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1985-09-27 Los Angeles CA (Recorder 3-Tape Man Joe Master Volume 1 Via G)   
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Date: 1985-09-27
Venue: LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Source: Tape Man Joe Master Via G
Title: Tape Man Joe Master Volume 1


Sony WM D6C deck> Sony 929 or 939 Mics> TDK MA 90 min tapes> Master Tapes> Kenwood KX-4070 cassette deck> TDK-DA3826 standalone CD burner> EAC (Secure Mode)> CD Wave Editor (remove cuts)> Goldwave (fades, patching & file merging)> MAGIX audio cleaning lab> CD Wave Editor (track splits)> Trader's Little Helper (Flac Level 8, Align, Verify)

Welcome to the first in a series of probably uncirculated audience recordings. So the story goes Tape Man Joe attended many concerts. Joe used a Sony D6 with either Sony 929 or 939 microphones (memories have faded on which exact mic) and TDK metal tapes. Joe made a few copies and gave them to friends but never actively traded his recordings. Recently Joe lent a few of his masters to his friend, Jungleland user G (a generous collector himself who has lent tapes from his collection to help upgrade many shows). G asked me to finish off the transfers and post them.

The first show up is the first night of the final stand of the BITUSA tour. The stadium leg of this tour isn't going to top many folks lists as their favorite part of Bruce's career. Keeping 80,000 people engaged for three hours had to be a daunting task. The performance itself isn't the best of the stand, but does feature two tour premieres. War and the B-side Janey Don't You Lose Heart. During the show Bruce thanks writer/director Paul Schrader for sending a script that was called Born In The U.S.A. For those that don't know, this was the script that became the movie Light Of Day. It was later renamed after the Born In The U.S.A. outtake that Bruce sent Paul, after Bruce stole the title.

This show has two other recordings that circulate. Let's call the "Last Stand Volume 1" recorder 1 and "A Wav Transfer" done by AUDELISH70 as recorder 2. Recorder 1 is incomplete, missing the band introductions and Ramrod. Recorder 2 is complete. There were three small patches required and are listed below under known faults. Thanks to Cree01 and Bosstrade for checking their versions and Bosstrade for sending me Recorder 2.

Tape Man Joe has his ticket stubs.........................somewhere. He currently doesn't know where they are. He doesn't remember exactly where he was for this show. From time to time it sounds as if people are walking in front of him. This can especially be heard during Seeds. I guess the beer runs started well before the reunion era. Still with that being said I consider this an upgrade from the two previous recorders. The vocals are more upfront, there is less audience interference and the
overall clarity is better. Samples provided below.

Thanks to Tape Man Joe for recording and sharing his tapes and G for transferring the files.


01.BORN IN THE U.S.A.
02.BADLANDS
03.OUT IN THE STREET
04.JOHNNY 99
05.SEEDS
06.ATLANTIC CITY
07.THE RIVER
08.WAR
09.WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
10.TRAPPED
11.I'M GOIN' DOWN
12.GLORY DAYS
13.THE PROMISED LAND
14.MY HOMETOWN
15.THUNDER ROAD
16.COVER ME
17.DANCING IN THE DARK
18.HUNGRY HEART
19.CADILLAC RANCH
20.DOWNBOUND TRAIN
21.I'M ON FIRE
22.BECAUSE THE NIGHT
23.BOBBY JEAN
24.THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
25.BORN TO RUN
26.BAND INTRODUCTIONS
27.RAMROD
28.TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME
29.STAND ON IT
30.JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART
31.TRAVELIN' BAND


Known faults:

Tape flip during the introduction to War. 9 seconds patched with Recorder 2.
Tape flip during the introduction to My Hometown. 11 seconds patched with Recorder 2.
Tape flip during I'm On Fire. 11 seconds patched with Recorder 2.


From Brucebase:
First show of four in Los Angeles as the Born In The U.S.A. Tour reaches its climax. Only performance of Born In The U.S.A. outtake "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" until 1993, and until 1999 with the E Street Band. Live debut of "War", which Bruce sings with the lyrics taped to his arm.Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, available on CDR "Last Stand Volume 1". Excellent professionally shot videos of "Stand On It" and "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" circulate on DVD.

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