1977-02-07 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

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The opening night of the very exciting but quite brief (only 33 shows), 1977 leg of the Lawsuit Tour. The fifteen-song set lasts around two hours and opens with a magnificent "Something In The Night", which has a new arrangement and different lyrics since it was last played on November 4, 1976 in New York City. "The Promise" is performed in its solo piano incarnation, and uniquely for the tour appears in a mid-set slot. This show includes the live debut of the Springsteen-composed "Action In The Streets", which although a newspaper implies actually began this show, actually kicked off the encore. The song is clearly still a work-in-progress at this point, with several bluffed lines and the lack of the phrase "Action In the Streets" in the lyrics. "Backstreets" includes a monologue-styled middle section that will evolve and expand for the remainder of the tour. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Bruce forgets the lyrics to "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)". A contributor to the Greasy Lake website recalls "Spirit In The Night": "What I remember most is Bruce appearing in the audience during "Spirit In the Night," jumping off the stage into the crowd, body surfing over the crowd decades before the mosh pits of the grunge era."



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