RED HEADED WOMAN

Live 16 Nov 1990 version


[Spoken intro:] Oh yeah! It's funny, Jackson and Bonnie and I, we met about uh, almost 20 years ago. I was playing at Max's Kansas City (cheers). And this fella, David Blue came and pulled me off stage and said "Man, you gotta come downtown with me". And Jackson was playing at the Bitter End, and Bonnie was playing across the street at the Cafe Au Go Go, and I got up and I sang a song. And uh, when we couldn't get any jobs, Bonnie Raitt used to let me open up for her (chuckles). She was so nice, and she's so good, and now she's so sexy (cheers). Yeah, yesterday I came in, you know, I hadn't seen her in a while, and she kissed me right on the lips (cheers). It was just a little kiss, you know, it was very, very knowing (cheers). Life's little thrills (cheers). Anyway I'm gonna dedicate this tonight to uh, my two favorite red-heads (cheers).

Well brunettes are fine man
And blondes are fun
But when it comes to getting the dirty job done

I'll take a red headed woman
A red headed woman
Yeah a red headed woman
Sure can get that job done

Well listen up stud
Your life's been wasted
'Til you've been down on your knees on and tasted

A red headed woman
A red headed woman
Yeah a red headed woman
Sure gets a dirty job done

Yiii...
Whoaaa...

Yeah well tight skirt, strawberry hair
Tell me what you've got baby, waiting under there
Big green eyes that look like sun
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done

Well I don't care how many girls you've dated, man
You ain't lived till you've had your tires rotated

By a red headed woman
Whoa a red headed woman
Well a red headed woman
Sure can get the job done

Well now all you girls out there tonight sure look fine
But my heart and soul and this body of mine

Is a red headed woman's
Belongs to a red headed woman
Yeah a red headed woman
Sure gets the dirty job done
Amen

Whoaaa...


Info

RED HEADED WOMAN is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released in a live version on the In Concert / MTV Plugged home video in 1992 and the corresponding audio album the following year. See the live 22 Sep 1992 version for more details.

Springsteen obviously wrote the song about his second wife and E Street Band member Patti Scialfa. The lyric "what you've got baby, waiting under there" can also be found in BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD, an unpublished song from the Human Touch / Lucky Town era.

Live 16 Nov 1990 version

The above lyrics are for the live 16 Nov 1990 performance of RED HEADED WOMAN at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, during the first of the two Christic Institute benefit shows. This was the world debut of RED HEADED WOMAN.

Ticket stub for the 16 Nov 1990 show at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Ticket stub for the 16 Nov 1990 show at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)

Christic Institute Benefit Shows

Bruce Springsteen joined Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne on 16 and 17 Nov 1990 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, for two acoustic benefit shows for the Christic Institute. The shows "were two of the most important and dramatic concerts of [Springsteen's] career", Backstreets magazine founder Charles R. Cross wrote. According to the Golden Globe, Springsteen and manager Jon Landau even considered making an album from these shows at one point.

Promotional poster for the 16-17 Nov 1990 Christic Institute benefit shows at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Promotional poster for the 16-17 Nov 1990 Christic Institute benefit shows at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

The Christic Institute was a public interest law firm whose most high-profile case was going to expose the CIA's involvement in the Iran-Contra drug smuggling scandals. The case was dismissed by the judge days before the trial was to begin, claiming that Christic's attorneys had failed to present some of the evidence. Christic was ordered to pay over $1 million in court costs for the defendants, effectively bankrupting the firm.

In June 2016, the complete recordings of Bruce Springsteen sets from both the 16 and the 17 Nov 1990 Christic Institute benefit shows were officially released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net (see the "Official Live Downloads" section below for more details). The audio was sourced from digital audio tape (16-bit/44.1kHz) and was transferred by Rob Lebret at Thrill Hill Studio, NJ, and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Christic Shows November 16 & 17, 1990
Bruce Springsteen -- The Christic Shows November 16 & 17, 1990

  1. BRILLIANT DISGUISE
  2. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  3. MANSION ON THE HILL
  4. REASON TO BELIEVE
  5. RED HEADED WOMAN
  6. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  7. MY FATHER'S HOUSE
  8. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  9. ATLANTIC CITY
  10. WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY
  11. NEBRASKA
  12. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
  13. THUNDER ROAD
  14. MY HOMETOWN
  15. REAL WORLD
  16. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
  17. ACROSS THE BORDERLINE
  1. BRILLIANT DISGUISE
  2. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  3. MANSION ON THE HILL
  4. REASON TO BELIEVE
  5. RED HEADED WOMAN
  6. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  7. THE WISH
  8. TOUGHER THAN THE REST
  9. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  10. SOUL DRIVER
  11. STATE TROOPER
  12. NEBRASKA
  13. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
  14. THUNDER ROAD
  15. MY HOMETOWN
  16. REAL WORLD
  17. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
  18. ACROSS THE BORDERLINE

Official Live Downloads

Prior to the High Hopes Tour, Springsteen's management announced a new service allowing fans to download concert recordings approximately 48 hours after each show. The initial plan required fans to purchase a special USB wristband, which could then be used to download a single High Hopes Tour show of the purchaser's choice and also functions as a regular reusable USB flash drive. The wristband, which could be purchased online or at the concert venue, was priced at $40. Following some negative response from fans over the high cost for the wristband, Springsteen's management subsequently announced a separate cheaper option for purchasing shows directly, without the need for the wristband. The shows were available for purchase and download via Live Nation, Bruce Springsteen's concert promoter, priced at $9.99 for MP3 and $14.99 for FLAC. Audio recordings for 31 of the 34 High Hopes Tour dates (all except 16 Feb 2014, 06 Apr 2014, and 03 May 2014) were released as such and they were available until 30 Jun 2014.

On 17 Nov 2014, Live.BruceSpringsteen.net was launched. It's a new addition to the official website, serving as an online store offering high-quality live concert recordings as well as high-resolution digital releases of Springsteen's album catalog. The download store is powered by Nugs.net in cooperation with Columbia Records. Audio recordings for 30 of the 34 High Hopes Tour dates (all except 16 Feb 2014, 06 Apr 2014, 03 May 2014, and 18 May 2014) were re-released on the new download store in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless CD-quality FLAC or ALAC, and 24-bit HD FLAC or ALAC, as well as audio CD-R with custom artwork.

ShowOriginal releaseSecond release
26 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
28 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
01 Feb 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
05 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
08 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
11 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
12 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
16 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia(not released)(not released)
19 Feb 2014 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
22 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
01 Mar 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
02 Mar 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
06 Apr 2014 at Old Reunion Arena Site, Dallas, TX(not released)(not released)
08 Apr 2014 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
12 Apr 2014 at Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
15 Apr 2014 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
17 Apr 2014 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
19 Apr 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
22 Apr 2014 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
24 Apr 2014 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, NCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
26 Apr 2014 at Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 Apr 2014 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
01 May 2014 at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 May 2014 at New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA(not released)(not released)
06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TXMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
13 May 2014 at Times Union Center, Albany, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
14 May 2014 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
17 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
18 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC(not released)

Audio recordings for all 73 The River Tour 2016 dates were also released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless CD-quality FLAC or ALAC, and 24-bit HD FLAC or ALAC, as well as audio CD-R with custom artwork. Each shows was generally released within a month after it took place.

ShowRelease
16 Jan 2016 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
19 Jan 2016 at United Center, Chicago, ILMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
27 Jan 2016 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 Jan 2016 at Verizon Center, Washington, DCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
31 Jan 2016 at Prudential Center, Newark, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
02 Feb 2016 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, CanadaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
04 Feb 2016 at TD Garden, Boston, MAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
08 Feb 2016 at Times Union Center, Albany, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
10 Feb 2016 at XL Center, Hartford, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
12 Feb 2016 at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
16 Feb 2016 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
18 Feb 2016 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
21 Feb 2016 at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
23 Feb 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
25 Feb 2016 at First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
27 Feb 2016 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 Feb 2016 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MNMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 Mar 2016 at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
06 Mar 2016 at Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MOMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
10 Mar 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
13 Mar 2016 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
15 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
17 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
19 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
22 Mar 2016 at Moda Center, Portland, ORMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
24 Mar 2016 at KeyArena At Seattle Center, Seattle, WAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
28 Mar 2016 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
31 Mar 2016 at Pepsi Center, Denver, COMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 Apr 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OKMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
05 Apr 2016 at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
07 Apr 2016 at Sprint Center, Kansas City, MOMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
12 Apr 2016 at Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
14 Apr 2016 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MIMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
18 Apr 2016 at Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
20 Apr 2016 at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MDMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
23 Apr 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
25 Apr 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
14 May 2016 at Camp Nou, Barcelona, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
17 May 2016 at Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastian, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
19 May 2016 at Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, PortugalMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
21 May 2016 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
25 May 2016 at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
27 May 2016 at Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 May 2016 at Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
01 Jun 2016 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, ScotlandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 Jun 2016 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
05 Jun 2016 at Wembley Stadium, London, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
14 Jun 2016 at Malieveld, The Hague, The NetherlandsMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
17 Jun 2016 at Olympiastadion, Munich, GermanyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
19 Jun 2016 at Olympiastadion, Berlin, GermanyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
22 Jun 2016 at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, DenmarkMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
25 Jun 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
27 Jun 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
29 Jun 2016 at Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 Jul 2016 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
05 Jul 2016 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
09 Jul 2016 at Festival Park, Werchter, BelgiumMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
11 Jul 2016 at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FranceMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
13 Jul 2016 at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FranceMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
16 Jul 2016 at Circus Maximus, Rome, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
20 Jul 2016 at Casa Arena, Horsens, DenmarkMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
23 Jul 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
26 Jul 2016 at Granasen Arena, Trondheim, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
28 Jul 2016 at Frogner Parken, Oslo, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
31 Jul 2016 at Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, SwitzerlandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
23 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
25 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
28 Aug 2016 at United Center, Chicago, ILMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
01 Sep 2016 at Nationals Park, Washington, DCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
03 Sep 2016 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
07 Sep 2016 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
11 Sep 2016 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
14 Sep 2016 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R

Archival releases were periodically released on the same site, as part of the Bruce Springsteen Archive Series. These shows were also made available in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit FLAC or ALAC, DSD, and audio CD-R. So far 9 shows were released from the ongoing series.

ShowRelease dateFormats
09 Mar 2012 at Apollo Theater, New York City, NY17 Nov 2014MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
09 Aug 1978 at The Agora, Cleveland, OH23 Dec 2014MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
31 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA10 Feb 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY25 Mar 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
05 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ13 May 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, DSD, CD-R
23 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA08 Jul 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, DSD, CD-R
31 Jul 2005 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH25 Sep 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/96kHz FLAC or ALAC, DSD, CD-R
11 Jul 2013 at Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy11 Nov 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, DSD, CD-R
05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ24 Dec 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/96kHz FLAC or ALAC, CD-R
16 and 17 Nov 1990 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA01 Jun 2016MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC, DSD, CD-R

Official Releases

Other versions of RED HEADED WOMAN were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990
The live 16 Nov 1990 version and the live 17 Nov 1990 version of RED HEADED WOMAN were released on The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990 official live download in 2016.
Bruce Springsteen -- In Concert / MTV Plugged (VHS cover art)
The live 22 Sep 1992 version of RED HEADED WOMAN was released on the In Concert / MTV Plugged home video in 1992 and album in 1993.

Live History: on-tour

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed 12 times during World Tour 1992-1993 (104 dates, June 1992 to June 1993), all during the 1992 North American leg.

  1. 04 Aug 1992 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  2. 13 Aug 1992 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  3. 17 Aug 1992 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  4. 21 Aug 1992 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  5. 29 Aug 1992 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  6. 02 Sep 1992 at World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL
  7. 15 Oct 1992 at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
  8. 22 Oct 1992 at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA
  9. 05 Dec 1992 at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
  10. 08 Dec 1992 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  11. 14 Dec 1992 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  12. 16 Dec 1992 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed 70 times during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour (128 dates, November 1995 to May 1997). The first appearance was relatively late in the tour, on 24 Apr 1996 in London, UK, but the song was performed at every single show from the 01 Oct 1996 in Normal, IL, and till the end of the tour. On this tour, the song as played on acoustic guitar and featured a new verse: "Well push come to shove / And shove come to push / And I was Moses kneeling for the burning bush."

  1. 24 Apr 1996 at Brixton Academy, London, England
  2. 01 May 1996 at Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  3. 02 May 1996 at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  4. 06 May 1996 at Teatro Tivoli, Barcelona, Spain
  5. 07 May 1996 at Teatro Tivoli, Barcelona, Spain
  6. 08 May 1996 at Palacio De Congresos Y Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain
  7. 16 Sep 1996 at Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  8. 18 Sep 1996 at Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
  9. 19 Sep 1996 at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
  10. 25 Sep 1996 at E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron, OH
  11. 26 Sep 1996 at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
  12. 01 Oct 1996 at Braden Auditorium, Normal, IL
  13. 02 Oct 1996 at Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
  14. 03 Oct 1996 at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
  15. 15 Oct 1996 at Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
  16. 16 Oct 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
  17. 17 Oct 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
  18. 19 Oct 1996 at Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
  19. 21 Oct 1996 at Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, AZ
  20. 22 Oct 1996 at Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
  21. 23 Oct 1996 at William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA
  22. 25 Oct 1996 at Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
  23. 26 Oct 1996 at The Event Center Arena, San Jose, CA
  24. 28 Oct 1996 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
  25. 29 Oct 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
  26. 08 Nov 1996 at Saint Rose Of Lima School, Freehold, NJ
  27. 12 Nov 1996 at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  28. 13 Nov 1996 at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY
  29. 14 Nov 1996 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
  30. 19 Nov 1996 at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
  31. 20 Nov 1996 at The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
  32. 21 Nov 1996 at Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
  33. 24 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  34. 25 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  35. 26 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  36. 02 Dec 1996 at Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL
  37. 03 Dec 1996 at Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL
  38. 05 Dec 1996 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
  39. 06 Dec 1996 at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
  40. 10 Dec 1996 at Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
  41. 11 Dec 1996 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
  42. 12 Dec 1996 at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  43. 14 Dec 1996 at Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
  44. 27 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  45. 29 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  46. 30 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  47. 31 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  48. 04 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  49. 05 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  50. 07 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  51. 08 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  52. 10 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  53. 11 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  54. 12 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  55. 15 Feb 1997 at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  56. 16 Feb 1997 at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  57. 17 Feb 1997 at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  58. 06 May 1997 at Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  59. 07 May 1997 at Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  60. 09 May 1997 at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
  61. 10 May 1997 at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
  62. 12 May 1997 at Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
  63. 15 May 1997 at Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France
  64. 16 May 1997 at Le Corum, Montpellier, France
  65. 18 May 1997 at Acropolis, Nice, France
  66. 19 May 1997 at Zénith Oméga, Toulon, France
  67. 21 May 1997 at Teatro Verdi, Florence, Italy
  68. 22 May 1997 at Teatro Augusteo, Naples, Italy
  69. 25 May 1997 at Palais Des Congrés De Paris, Paris, France
  70. 26 May 1997 at Palais Des Congrés De Paris, Paris, France

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed 4 times during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000). The song was played in a full-band extended version that also featured the extra verse from The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. The 03 Sep 1999 performance in Washington, DC, featured guest appearances by Bruce Hornsby, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

  1. 25 May 1999 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 29 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  3. 03 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  4. 29 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed twice during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009).

  1. 29 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  2. 10 Nov 2009 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed 3 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013).

  1. 24 Jul 2012 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  2. 26 Nov 2012 at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
  3. 26 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

A snippet of RED HEADED WOMAN was used several times during The Reunion Tour as part of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT, during Springsteen's introduction of the band, particularly Patti Scialfa. See the live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT for an example.

Live History: off-tour

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed off-tour on 16 Nov 1990 and 17 Nov 1990 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, during the benefit shows for the Christic Institute. The live 16 Nov 1990 version and the live 17 Nov 1990 version of RED HEADED WOMAN were released on The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990 official live download in 2016.

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed off-tour on 22 Sep 1992 at Warner Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles, CA, during the taping of MTV Unplugged. That performance was released on the In Concert / MTV Plugged home video in 1992 and the corresponding audio album the following year. See the live 22 Sep 1992 version for more details.

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed off-tour on 11 Oct 1998 at Springsteen Residence in Colts Neck, NJ, during a celebration of pringsteen's 49th birthday. The birthday bash, which had been postponed several times due to poor weather, was held outdoor at Springsteen's farm property. New York City based Cajun-roots band The Gotham Playboys provided the entertainment and Springsteen joined them for a six-song set. The Gotham Playboys, who also played at Springsteen's birthday the previous year, would form the core of the Sessions Band.

RED HEADED WOMAN was performed off-tour on 04 Dec 1999 at The Diasco Residence in Colts Neck, NJ. In June 1999, at a Doug Flutie Autism Foundation fundraising gala held at Jon Bon Jovi's estate in Middletown Township, guests Anthony and Pam Diasco paid $60,000 during the evening's dinner auction for right to host a very private Bon Jovi band concert at their home. The performance took place on 04 Dec 1999 at their estate in Colts Neck, NJ. Although Springsteen's services were not part of the June auction, the Diascos got a bonus. He (as well as wife Patti Scialfa and Southside Johnny) attended the party and, backed by Bon Jovi, he performed a six-song set.

Covers

Very few artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's RED HEADED WOMAN.

Darren Coggan & Mitchell Shadlow -- Red Headed Woman
Darren Coggan & Mitchell Shadlow -- Red Headed Woman

CD EP - ABC-Country / EMI (7243 887692 2 8) - Australia, 1999

This is a 3-track EP.
Hank Engel & the Hoosier Daddies -- Barrel Of Fun
Hank Engel & the Hoosier Daddies -- Barrel Of Fun

CD - Indiana Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 1999
Pepi Hopf & die Buben -- Ans & Zwa
Pepi Hopf & die Buben -- Ans & Zwa

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - Austria, 1999

RED HEADED WOMAN is in Austrian and is titled "Rothaarigs Mädi".
Two Tons Of Steel -- Tuesday Live From Gruene Hall
Two Tons Of Steel -- Tuesday Live From Gruene Hall

CD - Big Bellied Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2002

This is a live recording of RED HEADED WOMAN.
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project

CD - Revolver (REV XD 271) - UK, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

References

Some of the above info about the live performances is taken from Brucebase. Info for some of the above RED HEADED WOMAN cover releases are taken from the Nebraska website.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of RED HEADED WOMAN on this website:

RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 17 Nov 1990 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 24 Apr 1996 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 26 Nov 1996 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 29 Nov 1999 version]

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