Story 1999-06-27 Oslo, Norway
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27.06.99 Oslo, Norway, intro to ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’
‘‘I feel….I can feel a spirit moving…..I can feel a spirit moving now…..oh, I can feel that spirit moving…..I think it’s a ghost…..I can feel the ghost coming down into the room tonight…..I can feel a ghost coming down into the room tonight…..but I think it’s a ghost…it’s the ghost of Tom Jones, that’s right….wait a minute….not the ghost of Tom Jones, the ghost of Tom Jones I’m feeling now…..wait a minute now…. still raining ?…..oh, it ain’t so bad…..we’re gonna do a little singing in the rain….(sings ‘It’s Alright’) I’m just singing….. singing in the rain now….I’m just singing…..singing in the rain now…..I’m just singing….. singing in the rain now….I’m just singing…. singing in the rain now…..move on up….let’s move on up now….move on up now…. high …..(chuckles) let’s see who’s on Tenth Avenue tonight….come on Roy (Roy plays)….Professor Roy Bittan on the piano…..come on play it Steve (Steve plays ‘Soul Man’)….soul man, Little Stevie Van Zandt on the guitar…. let’s see who we got here…..alright, wanna hear it real low…..(Garry plays ‘Little Bit 'O Soul’, Bruce laughs) Mr.Garry W.Tallent on the bass….come on, Max, let’s hear it (Max plays)…..that looks hard (chuckles)….come on Nils (Nils plays) ….Guitar man Nils Lofgren on the guitar…..come on Danny now…..are you ready ,brother ?…..here we go, man….. (Danny plays)….Phantom Dan Federici on the organ….good Lord (chuckles)…..well, now sometimes when it rains, you can get kinda blue, you know….it can bring on kind of a depression or something….. sometimes you can feel so lonely….that’s when I learned a lesson…..a very hard lesson, it went something like this: brunettes are fine, blondes are fun but when it comes to getting a dirty job done, it takes a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh man, I said it takes a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh, I can see you, girl (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) yeah now I think it takes a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh I got to find a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) man I´m searching for a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh I’m coming looking for a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) yeah man I’m searching for a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh in the midnight hour now (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) oh man I’m looking for a (crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) lookout baby (?)(crowd: ‘Red Headed Woman’) come on (chuckles) (Patti sings ‘My Girl’ changing it to ‘My Guy’, Bruce laughs, then asks everyone in the crowd to join in)….Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals…..she’s messing with me now…you’re messing with my head, baby (chuckles) ….and like that was the whole band, I guess, that’s ….no ?…..what ?….I forget somebody ?…. somebody really big …..somebody very, very , very important….say who ?….(song continues)….(at the end of the song Bruce sings ‘My Girl’ changing the lyrics to ‘My Band’)….”

27.06.99 Oslo, Norway, middle of ´Light of Day’
´´Oslo !….Oslo !….Oslo a-gogo, baby !….but everywhere I´ve gone I´ve seen people lost in confusion….I’ve seen people lost in the wilderness…..I’ve seen people lost in bitterness….I’ve seen people lost in loneliness….but tonight we´re here on a search-and-rescue mission, we´re here tonight on a search-and-rescue mission, if you´re downhearted, we´re coming to get you….if you´re disspirited, we´re coming to get you….if you´re dispossessed, we´re coming to get you….if you´ve been analyzed, downsized, stigmatised, fractionalised, factionalised or retropsychedelicized, we´re coming to get you….if your soul’s got bad credit, it´s good here tonight, we´re coming to get you…..if your spirit’s bankrupt, I’m gonna lift that debt up off you and I´m gonna set you free in the morning…. we´re coming to get you….if your heart´s running on empty, we´re gonna fill it up tonight, we´re coming to get you….now, how am I gonna do it ?….I’m gonna tell you how I’m gonna do it right not, I’m gonna resuscitat, regenerate, reconfiscate, reindoctrinate, resexualate, rededicate, reliberate you with the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the power, the promise, the majesty, the mysteries ….with the the ministry of rock and roll !….with the ministry (crowd: ‘Rock and
roll’) with the ministry (crowd: ‘Rock and roll’ )….that’s right, now I know you´re worried, you´ve got problems, you´re worried about the Y2K-problem, you´re worried about the Millenium fever, mortality is rearing its ugly head, well, I wanna tell you right now I can´t promise you life everlasting but I can promise you life right now !….and all you’ve got to do is say ‘I’….raise your hand and say ‘I’….”

27.06.99 Oslo, Norway, intro to ‘Stand on It’
´´Thank you, ladies and gentlemen…..I don’t get up to Oslo no way that much, only ‘bout once or twice a freaking decade…..so what I know’s I got one thing, one thing I wanna say to you tonight while I’m here and that is…..”

27.06.99 Oslo, Norway, intro to ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’
”Thank you…..I wanna thank everybody, these are special concerts , they’re sort of a rebirth and rededication of our band and…..of our commitment to serve you…..and I hope we’ve done that well tonight and uh (chuckles)….and uh….we’ve been doing this a long time and it means a lot to us to come up and see everybody turn out and we wanna thank you for taking…our music and making it yours and uh…..in that spirit of rebirth, we’d like to….do a new song for you, leave you with a new song called …. Land of Hope and Dreams….God bless you……(music starts) A big train coming…..”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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