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  1. I’ve always thought Helsinki was chosen as the process was risky and the recording could become lost forever - i.e. they didn’t mind if they lost Helsinki as it was a ‘standard’ show, and not one of the more renowned ones like Shea. In this case, Helsinki worked and so they released it - but maybe the process was too difficult or risky to justify it for other shows, I don’t know in all honesty. Seems weird that recordings can’t just be accessed - surely the old technology that justified it in the first place still exists somewhere?
  2. Loving this top 3 - all cracking albums, especially that Phoebe Bridgers one - if you like those guys you'd like Julia Jacklin, a really cool Australian singer/songwriter I've also liked the new AC/DC, Neil Young (Homegrown) and Fontaine's D.C. albums
  3. Unless they have put a bit more effort into the physical CD package then I can’t see me spending that much on this, sadly. The volume 1 thing is really interesting, though - surely there’s not another 8 releases from 1978 just waiting there?
  4. I was also a huge Ryan Adams fan at the time the article was published - I remember he was tweeting a lot and doing a lot of Instagram live sessions and I was so excited for the three 2019 albums and shows I had tickets for. He seemed in a decent place then, but I guess we’ll never know, really, what state he was in. Truth be told, I wasn’t really familiar with Ryan Adams ‘the man’ until that article revealed some of his numerable flaws
  5. I have noticed that all but the most hardline brexiteers have gone rather quiet of late - what a mess we’re in at the minute (apologies if that crosses any political rules feel free to delete as appropriate - I do kind of think that what I said is factual though) I’ve seen a few comparisons to Ashes & Fire - I think I’ll like this more than Ashes & Fire simply because I wasn’t a Ryan Adams fan at the time of that release. Prisoner was probably in my top 3 records of all time (and believe me that is a competitive list - I listen to a lot of music) at the time the article was
  6. Ryan Adams released his first album since the allegations today - Wednesdays Online release today followed by a physical release in March. Also interesting that the trilogy idea is still happening - pre-allegations, he was planning on releasing three albums in 2020 (Big Colors, Wednesdays and an unnamed third album). Wednesdays seems to be a reduced version (maybe due to some collaborators not wanting their songs released, e.g. Jason Isbell) and includes a couple of Big Colors songs. Wednesdays also seems to have been chosen as a more appropriate release to re-emerge with as i
  7. Enjoying listening to Vol 2 on the Archives site - like others have said, I just can’t justify the price tag for the box, especially when most of the stuff I already have through standalone releases Hopefully Neil will release some of the disks for individual resale sometime
  8. SNL airs in the UK on Sky Comedy so you can watch the whole thing, although I imagine that most of the good bits will be uploaded online EDIT - sorry I’ve just seen this has been answered, apologies - v excited
  9. And the archive release is great sorry for my audiophile rant
  10. I don’t get the deal with these earphones, because on one hand they’ll say that they will make every note stand out and then on the other they’ll promote Apple Music which is the equivalent of watching TV in standard definition - I imagine the majority of people will use these earphones to listen to Apple Music, therefore defeating the entire purpose of buying a decent set of earphones
  11. I’m sure I’ve read somewhere (maybe the autobiog?) that Bruce took back his remarks about Hammersmith night one after watching and listening to the performance for the BTR box - he acknowledged that he didn’t have fond memories of the night but that, after listening back, it wasn’t actually as bad as he thought
  12. I know what you mean - I keep wondering how they've kept this for so long given the quality, especially given the relative lack of '75 shows. Maybe the Santa Claus '75 show?
  13. That is a huge statement, but I think I agree with you - sound is excellent and the performance is superb, a lot looser and (understandably) less nervy than night one
  14. Worked a bit of overtime this eve whilst listening to the show - got up to Growing Up and it’s a fantastic show
  15. https://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,25780/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-11-24-1975-Hammersmith-Odeon-London-UK.html It is live! Cool album cover
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