Bruce Springsteen / vinyl reissues

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Bruce Springsteen / vinyl reissues

Sony’s Legacy Recordings will reissue five Bruce Springsteen albums on vinyl next month. These albums were mostly originally released early in the new millennium and the selection includes the two studio albums The Rising (2002) and Devils & Dust (2005).

The other albums are 18 Tracks (1999) which offers highlights from the Tracks box set including rarities like the original ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ demo and some exclusive songs; the Live in New York City album (2001) which chronicles Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s much-anticipated reunion tour, recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in the summer of 2000, and Live in Dublin (2007).

Apart from Live in Dublin, all these records have been out on vinyl before but the print runs were so small in those days (relatively) that these have been unavailable for many years and all regularly command three-figure sums on discogs and the like. So these reissues should be very welcome.

Sony say that each album “has been transferred from the original source masters, allowing for the highest quality pressings possible”. One presumes this has been done by Bob Ludwig and Springsteen’s longtime engineer Toby Scott (who did all the previous reissues) but there is no mention of the much touted “Plangent Process playback system” or even the word ‘remaster’.

It’s also interesting to note that the record label haven’t bothered with a box set this time around. The Album Collection Vol. 2,  came out as a box with the individual releases following six months later. Like that set there are also no CDs editions which contain these new transfers (although the Vol 2 batch were issued in Japan on the format).

All five albums are reissued on 21 February 2020.

The Rising 2LP

Side 1
1. Lonesome Day
2. Into the Fire
3. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
4. Nothing Man

Side 2
1. Countin’ On a Miracle
2. Empty Sky
3. Worlds Apart
4. Let’s Be Friends (Skin to Skin)

Side 3
1. Further On (Up the Road)
2. The Fuse
3. Mary’s Place

Side 4
1. You’re Missing
2. The Rising
3. Paradise
4. My City of Ruins

Devils & Dust 2LP vinyl

Side 1
1. Devils & Dust
2. All The Way Home
3. Reno

Side 2
1. Long Time Comin’
2. Black Cowboys
3. Maria’s Bed

Side 3
1. Silver Palomino
2. Jesus Was an Only Son – The Song
3. Leah

Side 4
1. The Hitter
2. All I’m Thinkin’ About
3. Matamoros Banks

18 Tracks 2LP vinyl

Side 1
1. Growin’ Up
2. Seaside Bar Song
3. Rendezvous
4. Hearts Of Stone
5. Where The Bands Are

Side 2
1. Loose End
2. I Wanna Be With You
3. Born In the U.S.A.
4. My Love Will Not Let You Down
5. Lion’s Den

Side 3
1. Pink Cadillac
2. Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
3. Sad Eyes
4. Part Man, Part Monkey
5. Trouble River

Side 4
1. Brothers Under The Bridge
2. The Fever
3. The Promise

Live in New York City 3LP vinyl

Side 1
1. My Love Will Not Let You Down
2. Prove It All Night
3. Two Hearts
4. Atlantic City

Side 2
1. Mansion On the Hill
2. The River
3. Youngstown

Side 3
1. Murder Incorporated
2. Badlands
3. Out In the Street
4. Born to Run

Side 4
1. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
2. Land of Hope and Dreams

Side 5
1. American Skin (41 Shots)
2. Lost In the Flood
3. Born In the U.S.A.
4. Don’t Look Back

Side 6
1. Jungleland
2. Ramrod
3. If I Should Fall Behind

Live in Dublin – 3LP vinyl

Side 1
1. Atlantic City
2. Old Dan Tucker
3. Eyes on the Prize
4. Jesse James

Side 2
1. Further On (Up the Road)
2. O Mary Don’t You Weep
3. Erie Canal
4. If I Should Fall Behind

Side 3
1. My Oklahoma Home
2. Highway Patrolman
3. Mrs. McGrath
4. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

Side 4
1. Jacob’s Ladder
2. Long Time Comin’
3. Open All Night

Side 5
1. Pay Me My Money Down
2. Growin’ Up
3. When the Saints Go Marching In
4. This Little Light of Mine
5. American Land

Side 6
1. Blinded By The Light – The Song
2. Love of the Common People
3. We Shall Overcome

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