New Springsteen archival release is guest-filled ’96 Asbury Park concert

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The cover of Bruce Springsteen’s new archival album shows Danny Federici and Soozie Tyrell, in addition to Springsteen.

The latest release in Bruce Springsteen’s series of archival recordings is his Nov. 26, 1996 acoustic concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. It was the closing night of a three-night stand there — which was part of his The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour — and featured a whopping seven guest performers, including a bunch of E Street Band members and old Asbury Park friends: Steven Van Zandt, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, Richard Blackwell and Big Danny Gallagher.

The album is available at live.brucespringsteen.net.

Here is the show’s setlist and guest artists, according to brucebase.wikidot.com, and below it, the recording of the rarely performed “When You’re Alone.”

“For You” (with Federici)
“It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City”
“Atlantic City”
“Straight Time”
“Tougher Than the Rest” (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Darkness on the Edge of Town”
“Johnny 99”
“All That Heaven Will Allow” (with Blackwell and Tyrell)
“Wild Billy’s Circus Story” (with Federici and Tyrell)
“Red Headed Woman”
“Two Hearts” (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“When You’re Alone” (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Shut Out the Light” (with Federici, Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Born in the USA”
“The Ghost of Tom Joad”
“Sinoloa Cowboys”
“The Line”
“Racing in the Street” (with Tyrell)
“Across the Border”
“I Don’t Want to Go Home” (with Van Zandt, Federici, Blackwell, Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Spirit in the Night” (with Van Zandt, Lopez, Gallagher, Blackwell, Federici, Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” (with Van Zandt, Lopez, Blackwell, Federici and Tyrell)
“This Hard Land” (with Federici)
“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (with Van Zandt, Lopez, Gallagher, Blackwell, Federici, Scialfa and Tyrell)

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