Best Bootlegs: Bruce Springsteen – Merry Christmas From Asbury Park

Because I may not know music, but I know what you should like
springsteen xmas blowup… and where to find it1

Nobody Rocks Christmas Like Bruce Springsteen

That title may sound familiar because last year, a Heck Of A Guy post, Nobody Rocks Christmas Like Bruce Springsteen, offered a few Springsteen holiday tunes.  This year, we can point readers to a new and improved version.  Mchuck22 has contributed a nifty composite of Springsteen songs to the bigO audio archive, noting

My goal was to create a one-disc sampler of the best tracks from the Asbury Park Convention Hall holiday shows – structured loosely along the lines of a typical show. I tried to include a good mix of Christmas favorites and essential Springsteen tracks.

And, mchuck22 has succeeded. Check out the tracks (the date refers to the Springsteen concert at which the song was recorded):

  1. Deck The Halls (12/08/01) (894k)
  2. Incident On 57th Street (12/08/01) (12.6MB)
  3. Blue Christmas (12/17/00) (5.9MB)
  4. Christmas Day (12/06/01) (9.0MB)
  5. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) (12-08-03) (6.1MB)
  6. Shine Silently (12/17/00) (8.9MB)
  7. The Wish (12-08-03) (7.7MB)
  8. Kitty’s Back (12/17/00) (14.3MB)
  9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (12/06/01) (4.6MB)
  10. My City Of Ruins (12/17/00) (8.7MB)
  11. I Don’t Want To Go Home (12/17/00) (5.4MB)
  12. Rosalita (12/17/00) (10.3MB) (10.3MB)
  13. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (12/17/00) (7.9MB)
  14. WMMR Christmas Message (831k)

The tracks are MP3s with a sample rate of 192 kbps.  The downloads are directly from the site (rather than through a service such as Rapidshare) and require no decompression or use of codes or passwords. According to the site, “As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.”

Download MP3s

These downloads are available for a limited time only. If you wanna rock with Bruce this holiday season, get these downloads now.

Download at BigO: Bruce Springsteen – Merry Christmas From Asbury Park

Bonus: Found  Art OR Cover Art Is Where You Find It

Ever wonder where they find the cover art for bootlegs?

1. The Cover Art: Immediately below is a screenshot from the BigO website with the cover art for Bruce Springsteen – Merry Christmas From Asbury Park:

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2. The Heck Of A Guy Art: Immediately below is a screenshot of the Heck Of A Guy post, Nobody Rocks Christmas Like Bruce Springsteen, with our own homemade cut and paste image:

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  1. This post is part of the Heck Of A Guy Best Bootlegs Series. An explanation of this project is included in the first post in this category: Best Bootlegs: Otis Redding – A Soupçon Of Soul. []