BRUUUCE Springsteen Returns To Rock The Garden

by ERIC UGLAND · November 9, 2009

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Perform At Madison Square GardenDespite rocking Manhattan less than a fortnight ago, at the first of Bruce Springsteen's two sold out shows in Madison Square Garden, it was readily apparent the aging king of rock isn't going anywhere soon.

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Opening with a rarity, "Thundercrack" (an outtake from his sophomore album), Springsteen took the audience wandering down his memory lane, sampling songs from albums throughout his career. Capping the show was a duet with surprise guest Elvis Costello.  The duo recreated their finale from a week and a half ago when Springsteen anchored an All Star set at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts, a rousing rendition of Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher".

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Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Perform At Madison Square Garden

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