Vintage Springsteen set vinyl for re-release

There are, in fact, five albums by Springsteen on their way that have never been re-issued on vinyl since their original release.  It’s a situation that had to be rectified!  Not today, but on the 21st of February when glorious  reissues of  albums from the period 1999-2007 will once more be available. Yeah, we know, “titles – tell us the goddamn titles!”  Nothing easier.

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 favourites.

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.

Queues are already forming at record stores near you….but whilst we’re waiting, here’s a kind of a taster.

 

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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