Bruce Springsteen October 18, 2007 MSG – Lossless Download

October 19, 2007

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought their 2007 Magic tour to Madison Square Garden for two nights, and Thursday’s second show was another remarkable performance by the most energetic 58-year old performer in rock history. Springsteen worked through much of the new material, while sprinkling in career highlights, including a particular emphasis on Born to Run material. The highlight of the evening was the ultra-rare “Meeting Across the River” which segued directly into “Jungleland”, and which Bruce dedicated to his friend the late actor Peter Boyle.

nyctaper has supported Bruce for over 3 decades–going all the way back to 1975 when at the age of 12 I spent my allowance money to buy a vinyl copy of Born to Run. As we post this recording on this site, we again support him with our utmost sincerity. While Springsteen as been an avid anti-bootlegging artist, so too does this site condemn the sale of unofficial live recordings. In recent years, Bruce Springsteen has appeared to have drawn a line between profiteering bootleggers, and fan recordings. On the web, sites such as the jungeland tracker, backstreets, and dimeadozen have served to enhance fan interaction by freely sharing unofficial live recordings with the vociferous fans, all without any official condemnation by Bruce. We hope that this site will equally be seen as the supportive site we maintain, and that there will be no repercussions from the posting of this recording.

I recorded from Row C of Section 313, which is obviously not the ideal location in this venue. However, we were positioned directly on the side of the stage, and a large PA stack pointed directly at the section. As a result, while the recording is a bit boomy, its much clearer and more well-defined that I had expected. Enjoy!

This recording is no longer available at nyctaper. If you search the web, you’ll likely find a copy.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Section 313 Row C

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 .wav > Soundforge > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 2:15:29]
01 [Introduction]
02 Radio Nowhere
03 Night
04 Lonesome Day
05 Gypsy Biker
06 Magic
07 Reason to Believe
08 Candy’s Room
09 She’s the One
10 Livin’ in the Future
11 The Promised Land
12 Tougher Than the Rest
13 Meeting Across the River
14 Jungleland
15 You Can Look
16 Devil’s Arcade
17 The Rising
18 Last to Die
19 Long Walk Home
20 Badlands
21 [encore break]
22 Girls in Their Summer Clothes
23 Thundercrack
24 Born to Run
25 Dancing in the Dark
26 American Land// (first 2 minutes/balance cut)*

Alternate Complete version of Track 26 (MANY thanks to the recorder scoper)
26 American Land (alt)

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49 Responses to Bruce Springsteen October 18, 2007 MSG – Lossless Download

  1. sdb
    October 19, 2007 at 5:17 am

    Great job thanks

    I’ve been using downthem all for a while and find i need a page free from extraneous links. A download page with just the material I want on it otherwise i have to weed out the other stuff.

    Thanks for the tape what a show.

  2. Paris Bob
    October 19, 2007 at 6:16 am

    Thanks so much for your generosity!!! Looking forward to this!

  3. Arnie
    October 19, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for the download can’t wait to hear it although disappointed by American Land
    thanks though

  4. October 19, 2007 at 6:28 am

    Yes, me too. I don’t really know what happened. The only other time something like this happened was when I was recording Richard Thompson in the rain, which I chalked up to excessive moisture.

    I still had battery power, and 35 minutes of disc space left, so its odd. The only explanations are that I either accidentally pushed something or that (more likely) the deck was just too hot and shut down. When I took it out of the bag, it was quite warm. I’ve never recorded a two-and-half-hour straight concert with this deck before!

    Otherwise, I’m confident that fans will be extremely pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!

  5. October 19, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Life is grand. thanks a bunch

  6. October 19, 2007 at 6:34 am

    I was at the show the night before and would love to find a taper copy of that. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  7. scoper
    October 19, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Nice job! You should grab my version of “American Land” and merge with yours to make a complete show!

  8. NYKid
    October 19, 2007 at 6:46 am

    Thank you so much for this…. and so quick!

  9. October 19, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Hey scoper! Thanks for posting that. I was thinking of doing exactly that, but wouldn’t have done so without your permission.

    Feel free to patch “Last to Die” from this recording onto yours.

  10. crushme36
    October 19, 2007 at 7:40 am

    This tape sounds amazing! Nice job

  11. October 19, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Egads, server overload! Please be patient and be aware that this is now also available at a mirror server location here:

    Thanks beerlover for the help!

  12. Arnie
    October 19, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Are the breaks the same for American Land that i could just burn one with the other or has someone done this as a smooth transition yet?

    Thanks again. Great show! Great recording!

  13. Fluffdead
    October 19, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Where can i download 10-17 MSG? I went and would love to have a copy of this show.. Thanks for the 18th

  14. Paris Bob
    October 19, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Thank you, Dan. Nice nice work…best recording of the tour so far.

  15. TJ
    October 19, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Sounds great so far. Appreciate your time and effort.

  16. Kevint50
    October 19, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Show sounds great! Listening to Meeting across the River & Jungleland right now. I’ll be sure to check out your site in the future.


  17. October 19, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Thank you very much Dan.
    Sound is great, performance is awesome.
    You are the man !

  18. rick
    October 19, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    great show many thanks to you

  19. dave
    October 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Scott many thanks for sharing this Dave

  20. October 19, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Awesome effort and turnaround, thanks for this recording and your bandwidth generosity.


  21. Bill
    October 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Great recording…thank you so much for sharing it here. Despite the server overload, I was still pulling a nice comfortable 110-140 kb/s, which more than makes me happy. And the recording quality is awesome…I see myself listening to this one a bunch in the weeks and months to come!

    Again, thanks so much for your generosity!

  22. Randall
    October 19, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for this. I just finished downloading, haven’t gotten to listen yet, but based on the other comments here, am really looking forward to this.

  23. October 19, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    >Scott many thanks for sharing this Dave

    If you’re confusing me with the great DPA taper Scott Brown, I’m flattered, but that’s not my name!

  24. hobbes4444
    October 19, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for posting the link on dime and posting the show here. Sounds great, one of the top 2-3 of the tour thusfar! We gotta get you and your rig in the sweet spot when Bruce swings back in the Spring!

    Thanks again!

  25. thbgcptn
    October 19, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    thanks for your troubles in making and sharing this really nice sounding recording with everybody. the really quick dl speed from this site was very impressive, almost as impressive as the quality of the recording itself.

  26. lofistew
    October 19, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Great recording! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Tom
    October 19, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Hey nyctaper

    Thx for the recording.

    I’ve downloaded track 20 3 times now and still get an errorwhen playing it or decoding it with flac front end. If I play it directly, it stops at 5:32 instead of going to 5:45. When decoding, flac gets to 95% decode and stops saying it has an error.

    Anybody else with this issue?

  28. Tom
    October 19, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Figured out the issue. The mirror site has the problem. On the mirror the file is 36.6 mb, but on the primary site it’s 38 mb

  29. October 19, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Sorry about that, I will notify the webmaster of that server about the error.

  30. john
    October 20, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Great recording, thanks for sharing!

    Any updates on the fixed American Land yet?

  31. rayd88ed
    October 20, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Very nice! Thank you.

  32. dave
    October 20, 2007 at 6:06 am


    I had just commented on his post on Dime, please forgive me Dan

  33. Mikey
    October 21, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Thank you, NYCTAPER… KUDOS to you!!!

  34. J C S
    October 22, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you.

  35. stuart
    October 23, 2007 at 11:19 pm


    Thanks for this. Excellent show & recording.

  36. sdp57fr
    October 24, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you !!!!

  37. Rich
    October 25, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I tried using Download Them All to download this and got some type of 503 error message. Does anyone know what that is, what it means, and what I am doing wrong?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  38. October 25, 2007 at 8:58 am

    503 message has been common this week. Its a server overload.
    Continue to try to use Down the All!, but you will have to adjust its properties.

    In Firefox, click Tools.
    Scroll down to Down them All!
    on the right, a menu will pop up.
    Click Preferences.
    Change the “Max Contemporary Downloads” to 1.

    You should still be able to download multiple tracks at once, but my new server limitations
    will not block you (Error 503).

  39. G-Man
    October 26, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for making this show available.

    The artwork is great too!

  40. Richard Flynn
    October 27, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks, Dan! This looks great


  41. sagie
    October 31, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    thanks for the best recording of this show. can americanland be cut in from scopers version

  42. October 31, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    scoper’s American Land is posted for download at the bottom of the setlist!

  43. Lunde
    November 1, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Thanks… Super recording. Have heard the album a lot lately and these live versions sound great. great work

  44. November 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Great Job lots of fun. Keep free music alive.

  45. JDH
    November 3, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Dan, thanks again for all the shows, and this great site.

  46. wcb
    November 19, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I have downloaded the songs, but am not able to play them. i want to play them in i-tunes. it says that the type of file is a FLAC file. what do i need to do to be able to play the files?

  47. The OFLP
    November 25, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    wcb: For Windows, get Foobar2000. On the Mac look for Max to convert them to MP3 or AAC.

    It’s been over a month, and NOW I think to look for this … the tracks I’ve heard so far sound great, better than when I was there (serious nosebleed section). Clear vocals — that’s what I was missing.

    Oh, and I’m downloading them from Usenet to spare your server. :)

  48. citybhoy
    November 29, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Many many thanks for this show, the Boss is coming our way (Ireland) soon and this will certainly get us in the mood for his shows. Again many thanks.

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