Another three hour show! Look out for Bruce and Cassidy in Cassidy’s Cadillac.
This show happened to be a month or so after Bruuuce.com started (yes, it’s been almost 24 years!) and this was one of the first bootlegs I heard. It remains one of my favourite to this day. He had a knowledgeable crowd (he gets requests from the Spirit Trail record a couple of months before its release) and also the persistent (someone makes a request for Jack Straw before Bruce has played a note).
It’s also three years into Bruce’s recommitment to the piano – he remarks after The Way It Is, “I’m a lot better than I was a few years ago – I could not do that then!”
We get a few choice covers, in amongst them a gorgeous How Far Am I From Canaan, The Boxer into My Romance, Low Spark of the High-Heeled Boys and … Cassidy’s Cadillac (see picture below). Bruce had invited some kids on stage, and Cassidy was surely game. It soon became Cassidy’s concert, and he’s still at the piano as Bruce plays Rainbow’s/Cassidy’s Cadillac!
Featuring John Hornsby on request-handling.
07/28/98 The Strand – York, PA
Set 1: King of the Hill > (Mountain Jam), Longest Night, How Far Am I From Canaan, Ramble on Rose > (Entertainer), The Boxer > My Romance > The Way It Is, End of the Innocence > Song A > (Over the Rainbow), Song C > Sad Moon, Spider Fingers > Parisian Thoroughfare > (Bach’s 2 Part Invention #8) > (I Know You Rider) > Spider Fingers
Set 2: Stander on the Mountain > Across the River > The Tide Will Rise, Country Doctor, Low Spark Of The High-Heeled Boys, > Talk Of The Town, Valley Road, “Cassidy’s” Cadillac, Fields Of Gray > (Terrapin) > Under The Boardwalk > Fields Of Gray, Walk In The Sun > Wharf Rat, Mandolin Rain, Night on the Town
Encore: In The Wee Small Hours
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
July 28 1998 whole show ZIP file (223.8 MiB)
(If you need them, here are some instructions on opening a Zip file).
Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. King of the Hill (14.7 MiB)
02. The Longest Night (9.7 MiB)
03. How Far Am I From Canaan (9.2 MiB)
04. Ramble on Rose (7.3 MiB)
05. The Boxer (5.6 MiB)
06. My Romance (5.0 MiB)
07. The Way It Is (11.9 MiB)
08. End of the Innocence (6.6 MiB)
09. Song A (8.4 MiB)
10. Song C (3.6 MiB)
11. Sad Moon (7.8 MiB)
12. Spider Fingers (5.1 MiB)
13. I Know You Rider (3.9 MiB)
14. Parisian Thoroughfare (4.6 MiB)
15. Spider Fingers (2.4 MiB)
16. I Know You Rider (3.6 MiB)
17. Stander on the Mountain (7.7 MiB)
18. Across the River (6.1 MiB)
19. The Tide Will Rise (5.9 MiB)
20. Country Doctor (7.4 MiB)
21. Low Spark of the High-Heeled Boys (5.3 MiB)
22. Talk of the Town (7.0 MiB)
23. Valley Road (9.3 MiB)
24. Cassidy's Cadillac (9.6 MiB)
25. Fields of Gray (4.8 MiB)
26. Terrapin Station (2.7 MiB)
27. Fields of Gray (3.5 MiB)
28. Under the Boardwalk (6.9 MiB)
29. Walk in the Sun (6.6 MiB)
30. Wharf Rat (9.7 MiB)
31. Mandolin Rain (6.2 MiB)
32. Night on the Town (13.1 MiB)
33. In the Wee Small Hours (4.7 MiB)
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