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First look: The Album Collection Vol. 1

Some of Bruce’s most loyal fans were fortunate enough to get an exclusive first listen to the upcoming ‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984.’ Watch them discuss the remastered sound and the rare 60-page book that comes in the box set here.

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‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984’ boxed set out November 17

On November 17th, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release 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.

Albums included:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)*
Nebraska (1982)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*
*denotes first time remastered on CD

‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984’ is available pre-order on CD at Amazon, LP at the Bruce Springsteen Music Store, and digitally at  iTunes.


Video of the week: The Wrestler

While on tour in Ireland, I received a call from my old friend Mickey Rourke. He talked about the film he was working on, said it was a picture that meant a great deal to him, and asked if I might have a song. He explained the character to me. I always felt there was a place where the best of our work crossed over, so I told him I’d give it a shot. I wrote the song quickly, recorded it with Toby Scott, and Mickey and I picked up a couple of Golden Globes.

- Bruce Springsteen