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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
  16. I think a lot of English crowds are quite quiet, especially as you move further south
  17. That’s a really good link actually, hadn’t thought of that!
  18. Page 4!!! Hope all are well I take it that the lack of any clue means that we aren’t to expect a release next Friday?
  19. https://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,18679/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-9-20-1978-Capitol-Theatre-Passaic-NJ.html 20th September 1978 - Passaic, mixed by Bob Clearmountain who did Live 1975-85 https://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,25402/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-9-30-1978-Fox-Theatre-Atlanta-GA.html The recently released Atlanta 1978 sounds great too https://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,18398/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-7-3-1988-Stockholms-Stadion-Stockholm-SE.h
  20. Completely agree with this - would be an album of epics for sure, I never really got Wild Billy’s Circus Story
  21. I listened to it right through for the first time in ages in the week leading up to Letter for You - totally forgot how fantastic an album it was and how I’d forgotten some classic Springsteen songs that the archive releases haven’t shone a light on yet (e.g. You’ve Got It and Easy Money, two cool songs)
  22. They seemed to clue into that one last month as the essay never leaked early
  23. I am sick of seeing Lucky Town consistently ranked low down in Bruce’s discography - I swear it just gets dismissed because it’s not an E Street record but it it fantastic record start to finish (plus it’s not as bloated as a lot of Springsteen records at a nice 40 mins)
  24. Not meaning to cause an argument here, just my two cents based on what I’ve been reading in the last month or so living outside the US - I imagine this is the case because the Dems have massively promoted mail in and absentee balloting whilst the Reps haven’t done so nearly as much (a vocal proportion of Rep supporters even seem to be protesting lockdowns and the virus in general). I also honestly don’t believe this election is corrupted - to believe the unfounded ‘fraud’ rhetoric and challenging the counting of legally cast votes is to go against the very values of democracy. More gener
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