TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 15 Mar 1999 version


One, two, three, four!

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
It's like the whole world's walking pretty
And 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
Trying to take in all the heat they were giving
Hey, hey!
Yeah, the night is dark and the sidewalk's bright
And lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
We slipped into a (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Come on!
Well, I'm all alone, I'm all alone
[Clarence Clemons:] Now, kid, you better get the picture!
Man, I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I can't go home
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, beat!

(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)
Say it one more time!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Hey, I said, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say
it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say
it, say it, say it, say it, say it

Whoa!
Come on, Steve!
Oh, yeah, it's all right
Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 15 Mar 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, NY, during the 14th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The song was played in a full-band arrangement with the E Street Band.

Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, and The Staple Singers were the inducted performers into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. George Martin was inducted in the Non-Performer category, and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys and Charles Brown were inducted in the Early Influence category.

Bruce Springsteen performed a four-song set backed by the reunited E Street Band and returned to the stage at the end of the ceremony joining in an all-star jam session with Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Bono, Bonnie aitt, and others. This group is credited as "The Rock Hall Jam Band" on official releases. An edited version of the ceremony aired on VH1 on 17 Mar 1999.

Pro-shot video of the entire live 15 Mar 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT was posted in 2010 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum YouTube channel.


Official Releases

The live 15 Mar 1999 version of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT appears on 4 official releases.

Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Sweet Emotion
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Sweet Emotion

DVD - Time Life (24630-X) - USA, 2009

This is part of a nine-volume series that was later repackaged into a 9-DVD box set. This volume includes 3 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  2. HONKY TONK WOMEN [Live 18 Jan 1989 version]
  3. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live

3xCD - Time Life (26397-D) - USA, 2011

This release includes 10 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. JOHNNY B. GOODE [Live 02 Sep 1995 version]
  2. I SAW HER STANDING THERE [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  3. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  4. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  5. GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  6. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  7. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  8. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  9. THE PROMISED LAND [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  10. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR [Live 14 Mar 2005 version]
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 5: 1998-1999
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 5: 1998-1999

Digital album - Time Life (no catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital release, part of a ten-volume series. This volume includes 5 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. THE PROMISED LAND [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  2. LET IT BE [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  3. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  4. BACKSTREETS [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  5. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  6. WHAT'D I SAY [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
Various artists -- Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 1
Various artists -- Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 1

LP - Time Life (31664-Z) - France, 2016
LP - Time Life (31982-Z) - USA, 2016

The second issue (with catalog # 31982-Z) is a "limited Prince Tribute edition on purple vinyl". This release includes 3 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. JOHNNY B. GOODE [Live 02 Sep 1995 version]
  2. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  3. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]

Credits

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

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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