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Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30

An extended edition of Roy Orbison's iconic Black & White Night concert
will be released on 24 Feb 2017

Roy Orbison And Friends: A Black & White Night is a 1988 Cinemax television special from the Cinemax Sessions series. It stars Hall Of Fame singer/songwriter Roy Orbison, backed by a band consisting of some of the most acclaimed performers in rock, including Bruce Springsteen. The taping took place on 30 Sep 1987 at the Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, CA. The special was originally broadcast on 03 Jan 1988 on Cinemax.

The concert was released as a home video in 1988 and as a live album the following year. It was reissued many times and in different formats between 1997 and 2008. Though the more recent reissues are more complete than the original release, none of them represents the complete concert or the order in which the songs were performed on that 30 Sep 1987 night at the Cocoanut Grove.

On 24 Feb 2017, Legacy will reissue Black & White Night in commemoration the concert's 30th anniversary. The new release, titled "Black & White Night 30", will be available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, and will also be airing as a special on PBS. The film has been re-edited to feature different camera angels and previously unreleased performances, including a five-song set performed after the formal concert ended and the audience left the Cocoanut Grove on 30 Sep 1987. The new release will also include a 33-minute documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of the guests, as well as rehearsal footage and a montage of photos and memorabilia from the show.

But most importantly, the new release will restore the order in which the songs were performed during that 30 Sep 1987 concert. Before the new reissue was announced, the correct setlist order was a mystery to fans of Roy Orbison – and fans of Bruce Springsteen, including yours truly. Back in 2015, after countless hours of detective work and examining of footage from different releases of the concert, and with the help of contributor James from England, this website was able to reconstruct correct setlist order. This website also discovered that more songs were performed about an hour after the show had finished. Click on any of the below links for full details.

Track list for Black & White 30 (main show):

  1. ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL)
  2. LEAH
  3. IN DREAMS
  4. CRYING
  5. UPTOWN
  6. THE COMEDIANS
  7. BLUE ANGEL
  8. IT'S OVER
  9. RUNNING SCARED
  10. DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM)
  11. MEAN WOMAN BLUES
  12. CANDY MAN
  13. OOBY DOOBY
  14. BLUE BAYOU
  15. GO GO GO (DOWN THE LINE)
  16. (ALL I CAN DO IS) DREAM YOU
  17. CLAUDETTE
  18. OH PRETTY WOMAN [Alternate Version]
  19. OH PRETTY WOMAN

Track list for Black & White 30 (post show):

  1. (ALL I CAN DO IS) DREAM YOU [Alternate Version]
  2. THE COMEDIANS [Alternate Version]
  3. CANDY MAN [Alternate Version]
  4. CLAUDETTE [Alternate Version]
  5. UPTOWN [Alternate Version]
Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30
Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30


Matt O'Ree Band: Brotherhood

Bruce Springsteen's guests on Matt O'Ree's new album Brotherhood
Released on November 23, 2016

Bruce Springsteen contributed co-lead vocals and guitar solo to the album's leading single BLACK BOOTS. In a December 2013 interview, he said: "I started my career as a heavy-metal guitarist... I had a prog rock band, basically. We were a heavy blues, prog rock group, Steel Mill... Steve and I both were pretty familiar with that kind of guitar [playing]. We literally made a living at it for quite a while, and I actually do miss it... I just sang on [a yet-to-be-released recording with] Matt O'Ree. He's a local blues player on the Shore. It's riff music, riff rock. It was fun. It's kinda dirty, sexy music... fun to play. I miss that."

See BLACK BOOTS for more details.

Matt O'Ree Band: Brotherhood
Matt O'Ree Band: Brotherhood


Chapter And Verse

Columbia Records to release Bruce Springsteen's
Chapter And Verse compilation album on 23 Sep 2016


Chapter And Verse is an upcoming Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records on 23 Sep 2016 in the U.S. It was officially announced on 28 Jul 2016. The album is an audio companion to Springsteen's forthcoming autobiography Born To Run, which will be published four days later, on 27 Sep 2016, by Simon & Schuster.

The album is a career retrospective consisting of 18 tracks. It spans almost half a century of Springsteen's career, from as early as 1966. According to the press release, Springsteen selected the songs to reflect the themes and sections of the autobiography. The first five tracks have not been previously released.

Tracks 1 and 2 are from The Castiles era, track 3 is from the Steel Mill era, and track 4 is from The Bruce Springsteen Band era. Tracks 5 and 6 are Springsteen solo, from around the time he signed his record deal with CBS. The remaining 12 tracks are compiled from 12 different Bruce Springsteen studio albums, from 1973 to 2012. All song were written by Bruce Springsteen, except tracks 1 (co-written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss) and track 2 (written by Willie Dixon). Track 2 is only song on the album recorded live.

Bruce Springsteen -- Chapter And Verse
Bruce Springsteen -- Chapter And Verse

Chapter And Verse will be available as a single-disc CD and as a double-disc LP, as well as digital download and streaming.


Springsteen: Saint In The City, 1949-1974

By Craig Statham

Springsteen: Saint In The City, 1949-1974
Springsteen: Saint In The City, 1949-1974

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most written about musicians of all time, so why another book? The fact is, most biographies gloss over his early life and career, which author Craig Statham believes is a serious omission, because Springsteen's early life shaped his music.... show more


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

By Jim Beviglia

Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs
Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

For 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has held center stage as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful and inspirational songs. In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank his finest songs in descending order from the 100th to his no. 1 greatest song.... show more


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