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Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 05:37:47 minutes | 3,66 GB | Genre: Folk Rock, Blues Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Today, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings released Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, a boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl. The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen’s first decade as a recording artist. Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.

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Bruce Springsteen – 2005-05-17 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – 2005-05-17 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 02:19:01 minutes | 2,51 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © nugs net

In the opening weeks of his Devils & Dust solo tour, Springsteen returns to the Tower Theater outside Philadelphia, site of legendary E Street Band shows in the 1970s. Accompanying himself on pump organ, traditional and electric piano, as well as acoustic guitar, Springsteen performs a virtuosic set featuring nine tracks from D&D, complemented by “My Beautiful Reward,” “Empty Sky,” “Incident On 57th Street,” “Part Man, Part Monkey,” “Wreck On The Highway,” “Real World,” “Further On (Up The Road),” the first tour appearance of “Ramrod” and the world premiere of the haunting Darkness outtake, “The Iceman.”

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 15-08-2012 – Fenway Park Boston, MA (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 15-08-2012 – Fenway Park Boston, MA (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 03:26:49 minutes | 2,59 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © nugs net

As Fenway Park’s concert series gets into full swing, with five shows this week alone, it’s worth recalling who played the very first rock concert at Boston’s storied ballpark.

In September of 2003, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band christened Fenway’s status as a concert venue with a two-night stand, prompting then-Mayor Tom Menino to post signs around the park that read “Welcome to Boss-ton.”

The Boss returned for two more nights at Fenway in August of 2012 during his “Wrecking Ball” tour, and now the second of those two shows – from Aug. 15, 2012 – is seeing an official release on CD and download.

Long-revered by fans for its loose, celebratory vibe and eclectic setlist, from seldom-heard Springsteen outtakes like “Frankie” to a first-time-ever cover of Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood” by request, it’s the latest in a monthly series of official live releases from Springsteen.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1978-07-01 – Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1978-07-01 – Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 02:37:53 minutes | 4,94 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © nugs net

The earliest show on the Darkness tour to be released in the Archive Series, Berkeley 7/1/78 bristles with energy on songs like “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” and “Adam Raised A Cain,” along with “Night” and “For You,” both of which featured in the early months of the ’78 tour. A memorable encore opens with Bruce’s definitive solo-piano arrangement of “The Promise”, the first live version of the song to be released from 1978, and offers only the second E Street Band performance ever of “Because The Night,” with alternate lyrics.

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Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch (1992/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch (1992/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:48 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was released on March 31, 1992. The album was co-released on the same day as Lucky Town. It was the more popular of the two, and it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, with “Human Touch” (paired with Lucky Town’s “Better Days”) peaking at number one on the Album Rock Tracks chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Bruce Springsteen – 1988-04-28 LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – 1988-04-28 LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 03:24:05 minutes | 2,56 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © live.brucespringsteen.net

LA Sports Arena, California 1988 is a live album by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band with The Horns of Love, released in July 2015 and the sixth official release through the Bruce Springsteen Archives. The show was originally recorded live at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 1988 during the Tunnel of Love Express.

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Bruce Springsteen – Roll of the Dice (1992) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – Roll of the Dice (1992)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 12:39 minutes | 273 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

“Hit! I wrote a hit last night!” –Bruce Springsteen to Roy Bittan, as told by Peter Ames Carlin

Well, not really, as it turns out.

Accounts vary as to the precise origin of “Roll of the Dice.” According to Peter Ames Carlin’s excellent biography, Roy Bittan recalls the inspiration stemming from a casual catch-up session between he and Bruce a few weeks after Bruce broke up the E Street Band. Roy demoed his new state-of-the-art synthesizer setup for Bruce and showed him how his rig could capture the classic E Street Band sound all on its own via an instrumental track he’d whipped up. Bruce was astounded at both the versatility of Roy’s setup and the track itself, and he insisted that Roy make him a tape of the track to take home with him.

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Bruce Springsteen – The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (2015) [4xCD + 2xBlu-ray]

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is a comprehensive look at Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The River’ era, one of the most pivotal periods of time in his career. The set contains 52 tracks on 4 CDs with a wealth of unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. It is comprised of the original ‘The River’ double album as released in 1980; the first official release of ‘The River: Single Album;’ a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s famed 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, long rumored but never-before-seen; rare tour rehearsal footage; a brand new documentary “The Ties That Bind” about ‘The River;’ and a coffee table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

‘The River,’ was originally released on October 17, 1980 as a double album and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. ‘The River: Single Album’ is the 10-track album that Springsteen recorded in 1979 as a follow up to 1978’s ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ but never released. The fourth CD on the box set is ‘The River: Outtakes,’ which spans the entire ‘The River’ sessions in 1979 and 1980. Eleven songs are rarities that have never been released before, and for the most part are completely unheard and unknown even to fans, who have long considered Springsteen’s outtakes to be treasured secrets.

“The Ties That Bind,” on one DVD, is a brand new 60-minute documentary that features an intimate interview with Springsteen as he reflects on the tumultuous, extended period writing and recording ‘The River.’ The film transitions between Springsteen telling the stories behind the music and illustrating them with solo acoustic guitar performances — interspersed with period concert footage and rare photos of Bruce and the band in and out of the studio. The final video component is “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The River Tour, Tempe 1980,” a new film produced from footage professionally filmed in 1980 using four cameras and recorded in multitrack audio. The film features 24 songs 2 hours, 40 minutes on 2 DVDs from Springsteen s November 5, 1980 concert at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Widely regarded as one of Springsteen s finest performances, this intense show features early live versions of over half of ‘The River’ songs. Also included is 20 minutes of footage from the late September, 1980 River Tour rehearsals held in Lititz, PA, showing Springsteen and The E Street Band working through live arrangements of what was then unreleased material from the upcoming album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is packaged in a 10″ x 12″ box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs most of which have never been seen before plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album. Liner notes include a new essay from journalist Mikal Gilmore, the original Rolling Stone album review from 1980, and Springsteen’s updated comments about the album from the 1998 “Songs” book.

Blu-Ray Content:

Blu-ray Disc 1
The Ties That Bind (Documentary)

Blu-ray Disc 2
The River Tour, Tempe 1980
Concert Part 1
The River Tour, Tempe 1980
Concert Part 2

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Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band: Live In Dublin (2007) Blu-ray 1080i AVC LPCM 5.1 + BDRip 720p

Title: Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band: Live In Dublin
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Sony Music
Duration: 01:58:00
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: PCM, AC3
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28055 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: LPCM 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit, 6912 kbps
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit, 2304 kbps
Audio#3: LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit, 2304 kbps
Size: 36.46 GB

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band Live in Dublin features 23 songs drawn from the band’s performances in Dublin, Ireland at The Point on November 17, 18 & 19, 2006.
Songs include fan favorites from “The Seeger Sessions”, radical interpretations from the Springsteen songbook and rare songs appearing for the first time on any Springsteen release.
The Blu-Ray Disc captures the band during the finale of its multi-leg 2006 tour.
Documented with nine cameras, the concert was filmed in High Definition (HD)

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live In New York City (2001) [2xSACD 2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live In New York City (2001) [2xSACD]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 122:56 minutes | Scans included | 9,43 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 2,76 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround — The entire HBO concert plus 6 more tracks

Compared to the gargantuan Live/1975-85, 2001′s Live in New York City seems like the very definition of restraint, but consider this — not only does it span two discs, it leaves out a considerable portion of the set list from the show and thereby the set list of Springsteen’s celebrated 2000 reunion with the E Street Band. Some critics complained that this record was little more than a tie-in to the HBO special of the same name, but even if that’s true, the record would have merit since it illustrates exactly why this group should never have parted ways. In a sense, even if this is the third live album in Springsteen’s catalog, it’s the first that attempts to replicate the feeling of an evening out with the E Street Band (the Live/1975-85 box tried too hard to be an ultimate experience; MTV Plugged captured a transitional phase). Though most reunions feel a little forced, this feels natural, yet never nostalgic, since the track listing never relies on the predictable. There are no hits in the conventional sense — outside of “Born in the U.S.A.” tucked away on the second disc and an initially uncredited “Born to Run” — but there are many fan favorites interspersed with a few obscurities and new songs, most notoriously the protest song “American Skin (41 Shots).” This works in Springsteen’s favor, since there’s no pandering — only the joy of making music with the band that understands him best. This doesn’t really result in something essential, even if the new songs are quite good, but if you’ve ever been a fan, it’s hard not to warm to Live in New York City.

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