Bruce joined Brian Wilson on stage for surprise performances of “Barbara Ann” and “Surfin’ USA” last night in New Jersey. Here they are backstage with Blondie Chaplin before the show.
The first night of a 10 night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena at The Meadowlands in New Jersey, 8/5/84 is the first complete recording officially released from Bruce Springsteen’s historic Born In The U.S.A. Tour. This was the E Street Band’s first tour with Nils Lofgren on guitar (Stevie Van Zandt had left the band) and Patti Scialfa on vocals and percussion. As with the popular Nassau ’80 archive release, Meadowlands ’84 was recorded live with the Record Plant Remote Truck by Toby Scott, and the master analog multitrack reels were transferred at Sonicraft and restored via The Plangent Process for maximum audio fidelity. Toby Scott mixed the show for this release in April 2015. The high quality recordings of this show prompted us to offer this release in DSD, an additional high resolution format that’s 64 times the resolution of a standard CD. The show is also available as a 3 CD set and downloadable in MP3, FLAC, and HD audio formats.
Download your copy of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Brendan Byrne Arena at The Meadowlands in New Jersey, 8/5/84 here.
Bruce Springsteen’s The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 are available today as individual 12″ vinyl titles for Record Store Day 2015. The albums are newly remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. Recently transferred from the original analogue masters and remastered by Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, these essential albums include:
- 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)
To find a participating, independent record store, visit recordstoreday.com.
The next release from Bruce Springsteen’s archives is a tour-de-force, clocking in at almost four hours of music with 38 songs performed on New Year’s Eve 12/31/1980 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY. This marks the first live release from The River Tour, and the first complete official recording of this legendary show. The “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” from this show appeared on the Live 1975-1985 box set, and “Rendezvous” was released on Tracks; all other songs are previously unreleased. Nassau 1980 is the fourth volume in the Bruce Springsteen Archive Series, joining Apollo Theater 2012, The Agora 1978, and Tower Theater 1975.
The 24-track master tapes, recorded live in the Record Plant Remote truck, were newly mixed by Toby Scott in March of 2015 after being meticulously transferred and restored via the Plangent Process and mastered at Gateway Sound. The complete concert is now available for download in high resolution 24 bit / 192 kHz formats, as well as CD-quality and MP3 downloads. The show is also available for pre-order as a 3 CD set, shipping late April.
Download your copy of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: New Year’s Eve E 1980 at Nassau Coliseum here.
The last night of 1975 was also the last night of the Born To Run Tour. Engineer Jimmy Iovine brought The Record Plant Remote truck out for the occasion. Front of House recordings of this show have circulated for years, along with partial tapes of stereo mixes from the multitracks. This marks the first time the entire show has been mixed for release.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Tower Theater – 1975 is now available for purchase here.