DON'T LOOK BACK

Live 29 Jun 2000 version


One, two, three, four!

Cold rain runnin' down the front of my shirt
I'm flat on my back, wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
She's straddling the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing to lose, it's a heartbreak, the deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darlin' don't look back

Makin' night tracks through the blazin' rain
Blowin' pistons workin' the fast lane
Red line burnin', pocket's full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There's nothing to lose, it's a bad break, baby we're backed
We'll blow off the doors and honey we won't look back

We held it in our heart in the pourin' rain
Made it through the heart of a hurricane
Tore it apart and put it together again
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah yeah-yeah yeah-yeah yeah

Angel won't you believe in love for me
Meet me tonight, honey, out in the street
We'll move with the city in the dark
You gotta walk it, talk it, in your heart
There's nothing to lose, it's a heartache, the deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor now darlin'
Blow off the doors now baby
We'll even the score, honey we won't look back

Whoa whoa whoa whoa yeah
Whoa whoa yeah whoa yeah
Oh no no no no no
Whoa whoa yeah yeah
Oh no no no no no
Don't look back
Oh no no no no no
Baby don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look back
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look back
Don't look, don't look


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 29 Jun 2000 performance of DON'T LOOK BACK at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during The Reunion Tour. The lyrics for this version, as is the case for all The Reunion Tour performances, are very similar to the official studio version.

This live 29 Jun 2000 performance of DON'T LOOK BACK was part of the 2001 HBO special (read below), but was included on Live In New York City, both the album and the home video. The count-in, "One, two, three, four!", is edited out on the Live In New York City album, but is left intact on the home video release.

Bruce Springsteen performing DON'T LOOK BACK during the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (from the "Live In New York City" DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing DON'T LOOK BACK during the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (from the "Live In New York City" DVD)

The 29 Jun 2000 Show

The 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, was the ninth of ten consecutive shows at the arena that concluded The Reunion Tour. Some of this show aired as part of HBO's Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City TV special and more was subsequently included on the Live In New York City album and home video in 2001.

Ticket stub for the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Handwritten setlist for the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Handwritten setlist for the 29 Jun 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

  1. CODE OF SILENCE
  2. DON'T LOOK BACK
  3. THE TIES THAT BIND
  4. TWO HEARTS
  5. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  6. MANSION ON THE HILL
  7. MY HOMETOWN
  8. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS)
  9. THE PROMISED LAND
  10. YOUNGSTOWN
  11. MURDER INCORPORATED
  12. BADLANDS
  13. OUT IN THE STREET
  14. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  15. ANOTHER THIN LINE
  16. THE PROMISE
  17. JUNGLELAND
  18. LIGHT OF DAY
  19. THIS HARD LAND
  20. BORN TO RUN
  21. GROWIN' UP
  22. THUNDER ROAD
  23. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
  24. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Live In New York City

The Reunion Tour concluded with a ten-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City, between 12 June and 01 July 2000. Footage from the last three nights (27 Jun, 29 Jun, and 01 Jul 2000) was used in early 2001 for HBO's Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City TV special. Running at 90 minutes, the film consisted of a 14-song selection from the last two nights (29 Jun and 01 Jul 2000). It first aired on 07 Apr 2001 and was the first ever major televised Bruce Springsteen concert.

In 2001, HBO received six Emmy Award nominations and won two for their acclaimed film.

  • Nominee for "Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program"
  • Winner of "Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multicamera) for VMC Programming"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special"
  • Winner of "Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special"

The full HBO broadcast was released on Live In New York City, both the album (released on 03 Apr 2001) and the home video (released on 06 Nov 2001). The album includes 6 bonus tracks (20 in all) and the home video includes an additional 5 plus one audio track that plays over the end credits (26 in all). These bonus tracks are taken from all three filmed nights (27 Jun, 29 Jun, and 01 Jul 2000) and were not part of the HBO broadcast.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City (album)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City (album)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City (DVD)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City (DVD)

Disc 1:

  1. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  2. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  3. TWO HEARTS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  4. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  5. MANSION ON THE HILL [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  6. THE RIVER [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  7. YOUNGSTOWN [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  8. MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  9. BADLANDS [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  10. OUT IN THE STREET [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  11. BORN TO RUN [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]

Disc 2:

  1. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
  2. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  3. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  4. LOST IN THE FLOOD [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  5. BORN IN THE U.S.A. [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  6. DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  7. JUNGLELAND [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  8. RAMROD [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  9. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]

Disc 1 (original HBO broadcast):

  1. Crowd noise audio over program start
  2. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  3. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  4. TWO HEARTS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  5. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  6. MANSION ON THE HILL [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  7. THE RIVER [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  8. YOUNGSTOWN [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  9. MURDER INCORPORATED [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  10. BADLANDS [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  11. OUT IN THE STREET [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  12. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
  13. BORN TO RUN [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  14. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  15. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
    AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) audio snippet over closing credits [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]

Disc 1 (New York City Serenade featurette):

  • Interview with Bob Costas [unknown date]
  • BADLANDS snippet [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • LIGHT OF DAY snippet [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD snippet [rehearsal]
  • THE TIES THAT BIND snippet [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN snippet [Live 27 Jun 2000 version]
  • MURDER INCORPORATED snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • BACK IN YOUR ARMS snippet [Live 27 Jun 2000 version]
  • BORN TO RUN snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • THE PROMISED LAND snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • BLOOD BROTHERS snippet [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  • BLOOD BROTHERS audio snippet over closing credits [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]

Disc 2 (bonus tracks):

  1. Crowd noise audio over program start [unknown date]
  2. BACKSTREETS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  3. DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  5. LOST IN THE FLOOD [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  6. BORN IN THE U.S.A. [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  7. JUNGLELAND [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  8. LIGHT OF DAY [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
  9. THE PROMISE [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  10. THUNDER ROAD [Live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
  11. RAMROD [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  12. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
  13. THE E STREET SHUFFLE (audio only playing over closing credits) [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
  1. MY HOMETOWN [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  2. THIS HARD LAND [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
  • The Live In New York City album was released on CD, Super Audio CD, and vinyl. The home video was released on DVD and VHS.
  • Last three (not two) nights of The Reunion Tour (27 Jun 2000, 29 Jun 2000, and 01 Jul 2000) and a rehearsal were filmed.
  • Jonathan Demme reportedly directed an unreleased video of AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) during a pre-show rehearsal on 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden. Therefore, the rehearsal footage used in the Live In New York City home video most probably took place on 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY.
  • THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD snippet on the featurette is definitely from the rehearsal since it was not played on any of the three nights (27 Jun 2000, 29 Jun 2000, and 01 Jul 2000). What also supports this is the lack of audience shots/noise and camera flashes on the footage.
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT is a mix of the live 29 Jun 2000 version and the live 01 Jul 2000 version.
  • THUNDER ROAD is a mix of the live 27 Jun 2000 version and the live 01 Jul 2000 version.
  • IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND from the Live In New York City DVD is a mix of the live 27 Jun 2000 version and the live 01 Jul 2000 version.
  • The credits at the end of disc 2 of the Live In New York City DVD state that footage from only the last two nights (29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000) was used. However, as mentioned above, THUNDER ROAD and IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND contain portions from the 27 Jun 2000 show.
  • The audio playing over the New York City Serenade featurette closing credits is the beginning of BLOOD BROTHERS, looped on itself over and over again, with no vocals but with crowd noise added. The music is the same as the version of that song that appears earlier in the featurette, which was recorded on 01 Jul 2000, so the audio snippet is most probably taken from that version.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DON'T LOOK BACK on this website:

DON'T LOOK BACK [Official studio version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Instrumental take #1]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Instrumental take #2]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Outtake version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 10 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 11 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 13 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 14 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 19 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 22 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 23 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 24 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
DON'T LOOK BACK [The Knack's Cover version]

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