Live from Trenton: Springsteen’s new CD documents wild 2005 concert

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Bruce Springsteen’s new archival album documents his Nov. 22, 2005 concert at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton.

Bruce Springsteen has announced the next release in his archival concert album series: his Nov. 22, 2005 concert at the Sovereign Bank Arena (now known as the Cure Insurance Arena) in Trenton.

This was the last show of Springsteen’s Devils and Dust Tour, and the closer for a two-night stand at the Trenton venue. It was a solo tour, though Springsteen was joined by Patti Scialfa on “Mansion on the Hill,” and by various friends and family members on “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Alan Fitzgerald, who played keyboards offstage throughout the tour, joined Springsteen onstage on “Song for Orphans,” a 1972 rarity that has never been released on an album.

The show included two other ultra-rarities: “Zero and Blind Terry,” an outtake from the 1973 The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle sessions that was included on Springsteen’s 1998 Tracks boxed set; and Link Wray’s “Rumble” instrumental, in honor of the rock pioneer’s death earlier that month.

In the course of the show, Springsteen accompanied himself on piano, electric piano, pump organ and ukulele, in addition to guitar.

The album can be ordered at

Here is the show’s setlist and, below it, an embedded YouTube video for “Song for Orphans.”

“Born in the U.S.A.”
“My Beautiful Reward”
“Devils & Dust”
“Empty Sky”
“Long Time Comin’ ”
“Zero and Blind Terry”
“It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City”
“All the Way Home”
“Mansion on the Hill”
“All That Heaven Will Allow”
“Drive All Night”
“The Rising”
“Further On (Up the Road)”
“Jesus Was an Only Son”
“Song for Orphans”
“Matamoros Banks”

“Growin’ Up”
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
“The Promised Land”
“Dream Baby Dream”

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