According to the Boss’ description of the October 13th, 1986 show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, it was his first major gig since wrapping up his massive Born in the U.S.A. tour and his first acoustic set in more than a decade. The show features Springsteen performing “Hungry Heart” with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as an a capella version of “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) and the debut of a stripped-down “Born in the U.S.A.” The rock icon’s band for the show included longtime E Street band member Danny Federici on accordion with Nils Lofgren on acoustic guitar and backing vocals.
The set is available on Springsteen’s site, with $2 from each sale going to benefit The Bridge School, which employs creative approaches to education and alternative communication systems to help educate children with severe speech, physical and other various impairments. For a taste of the Columbia Records artist’s performance, check out the track list below.
“You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”
“Born in the U.S.A.”
“Mansion on the Hill”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Follow That Dream”