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Remembering Bruce Springsteen's 1978 Dallas Convention Center Performance...

Last week, a gem of a book arrived in the office--well, a gem for any Bruce fans in the building, which, I'm pretty sure is everyone? In my clouded perspective, at least, yeah.

Anyway, here's why it's interesting: The Light In Darkness, as it's called, features on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 1978 tour for Darkness on the Edge of Town, the band's fourth album--and, more specifically, on each of the band's stops while touring to support it.

And, of course, included in the book--which features 100 memoirs/essays and 200 original photographs taken from the tour--is the band's July 12, 1978 show at the Convention Centre in Dallas.

Writes the El Paso Times' Doug Pullen:

As Bruce and the E Streeters tore through new songs like "Badlands" and "Adam Raised a Cain," mixing them up with the Born to Run stuff, toppped off in part by the famous "Detroit Medley" (and a timely seasonal treat of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" earlier in the set) you couldn't help but walk away believing in the transformative magic tha is rock 'n' roll. It's the kind of stuff rock 'n' roll dreams are made of.
Oh, to be there...

The Light in Darkness is available for purchase right here.

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Pete Freedman
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