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Rock’n’roll night in Houston

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One more night to remember. Bruce Springsteen offered a high-intensity show in his return to Houston.

The opening “Seeds” set the tone for the night: tons of rock, with back to back versions of “Badlands” and “Adam Raised a Cain” plus “She’s The One”, “Night” into “No Surrender”, “Born to Run” into “Rosalita” or the duets with Texan singer-songwriter Joe Ely in the encore: “Great Balls of Fire” and “Lucille”. Pure rock’n’roll.

There was also time for ballads and mid-tempo songs, with the tour debut of the superb “One Step Up”, from Tunnel of Love, and a special version of “Backstreets” featuring a lengthy “Sad Eyes” interlude.

The surprise of the night was the premiere of “All Or Nothin ‘At All”, from the forgotten Human Touch album, a song that has been played live 8 times only, all except one in 1992 (the last known version was from the show in Tampa in 2009).

Photo: Jack Epstein
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