Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Bruce Springsteen - Cover Songs, Volume 5: 1978-1980

Another day, another Bruce Springsteen covers album. This one covers 1978 to 1980.

I only have a couple of comments this time around. Ten out of the 14 songs are officially released, thanks to the many dozens of albums Springsteen has officially released in recent years. (All of them are digital only, by the way.) But the other four come from soundboards and sound great as well.

Note that the medley "Devil with a Blue Dress On - See See Rider - Good Golly Miss Molly - Jenny Take a Ride" is normally called the "Detroit Medley" by Springsteen fans. Springsteen has played that medley in concert hundreds of times, sometimes with songs added in or removed.

01 Good Rockin' Tonight (Bruce Springsteen)
02 It's My Life (Bruce Springsteen)
03 High School Confidential (Bruce Springsteen)
04 Sweet Little Sixteen (Bruce Springsteen)
05 Night Train (Bruce Springsteen)
06 You Can't Sit Down (Bruce Springsteen)
07 Devil with a Blue Dress On - See See Rider - Good Golly Miss Molly - Jenny Take a Ride (Bruce Springsteen)
08 Stay (Bruce Springsteen with Jackson Browne, Rosemary Butler & Tom Petty)
09 No Money Down (Bruce Springsteen)
10 This Land Is Your Land (Bruce Springsteen)
11 In the Midnight Hour (Bruce Springsteen)
12 Who'll Stop the Rain (Bruce Springsteen)
13 Merry Christmas, Baby (Bruce Springsteen)
14 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen)


The cover art photo comes from a concert at the Winterland in San Francisco in December 1978.


  1. Text on the cover picture says it's volume 2 !!!!!
    Keep up this good work !

    1. Wow, thanks for pointing that out. How did I miss that, and everyone else as well?! Glad you have an eagle eye. :)