Bruce Springsteen Tracks" is Confirmed for November 10th Release on Columbia Records

Press release, 1998-10-06, by:
Four CD Set Contains 66 Songs, Including 56 Previously Unreleased Masters From Over 25 Years of Recording
"Bruce Springsteen Tracks", a four CD set containing 66 songs and over four hours of material, will be released by Columbia Records on November 10th, 1998. The collection spans Bruce Springsteen's entire 25 year career as a recording artist. The box set includes 56 previously unreleased masters, many of which were recorded during the making of The River and Born In The U.S.A.albums. The remaining ten masters on Bruce Springsteen Tracks are b-sides, some of which were released only internationally.

Bruce Springsteen Tracks is comprised of Disc 1 Featuring 17 masters from 1972-77, including Springsteen's very first Columbia Records recordings, made in 1972 with legendary A & R executive John Hammond. This disc also features additional songs recorded for (butnever released on) Greetings From Asbury Park; The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle; Born To Run and Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

Disc 2 Featuring 17 masters from 1977-83, taken primarily from sessions for The River, as well as from Born In The U.S.A. recordings.The original version of the song Born In The U.S.A., recorded in 1982 for the Nebraska CD, is also featured on this CD.

Disc 3 Featuring 18 masters from 1982-87 -- additional music recorded for (but never released on) Born In The U.S.A., as well as tracks from the Tunnel Of Love sessions.

Disc 4 Featuring 14 masters from 1989-98 -- including 13 previously unreleased songs recorded by Bruce Springsteen in the '90s, from Human Touch up to and beyond sessions for The Ghost Of Tom Joad. In the liner notes,

Bruce Springsteen describes the box set as follows "During the long intervals between my record releases, as I was spending more and more time in the studio, when I met a fan on the street I was often asked, What are you guys doing in there? I regularly pondered that question myself. What we were doing in there was making a lot of music, a lot more music than I could use at any one time. As a result, my albums became a series of choices -- what to include, what to leave out? I based my decisions on my creative point of view at the moment -- the subject I was trying to focus on, something musical or emotional I was trying to express. In certain instances, as on Darkness on the Edge of Town, Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, these choices crystallized the album I was making. On some of my other records the reasons I had for choosing one song over another, in hindsight, feel a good deal less significant. One of the results of working like this was that a lot of music, including some of my favorite things, remained unreleased. This collection contains everything from the first notes I sang in the Columbia recording studio, my early and later work with the E Street Band, through to my music in the 90s. It's the alternate route to some of the destinations I travelled to on my records, an invitation into the studio on the many nights we spent making music in search of the records we presented to you. I'm glad to finally be able to share this music; here are some of the ones that got away." Bruce Springsteen September 1998

Bruce Springsteen Tracks will be accompanied by a 56-page book of lyrics, liner notes and rare photos.

The members of the E Street Band, past and present, who appear on this set include Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Nils Lofgren, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg. Other musicians who join Springsteen on various tracks include Mario Cruz, Michael Fisher, Bob Glaub, Omar Hakim, Randy Jackson, Gary Mallaber, Ed Manion, Ian McLagen, Frank Pagano, Shawn Pelton, Jeff Porcaro, Mark "The Love Man" Pender, Marty Rifkin, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Mike Spengler, Soozie Tyrell and Jerry Vivino.

The box set was produced by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin. Among the original producers of the tracks were Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Stevie Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, John Hammond, Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos. Many of the selections were originally recorded by Toby Scott, Jimmy Iovine, Neil Dorfsman or Louis Lehav. Toby Scott also served as technical coordinator on the box set, which was mixed by Ed Thacker, Bob Clearmountain and Thom Panunzio. 10/98

A detailed track listing follows

"Bruce Springsteen Tracks" Disc 1
Track 1 Mary Queen Of Arkansas Recorded at CBS Studios, NY on 5/3/72
Track 2 It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City Recorded at CBS Studios, NY on 5/3/72
Track 3 Growin' Up Recorded at CBS Studios, NY on 5/3/72
Track 4 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? Recorded at CBS Studios, NY on 5/3/72
Track 5 Bishop Danced Recorded at Max's Kansas City (Live) on 2/19/73
Track 6 Santa Ana Recorded at 914 Sound Recording on 6/28/73
Track 7 Seaside Bar Song Recorded at 914 Sound Recording on 6/28/73
Track 8 Zero And Blind Terry Recorded at 914 Sound Recording on 6/28/73
Track 9 Linda Let Me Be The One Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 6/28/75
Track 10 Thundercrack Recorded at 914 Sound Recording on 6/28/73
Track 11 Rendezvous Recorded at The Record Plant (LA Remote) (Live)
Track 12 Give The Girl A Kiss Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 11/10/77
Track 13 Iceman Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 10/27/77
Track 14 Bring On The Night Recorded at The Power Station on 6/13/79
Track 15 So Young And In Love Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 1/6/74
Track 16 Hearts of Stone Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 10/14/77
Track 17 Don't Look Back Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 7/2/77

"Bruce Springsteen Tracks" Disc 2
Track 1 Restless Nights Recorded at The Power Station on 4/11/80
Track 2 A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pittsburgh) Recorded at The Power Station on 5/5/82
Track 3 Roulette Recorded at The Power Station on 4/3/79
Track 4 Dollhouse Recorded at The Power Station on 8/21/79
Track 5 Where The Bands Are Recorded at The Power Station on 10/9/79
Track 6 Loose Ends Recorded at The Power Station on 7/18/79
Track 7 Living On The Edge Of The World Recorded at The Power Station on 12/7/79
Track 8 Wages of Sin Recorded at The Power Station on 5/10/82
Track 9 Take 'Em As They Come Recorded at The Power Station on 4/10/80
Track 10 Be True Recorded at The Power Station on 7/21/79
Track 11 Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own Recorded at The Record Plant, NY on 7/16/77
Track 12 I Wanna Be With You Recorded at The Power Station on 5/31/79
Track 13 Mary Lou Recorded at The Power Station on 5/30/79
Track 14 Stolen Car Recorded at The Power Station on 7/26/79
Track 15 Born In The U.S.A. Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording, 1/82
Track 16 Johnny Bye Bye Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording, 1/83
Track 17 Shut Out The Light Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording, 1/83

"Bruce Springsteen Tracks" Disc 3
Track 1 Cynthia Recorded at The Hit Factory on 4/20/83
Track 2 My Love Will Not Let You Down Recorded at The Hit Factory on 5/5/82
Track 3 This Hard Land Recorded at The Hit Factory on 5/11/82
Track 4 Frankie Recorded at The Power Station on 5/14/82
Track 5 TV Movie Recorded at The Hit Factory on 6/13/83
Track 6 Stand On It Recorded at The Hit Factory on 6/16/83
Track 7 Lion's Den Recorded at The Power Station on 1/25/82
Track 8 Car Wash Recorded at The Hit Factory on 5/31/83
Track 9 Rockaway The Days Recorded at The Hit Factory on 2/3/84
Track 10 Brothers Under The Bridges ('83) Recorded at The Hit Factory on 9/4/83
Track 11 Man At The Top Recorded at The Hit Factory on 1/12/84
Track 12 Pink Cadillac Recorded at The Hit Factory on 5/31/83
Track 13 Two For The Road Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording, 2/87
Track 14 Janie Don't You Lose Heart Recorded at The Hit Factory on 6/16/83
Track 15 When You Need Me Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 1/20/87
Track 16 The Wish Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 2/22/87
Track 17 The Honeymooners Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 2/22/87
Track 18 Lucky Man Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 4/4/87

"Bruce Springsteen Tracks" Disc 4
Track 1 Leavin' Train Recorded at Oceanway Studios, LA on 2/27/90
Track 2 Seven Angels Recorded at Oceanway Studios, LA on 6/29/90
Track 3 Gave It A Name Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 8/24/98
Track 4 Sad Eyes Recorded at Soundworks West, LA on 1/25/90
Track 5 My Lover Man Recorded at Soundworks West, LA on 12/4/90
Track 6 Over The Rise Recorded at Soundworks West, LA on 12/7/90
Track 7 When The Lights Go Out Recorded at The Record Plant, LA on 12/6/90
Track 8 Loose Change Recorded at The Record Plant, LA on 1/31/91
Track 9 Trouble In Paradise Recorded at Soundworks West, LA on 12/1/89
Track 10 Happy Recorded at A & M Studios, LA on 1/18/92
Track 11 Part Man, Part Monkey Recorded at Soundworks West, LA 1/90
Track 12 Goin' Cali Recorded at A & M Studios, LA on 1/29/91
Track 13 Back In Your Arms Recorded at The Hit Factory on 1/12/95
Track 14 Brothers Under The Bridge Recorded at Thrill Hill Recording on 5/22/95

For more information on Bruce Springsteen, please call Marilyn Laverty or Seth Cohen at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171.

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