Out now is the latest vault release from Bruce Springsteen — with “The Boss” rolling out Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Roxy 1975. The legendary set was recorded on October 18th, 1975 during the E Street Band's four-night stand at L.A.'s Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip, while “The Boss” and the band were on the road behind the then-recently released Born To Run album. The show, which was originally broadcasted live on the radio, was recorded by Ray Thompson — who only a few months previously had rolled tapes for the legendary Frampton Comes Alive! album.
The Roxy show features four classic covers; Sam Cooke's “Having A Party,” the Searchers' “When You Walk In The Room,” The Carole King/Gerry Goffin-written Byrds favorite “Goin' Back,” and a show-closing vamp on Chuck Berry's “Carol.”
The tracklisting to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Roxy 1975 is: “Thunder Road,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Spirit In The Night,” “The E Street Shuffle / Having A Party,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “She’s The One,” “Born To Run,” “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” “Backstreets,” “Kitty’s Back,” “Jungleland,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Goin’ Back,” and “Carol.”
The newly-released Roxy show marks the earliest official live set to feature the definitive lineup of the E Street Band: Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Gary W. Tallent, Roy Bittan, Steve Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg. Weinberg recalled to us answering the ad that got him the gig of a lifetime: “Well, I met Bruce and the E Street Band in the third week in 1974 after they put an ad in the Village Voice looking for a drummer. And I went down along with about 59 or 60 other guys, and I guess there was something about the band and me that just clicked.” live at Manhattan's Walter Kerr Theatre.