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New Springsteen “Bootleg” Highlights First Four-Hour Show

Bruce Springsteen made personal history on July 31, 2012 when he played the first four-hour show of his career in Helsinki, Finland.

Now the epic concert is available for sale as part of Springsteen's continuing archival "bootleg" series, via Live.BruceSpringsteen.net. The 33-song show opened with John Forgerty’s "Rockin' All Over The World" and featured a number of covers, including Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' "I Don`t Want To Go Home," the "Detroit Medley," Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," the Isley Brothers' "Twist And Shout" and a bit of Wilson Pickett's "Land Of 1000 Dances" as part of "Light Of Day."

It also features Springsteen rarities such as "Be True," "Loose Ends," "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street," "Back In Your Arms" and "Downbound Train."

Springsteen did perform some four-hour shows as part of his 2016 tour as well.

The full track list for the Helsinki show includes:

"Rockin' All Over The World"
"Night"
"Out In The Street"
"Loose Ends"
"Prove It All Night"
"We Take Care Of Our Own"
"Wrecking Ball"
"Death To My Hometown"
"My City of Ruins"
"Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?"
"Be True"
"Jack Of All Trades"
"Downbound Train"
"Because The Night"
"Lonesome Day"
"Darlington County"
"Light Of Day - Land Of 1000 Dances"
"Shackled And Drawn"
"Waitin' On A Sunny Day"
"Back In Your Arms"
"The Rising"
"Badlands"
"Land Of Hope And Dreams"
"We Are Alive"
"Born In The U.S.A."
"Born To Run"
"Detroit Medley"
"Glory Days"
"Dancing In The Dark"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
"I Don't Want To Go Home"
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher"
"Twist And Shout"

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.