Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
November 17, 1990
This is the soundboard recording of the second Christic Concert November 17,1990 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Flynn says in his Top 55 section:
November 17, 1990, Set List: Brilliant Disguise / Darkness On The Edge Of Town / Mansion On The Hill / Reason To Believe / Red Headed Woman / 57 Channels / The Wish / Tougher Than The Rest / 10th Avenue Freeze Out / Soul Driver / State Trooper / Nebraska / When The Lights Go Out / Thunder Road / My Hometown / Real World / Highway 61 Revisited / Across The Borderline
Notes: After almost two years off from performing, not including surprise club gigs, and a year of a lot of personal change (he moved to LA, became a father, and broke up the E Street Band), Bruce agreed to do two acoustic shows for the Christic Institute, a public watchdog agency, with Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne. Many, many rumors of Bruce's recording activities circulated in the spring and summer of 1990, and many people wondered if Bruce was going to debut any new songs. Between the two nights, six new songs were played. The first night included the debuts of "Red Headed Woman," "When The Lights Go Out," "57 Channels," and "Real World." Other highlights from this show include a slow version on piano of "10th Avenue Freezeout," "Thunder Road" (Bruce forgets the words), and "My Hometown," as well as the acoustic premiere of "Darkness on the Edge of Town." "Real World" is performed on piano, which most fans prefer to the version later released on Human Touch.
The second show for the Christic Institute featured the premieres of "The Wish," a real rarity until the Ghost of Tom Joad Tour and later released on Tracks, and "Soul Driver," later released on Human Touch. Bruce also played "Tougher Than the Rest" on piano. "When the Lights Go Out" is never played again, but is released on Tracks.
According to an article in the Boston Globe a year later, bootleg tapes of these two shows were so good that Landau and Bruce considered releasing portions of these shows.
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