Bruce Springsteen has just issued Anaheim – May 22nd, 2000 — the latest official bootleg in his ongoing monthly archive series. The show, which was culled his 1999/2000 reunion tour with the E Street Band, marks the sixth pick from the historic tour, with the previous shows being Philadelphia – September 25th, 1999; Chicago – September 30th, 1999; Los Angeles – October 23, 1999; New York City – June 27th, 2000; and New York City – July 1st, 2000.
Highlights include the then-recently released Tracks tunes “Take 'Em They Come” and “Rendezvous,” the solo-era “Roll Of The Dice” finally showcasing the power of the E Street Band, a full-band bluegrass version of “No Surrender,” the legendary “Glory Days” B-side, “Stand On It,” and a one-off cover of Van Morrison's Them classic, “Gloria.”
Bruce Springsteen looks back on the reunion tour after a decade apart from the band as being one of the most meaningful of his career: “The nicest thing about it was that we were able to reconstitute the band as an ongoing, sort of creative unit, y'know? And I think that it was a great time for all of us — that was a big, big, part of our own lives, y'know? And of our audience's lives — and we wanted to live up to that thing, and we wanted to continue to serve in the fashion that we served before.”