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Bruce Springsteen’s Famed 1990 Solo ‘Christic Shows’ Get Official Release

Rocker debuted ‘Human Touch’ tracks, covered Bob Dylan with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt at Los Angeles gigs


UNITED STATES - MARCH 16: Bruce Springsteen (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


Bruce Springsteen‘s famed November 1990 concerts at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, where the rocker staged solo acoustic performances in support of the Christic Institute, have received official release courtesy of Live.BruceSpringsteen.Net.

The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990 are available to download now, with audio quality ranging from MP3 to 24 Bit Hi-Resolution and Audiophile DSD versions. A three-CD set of The Christic Shows is also available to purchase through Springsteen’s archival site.

The first night of the Shrine concerts, November 16th, featured the live debuts of Human Touch‘s “Real World” and “57 Channels (and Nothin’ On)” plus “Red Headed Woman” and “When the Lights Go Out,” while the November 17th gig featured the premiere of “Soul Driver” and Human Touch‘s “The Wish.”

Both nights found Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt joining Springsteen on the encore, a performance of Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and Ry Cooder’s “Across the Borderline.”

The concerts also boasted the first ever solo acoustic guitar renditions of “Atlantic City,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Nebraska” and “Reason to Believe” among other Springsteen favorites, while “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Tougher Than the Rest” were performed entirely on piano.

In addition to The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990, Live.BruceSpringsteen.Net will begin offering every concert from the E Street Band’s current European leg of their River Tour every Wednesday starting June 15th. Those concerts will also broadcast each Wednesday on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio.

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