YOUNGSTOWN

Live 29 Jun 2000 version


Here in northeast Ohio, back in eighteen-o-three
Well James and Danny Heaton found the ore that was lining Yellow Creek
They built a blast furnace here along the shore
And they made the cannon balls that helped the Union win the war

Here in Youngstown, here in Youngstown
My sweet Jenny I'm sinking down
Here darling in Youngstown

Well my daddy he worked the furnaces, he kept 'em hotter than hell
I come home from 'Nam worked my way to scarfer, a job that'd suit the devil as well
Well taconite coke and limestone fed my children and made my pay
Them smokestacks reaching like the arms of God into a beautiful sky of soot and clay

Here in Youngstown, here in Youngstown
Sweet Jenny I'm sinking down
Here darling in Youngstown

Well my daddy come on the Ohio works when he come home from World War Two
Now the yard's just scrap and rubble, he said "Those big boys did what Hitler couldn't do."
These mills they built the tanks and bombs that won this country's wars
We gave our sons to Korea and Vietnam, now we're wondering what they were dying for

Here in Youngstown, here in Youngstown
Hey my sweet Jenny I'm sinking down
Here darling in Youngstown

From the Monongahela valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the coal mines of Appalachia, the story's always the same
Seven hundred tons of metal a day, sir you tell me the world's changed
Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name

And Youngstown, and Youngstown
My sweet Jenny I'm sinking down
Here darling in Youngstown

When I die I don't want no part of heaven, I would not do heaven's work well
I pray the devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery furnaces of hell

[Nils Lofgren guitar solo]


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 29 Jun 2000 performance of YOUNGSTOWN at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during The Reunion Tour. The song was played in a full-band rock arrangement.

This live 29 Jun 2000 performance of YOUNGSTOWN was part of the 2001 HBO special (read below), and was subsequently released in 2001 on Live In New York City, both the album and the home video.

Bruce Springsteen performing YOUNGSTOWN 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 YOUNGSTOWN 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 YOUNGSTOWN on this website:

YOUNGSTOWN [Album version]
YOUNGSTOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
YOUNGSTOWN [Live 19 Mar 1996 version]
YOUNGSTOWN [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
YOUNGSTOWN [Live 28 Jun 2009 version]

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