I know some might consider this "too broad" or a "list question", but there are probably a very limited number of answers here.

I'm looking to explore Bruce Springsteen's illustrious touring career. I'm wondering what are the dates/titles of some of the "must have" ROIOs out there. Either spectacular performance, rare setlist, alternate lyrics or some other feature that makes you feel it would be a great primer for a new collector. Preferably from a SB/FM source, though better audience recordings are OK.

(For the uninitiated, "ROIO" stands for Recording Of Indeterminate Origin and is sort of the "politically correct" way of saying "bootleg")

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My 5 favorites are:

  • Pièce de Résistance

  • Winterland

  • Where the River ends

  • Nassau Night

  • Coliseum Night

  • Hi, could you expand your answer with more details?
    – Bebs
    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:53
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    If possible, could you list dates/sources, and add a little about why you like these particular shows? Thanks! Dec 6, 2017 at 22:37

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