LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Live 01 Jul 2000 version

Let's go!

Grab your ticket and your suitcase, thunder's rolling down this track
Well you don't know where you're going now, but you know you won't be back
Well, darling, if you're weary, lay your head upon my chest
Yeah, we'll take what we can carry and we'll leave the rest

Well, big wheels rolling through the fields where sunlight stream
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well, I will provide for you and I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion now for this part of the ride
Yeah, leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last
Well, tomorrow there'll be sunshine and all this darkness past

Well, big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

This train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

[Sax solo]

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

This train carries broken-hearted
This train, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools, caries kings thrown
This train, all aboard

I said, this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel ringing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

I said, this train carries broken-hearted
This train, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools, caries kings thrown
This train, all aboard

I said now, this train dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

[Instrumental]

I said, this train
Come on this train
Come on this train
Let me see your hands!
Come on this train
Come on this train
Come on this train
Sayyy yeahhh
Whoaaa-whoaaa
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on this train


Page last updated: 09 Feb 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Jul 2000 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during The Reunion Tour. This was the last show of the tour.


Pass for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Handwritten setlist for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Ticket stub for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

This live 01 Jul 2000 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS 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 home video. It was also included in 2003 on The Essential Bruce Springsteen compilation album.


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Live In New York City

The Reunion Tour wrapped up with a ten-night stand at Madison Square Gardens 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.

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Live In New York City disc 1 track list (CD format):

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

Live In New York City disc 2 track list (CD format):

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

Live In New York City disc 1 track list (DVD format) / original HBO broadcast:

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

Live In New York City disc 1 track list (DVD format) / New York City Serenade featurette:

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

Live In New York City disc 2 track list (DVD format) / bonus tracks:

  1. Crowd noise audio over program start [unknown date]
  2. BACKSTREETS [01 Jul 2000]
  3. DON'T LOOK BACK [29 Jun 2000]
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  5. LOST IN THE FLOOD [01 Jul 2000]
  6. BORN IN THE USA [01 Jul 2000]
  7. JUNGLELAND [29 Jun 2000]
  8. LIGHT OF DAY [29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  9. THE PROMISE [01 Jul 2000]
  10. THUNDER ROAD [27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  11. RAMROD [01 Jul 2000]
  12. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  13. THE E STREET SHUFFLE (audio only playing over closing credits) [01 Jul 2000]

Live 2-track promo single:

  1. MY HOMETOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  2. THIS HARD LAND [29 Jun 2000]

The Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus disc:

The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 DVD (disc 2):

  • IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [rehearsal]

Notes:

  • 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. Since he directed the IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND video from The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 DVD, and since the band is wearing the same outfit on both this video and on the Live In New York City DVD, we can conclude that this video is most probably taken from this 26 Jun 2000 rehearsal.
     
  • As a result, the rehearsal footage used in the Live In New York City DVD 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 3 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 29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 (first part is from 29 Jun 2000, last part is from 01 Jul 2000).
     
  • THUNDER ROAD is a mix of 27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 (first verse is from 27 Jun 2000, the rest is from 01 Jul 2000).
     
  • IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND from the Live In New York City DVD is a mix from the 27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 shows, with most parts taken from the latter. Listed in chronological order,
    - Bruce Springsteen's part is from 27 Jun 2000
    - Steven Van Zandt's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Nils Lofgren's part is from 27 Jun 2000
    - Patti Scialfa's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Lofgren and Scialfa's duo part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' sax solo is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Bruce Springsteen's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Patti Scialfa's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Steven Van Zandt's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Nils Lofgren's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Group's part is from 01 Jul 2000
     
  • 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.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It's part of a series of "Essential" sets released by Sony BMG (previously Sony Music Entertainment). Per liner notes comments by Springsteen, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour; hence, it includes songs from every Springsteen album since his debut. The album was available as a 2-disc set (which clocks at 153:23) and as a limited edition 3-disc set (which clocks at 200:45). For the latter, the third disc contained a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003. The Essential Bruce Springsteen also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart.

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Other Official Releases

Besides its release on the Live In New York City album and DVD and The Essential Bruce Springsteen, this live 01 Jul 2000 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS also appeared on a few singles and EPs and was included on the God Bless America charity album.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City Album Sampler

CD5 EP - Columbia (SAMPCM 9988) - Austria, 2001

Promotion-only sampler EP. Comes in a slimline jewel case.

01- AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [live 01 Jul 2000 - edit]
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [live 01 Jul 2000]
03- BORN TO RUN [live 01 Jul 2000]
04- THE RIVER [live 01 Jul 2000]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising

CD5 single - Columbia (38K 79788) - USA, 2002

Comes in a standard jewel case.

01- THE RISING
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [live 01 Jul 2000]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising

CD5 single - Columbia (672997 1) - Austria, 2002

Comes in a slimline jewel case.

01- THE RISING
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [live 01 Jul 2000]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising

CD5 single - Columbia (672997 9) - Austria, 2002

Comes in a cardboard sleeve.

01- THE RISING
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [live 01 Jul 2000]
Bruce Springsteen -- Lonesome Day

CD5 single - Columbia (673408 2) - UK, 2002

Comes in a slimline jewel case.

01- LONESOME DAY
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [live 01 Jul 2000]
Various artists -- God Bless America

CD - Columbia (CK 86300) - USA, 2001
CD - Columbia (505186 2) - UK, 2001

Charity album benefiting the Twin Towers Fund, a charity organization related to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Available Versions

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