Editors’ Notes Though Bruce Springsteen has always been an impeccable solo acoustic performer, he opted to perform electric and with a band (not The E Street Band, it should be noted) for the MTV series Unplugged. So after a quick run-through of the previously unreleased track “Red Headed Woman,” Bruce plugged in and ran through a set heavy on his then-current albums, Human Touch and Lucky Town. “Better Days” and “Lucky Town” catch fire. “I Wish I Were Blind” is riveting. “If I Should Fall Behind” and “My Beautiful Reward” are touching without lapsing into sentimentality. A scorching version of “Light of Day,” which Springsteen wrote for the movie of the same name, highlights the set. Classics such as “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Thunder Road,” and “Atlantic City” could use the boost of The E Street Band (only keyboardist Roy Bittan and wife Patti Scialfa kept their jobs), but it’s interesting to hear the songs in what can be considered alternate arrangements.

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Red Headed Woman (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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2:50
 
Better Days (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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4:27
 
Atlantic City (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:37
 
Darkness On the Edge of Town (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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4:40
 
Man's Job (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:43
 
Human Touch (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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7:29
 
Lucky Town (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:03
 
I Wish I Were Blind (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:18
 
Thunder Road (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:28
 
Light of Day (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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8:16
 
If I Should Fall Behind (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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4:44
 
Living Proof (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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6:05
 
My Beautiful Reward (Live at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA - September 1992)
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5:55