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1988-08-03 * Camp Nou * Barcelona, Spain * Mr. T Master via JEMS * Final Tunnel Of Love Express Tour Show   
Bruce Springsteen
Camp Nou
Barcelona, Spain
August 3, 1988
Final Night of the Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Mr. T Master via JEMS
"Hola Barcelona, Ja Soc Aquí"

Recording Gear: Aiwa CM-30 stereo microphone > Sony WM-D3 cassette deck

JEMS Transfer by Jared Houser: master cassette > Nakamichi 670ZX (azimuth adjusted) > Wavelab 24/96 .wav capture > iZotope MBIT+ resample to 16/44 > Peak Pro XT (pitch adjusted) > iZotope RX / Ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.37 > FLAC

01 Tunnel Of Love
02 Boom Boom
03 Adam Raised A Cain
04 Downbound Train
05 All That Heaven Will Allow
06 The River
07 Badlands
08 Cover Me
09 Brilliant Disguise
10 Spare Parts
11 War
12 Born In The USA
13 Chimes Of Freedom
14 Thunder Road
15 Who Do You Love? > She's The One
16 You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
17 I'm A Coward
18 I'm On Fire
19 Tougher Than The Rest
20 Working On The Highway
21 Dancing In The Dark
22 Light Of Day > Land Of A 1000 Dances
23 Born To Run
24 Hungry Heart
25 Glory Days
26 Can't Help Falling In Love With You
27 Bobby Jean
28 Cadillac Ranch
29 Sweet Soul Music
30 Raise Your Hand
31 Twist And Shout > Having A Party
BONUS TRACKS (Video "Soundboard")
32 Tunnel Of Love (portion)
33 Boom Boom (portion)
34 Badlands (portion)
35 Born In The USA (portion)

Known Faults:
-Cover Me: start slightly cut

Viva España, home to some of the most passionate Springsteen fans in the world and therefore some of Bruce's most inspired shows on the continent. JEMS is pleased to present several masters from our longtime friend and colleague Mr. T, none of which have ever circulated from a direct digital transfer.

Mr. T shipped his tapes to Jared back in 2012 and Jared made the transfers back then, storing them on a hard drive which came into my possession after his untimely passing in October 2016. Mr. T asked that JEMS try to make the most of his work from 1981 to 1988, the first of which is this spirited, 31-song set.

This is the final show of the Tunnel tour and features a couple of setlist changes from the prior night in Madrid, with "Thunder Road" replacing "Paradise By The ‘C'" and "Working On The Highway" subbing in for "Because The Night."

As noted above, the atmosphere for the show is electric and the crowd in full voice. Once again Mr. T had the thankless job of holding steady and capturing as best he could, and the results given those conditions are impressive.

This is the second of Mr. T masters, and we will post more in the coming months. Please express your thanks to him for taping the shows and making his masters available to JEMS. Of course we also recognize the work of the late, great Jared Houser for converting the tapes. May he rest in peace.

Finally, huge thanks to mjk5510 for taking on the entirety of the Mr. T project, taking Jared's high-quality transfers and getting the most out of them.

BK for JEMS
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"Hola Barcelona, Ja Soc Aquí" ("Hello Barcelona, I'm finally here") with that meaningful phrase to Spain's history Bruce kicks off the final night of the "Tunnel Of Love Express Tour".

What a night it was, a whopping 31 songs and Mr. T was there with his trusty D3 to capture every second. As BK mentions above the atmosphere was electric and the crowd energetic but remarkably Mr. T finds an oasis in the middle of it all.

It's remarkable how quiet the audience is around him, there were some mastering challenges, it is after all a 100,000 seat stadium but his location is perfect for capturing the love the Spanish crowd showers the band with throughout the night. The sing-alongs are captured without the painful singing around the taper that happens at so many shows.

There is distance to the capture but with the stadium being open air the sound does not bounce. It is well balanced and even throughout, steady from start to finish. It is hiss free from the master so feel free to give it some volume on playback.

As a bonus we have included portions of four songs broadcast in Barcelona on TV2 as part of a twenty feature also supplied by Mr. T from his master capture.

Artwork included and samples provided...

mjk5510