Just released is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's August 15th, 2012 concert at Boston's Fenway Park. The set is the latest release in “The Boss'” growing archive series, and marks the eighth show in the series from the 2012/2013 “Wrecking Ball” tour. The trek, which was the band's first following the 2011 death of Clarence Clemons, featured a five-man horn section, a percussionist, and three additional vocalists.
Among the rarities on the new Fenway set are the show opening “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” “Does This Bus Top At 82nd Street?,” “Frankie,” “Girls In Their Summer Clothes,” “Thundercrack,” “My City Of Ruins,” as well as covers of Eddie Cochrane's “Summertime Blues,” Eddie Floyd's “Knock On Wood,” and Creedence Clearwater Revival's “Who'll Stop The Rain?”
Guitarist Steve Van Zandt recalled the promise of the E Street Band's powers shining through on some of his and Springsteen's darkest days as bandmates after “The Big Man's” 2011 death: “A lot of discussion. I think that's the most me and Bruce talked about anything since we were kids. We must've had six months of discussions about it, and I think we made a lot of good decisions, beginning with — let's turn the tour into a sort of anything goes. Let's include all 40 years of what you've been doing — including the E Street Band, of course. And have a band big enough to handle anything you feel like doing — be it standing there by himself with and acoustic guitar all the way to the biggest possible production with everything else in between.”