The Agora
Cleveland, OH

  • "This is simply the greatest live LP this greatest of live rockers has ever officially released." - Rolling Stone 1/13/2015
     
  • New from the Bruce Springsteen Archives, transferred from the stereo reel-to-reel tapes via the Plangent Process and mastered at Gateway Mastering.  HD files are 24 bit / 192 kHz.
     
  • Release notes from Toby Scott:
    I found the seven Agora tape reels in a box that had been returned from the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame.  The tapes were part of an exclusive Springsteen exhibit “Asbury Park to the Promised Land”.  It wasn’t until the request to release this show came up that the tapes needed to be found.  Not at Sony, not at Thrill Hill Archives, not at the archiving company.  Last known location was the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame.  They informed me what box to look in and there they were, marked with the original indication of speed, tracks and show date. 

    I had the tapes delivered to Plangent Processes for evaluation and transfer, if they seemed to be of adequate quality.  After comparison to other copies of this show, this was the best version and potentially the original master tapes. Plangent transferred all seven reels using their unique process, which corrects any speed variations for accurate playback.  This eliminates the wow and flutter usually found in the playback of any analog tape.  This new transfer to the digital domain was done at 192 (samples per second) with 24 bit resolution.  The resulting digital files were sent to Gateway Mastering for evaluation and mastering, as was done to the Box Set Volume 1, recently released to critical acclaim.  The resulting new master will give a renewed vigor to the already exciting show.

    Agora Reels
     

 

  • SET ONE

  • 1. Summertime Blues
    • 03:20
  • 2. Badlands
    • 04:46
  • 3. Spirit In The Night
    • 08:04
  • 4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    • 05:36
  • 5. Factory
    • 03:22
  • 6. The Promised Land
    • 06:00
  • 7. Prove It All Night
    • 11:49
  • 8. Racing in the Street
    • 08:58
  • 9. Thunder Road
    • 06:44
  • 10. Jungleland
    • 10:18
  • SET TWO

  • 1. Paradise By The "C"
    • 04:04
  • 2. Fire
    • 03:06
  • 3. Sherry Darling
    • 06:12
  • 4. Not Fade Away - Gloria - She's The One
    • 14:53
  • 5. Growin' Up
    • 13:02
  • 6. Backstreets
    • 14:02
  • 7. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
    • 12:51
  • FIRST ENCORE

  • 1. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    • 08:44
  • 2. Born to Run
    • 06:09
  • 3. Because the Night
    • 08:12
  • 4. Raise Your Hand
    • 06:37
  • SECOND ENCORE

  • 1. Twist and Shout
    • 07:24

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