It’s official! Live in Dublin, CD/DVD out June 5th

Columbia Records issued the following statement today:

Concert Features 23 Songs From November, 2006

Columbia Records will release ‘Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band Live in Dublin’ June 5, a concert DVD, and separate two-CD set release. The two-CD set and DVD both feature 23 songs drawn from the band’s performances in Dublin, Ireland at The Point on November 17, 18 and 19, 2006. Songs include fan favorites from ‘The Seeger Sessions,’ radical interpretations from the Springsteen songbook and rare songs appearing for the first time on any Springsteen release.

Springsteen’s longtime manager Jon Landau said, «‘Live in Dublin’ charts the development of a band from an informal gathering in Bruce’s living room to an onstage powerhouse. It also documents the growth in Bruce’s vision of American music; it includes folk music, blues, Dixieland, country, swing, gospel, rock, down to and including his own writing. It’s all performed with Bruce’s classic energy and focus. I think it’s some of the finest music he’s ever made

The DVD and CD captures the band during the finale of its multi-leg 2006 tour. The Word Magazine (UK) said of a concert on this tour, «I have never, make that NEVER, seen a show better than the one mounted by Bruce Springsteen and his band at Wembley Arena on Saturday, November 11, 2006.» The Sunday Business Post Agenda (UK), in a 5 star review, said, «During the concert’s numerous high points, the crowd was ecstatic and Springsteen was the preacher, spreading a welcome message: We’re open all night.»

Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band’s tour last year prompted other incredible reviews. «Sometime, somewhere, a more dramatic and exhilarating confluence of music with moment may have existed… But in nearly 40 years of concert-going, I haven’t witnessed one,» said LA Times. The Washington Post declared, «It was the best live show I’ve seen in at least five years. (And I’ve seen a few.)» Meanwhile, The Independent (UK), said, «It’s been an astonishingly rich evening.» The Observer (UK) proclaimed, «Springsteen and the Seeger Session band were an inspiring triumph.»

‘Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band Live in Dublin’ was produced by George Travis and produced and edited by Emmy Award winner Thom Zimny, who recently took home a Grammy Award for directing «Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run,» a DVD in the acclaimed ‘Born To Run’ box set. Legendary mixer Bob Clearmountain mixed the DVD in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Bob Ludwig mastered the DVD and CD at Gateway Studios. Documented with nine cameras, the concert was filmed in High Definition (HD).

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band Live In Dublin’ Tracklisting

1. Atlantic City
2. Old Dan Tucker
3. Eyes on the Prize
4. Jesse James
5. Further on Up the Road
6. O Mary Don’t You Weep
7. Erie Canal
8. If I Should Fall Behind
9. My Oklahoma Home
10. Highway Patrolman
11. Mrs. McGrath
12. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
13. Jacob’s Ladder
14. Long Time Comin’
15. Open All Night
16. Pay Me My Money Down
17. Growin’ Up
18. When the Saints Go Marching In
19. This Little Light of Mine
20. American Land
21. Blinded By the Light (Credits)

Bonus Songs:
Love of the Common People
We Shall Overcome

The Sessions Band From November 17. 18 and 19, 2006:

Bruce Springsteen – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Sam Bardfeld – Violin, Vocals
Art Baron – Sousaphone, Trombone, Mandolin, Penny Whistle, Euphonium
Frank Bruno – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Field Drum
Jeremy Chatzky – Bass
Larry Eagle – Drums, Percussion
Clark Gayton – Trombone, Vocals, Percussion
Charlie Giordano – Accordian, Piano, Organ, Vocals
Curtis King Jr. – Vocals, Percussion
Greg Liszt – Banjo, Vocals
Lisa Lowell – Vocals, Percussion
Ed Manion – Saxophone, Vocals, Percussion
Cindy Mizelle – Vocals, Percussion
Curt Ramm – Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion
Marty Rifkin – Steel Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin
Patti Scialfa – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Marc Anthony Thompson – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Soozie Tyrell – Violin, Vocals

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