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Book news...

Published 1998-10-27
Two new books are being released. One has been mentioned on Flamingo Lane before. It's called Tramps Like Us and consists of various accounts from fans of Bruce. The book is available now. The other one is not available yet, and the only info we have is that it's called Bruce Springsteen: The Official Story. Sounds very interesting if the title is any indication. Both books can be ordered from ... Read more

No single yet

Published 1998-10-22
There is no sign of any singles prior to the release of Tracks, except for the promo sampler sent out to radio stations. Word has it that the first single can't be expected until January. ... Read more

Tracks on the radio

Published 1998-10-22
Last Friday, the 17th, WNEW-FM in New York were the first in the United States, probably the whole world, to broadcast parts of Tracks. More specifically, they played a three-song promotion sampler which includes "I Wanna Be With You", "Where the Bands Are" and "Growin' Up". But according to the SonicNet web site, the radio station had gotten hold of the sampler too early and that Columbia tri ... Read more

Norwegian promo video

Published 1998-10-15
CD stores in Norway (possibly other countries as well) have been provided with a 3-minute promo video for Tracks showing clips of Bruce with "Loose Ends" playing in the background. The song is being referred to as "I Wanna Be With You". ... Read more

'78 show on the radio

Published 1998-10-15
WMMS in Cleveland is planning to rebroadcast the famous August 9, 1978, show from the Agora. The often bootlegged show will air sometime in October. Keep your eyes on their website for more info. ... Read more

Early European release

Published 1998-10-14
In order to avoid coinciding with other major releases, Sony in Holland has allegedly decided to move the release of Tracks from Tuesday, November 10, to Friday, November 6. Since much of Europe, especially Northern Europe, usually follow Holland's example, there is a good chance other countries will see an early release as well. Speaking of Holland, the Dutch fan club, Roulette is in the pr ... Read more

Bruce in the court

Published 1998-10-10
Bruce Springsteen has spent his week in a London courtroom trying to prevent a record company from releasing some of his early demos, the same demos that have been released a million times by various bootleggers. If you, unlike us, can be bothered with following the details of the trial, the best way is to check out the Badlands website newsroom. There are even pictures of Bruce dressed in s ... Read more

"I Wanna Be Where the Bands Are" as first single

Published 1998-10-10
Though it's not official word has it that the River outtake "I Wanna Be Where the Bands Are" will be the first single of Tracks. No word as to when it will be released and what the bonus songs will be. ... Read more

Press release released

Published 1998-10-06
This afternoon the official press release announcing Tracks was released: "Bruce Springsteen Tracks" is Confirmed for November 10th Release on Columbia Records Four CD Set Contains 66 Songs, Including 56 Previously Unreleased Masters From Over 25 Years of Recording "Bruce Springsteen Tracks", a four CD set containing 66 songs and over four hours of material, will be released by Columbia Re ... Read more

Bruce sued

Published 1998-09-30
Here we go again! Two New Jersey record companies have sued Bruce accusing him of using "bullying tactics" to prevent them from releasing some of Bruce's early recordings, which the two companies, Pony Express Records Inc. and JEC Music USA Inc., claim they have the rights to. The recordings are, of course, once again, the famous Prodigal Son songs from the very early Seventies. They were ... Read more
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David R. commenting on this: I'm still confused between this announcement and the Mastered for iTunes release of some of these same albums. Are the overlapping albums identical? Or, are they further remastered?
pauldt1969 commenting on this: A good read but some of these things are highly subjective. The Promise (18 Tracks version) happens to be my favourite Bruce recording of all time...
Al O'Hare commenting on this: Great read, incisive and fair points made too. Lose a bit of cred' for this though: "Not to mention “Secret Garden”, which didn’t utilize the E Street Band properly"... says who? The story was great until you cast artistic judgement. Stick to the facts for this kinda' thing. The fact that I think SG is beautiful and Clarence's sax is utilised EXACTLY how it should be, has no bearing on this comment :-)