Bruce Springsteen has tapped his August 19th, 1984 show at East Rutherford, New Jersey's Brendan Byrne Arena for his latest monthly archival release. The new concert marks the series' fourth dip into the E Street Band's 10-night stand in the "Meadowlands," with the concerts from August 5th, 6th, and 20th having already been issued.
The tracklisting to Brendan Byrne Arena – August 19th, 1984 is: "Born in the U.S.A.," "Out in the Street," "Spirit In The Night," "Atlantic City," "Reason To Believe," "My Father's House," "Cover Me," "Darlington County," "Glory Days," "The Promised Land," "My Hometown," "Darkness On The Edge Of Town," "Badlands," "Thunder Road," "Hungry Heart," "Dancing in the Dark," "Cadillac Ranch," "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," "No Surrender," "Prove It All Night," "Fire," "Growin' Up," "Bobby Jean," "Racing In The Street," "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)," "Jungleland," 'Born To Run," "Detroit Medley" and "Twist And Shout / Do You Love Me."
During the 1984 tour, Bruce Springsteen chatted with Britain's The Old Grey Whistle Test and asked why, up until then, despite his legendary live act, he'd never issued a live album: ["I don't know that a live record. . . What we do, a lot of what we do is about being there, y'know? Which is why we haven't done much television or too much of the video thing — it allows too much distance. Like, what our band is about, is about breaking down distance. And I think it's important that people — hey, they come out, they got someplace where there's a bunch of other people (laughs). And then the other thing was, a live record, a lot of times, you're doin' songs that you've done already. It's a little boring, I think to. . . probably a little boring to work on (laughs) maybe, y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . on (laughs) maybe y'know)
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