THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Live 01 Jul 2000 version

[Spoken intro:] Let's continue to be silly now. Alright, we only played this but once, I don't know if we remember it, we're gonna try, a little dedication here... Thank you, ladies (chuckles). Alright boys, let's shuffle!

Whoa!

Sparks fly on E Street where the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
Schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
Teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance and it's all right
The kids down there either dancin' or hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snake-skin suits packed with Detroit muscle
Doin' the E Street Shuffle

Now those E Street brats in twilight duel like flashlight phantoms in star stream
Down fire trails on silver nights with blonde girls pledged sweet sixteen
Newsboy says the heat's been bad since Power Thirteen gave a trooper everything he had in a late summer scuffle
Power's girl, Little Angel, out on the corner keepin' them crazy boys out of trouble
Little Angel step the shuffle like she got no brains
She's deaf in combat down on Lover's Lane
She drives all those boys insane
All right, are you ready now?
Well, I say, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
All right!

Ow!
One, two, three!
Sparks light on E Street where the boy-prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
[laughs] Gave it all he had, he dropped a trooper in a late summer scuffle
But them boys are still on the corner loose and doin' that crazy E Street Shuffle
And them sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams
Little Angel picks up Power and he slips on his jeans
And they move on out down to the scene
Everybody's dancin'
Ah, let me see your moves, now!
Oh yeah
All right
Oh yeah
Come on, everybody, let's go!
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
I said, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, everybody form a line
Come on, C!
(Yeah, yeah)

Come on, Dan!

Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, everybody form a line
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, everybody form a line


Page last updated: 11 Sep 2011

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Jul 2000 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during The Reunion Tour. This was the last show of the tour. The song was performed in a full-band arrangement reminiscent of the album rendition but without additional horns, which subsequently would become the "stock" version for the E Street Band.


Pass for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Handwritten setlist for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Ticket stub for the 01 Jul 2000 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

This live 01 Jul 2000 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE was not part of the 2001 HBO special (read below), but was included on the Live In New York City home video, with only the audio (no video) playing over the closing credits and with the spoken intro edited out.

Live In New York City

The Reunion Tour wrapped up with a ten-night stand at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, between 12 June and 01 July 2000. Footage from the last three nights (27 Jun, 29 Jun, and 01 Jul 2000) was used in early 2001 for HBO's Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City TV special. Running at 90 minutes, the film consisted of a 14-song selection from the last two nights (29 Jun and 01 Jul 2000). It first aired on 07 Apr 2001 and was the first ever major televised Bruce Springsteen concert.

In 2001, HBO received six Emmy Award nominations and won two for their acclaimed film.

  • Nominee for "Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program"
  • Winner of "Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multicamera) for VMC Programming"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special"
  • Winner of "Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special"
  • Nominee for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special"

The full HBO broadcast was released on Live In New York City, both the album (released on 03 Apr 2001) and the home video (released on 06 Nov 2001). The album includes 6 bonus tracks (20 in all) and the home video includes an additional 5 plus one audio track that plays over the end credits (26 in all). These bonus tracks are taken from all three filmed nights (27 Jun, 29 Jun, and 01 Jul 2000) and were not part of the HBO broadcast.

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Live In New York City disc 1 track list (CD format):

  1. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN [01 Jul 2000]
  2. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT [01 Jul 2000]
  3. TWO HEARTS [01 Jul 2000]
  4. ATLANTIC CITY [01 Jul 2000]
  5. MANSION ON THE HILL [01 Jul 2000]
  6. THE RIVER [01 Jul 2000]
  7. YOUNGSTOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  8. MURDER INCORPORATED [01 Jul 2000]
  9. BADLANDS [29 Jun 2000]
  10. OUT IN THE STREET [01 Jul 2000]
  11. BORN TO RUN [01 Jul 2000]

Live In New York City disc 2 track list (CD format):

  1. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  2. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [01 Jul 2000]
  3. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [01 Jul 2000]
  4. LOST IN THE FLOOD [01 Jul 2000]
  5. BORN IN THE USA [01 Jul 2000]
  6. DON'T LOOK BACK [29 Jun 2000]
  7. JUNGLELAND [29 Jun 2000]
  8. RAMROD [01 Jul 2000]
  9. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]

Live In New York City disc 1 track list (DVD format) / original HBO broadcast:

  1. Crowd noise audio over program start
  2. MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN [01 Jul 2000]
  3. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT [01 Jul 2000]
  4. TWO HEARTS [01 Jul 2000]
  5. ATLANTIC CITY [01 Jul 2000]
  6. MANSION ON THE HILL [01 Jul 2000]
  7. THE RIVER [01 Jul 2000]
  8. YOUNGSTOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  9. MURDER INCORPORATED [01 Jul 2000]
  10. BADLANDS [29 Jun 2000]
  11. OUT IN THE STREET [01 Jul 2000]
  12. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  13. BORN TO RUN [01 Jul 2000]
  14. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [01 Jul 2000]
  15. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) [01 Jul 2000]
    AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) audio snippet over closing credits [01 Jul 2000]

Live In New York City disc 1 track list (DVD format) / New York City Serenade featurette:

  • Interview with Bob Costas [unknown date]
  • BADLANDS snippet [29 Jun 2000]
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • LIGHT OF DAY snippet [29 Jun 2000]
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD snippet [rehearsal]
  • THE TIES THAT BIND snippet [29 Jun 2000]
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN snippet [27 Jun 2000]
  • MURDER INCORPORATED snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • BACK IN YOUR ARMS snippet [27 Jun 2000]
  • BORN TO RUN snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • THE PROMISED LAND snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • BLOOD BROTHERS snippet [01 Jul 2000]
  • BLOOD BROTHERS audio snippet over closing credits [01 Jul 2000]

Live In New York City disc 2 track list (DVD format) / bonus tracks:

  1. Crowd noise audio over program start [unknown date]
  2. BACKSTREETS [01 Jul 2000]
  3. DON'T LOOK BACK [29 Jun 2000]
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  5. LOST IN THE FLOOD [01 Jul 2000]
  6. BORN IN THE USA [01 Jul 2000]
  7. JUNGLELAND [29 Jun 2000]
  8. LIGHT OF DAY [29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  9. THE PROMISE [01 Jul 2000]
  10. THUNDER ROAD [27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  11. RAMROD [01 Jul 2000]
  12. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 mixed]
  13. THE E STREET SHUFFLE (audio only playing over closing credits) [01 Jul 2000]

Live 2-track promo single:

  1. MY HOMETOWN [29 Jun 2000]
  2. THIS HARD LAND [29 Jun 2000]

The Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus disc:

The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 DVD (disc 2):

  • IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [rehearsal]

Notes:

  • The Live In New York City album was released on CD, Super Audio CD, and vinyl. The home video was released on DVD and VHS.
     
  • Last three (not two) nights of The Reunion Tour (27 Jun 2000, 29 Jun 2000, and 01 Jul 2000) and a rehearsal were filmed.
     
  • Jonathan Demme reportedly directed an unreleased video of AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) during a pre-show rehearsal on 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden. Since he directed the IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND video from The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 DVD, and since the band is wearing the same outfit on both this video and on the Live In New York City DVD, we can conclude that this video is most probably taken from this 26 Jun 2000 rehearsal.
     
  • As a result, the rehearsal footage used in the Live In New York City DVD most probably took place on 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY.
     
  • THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD snippet on the featurette is definitely from the rehearsal since it was not played on any of the 3 nights (27 Jun 2000, 29 Jun 2000, and 01 Jul 2000). What also supports this is the lack of audience shots/noise and camera flashes on the footage.
     
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT is a mix of 29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 (first part is from 29 Jun 2000, last part is from 01 Jul 2000).
     
  • THUNDER ROAD is a mix of 27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 (first verse is from 27 Jun 2000, the rest is from 01 Jul 2000).
     
  • IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND from the Live In New York City DVD is a mix from the 27 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000 shows, with most parts taken from the latter. Listed in chronological order,
    - Bruce Springsteen's part is from 27 Jun 2000
    - Steven Van Zandt's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Nils Lofgren's part is from 27 Jun 2000
    - Patti Scialfa's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Lofgren and Scialfa's duo part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' sax solo is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Bruce Springsteen's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Clarence Clemons' part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Patti Scialfa's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Steven Van Zandt's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Nils Lofgren's part is from 01 Jul 2000
    - Group's part is from 01 Jul 2000
     
  • The credits at the end of disc 2 of the Live In New York City DVD state that footage from only the last two nights (29 Jun 2000 and 01 Jul 2000) was used. However, as mentioned above, THUNDER ROAD and IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND contain portions from the 27 Jun 2000 show.
     
  • The audio playing over the New York City Serenade featurette closing credits is the beginning of BLOOD BROTHERS, looped on itself over and over again, with no vocals but with crowd noise added. The music is the same as the version of that song that appears earlier in the featurette, which was recorded on 01 Jul 2000, so the audio snippet is most probably taken from that version.

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Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).