Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bruce Springsteen films webcast in Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen hit the Jersey shore for a ‘secret’ video shoot at the Casino carousel in Asbury Park Tuesday afternoon.

New Jersey’s Star-Ledger reports the shoot was for an upcoming webcast, and featured Bruce and the E Street Band performing songs from “The Promise,” his new collection of songs from the 1977/78 “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” sessions.

Bruce used the 1978 version of the E Street Band, as Nils Lofgren, Soozie Tyrell and Patti Scialfa were not present.

Longtime Jackson Browne sidekick David Lindley was there. Lindley played on a couple of songs from "The Promise."

Springsteen arrive at 1:10 p.m. and the band ran through an extensive soundcheck, doing some songs more than once.

A very small audience was invited inside to watch. They were mostly contest winners who entered a drawing through the Springsteen fanzine "Backstreets."

The taping began about 4:35 p.m.

Songs played in front of the audience for the taping:

1. Racing In the Street (1978 version)
2. Gotta Get That Feeling
3. Outside Looking In
4. One Way Street
5. Come On (Let's Go Tonight).
6. Save My Love
7. The Brokenhearted
8. Ain't Good Enough for You
9. The Promise
10. Talk To Me
11. Blue Christmas

According to Backstreets, the videos will be shown on a webcast sometime before Christmas.

Bruce Springsteen – The Promise
Darkness On The Edge Of Town sessions (1978)