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Meet Dr. Zoom & the E Street Boom

Published 2012-03-27

Carter Bernhard probably didn’t care too much about setlist or band lineup when he attended last night’s show at the TD Center in Boston. Prior to the show he had spent an hour backstage with Bruce as a result of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s life-affirming efforts. Not that Bruce probably needed much convincing. Carter is, by all evidence, a very lovable 5-year-old kid who hap ... Read more

Whirlwind before the storm

Published 2012-03-16

The Wrecking Ball Tour doesn't officially start until Sunday, but Bruce hasn't exactly been charging his batteries by staying home on the couch. Yesterday saw his much anticipated keynote speech at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin. For almost an hour he spoke about the state of music today and about the artists that inspired him, emphasizing such name as Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Animals, and Ja ... Read more

Balcony survived but roof blown off The Apollo

Published 2012-03-10

Television appearances are one thing, but last night we got the first real impression of what Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will be about post-Clarence. In a 2½ hour show last night at The Apollo Theater in New York City, they went through what will probably to a large degree be the core show on the upcoming tour. The show was a special event to celebrate the 10-year-annivers ... Read more

The morning sun is breaking: Wrecking Ball review

Published 2012-03-05

After the longest break between new studio albums since The Rising (not counting The Promise), Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball is finally hitting the shelves worldwide. The longer the wait between albums, the higher the expectations, and Wrecking Ball is indeed one of Bruce’s most anticipated albums in the last ten years. And it’s not just ... Read more

A day in the Promised Land

Published 2012-02-26

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s landmark exhibit, From Asbury Park to The Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, recently made its own epic journey from America’s heartland to Bruce countryRead more

To listen or not to listen, that is the question

Published 2012-02-19

If you’ve already played “We Take Care of Our Own” to death and you’ve had the four song snippets from the Paris press event video on repeat all weekend (unfortunately, that video now seems to be gone from YouTube), and you just can’t wait any longer for new Bruce juice, now there’s hope for more. Read more

While we're waiting for the wrecking ball, Nils has something to say

Published 2012-02-12

Since joining the E Street Band in 1984, Nils Lofgren has never been one to wait around the phone for Bruce to call and announce the next tour. He always seems to be working on an album of his own or touring the States or Europe either by himself or with a band. Although his loyalty to Bruce is never in doubt, you sometimes wonder if that call from his boss is a little inconvenient.

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It takes five

Published 2012-02-09

Three days before the first public appearance of the E Street Band sans Clarence Clemons (they will appear on the Grammy show this Sunday... don't miss it!), the veil was lifted for how Bruce intends to carry on the legendary band. The answer is: add lots of people. That's right, no less than five horn players will accompany the E Street Band. In other words, a full-blown horn section. The saxo ... Read more

Exclusive show announced for March 9

Published 2012-02-01

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will be making an appearance a little sooner than expected. On March 9 they will be on stage at the Apollo Theater in New York City for an exclusive performance and live broadcast on Sirius XM. The performance - apart from probably being a good rehearsal for Bruce and the boys - is part of the satellite radio's 10-year-anniversary celebration. Thus, for ... Read more

US tour dates announced!

Published 2012-01-24

Another wait is over. After weeks of speculation, the dates for the US part of the Wrecking Ball Tour were announced today. The result is 19 shows in 11 states plus Washington DC, starting in Atlanta, GA, on March 18 and ending in Newark on May 2. As is usually the case, Northeasterners have plenty of shows to choose from, including three in New Jersey and two in New York City, while the rest o ... 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?