03 June 1974
The Agora, Cleveland, OH

01- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
02- THE E STREET SHUFFLE
03- 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
04- YOU NEVER CAN TELL
05- TOKYO
06- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
07- LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW
08- I'M READY

Running time: 58:52

Source: soundboard analog reel to reel

Lineage:
Reel To Reel Master > CDR > CDR > CDR > WAV(16 bit/44.1kHz) > FLAC(16 bit/44.1kHz)

Mastering info:
CDR ripped to WAV with Exact Audio Copy. Wave files converted to FLAC level 8 using FLAC Frontend.

Notes from info file:
Original transfer from analog master reel to CDR was done circa 2001. This conversion to FLAC was done in July 2009. No equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording. All files have been ID tagged appropriately with the show advertisement imbedded as artwork. Please do not manipulate this recording in any way. Please do not dub to analog tape or convert to MP3 (or any other lossy format) and circulate. If you would like to re-seed this torrent in the future, please use the exact files contained in the torrent with no file or ID tag manipulation. This will insure that the FLAC fingerprints and MD5 hashes verify, keeping the integrity of the torrent intact.

Notes from Brucebase:
ONE show, double bill, with Springsteen & The E Street Band headlining and ORPHAN opening. Most (possibly all) of this 100-minute show was recorded by WMMS-FM in Cleveland, then edited to fit into a 60-minute time schedule and broadcast for the first time on 05/06/74 at 10PM-11PM. There was approximately 40 minutes (4-6 songs) of the performance not broadcast and none of unbroadcast material is in circulation, if indeed it ever survived the editing room. The above-mentioned setlist represents only those songs that were broadcast and these songs can be found in excellent soundboard quality on the CD "YOU NEVER CAN TELL" (Pigghan), as well as titles such as "AND THE BAND PLAYED" (Swinging Pig) plus "AND THE E STREET BAND PLAYED" (Scorpion). "Tokyo" is also found in the "ALL THOSE YEARS" compilation. WMMS-FM editors selected a good cross-section of the entire show. Highlights include a striking rendition of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" and the last known (and probably tightest) live performance of "Tokyo", which by mid-74 seems to be morphing into a new title with altered lyrics called "Sleepytown". NOTE: The audio from this show is often incorrectly linked to the Agora show of 18/02/74 - however this earlier show was cancelled and never happened."

Additional notes by Spider_Web:

This specific show, although not uncommon, is taken from the WMMS Cleveland master reel to reel with verified lineage, not from a bootleg or radio broadcast. As the text file says, no equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording - the original recorded sound is what you get. I'm sure many folks may already have the show in some form or another; hopefully this will be some sort of upgrade.

I certainly don't claim to be a Springsteen aficionado; I'm educated on most of his music and have a small sampling of his live shows. I know there are many rabid Boss collectors out there who want proper docmentation on all Springsteen recordings. So before some of you come at me with questions such as "when did you get this copy", "when was it transferred", "how did it come about" etc... please read on.

A trading partner of mine back in the early 2000's knew a guy who had access to a bunch of the WMMS Cleveland reel to reel recordings. The reel was carefully recorded directly to stand-alone CDR, a copy was made for my trading partner, and he in turn made a copy for me.

There is much speculation that Bruce played a longer set than what is presented here, and that WMMS edited the reel down for broadcast. I don't know the answer to that, but I can tell you that the reel to reel tape that was sitting in the WMMS archive in 2001 contained exactly what I have shared. Does another reel exist with more music on it? If so, was it destroyed? Could this reel actually be a 1st generation reel that was edited down from the full reel? Or is this all that was actually taped and/or played? Those questions are still mysteries, but the only reel in the WMMS archive in 2001 is what you have here.

Enjoy folks!
Spider-Web