On February 21st, five Bruce Springsteen albums will be released on vinyl for the first time in over a decade by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings.
Together, these releases comprise the vast majority of Bruce Springsteen’s recorded output from the beginning of the millennium – a triumphant period which saw the long-awaited reunion of the E Street Band. Each album has been transferred from the original source masters, allowing for the highest quality pressings possible.
Pre-order all five Springsteen titles on vinyl here: https://brucespringsteen.lnk.to/Vinyl-LPs
The Rising (2002) will be reissued on 2LP vinyl for the first time in over 15 years. The album offered messages of healing and redemption in the wake of the devastating attacks on 9/11, and saw The E Street Band re-unite in the studio for the first time in nearly a decade.
Devils & Dust (2005) comes to vinyl for the first time since its original release on the format. The 2LP set remains one of Springsteen’s starkest studio albums, recalling “The Ghost of Tom Joad” a decade earlier.
Live In New York City (2001) arrives on 3LPs for the first time since its original pressing. The set 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.
Live In Dublin (2007) will be released on vinyl for the first time ever, a 2LP snapshot of Bruce Springsteen’s work with The Sessions Band, including classic folk songs popularized by Pete Seeger and radically rearranged versions of Bruce Springsteen favorites.
18 Tracks (1999) is coming to vinyl for the first time in over 20 years. The 2LP set features rarities like the original “Born In The U.S.A.” demo and exclusive songs “Trouble River,” a 1999 re-recording of “The Promise” and Springsteen’s original version of “The Fever,” made famous by Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes.
The first leg of the 2009 Working On A Dream tour enters the spotlight with Nassau 5/4/09. This superlative 27-song set serves as a showcase for the album, including key songs “Outlaw Pete,” “Kingdom of Days,” “The Wrestler” and the title track. Beyond WOAD, Nassau offers a delectable blend of classics (“She’s The One” and a brilliant “For You”), contemporary material (“Radio Nowhere,” “American Land,” “Hard Times [Come Again No More]”) and fun surprises, including the tour premiere of “Rendezvous” and the E Street Band’s one-for-the-ages cover of Gamble & Huff’s irresistible “Expressway To Your Heart.”
Bruce Springsteen – Lead vocal, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica; Roy Bittan – Piano, keyboards, accordion; Clarence Clemons – Tenor and baritone saxophones, percussion, backing vocal; Charlie Giordano – Organ, keyboards, accordion; Nils Lofgren – Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocal; Patti Scialfa – Electric and acoustic guitars; backing vocal; Garry Tallent – Bass; Stevie Van Zandt – Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocal; Max Weinberg: Drums; Curtis King: Backing vocal, tambourine; Cindy Mizelle: Backing vocal; tambourine; Soozie Tyrell – Violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocal
Recorded by John Cooper
Mixed by Jon Altschiller; Additional engineering by Danielle Warman
Mastered to DSD and PCM by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Post-Production: Brad Serling and Micah Gordon
Artwork design: Michelle Holme
Photo by Danny Clinch
Tour Director: George Travis
Jon Landau Management: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile, Alison Oscar
HD files are 24 bit/48 kHz
Nassau Coliseum, May 4, 2009, leads 2020 as Archive Release #51
Bruce Springsteen’s 2009 tour in support of Working on a Dream falls neatly into two parts: one that featured full performances of classic albums from the ’70s and ’80s, and an earlier stretch, where Bruce experimented with incorporating new songs into the set.
Previous archive releases represent the latter part of the tour, showcasing complete album performances from Philadelphia (Born in the U.S.A.), New York (The River), and Buffalo (Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.). Today’s release, from May 4, 2009, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York is the first recording from early in the tour.
Despite the brand-new record, initial ’09 setlists were surprisingly light on new material. Even the still-somewhat-new Magic LP seemed underrepresented. This show, however, features four songs from Working on a Dream and one from Magic, and it’s suggestive of the potential that a show heavier on new material could have. While Jay Weinberg filled in for his father on drums from time to time during this period, this show was all Max, all night.