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Bruce Springsteen: 'Houston '78' To Benefit MusiCares Hurricane Relief
Bruce Springsteen is widely known as both a crowd pleaser and a man of true philanthropic spirit. Acting on both accounts, he's announced plans to release an entire 1978 show with the E Street Band to benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund, which will aid those affected by the recent devastation in Texas as well as in Florida.
Originally appearing as part of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town box set, the Houston 1978 showcaptures the final leg of the Darkness tour, and includes the extended intro version of "Prove It All Night," a rare performance of "Streets Of Fire," and a couple of outtakes from the Darkness … album, "Fire" and "Because The Night." Additionally, the set list provided early glimpses into songs from 1980's The River, including "Independence Day," "Point Blank," and "The Ties That Bind." This performance was formative for Springsteen as Houston was one of the GRAMMY-winner's earliest springboards.
Houston ’78 is available now on Springsteen's website as MP3 and hi-res downloads, including audiophile grade MQA, or as a two-CD set via Springsteen’s official live recording service powered by nugs.net.
"Fans had been asking for a stand-alone audio release of Houston '78 since the Darkness box set came out several years ago," says nugs.net CEO Brad Serling. "Its release-ready availability gave us the opportunity to move quickly to support people in Texas and Florida."
Springsteen, along with the E Street band, Sony Music and nugs.net will donate all proceeds from sales to the MusiCares hurricane relief effort.