Bruce Springsteen has finally chosen one of the shows from the E Street Band's 2002/2003 tour behind The Rising as his latest monthly archival collection, with the release of Helsinki - June 16, 2003. In the official essay accompanying the release, writer Erik Flannigan says about the show, "It seems apropos that nine Rising songs are paired with seven from Born In The U.S.A. Sure, this is Bruce and the band’s first-ever show in Finland, so drawing from their most popular album makes sense. Yet the incorporation of so many tracks from both records also suggests that their characters and stories are intertwined, that the people who inhabit 'My Hometown,' 'No Surrender,' and 'Glory Days' went on to experience what unfolds across The Rising later in their lives. Hearing so much from both chapters of that narrative makes Helsinki powerful."

Among the highlights from The Rising album featured in the show are the title track, "Lonesome Day," "Empty Sky," "You're Missing," "Waitin' On A Sunny Day," "Worlds Apart," "Mary's Place," "Into The Fire," and "My City Of Ruins."

Bruce Springsteen told us that following the E Street Band's 1999/2000 reunion tour, the 2002 release of The Rising helped validate and re-establish the band as being a relevant, working outfit: "I guess the nicest thing about it was we were able to reconstitute the band as this ongoing, sort of creative unit, y'know, and, and I think that that process was probably the thing that was hardest in some fashion. And the idea that we were concerned initially about, y'know, not only that the band was as good as it was -- as it was in the past, but that it was as good as it was in the past -- and then we had to bring other things, y'know, and more, in some fashion."

The tracklisting to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's Helsinki - June 16, 2003 is:

"Born In the U.S.A."
"The Rising"
"Lonesome Day"
"No Surrender"
"Prove It All Night"
"Darlington County"
"Empty Sky"
"You're Missing"
"Waitin' On A Sunny Day"
"The Promised Land"
"Worlds Apart"
"Badlands"
"Out In The Street"
"Mary's Place"
"My Hometown"
"Into The Fire"
"Thunder Road"
"Bobby Jean"
"Ramrod"
"Born To Run"
"Seven Nights To Rock"
"My City Of Ruins"
"Land Of Hope And Dreams"
"Dancing In The Dark"
"Glory Days"

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