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Tour brought to and end - for now...

Published 1997-06-01
"This is the last show of the tour - at least for a while". That was Bruce's only comment at the second show in Paris on May 26 in regard to whether the Solo Acoustic Tour was over or not. Inside sources have said it was definitely the last show of the entire tour, but Bruce's words leave a door open. Perhaps a theory is that he will take a look at the recordings he may (or may not) have been ... Read more

European tour kicked off

Published 1997-05-07
For anyone who didn't know already, Bruce commenced his European tour last night in Vienna, Austria. The set list was pretty unremarkable, except maybe for the fact that he performed "Freehold", his ode to his hometown in New Jersey, that was first performed in Freehold and has since been aired a few times in Australia. ... Read more

Bruce receives Polar Music Award

Published 1997-05-05
Bruce received the Polar Music Award in Stockholm Sweden this afternoon. The event was broadcast live on Swedish TV, first the actual award ceremony this afternoon, and tonight the dinner where Bruce made a long acceptance speech and performed two songs acoustically: "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and "Thunder Road". This was followed by a message from Bill Clinton read by the American Ambassador in ... Read more

New album in September?

Published 1997-05-01
This is an absolutely unconfirmed rumor... Bruce's next album is to be released on September 29. That's all we've heard, so don't ask us for more details. ... Read more

US shows in the summer?

Published 1997-04-26
Something's cooking. There are now rumors of Bruce doing more shows in the States this summer. A local radio station reported that negotiations were taking place concerning a show in Oklahoma City, but a few days later the same radio station said that the parties involved couldn't agree on a date, so the plans had now been scrapped. However, it can be taken as an indication that Bruce has stil ... Read more

Norwegian E Street rumors

Published 1997-04-12
A few weeks ago a Norwegian newspaper reported that Bruce would play in Norway this year with the E Street Band. We have investigated the matter (thanks Thorleif!). It turns out the journalist who wrote the piece talked to an employee at the Norwegian concert bureau Gunnar Eide A/S who said that Bruce planned to go out on a new tour later this year (as in, not the Shut the Fuck Up Tour) and th ... Read more

Tour dates released

Published 1997-03-28
It's official! Here are the tour dates for May: May 6, 7 Vienna Austria Center May 9, 10 Warsaw Sala Kongresowa May 12 Prague Congress Center May 15 Lyon Auditorium May 16 Montpelier Le Corum May 18 Nice Acropolis May 19 Toulon Zenith May 21 Florence Teatro Verdi May 22 Naples Veatro Augusteo May 25, 26 Paris Palais de Congress The question still remains: why so many dates in France ... Read more

Vienna tickets sold with no warning

Published 1997-03-27
Tickets for the Vienna shows went on sale at 10 o'clock this morning without any announcement. The shows haven't even been officially confirmed. The most surprising thing is that the dates of the shows have been changed to the 6th and 7th of May whereas previously they were scheduled for the 11th and 12th. This means that the Warsaw dates will probably also be moved, most likely to the 9th and ... Read more

Bruce's Tour de France

Published 1997-03-19
Unlike what we've been writing earlier it really does look like Bruce is going to carry out his own personal Tour de France in May with no less than six shows taking place in French provincial towns and Paris. Why he's doing this is a good question. France has never been a big Bruce country. He only played one show there on the '93 tour, allegedly because the French promotors weren't intereste ... Read more

Bruce plays with the Wallflowers

Published 1997-03-08
Bruce made a guest appearance with Jakob Dylan's band The Wallflowers at Tradewinds in Sea Bright, N.J. He sang backup and played guitar on several songs. The band was also joined by Bon Jovi (for what it's worth). For those of you who're not familiar with Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers, Jakob is the son of Bob Dylan, but his music may have more in common with Bruce's than with his father's. ... Read more
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Viv Powers commenting on this: I think this reviewer doesn't grasp the basics of what's involved in remastering. During the process of remastering the engineer does NOT have access to the individual tracks but only the final stereo mix. The remastering process involves the application of limiters, compressors and effects such as reverb and delay. This is applied to the whole mix. Anyone with a half decent graphic equaliser can achieve the same results. I also take great exception to the reviewer's belief that true Springsteen fans leave the original albums on the shelf and only play "live bootlegs". I play his albums every day!!!
James Geoghegan commenting on this: Makes the hairs stand up on my arms
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?