01- INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
02- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
03- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
04- THE E STREET SHUFFLE
05- GROWIN' UP
06- IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY
07- UP ON THE ROOF
08- BORN TO RUN
09- SHE'S THE ONE
10- KITTY'S BACK
11- NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
Track 11: cut
2103 JEMS Transfer: Low generation reel to reel > Otari 5050mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5.0 (speed corrected) > resample 16/44.1 > FLAC
Notes from info file:
In the middle of several JEMS release programs, I stumbled across this reel in a stack of other tapes for a different project. If memory serves, this came from our old pal WG sometime in the '80s. At that time, the date of the recording was in question and the notes inside speculated it might be from Canton, OH in September. Brucebase has since placed the date as the Allen Theatre in Cleveland on August 10, which jives with a comment Bruce makes before "Born to Run," that it is the title track "to our new album which should be out in a few weeks."
I recalled this being a good recording and it is a pleaser to be sure, certainly one of the better and closer stereo '75 audies. The proper transfer, low-gen source and some mastering work make in an upgrade to circulating versions of the show, which is most notable for its positively lilting and lovely cover of The Drifters' "Up On the Roof."
It's always fun to hear shows where the audience isn't familiar with classics like "Tenth Avenue," "Born to Run" and "She's the One," and they could not sound fresher here and be better received. The only shame is the incomplete "New York City Serenade," which cuts after seven or eight blissful minutes. I'm guessing the taper only brought one 90 minute tape and didn't know what he or she was in for.
Not part of a series, not a mega vault find, just a really enjoyable listen. Samples provided.
BK for JEMS
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