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[no title] (13 Aug 1975 (late show))
[no title] Fanatic Records edit
Date: 13 Aug 1975 (late show)
Location: Bottom Line, New York City, NY
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01- FOR YOU
02- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
03- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
04- WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM
05- NIGHT
06- GROWIN' UP
07- IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY
08- THE E STREET SHUFFLE
09- BORN TO RUN
10- SHE'S THE ONE
11- THUNDER ROAD
12- KITTY'S BACK
13- NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
14- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
15- 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
16- QUARTER TO THREE


Source-Sony 110B mono cassette deck with builtin mic>


Notes from info file:

The story of Bruce's early days has been documented many times, most recently in the current New Yorker magazine. As described therein, Bruce's five night, ten show stint at The Bottom Line was crucial to launching his third album, Born to Run. Many executives at Columbia Records were frustrated with Bruce's lack of commercial success and Born to Run was likely his last chance with the label. Columbia reportedly bought a quarter of the 500 seats for each show to distribute among music industry people to help spread the word. Even so, tickets did not sell out immediately and a week after going on sale they were available for any of the shows. That all ended when the public heard WNEW's broadcast of show number 5. The next two nights, fans were lined up around the corner with the hope of getting a standing room spot at the bar to hear the new phenom.

This is the first recording of one of the late shows to surface. It is the first night and this tape captures all of the ambiance of this intimate club. You can hear each breath and whisper from Bruce while dishes and glasses are shuffled on the tables. Bruce seems to just appear behind the piano and gets a single reaction from the crowd as he opens solo with For You. It is evident how he captures the crowd more and more with each song. By the time he hits the 20 minute versions of Kitty's Back and New York City Serenade, he has them in his hands.

Thanks to Mr. Anonymous who met the taper, ODoc55, thru Dimeadozen.

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