Hootenanny in Hammersmith

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For those like me that need an updated live Bruce fix on a regular basis, here’s the Boss and the Seeger Sessions Band from Saturday night (May 6) in London. It was Bruce’s first appearance at the Hammersmith Odeon (renamed the Apollo) since the 1975 concert that showed up on the 30th anniversary Born to Run box set. I’ve been on the lookout for the New Orleans Jazz Fest performance (anyone?), but this one popped up on my radar first. It’s an audience recording from the front of the stage-right speaker stack. The quality isn’t fantastic, but we beggars can’t be choosers, can we?

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Regarding the tour, I bought General Admission floor seats for the Glendale Arena show on June 3. I’m trying to determine if there are going to be seats down there on the floor, or whether we’ll all be standing (or both). I promised my wife there are seats down there. I hope I’m right. Uh-oh.

Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions Band
{Buy ‘We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions’}
May 6, 2006
Hammersmith Apollo
{Read a review of the show from London’s Evening Standard}

  1. Intro
  2. Oh Mary Don’t You Weep
  3. John Henry
  4. Johnny 99
  5. Old Dan Tucker
  6. Eyes on the Prize
  7. Jesse James
  8. Cadillac Ranch / Mystery Train
  9. Long Black Veil
  10. Erie Canal
  11. My Oklahoma Home
  12. How Can I Keep from Singing
  13. Mrs. McGrath
  14. Intro
  15. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  16. Jacob’s Ladder
  17. We Shall Overcome
  18. Open All Night
  19. Pay Me My Money Down
  20. My City of Ruins
  21. Buffalo Gals
  22. You Can Look (But You Better not Touch)
  23. When the Saints Go Marching In


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