TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 20 Aug 1984 version


The Miami Horns, ladies and gentlemen!

One, two, three, four!

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world's walking pretty
You can't find the room to move
Everybody better move over, that's all
I'm running on the bad side
With my back to the wall

(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

I was stranded in the jungle
Taking all the heat they were giving
Yeah, now, the night is dark and the sidewalk's bright
Lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
She hit me with a (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

Well, I'm all alone, I'm all alone
[Clarence Clemons:] Now, kid, you better get the picture!
Well I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I can't go home
Well, now, this is the important part!
They made that change uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
The little pretties raise their hands
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half, hey!

(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Oh, just one time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Tenth, say it again!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Hey, come on boys!
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Hey!
Hey!
Hey!

Whoa!
Hey, hey
Oh, yeah, it's all right, now

Tenth!

[Spoken outro:] Hey! The Miami Horns!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 20 Aug 1984 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. The song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement and featured a guest appearance by the Miami Horns, consisting of Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg (trombone), Mark Pender (trumpet), Stan Harrison (tenor saxophone) and Eddie Manion (baritone saxophone). This live 20 Aug 1984 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT was included on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.

This was the last of a ten-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Ticket stub for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Pass for the 20 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

The Live/1975-85 Box Set

With the Born In The U.S.A. album and tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band reached the highest level of rock stardom. Columbia Records was expecting a follow up studio album and tour that would, like it's predecessor, achieve a huge commercial success. Instead, Springsteen released Live/1975-85, an over-three-hours-and-a-half-long live compilation album consisting of 40 tracks recorded at various concerts between 1975 and 1985.

Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85

The set was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Bruce Springsteen, and hit the stores on 10 Nov 1986. It was released as a box set with either five vinyl records, three cassettes, or three CDs. Live/1975-85 is the first album to be credited to "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" instead of "Bruce Springsteen" only.

The highly-anticipated live album generated advance orders of more than 1.5 million copies, making it the largest dollar-volume pre-order in the history of the record business at the time. Record stores around the country found fans waiting in line on Monday morning before opening and one New York store reportedly sold the album right off the back of the delivery truck. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart and also became the first five-record set to reach the top 10 and the first to sell over a million copies. Live/1975-85 is the second-best-selling live album in U.S. history based on RIAA certification. It has been certified by the RIAA for 13 times platinum, trailing only Garth Brooks' Double Live.

Disc 1 (CD format):

1.THUNDER ROADRecorded live on 18 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
2.ADAM RAISE A CAINRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
3.SPIRIT IN THE NIGHTRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
4.4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)Recorded live on 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
5.PARADISE BY THE "C"Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
6.FIRERecorded live on 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
7.GROWIN' UPRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
8.IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITYRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
9.BACKSTREETSRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
10.ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
11.RAISE YOUR HANDRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
12.HUNGRY HEARTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
13.TWO HEARTSRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Disc 2 (CD format):

1.CADILLAC RANCHRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
2.YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)Recorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
3.INDEPENDENCE DAYRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
4.BADLANDSRecorded live on 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
5.BECAUSE THE NIGHTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
6.CANDY'S ROOMRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
7.DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWNRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
8.RACING IN THE STREETRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
9.THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
10.NEBRASKARecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
11.JOHNNY 99Recorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
12.REASON TO BELIEVERecorded live on 19 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.BORN IN THE U.S.A.Recorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
14.SEEDSRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Disc 3 (CD format):

1.THE RIVERRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
2.WARRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
3.DARLINGTON COUNTYRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
4.WORKING ON THE HIGHWAYRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
5.THE PROMISED LANDRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
6.COVER MERecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
7.I'M ON FIRERecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
8.BOBBY JEANRecorded live on 21 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
9.MY HOMETOWNRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
10.BORN TO RUNRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
11.NO SURRENDERRecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
12.TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUTRecorded live on 20 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.JERSEY GIRLRecorded live on 09 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Other Official Releases

Besides its release on the Live/1975-85 box set, this live 20 Aug 1984 version of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT can also be found on two Bruce Springsteen Live/1975-85 samplers and one Bruce Springsteen promo-only sampler. It was also included on some issues of the Fire (Live) 12" EP.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85

LP - Columbia (CAS 2543) - USA, 1986
LP - CBS (12CDN 324) - Canada, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Holland, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Spain, 1986

Promotional sampler compiling 8 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live (Argentina LP issue)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live

LP - CBS (70.015) - Argentina, 1986
MC - CBS (170015) - Argentina, 1986
MC - CBS (8283-4) - Uruguay, 1986

Promotional sampler compiling 10 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- PBS Exclusive
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- PBS Exclusive

CD - Columbia (82876 75932 2) - USA, 2005

US-only promotional CD sampler exclusively available to donors supporting the "Public Broadcasting Service" (PBS) programming with a $60 "pledge", and contains 7 live tracks compiled off the Live/1975-85 box set, the Live In New York City album, and the Live In Barcelona DVD.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Holland, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - UK, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Spain, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Greece, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Australia, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Request

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Available Versions

List of available versions of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT on this website:

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Album version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Outtake version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 May 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 05 Apr 1995 (Ed Sullivan Theater) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 May 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Aug 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 27 May 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 12 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]

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