Bruce Springsteen gives fans Xmas present of free live download


To celebrate the holidays and a year of Live Bruce Springsteen releases, The Boss is today offering fans a free download of an hour of previously unreleased live music from The River Tour in Tempe, Arizona from November 1980.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered at Gateway Mastering, the ten song compilation recorded, on 5 November 1980, completes the concert included in the recent box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection.

Download the free MP3s here. You can also buy hi-res and CD-Quality downloads as well as CDs.

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is out now.



4CD+2Blu-ray Edition

4CD+3DVD Edition


Disc: 1 / The River 
1. The Ties That Bind
2. Sherry Darling
3. Jackson Cage
4. Two Hearts
5. Independence Day
6. Hungry Heart
7. Out In The Street
8. Crush On You
9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
10. I Wanna Marry You
11. The River

Disc: 2 / The River
1. Point Blank
2. Cadillac Ranch
3. I’m A Rocker
4. Fade Away
5. Stolen Car
6. Ramrod
7. The Price You Pay
8. Drive All Night
9. Wreck On The Highway

Disc: 3 / The River: Single Album
1. The Ties That Bind
2. Cindy
3. Hungry Heart
4. Stolen Car
5. Be True
6. The River
7. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
8. The Price You Pay
9. I Wanna Marry You
10. Loose End

Disc: 4 / The River: Outtakes
1. Meet Me In The City
2. The Man Who Got Away
3. Little White Lies
4. The Time That Never Was
5. Night Fire
6. Whitetown
7. Chain Lightning
8. Party Lights
9. Paradise By The C
10. Stray Bullet
11. Mr. Outside
12. Roulette
13. Restless Nights
14. Where The Bands Are
15. Dollhouse
16. Living On The Edge Of The World
17. Take ’em As They Come
18. Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own
19. I Wanna Be With You
20. Mary Lou
21. Held Up Without A Gun
22. From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)

Blu-Ray Content:

Blu-ray Disc 1
The Ties That Bind (Documentary)

Blu-ray Disc 2
The River Tour, Tempe 1980 – Concert Part 1

1. “Born to Run”
2. “Prove It All Night”
3. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
4. “Jackson Cage”
5. “Two Hearts”
6. “The Promised Land”
7. “Out in the Street”
8. “The River”
9. “Badlands”
10. “Thunder Road”
11. “No Money Down”
12. “Cadillac Ranch”
13. “Hungry Heart”
14. “Fire”
15. “Sherry Darling”
16. “I Wanna Marry You”
17. “Crush on You”
18. “Ramrod”
19. “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”

The River Tour, Tempe 1980 – Concert Part 2

1. “Drive All Night”
2. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”
3. “I’m A Rocker”
4. “Jungleland”
5. “Detroit Medley”
6. “Where The Bands Are (Credits)”

BONUS: The River Tour Rehearsals

– Ramrod
– Cadillac Ranch
– Fire
– Crush On You
– Sherry Darling

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Paul Edwards

Full gig won’t be released as a full length audio – the video was sorted out for the box set and the extra 10 audio tracks were done separately as a last minute bonus. Cannot see they’d bother trying to match up the audio for an extra release (though it’d be nice!)


Well, aside from the missing tracks in the Tempe video release, the concert as part of BtR was later released on CD and this was prior to the live download site being up. I can see at least the full concert released digitally.

Martin Stockdale

Cheers Paul, many thanks

Alan Blevin

Glad they did this but there goes our chance of getting a full CD release of the whole Tempe show which had been mooted.Given that nearly all of what they didn’t film were ballads it should make this a very different atmospheric Springsteen live album.


Actually, I think I read somewhere that the full concert will be released in January in the original sequence.


This should have been included in the box set or at least be available to those who bought the set in hi-rez



Paul Wren

Go on, Bruce, stick it out on vinyl.


Thank you Paul, for this information!