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Bruce Springsteen – 2012-11-12 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – 2012-11-12 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 03:02:21 minutes | 2,24 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 2012-11-12 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

When Bruce calls an audible to open a show with “I’m A Rocker,” it portends a very special evening. St. Paul 11/12/12 is a welcome representative of the final US leg on the Wrecking Ball tour which saw it return to arenas. Beyond the auspicious starter, the first-rate St. Paul set features rare performances of “Night,” “Loose Ends,” “Something In The Night,” “Stolen Car” and “The E Street Shuffle.” Also, with the show falling on the night of the Veterans Day holiday, Springsteen debuts a full-band arrangement of “Devils & Dust,” which serves as a stately showcase for the expanded 2012-13 E Street Band line-up.

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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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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2009-11-7 New York, NY (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2009-11-7 New York, NY (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:57:25 minutes | 2,28 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: nugs.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 2009-11-7 New York, NY

Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, November 7, 2009.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1975-11-24 Hammersmith Odean, London, UK (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1975-11-24 Hammersmith Odean, London, UK (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 02:31:28 minutes | 5,14 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 1975-11-24 Hammersmith Odean, London, UK

November 24, 1975 at Hammersmith Odeon, a “blaze of a show”. With today’s Live Archives release of Bruce Springsteen’s second 1975 appearance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, an important chapter in his career gets documented in full. The 22-song set — long considered the better of the two gigs, for the E Street Band’s dynamic performance and Springsteen’s audible, sunny determination — closed out a four-date European tour on one high note after another.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2008-04-28 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2008-04-28 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:32:13 minutes | 1,93 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 2008-04-28 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

Loss is one of life’s most challenging experiences. There is no universal path to solace, no prescriptive behaviours to mitigate its pain. But as we process the death of a loved one, at some point in the days and weeks that follow, the one undeniable truth of the situation is eventually revealed: Life goes on.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1978-09-30 Atlanta, GA (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1978-09-30 Atlanta, GA (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 02:53:28 minutes | 5,9 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 11978-09-30 Atlanta, GA

Recorded live with the Record Plant Remote Truck by David Hewitt and DB Brown. Original broadcast mixed by Jimmy Iovine
Two-inch, 24-track analog master reels transferred by Jamie Howarth, Plangent Processes via Sonicraft, Freehold, NJ

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Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:17 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

In 2019, as he blows out his 70 candles, The Boss releases Western Stars, an album out of sync with his own shots and unlike anything he has recorded so far. Ciao the E Street Band, its efficient group of movers that makes the stadiums rise, hello strings, brass and choirs ! The boss was transformed with this record into Glen Campbell of the third millennium, detaching himself from the present time, playing more the timeless card of innocence and nonchalance rather than that of resistance and defiance… a year later, Bruce Springsteen’s state of mind is not quite the same. For this Letter to You, he brought his E Street Band-or what’s left of it since the disappearances of Danny Federici (2008) and Clarence Clemons (2011) – to his home studio in New Jersey to record twelve songs in just five days ! This is far from the fourteen months it took Born To Run in 1974. The success of Letter To You owes much to this almost informal and organic context, looking like a meeting between old friends. The opening ballad, One Minute You’re Here, places this twentieth studio album under the sign of a certain nostalgia. As if Springsteen were singing in sepia, we would listen to it as we would leaf through an album of photos of loved ones more of this world and disfigured or disappeared places. He confides in himself more than he talks about invented characters. The effective single that gives its title to the album is there to reassure fans of the Golden Age of the E Street Band. Like the bodybuilder Burnin ‘ Train that we imagine already taken in heart at XXL concerts or the demented Ghosts, umpteenth demonstration that we can always make new with (very) old, on which he sings who he is, what he does and why everyone jumps in the pool with him. The whole album is so. As anchored in the Springsteen of the seventies. In this unadorned rock’n’roll energy, that only the voice of the boss, chiseled by the years, makes us understand that it dates well from 2020 and not from 1980. The perfect packaging for songs, often tubesque and introspective, that are just as much. Finally, the real surprise of this record is to hear a Springsteen even more at the top of his art than usual…

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 03:41:50 minutes | 8,32 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

The legendary ten-show, August ’84 stand at Brendan Byrne Arena culminates in special performances with the Miami Horns and Stevie Van Zandt, particularly the pitch-perfect cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.” Stevie also duets on “Two Hearts”, while the Horns enliven “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Detroit Medley” and “Twist and Shout – Do You Love Me?” With “Cover Me,” “Darlington County,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “Spirit in the Night,” “Darkness” and more, 8/20/84 is Peak Born in the U.S.A. Tour.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 03:41:50 minutes | 6,93 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

The legendary ten-show, August ’84 stand at Brendan Byrne Arena culminates in special performances with the Miami Horns and Stevie Van Zandt, particularly the pitch-perfect cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.” Stevie also duets on “Two Hearts”, while the Horns enliven “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Detroit Medley” and “Twist and Shout – Do You Love Me?” With “Cover Me,” “Darlington County,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “Spirit in the Night,” “Darkness” and more, 8/20/84 is Peak Born in the U.S.A. Tour.

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Bruce Springsteen – 2006-11-11 Wembley, Arena, London, UK (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – 2006-11-11 Wembley, Arena, London, UK (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:24:33 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: live.brucespringsteen.net | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen
Recorded: 2006-11-11 Wembley, Arena, London, UK

The Seeger Sessions tour wrapped with a string of marvelous shows across Europe and the UK. London 11/11/06 presents Bruce and The Sessions Band’s roisterous 23-song set from Wembley Arena and offers songs not featured in the New Orleans Jazz Fest Archive release or Live In Dublin including “Devils & Dust” and final encore “Froggie Went A Courtin’.” Best of all is the world premiere and only tour appearance of “Long Walk Home,” debuted as a work in progress with alternate lyrics and extra verses.

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