classic show.