Bruce Springsteen Taps 2012 ‘Wrecking Ball’ Tour Gig As New Vault Release


Just released is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's November 12th, 2012 concert at St. Paul, Minnesota's Xcel Energy Center. The set is the latest release in "The Boss'" growing archive series, and marks the seventh show in the series from the 2012/2013 "Wrecking Ball" tour. The trek, which was the band's first following the 2011 death of Clarence Clemons, featured a five-man horn section, a percussionist, and three additional vocalists.

Among the rarities on the set are the show-opening "I'm A Rocker" from 1980's The River — along with "Stolen Car," "The E Street Shuffle," a take on the Sessions Band favorite "Pay Me My Money Down," "Devils & Dust," "Youngstown," and "Murder Incorporated."

The tracklisting to 'Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – November 12, 2012' is:

"I'm A Rocker," "Hungry Heart," "No Surrender," "Night," "Loose Ends," "Something In The Night," "Stolen Car," "We Take Care Of Our Own," "Wrecking Ball," "Death To My Hometown," "My City Of Ruins," "The E Street Shuffle," "Pay Me My Money Down," "Devils & Dust," "Youngstown," "Murder Incorporated," "She's The One," "Shackled And Drawn," "Waitin' On A Sunny Day," "The Rising," "Badlands," "Land Of Hope And Dreams," "Jungleland," "Born To Run," "Dancing In The Dark," "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," and "American Land"

Guitarist Steve Van Zandt recalled the promise of the E Street Band's powers shining through on some of his and Springsteen's darkest days as bandmates after "The Big Man's" 2011 death: ["A lot of discussion. I think that's the most me and Bruce talked about anything since we were kids. We must've had six months of discussions about it, and I think we made a lot of good decisions, beginning with — let's turn the tour into a sort of anything goes. Let's include all 40 years of what you've been doing — including the E Street Band, of course. And have a band big enough to handle anything you feel like doing — be it standing there by himself with and acoustic guitar all the way to the biggest possible production with everything else in between."] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . else in between)

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