MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

Live 11 Apr 1992 version


Well I sought gold and diamond rings
My own drug to ease the pain that living brings
I walked from the mountain to the valley floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

From a house on a hill a sacred light shines
I walk through these rooms, none of them are mine
Down empty hallways I went from door to door
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

Your hair shone in the sun
I was so high, I was the lucky one
Then I came crashing down like a drunk on a barroom floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

Tonight I can feel the cold wind at my back
I'm flying high over the gray fields, my feathers long and black
Down 'long the river's silent edge I soar
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Go!

[Spoken outro:] Thank you! Good night.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 11 Apr 1993 performance of MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy, during the World Tour 1992-1993. The song was played in its full-band album-style arrangement.

The 11 Apr 1993 Show

As part of his World Tour 1992-1993, Bruce Springsteen performed one concert in Verona, Italy, on 11 Apr 1993. The concert was held at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

Promotional poster for the 11 Apr 1993 show at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
Promotional poster for the 11 Apr 1993 show at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
(Thanks Alberto Sacchini)
Ticket stub for the 11 Apr 1993 show at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
Ticket stub for the 11 Apr 1993 show at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
(Thanks Alberto Sacchini)

An audience recording of the complete show is in circulation among collectors, as well as professionally shot video footage of the second half of the show (from I'M ON FIRE to WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY). The pro-shot video footage has a direct soundboard mixed with an audience tape.

  1. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  2. ADAM RAISED A CAIN
  3. THIS HARD LAND
  4. TIME WILL TELL
  5. BETTER DAYS
  6. LUCKY TOWN
  7. ATLANTIC CITY
  8. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  9. BADLANDS
  10. MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
  11. MY HOMETOWN
  12. LEAP OF FAITH
  13. MAN'S JOB
  14. ROLL OF THE DICE
  15. I'M ON FIRE
  16. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  17. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  18. HUMAN TOUCH
  19. THE RIVER
  20. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
  21. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
  22. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  23. LIGHT OF DAY
  24. HUNGRY HEART
  25. GLORY DAYS
  26. THUNDER ROAD
  27. BORN TO RUN
  28. MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD
  29. ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
  30. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

The pro-shot video footage and its soundtracks from the 11 Apr 1993 show in Verona were commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe.

Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993

DVD - Immortal (IMM 940155) - Holland, 2008

This release contains the pro-shot video footage from the 11 Apr 1993 show in Verona.
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993

2xCD - Immortal (IMA 104222) - Holland, 2008

This release contains the soundtrack of the pro-shot video footage from the 11 Apr 1993 show in Verona.
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1993

2xLP - Vinyl Passion (VP 80103) - Holland, 2008

This release contains the soundtrack of the pro-shot video footage from the 11 Apr 1993 show in Verona.
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1983
Bruce Springsteen -- Rockin' Live From Italy 1983

LP - Cult Legends (CL72890) - Europe, 2017

This release contains part of the soundtrack of the pro-shot video footage from the 11 Apr 1993 show in Verona.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD on this website:

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD [Album version]
MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD [Live 11 Apr 1992 version]

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