Story 1993-04-07 Zurich, Switzerland
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07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Mansion on the Hill”
“(tunes his guitar)(some cheering) Shut up, I can’t tune this thing (chuckles)(laughs from the crowd)(keeps tuning)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “This Hard Land”
“Thank you, this is, uh…this is a song I wrote quite a while and never recorded it…it’s, uh…a song called “This Hard Land” (crowd cheers) so you got those bootlegs out there, huh? (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “57 Channels”
“1992, L.A burning…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Many Rivers to Cross”
“Danke…Dies Song ist von Jimmy Cliff…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Leap of Faith” (following “My Hometown”
“(Huge cheers)…Danke…thank you (crowd cheers) I wanna say it’s nice to be back in Zurich (crowd cheers) the last time I was here was in 1981…I was twelve years old at the time (chuckles) oh… alright, this is a song about faith – do we have any faith out there? (crowd cheers) this is a song about hope – do we have any hope out there tonight? (crowd cheers) yes – this is a song about love – do we have any amore out there? (crowd cheers) this is a song about sex (crowd cheers) alright, are we ready, band?…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Man’s Job”
“Come on, Bobby…Mr. Bobby King (crowd cheers) we’re gonna need a little help now – are you ready? (crowd cheers) one, two (crowd: “One, two, three, four”)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, middle of “Roll of the Dice”
“Bring it down, band…now, I’m so glad to be here tonight, ladies and gentlemen (crowd cheers) and I wanna thank you for giving us such a fine reception tonight (crowd cheers)…and we’ve come thousands of miles and there’s only one thing I know…like one of my idols, Solomon Burke, always said…everybody…everybody… everybody…everybody needs somebody…in the dark of the night …when the world ain’t going right…someone to squeeze… someone to love…someone to tell ‘em when they’re full of shit… everybody needs somebody…oh, I want you to help me now…(starts singing “Everybody needs somebody” with the back-up singers and the audience)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, after “Roll of the Dice”
“We’re gonna take a short break…and we’ll be right back to rock you all night long (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, middle of “Light of Day”
“…I drove thousands of miles just to get here tonight (crowd cheers) I came thousands of miles just to be here tonight (crowd cheers) I came all across the U.S.A (crowd cheers) out of (?) Indiana, Alabama, Montana (crowd cheers) I came over to Europe just to be here in Zurich tonight (crowd cheers) now I’m here with a purpose (crowd cheers) I’m here with one thing in mind (crowd cheers) I’m here with one question (crowd cheers) and I’ve got to ask you (crowd cheers) I need to ask you (crowd cheers) now are you feeling downhearted? (crowd cheers) I know you’re depressed (crowd cheers) I know you’re disappointed (crowd cheers) I know you’re disillusioned (crowd cheers) I know you’re disenchanted (crowd cheers) I know there’s 57 fucking channels and nothing on (crowd cheers) I know (crowd cheers) I know (crowd cheers) I know (crowd cheers) I know and there’s just one thing that I need to know (crowd cheers) there’s just one thing I need to know from you wild Swiss people tonight (crowd cheers) what I need to know is (crowd cheers) is (crowd cheers) is (crowd cheers) is (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, middle of “Glory Days”
“On the guitar and vocals, Miss Crystal Talifiero (crowd cheers) Angel Rogers (crowd cheers) Miss Gia Giambotti (crowd cheers) the beautiful Carol Dennis (crowd cheers) Miss Cleo Kennedy (crowd cheers) Soul Man, Mr. Bobby King (crowd cheers) rock’n’roll guitar, Mr. Shane Fontayne (crowd cheers) Mad Man, Tommy Simms on the bass (crowd cheers) Zak Alford on the drums (crowd cheers) and Professor Roy Bittan on the keyboards (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Thunder Road”
“Thank you…I’d like to just take a second and thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much (crowd cheers) let’s see, our first time out here was, it was in 1981 and… I’d just like to stop for a minute and thank all my Swiss fans for the support over the years, I appreciate it a lot, it means a lot to me (crowd cheers) it was exciting to come here in ’81 and…and come so far from home and, uh, see all these faces here, you know, it’s… it’s nicer to come back twelve years later and see you’re still here so (chuckles) (crowd cheers) you never left the whole time… anyway, I wanna do this for all my old fans, thank you for your support…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Born to Run”
“Couldn’t send you home without this one so here we go…”

07.04.93 Zurich, Switzerland, intro to “Working on the Highway”
“We’ve got one for the road for you…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi

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