Glory Day: Springsteen releases recording of 8/22/85 Giants Stadium show

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Bruce Springsteen has released a recording of his Aug. 22, 1985 concert at Giants Stadium.

Music from one of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s six 1985 shows at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford — the one on Aug. 22 — will be released in digital and CD form in Springsteen’s ongoing series of archival recordings.

Part of Springsteen’s Born in the USA Tour, this was one of two Giants Stadium shows to feature a guest appearance by Steven Van Zandt, who had recently left the group to pursue a solo career. Van Zandt performed on five of the songs in the encore.

“Bruce Springsteen has enjoyed many a Jersey homecoming: Red Bank 1975; Passaic 1978, Meadowlands 1981, 1984, and 1999; Asbury Park and Freehold 1996, to name only a few,” writes Erik Flannigan in the liner notes. “But surely none was bigger than the six-show run Bruce and the E Street Band performed at Giants Stadium in the summer of 1985, arguably the zenith of the Born in the U.S.A. Tour.”

Here is the setlist and, below that, the music for “Pink Cadillac.” The show can be downloaded or ordered in CD form at live.brucespringsteen.net.

FIRST SET
“Born in the U.S.A.”
“Badlands”
“Out in the Street”
“Johnny 99”
“Seeds”
“Atlantic City”
“The River”
“I’m Goin’ Down”
“Working on the Highway”
“Trapped”
“Glory Days”
“The Promised Land”
“My Hometown”
“Thunder Road”

SECOND SET
“Cover Me”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Hungry Heart”
“Cadillac Ranch”
“Downbound Train”
“I’m on Fire”
“Pink Cadillac”
“Bobby Jean”

ENCORE
“This Land Is Your Land”
“Born to Run”
“Two Hearts” (with Steven Van Zandt)
“Ramrod” (with Steven Van Zandt)
“Twist and Shout”/”Do You Love Me?” medley (with Steven Van Zandt)
“Jersey Girl” (with Steven Van Zandt)
“Sherry Darling” (with Steven Van Zandt)

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