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  1. The tweet says 9AM pacific time. So that is noon eastern. Should be here in 20!!!
  2. Hi All, Does anyone know if the remastered greatest hits that was released for record store day was issued on CD by sony japan like they did for the vinyl only albums vol 2 boxset? Thanks!
  3. While I have no technical knowledge, after reading comments by those who do have this sort of background on BTX fm broadcasts do not necessarily equal multi track tapes (hence no recordings of the bottom line as per Bruce), and the archive series with a few exceptions - Christic, 77 and the much criticized agora - have shown a strong preference for multi tracks.
  4. Not necessarily, but in this case I just don’t feel the angry music and the protest approach fit the lyrics and context of the song. The music on the live in nyc version fit the lyrics better...in my opinion.
  5. I guess that’s why the HH version doesn’t work for me. I never saw America Skin as a protest song. The Live in NYC version is mournful and reflective, which is what the song is. Bruce and co have tried to make it a protest song since the WB tour and Travon Martin’s killing, but the song doesn’t fit that framing. So the angry HH version just feels completely wrong.
  6. My understanding is that the "studio" version is a studio vocal over a remix of the live track. Either way, still looking for it. I've been scowering Discogs and ebay. Any other places i should be looking? Also if anyone is willing to see this or knows someone who is, please get in touch. Thanks, Pete
  7. Hi All, Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on 2001 vs 2014 studio versions of American Skin. Personally I love the 2001 version (found on youtube) and am not really a fan of the 2014 version. I think the 2001 version is mournful and perfect. The 2014 version is trying to be angry and it doesn't work for me. Curious to hear what you all think! On a side note, i'm trying to find a copy of the Rare 2001 studio single. If anyone is willing to sell a copy or knows where i can obtain one, please get in touch!
  8. Hi All, Looking to buy the 2001 American Skin Studio Single. If anyone is willing/looking to sell one or knows where I can find one, please get in touch with me! Thanks! Pete
  9. Hi All, Looking to buy this! if any of you have it and are willing to sell it, or know where I can get one, please get in touch with me! Thanks, Pete
  10. According to Bruce Bottom Line was not recorded. So the box is not likely. Not sure about the Bruce Springsteen Band show had never heard about that before. The rest likely coming in time.
  11. I guess I’m in the minority, but I didn’t find the last two months to be duds or need something remarkable to make up for.
  12. Sorry if I missed it, but where is this 37 show list coming from?
  13. I don’t think that poster generally has inside knowledge and I’m fairly certain he was just posting to harass a previous poster complaining about people with “insider” info post info, but not revealing anything to be the “center” of attention.
  14. @Frank I went through all of the "story Tellers" for the shows that Brothers was performed at. Not all shows had transcribed intros so its possible he offered more commentary in other performances. None of these provide a direct answer to your question or remembrance, but its interesting to see Bruce introducing it and seemingly not remembering/knowing why it was left off, with one notable exception where he says it came close. I only included the intros where he specifically addressed the song being written/recorded for Joad and not making the album. Not the ones where he talks only about the content of the song. 16.12.95 Boston, MA, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridges´ (following ´It´s the Little Things That Count´) ´´….this is a song that I recorded for the last record that didn´t make it on the record….uh….I wanna play it tonight, I´ve never played it before, let´s see how I´ll do (cheers) ah, that always works, you know….and ´Gee, folks, I hope I don´t fuck up´ (chuckles) but uh….it´s a, it´s a song about there´s a group of Vets that lived up in San Gabriel Mountains in California and, uh…..it´s about a fellow who´s, uh, who´s daughter, who he hasn´t seen, comes looking for him….and it´s called ´Brothers Under the Bridges´….´´ 17.12.95 New York City, NY, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridges´ ´´This is a song I wrote for the, for the last record and it didn´t, didn´t get it on but this is kind of the one that got away, I guess, uh…..but it´s a song, that is, uh…..it´s about a group of ….of homeless Vietnam Vets that live up in the San Gabriel mountains in California and it´s about a fellow whose daughter….comes looking for her dad…..´´ 12.01.96 Youngstown, OH, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridges´ (following ´Sell It And They Will Come´) "….this is a song, uh, it was a song that I wrote for the Tom Joad-record but it didn´t, didn´t make it on the record, I´m not sure why but, uh, it´s set in the San Gabriel mountains in California and it´s, uh, there was a group of homeless Vietnam veterans that, that set up a camp out there and, uh, this is a story about….one of them who has a, has a daughter and she grows up and she comes looking for her dad…..it´s called ´Brothers Under the Bridges´….´´ 07.05.96 Barcelona, Spain, intro to ´´Brothers Under The Bridges´´ (following ´´Red Headed Woman´´) ´´...here´s a song I wrote for the Tom Joad-record, it didn´t get on it for some reason, I don´t know why, but it´s set in the San Gabriel Mountains, which is a mountain range outside of, just outside of Los Angeles, uh, between the San Fernando Valley and Mojave Desert, Los Angeles is a funny town because you get about 25 minutes outside and….you get in the foothills of these mountains and you´ll go for a hundred miles and there´s nothing but, like, one little store….and they take you over, up seven thousand feet and over down into the desert….it was in the mid-´80s that there was a group of homeless Vietnam Vets that set up a camp in the San Gabriels´ to get out of the city, this is a story about one of them that has a grown daughter that he´s never seen, she grows up and comes looking for her dad and what he has to tell her, this is called ´Brothers Under The Bridges´….´´ 16.10.96 Denver, CO, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridge´ ´´(?)….this is a song I wrote for the Tom Joad-record and it almost got on, didn´t quite get on but….but it was, uh, set in the San Gabriel Mountains in California, the mountains around outside the San Fernando Valley, in the, uh, in the mid-80´s there was a group of homeless Vietnam Vets that set up a camp out in the San Gabriels…..to get out of the city and, uh, this is a story about a fella that has a, has a daughter that he´s never seen….and she comes looking for her dad…..and this is what he tells her, this is called ´Brothers Under the Bridge´ ….´´
  15. Here are the intro from the first two performances: 16.12.95 Boston, MA, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridges´ (following ´It´s the Little Things That Count´) ´´Strangers in the night….this is a song that I recorded for the last record that didn´t make it on the record….uh….I wanna play it tonight, I´ve never played it before, let´s see how I´ll do (cheers) ah, that always works, you know….and ´Gee, folks, I hope I don´t fuck up´ (chuckles) but uh….it´s a, it´s a song about there´s a group of Vets that lived up in San Gabriel Mountains in California and, uh…..it´s about a fellow who´s, uh, who´s daughter, who he hasn´t seen, comes looking for him….and it´s called ´Brothers Under the Bridges´….´´ 17.12.95 New York City, NY, intro to ´Brothers Under the Bridges´ ´´This is a song I wrote for the, for the last record and it didn´t, didn´t get it on but this is kind of the one that got away, I guess, uh…..but it´s a song, that is, uh…..it´s about a group of ….of homeless Vietnam Vets that live up in the San Gabriel mountains in California and it´s about a fellow whose daughter….comes looking for her dad…..´´
  16. Is it possible it was from one of the live show intros?
  17. @Frank just looking through the backstreets liner notes and it has this entry for Happy: 10. Happy RECORDING LOCATION: A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA RECORDING DATE: Listed as January 18, 1992, but more likely January 18, 1991. HISTORY: The only other song recorded at A&M Studios on Tracks is “Goin’ Cali,” which was recorded a year ear- lier and suggests that this recording date could be a typo. If “Happy” was actually recorded on January 18, 1992, rather than 1991, it may be the only song on the box not recorded specifically for an album. The Lucky Town sessions took place in the fall and winter of 1991; by January 1992, it would have been too late for this song to be considered for Lucky Town or Human Touch as the press release announcing both albums, complete with track lists, hit within two weeks of the credited recording date for “Happy.” Regardless, the song seems to serve as a summation and distillation of Springsteen’s state of mind at the time. As he told Rolling Stone in 1992: “I’ve struggled with a lot of things over the past two, three years, and it’s been real rewarding. I’ve been very, very happy, truly the happiest I’ve ever been in my whole life. And it’s not that one-dimensional idea of ‘happy.’ It’s accepting a lot of death and sorrow and mortality. It’s putting the script down and let- ting the chips fall where they may.” Perhaps this is what you were thinking of?
  18. Yes! That is the video I was thinking off. I have not watched it in a long time so I’m not certain it does talk about individual songs that ended up on tracks (especially now that It is confirmed from 1995), but it could certainly have addressed brothers as it was recorded around this time and Joad came out in 95. All this said, and @Frank I’m not saying you are wrong, but according to the backstreets booklet Brothers was recorded at the end of May 1995 which would seem to offer plenty of time for it to be included on the album which was released on November 21, 1995 (one day shy of 6 months later). I think it was earlier in this thread, but it could have been on backstreets too, but I’m pretty certain that it was mentioned that just 3 months later Tracks was delivered to Columbia in September ‘98 for release in November. So assuming a similar timeframe for Joad, that would have left them June, July and August to process Brothers and add it to the album before delivery to Columbia.
  19. Total change in direction, but could it have been in that long interview Bruce did with that Australian (I think) journalists? The one that never aired, but has been available for a long while. I’m pretty sure it was conducted mid 90s, if I recall right, around the time of Joad or Tracks (can’t remember specifically).
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