This is it! For the first time ever, Legacy Recordings will revisit one of the greatest discographies in rock and roll history: the first seven unforgettable albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984 - remastered and reissued as an exciting new box set.
'The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984' features some of the most acclaimed works of the 20th century: six of these albums placed on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, five of them were Billboard Top 10 hits and all of them, combined, account for more than 34 million albums shipped in the United States.
The story of Bruce Springsteen has long been etched into the firmament of rock and roll, To some, he is the poet of the Jersey shore who wrote complex characters that appealed to the young and the hopeful across the nation (and later, the world), To others, he's a studio perfectionist who tinkered with Dylanesque folk, deep-rooted, intellectually and politically astute rock and soul, and a sense of production grandeur to rival Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.
Some laud him as a brilliant bandleader, turning the sprawling E Street Band (including the outsized musical personalities of guitarist Steven Van Zandt, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Max Weinberg, keyboardists Roy Bittan and Danny Federici and the Big Man himself, saxophonist Clarence Clemons) into one of the tightest ensembles in rock and roll history, and a recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's sidemen category, Still others find him a brilliant if reluctant pop star crafting taut, heavy-hitters tailor-made for FM radio-including "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)." "Born To Run." "Hungry Heart." "Dancing In The Dark." "Born In The U.S.A.." "Glory Days" and more.
Whoever Springsteen is to you, this comprehensive review of the works that made him a star, spanning from 1973 to 1984, is your chance to discover or rediscover him in a big way, Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working under the personal supervision of Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has impeccably mastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters, Using the Plangent Process playback system, noted for its ability to correct pitch errors and other distortions in the magnetic tape, this is, hands down, the most detailed take on Springsteen's high-energy studio performances anywhere.
Fans around the world have craved remastered versions of Springsteen's beloved studio albums (including the opening one-two punch of his career in 1973, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J, and The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, which have not been repressed on CD since the dawn of the format in the early 1980s), That time has finally arrived: 'The Album Collection Vol. 1' features Springsteen's first seven albums, presented in meticulous recreations of their original packaging and accompanied by a beautiful accompanying book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings.
You've never heard them like this!
ABOUT THE ALBUMS:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
Springsteen's first album was an intriguing introduction to the artist's distinctive gift for Dylanesque lyrical wordplay, Lead track "Blinded By The Light" later became a chart-topper for Manfred Mann's Earth Band, while songs like "For You" and "Spirit In The Night" remain staples of Bruce's live act.
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)
Bruce Springsteen's sophomore album featured a more cinematic style of songwriting, with the kind of outsized suburban characters that would become Springsteen's calling card ("4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)." "Incident on 57th Street." "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"), It also featured a crucial sonic addition to the nascent E Street Band: organist Danny Federici joined keyboardist Davi
|1.||Blinded By The Light|
|3.||Mary Queen Of Arkansas|
|4.||Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street|
|5.||Lost In The Flood|
|8.||Spirit In The Night|
|9.||It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City|
|1.||The E Street Shuffle|
|2.||4th Of July, Asbury Park|
|4.||Wild Billy's Circus Story|
|5.||Incident On 57th Street|
|6.||Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)|
|7.||New York City Serenade|
|2.||Tenth Avenue Freeze-out|
|5.||Born To Run|
|6.||She's The One|
|7.||Meeting Across The River|
|2.||Adam Raise A Cain|
|3.||Something In The Night|
|5.||Racing In The Street|
|6.||The Promised Land|
|8.||Streets Of Fire|
|9.||Prove It All Night|
|10.||Darkness On The Edge Of Town|
|1.||The Ties That Bind|
|7.||Out In The Street|
|8.||Crush On You|
|9.||You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)|
|10.||I Wanna Marry You|
|3.||I'm A Rocker|
|7.||The Price You Pay|
|8.||Drive All Night|
|9.||Wreck On The Highway|
|3.||Mansion On The Hill|
|8.||Open All Night|
|9.||My Father's House|
|10.||Reason To Believe|
|1.||Born In The U.S.A|
|4.||Working On The Highway|
|6.||I'm On Fire|
|9.||I'm Goin' Down|
|11.||Dancing In The Dark|
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