Sunday, June 19, 2016

RE-UP: Springsteen "Unsatisfied Heart" - 2CD - remastered Born In The USA outtakes

Title: Unsatisfied Heart - Remastered Born In The U.S.A. Outtakes
Label: Ev2
Format: 2CD
Source: Studio
Date: 1982 - April 1984
Location: The Hit Factory / The Power Station, New York City, NY

Disc 1:
01 Born In The U.S.A.
02 Murder Incorporated
03 Downbound Train
04 Glory Days
05 This Hard Land
06 My Love Will Not Let You Down
07 Johnny Bye Bye
08 Frankie
09 I'm Goin' Down
10 Working On The Highway
11 I'm On Fire

b-sides:
12 Sugarland
13 Follow That Dream
14 Dont Back Down
15 One Love
16 Little Girl

Disc 2:
01 None But The Brave
02 Murder Incorporated #2
03 (Drop On Down And) Cover Me
04 Janey Don't You Lose Heart
05 My Love Will Not Let You Down #2
06 Cynthia
07 Darlington County
08 Protection
09 TV Movie
10 County Fair

Solo:
11 Shut Out The Light
12 Richfield Whistle
13 Fugitives Dream
14 Delivery Man
15 The Klansman
16 Unsatisfied Heart


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Disc One (1) details:

Recording details:
- Track 11 recorded at The Hit Factory, Feb 1982.
- Tracks 1,3,4 recorded at The Hit Factory, March or April 1982.
- Track 2 recorded at The Power Station, April or May 1982.
- Track 10 recorded at The Hit Factory, April 1982.
- Track 5 recorded at The Hit Factory, May 11, 1982.
- Track 8 recorded at The Hit Factory, May 14, 1982.
- Track 6 recorded at The Hit Factory, May 5, 1982.
- Track 9 recorded at The Power Station, November 9th 1983.
- Track 13 recorded at Thrill Hill West, LA, CA, January 30, 1983.
- Track 14 recorded at Thrill Hill West, LA, CA, January 4, 1983.
- Tracks 7,12,15,16 recorded at Thrill Hill West, mid Jan to mid Feb 1983.

Source details:
- Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11 from 'This Hard Land', BS2002
- Tracks 9,12 from 'Lost Masters XIX', LOVE 019
- Tracks 7,17 from 'Lost Masters XVII', LOVE 017
- Tracks 14,15,16 from 'Lost Masters XVI', LOVE 016

Track descriptions:
01 Contains a different Springsteen vocal overdub and a very long, extended jam ending.
02 This track has the original Van Zandt background vocals.
03 Slighly different version / mix.
04 Unedited, contains an entire extra verse (about Bruce’s dad) that was cut from the officially released version.
05 One of his finest studio performances. For some bizarre reason Springsteen & The E Street Band re-recorded the
song in 1995 and released that re-recording on 'Greatest Hits' – but it pales in comparison to this original.
06 Different mix than on the one released on 'Tracks'.
07 Bruce borrowed the first two lines from Chuck Berry’s song “Bye Bye Johnny” (as well as the play on the title),
which is why it’s registered as a Springsteen-Berry composition.
08 Originally recorded for "Darkness", and recorded again here, this was considered for the 'Greatest Hits' collection but was finally dropped.
09 Full, unedited version that includes lyric changes and the complete raucous ending. This track runs nearly a full 1:30 longer than the released version.
10 Slighly different version / mix.
11 A bit longer version.
12 Beautiful keyboards by Danny and Roy augment some fine acoustic guitar playing by Bruce.
13 Presented in best-ever quality, this unreleased gem far eclipses any current circulated versions.
14 Unreleased studio outtake.
15 Wonderful tune with a killer chorus - note the bass line similar to the Human Touch B-side '30 Days Out'
16 Short but energetic rocker.

* 'Thrill Hill West' is Springsteen’s home studio in Los Angeles (aka 'Hollywood Hills Garage Studio').
* Most band tracks are E Street Band backing versions from so-called “electric Nebraska session”
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Disc Two (2) details:

Recording details:
- Track 1 recorded at The Hit Factory, from the April-June 1983 sessions.
- Track 3 PROBABLY recorded at The Hit Factory during Jan or early Feb 1982. May be from later.
- Track 2 recorded at The Power Station, April or May 1982.
- Track 4 recorded at The Hit Factory, June 16, 1983
- Track 5 recorded at The Hit Factory, May 5, 1982.
- Track 6 recorded at The Hit Factory, April 20, 1983.
- Track 7 recorded at The Power Station during April or May 1982.
- Track 8 recorded at The Hit Factory, Feb 1982.
- Track 9 recorded at The Hit Factory, June 13, 1983.
- Track 10 recorded at The Hit Factory, April or May 1983.
- Tracks 11,13 recorded at Thrill Hill West, August 1982 through April 1983.
- Tracks 12,14,16 recorded at Thrill Hill West, January through May 1983.
- Track 15 recorded at Thrill Hill West, January 4, 1983.

Source details:
- Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6 from 'Murder Incorporated', FR03
- Track 7 from 'This Hard Land', BS2002
- Tracks 9,10 from 'Lost Masters XIX', LOVE 019
- Tracks 14,16, from 'Lost Masters XVII', LOVE 017
- Track 12 from 'Lost Masters XVIII', LOVE 018
- Tracks 15,11,13 from 'Lost Masters XVI', LOVE 016
- Track 8 from 'Lost Masters IV', LOVE 004

Track descriptions:
01 The original mix without the new (90's) vocal track or the overdubbed second guitar on 'The Essential BS'. One of my favourite tracks, too bad the sound quality is what it is.
02 Different mix permutation of the same core recording as #1.
03 Completely different recording than the released 'Cover Me' done in a dramatically different arrangement.
This may actually date from a later period in the sessions than the original 'Cover Me'.
04 Same core recording as on 'Tracks', but has a much longer fade out (very nice) and features Steve Van Zandt on background vocals and guitar.
05 Different mix permutation of the same core recording as #1.
06 Different mix than on the one released on 'Tracks'.
07 Includes slightly different lyrics and an alternate beginning and ending.
08 This song was given to Donna Summer, who was recording an album at the time at the same studio.
Summer’s cover version (with Springsteen on guitar) was recorded in March 1982 (released Aug 82).
Bruce and Donna also recorded a duet vocal version at her sessions – it remains uncirculating.
09 Original mix with the saxophone track (deleted on 'Tracks').
10 Features Ruth Jackson on background vocals. Possibly recorded at the same session as 'My Hometown' (which also features Jackson).
11 By far the definitive version of this song – contains an additional, important lyric verse that has been cut from all the other versions.
12 Brilliant song that developed from a 1981-82 work-in-progress composition called 'James Lincoln Dear'
13 Unreleased studio outtake.
14 Unreleased studio outtake.
15 Compelling song. Features a dark, brooding beat that mirrors the disturbing nature of the lyrics. A nice vocal performance here and we're left wondering what possessed him to write this one.
16 Add this to the ever expanding list of Bruce's greatest unreleased songs. A man surveys his life and wonders if he can ever escape the demons of his past.

* 'Thrill Hill West' is Springsteen’s home studio in Los Angeles (aka 'Hollywood Hills Garage Studio').
* Most band tracks are E Street Band backing versions from so-called “electric Nebraska session”

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By July 1983 Springsteen was in the final stages of mixing and track selection for the album. There was talk of a pre-Christmas release.
There was certainly no shortage of outstanding material to pick from. A document exists from mid 1983 revealing Springsteen’s selection for the BITUSA album,
as well his selections for b-sides. It was as follows:

BORN IN THE USA
MURDER INCORPORATED
DOWNBOUND TRAIN
GLORY DAYS
THIS HARD LAND
MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN
JOHNNY BYE BYE
FRANKIE
I’M GOIN DOWN
WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
I’M ON FIRE
b-side / SUGARLAND
b-side / FOLLOW THAT DREAM
b-side / DON’T BACK DOWN
b-side / ONE LOVE
b-side / LITTLE GIRL LIKE YOU

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RE-UP: Springsteen "The Ultimate Born To Run Remastered Outtakes Collection" - 2CD

Bruce Springsteen
The Ultimate Born To Run Remastered Outtakes Collection
Studio Born to Run Sessions
Recorded at the Record Plant and 914 Sound Studio in NYC - March thru July 1975

Remastered by The Godfatherrecords
New compilation by Fanatic Records
Disc 2 track 6, "Backstreets Alternate Take #1" pitch correction remastered by Fanatic Records.
Considering the nature if this recording, Backstreets Alternate Take #1 was not recorded in
the correct pitch. The music and vocals sounds sped up. If you compare the corrected version
presented here with all other circulating versions you can hear the difference. I used the superb
remastered"Running Out of Innocence" by The Godfatherecords as the source for this project.

The thought behind this project was to use strickly Born To Run Outtakes with the best possible
sound and to slate them in a uniform order that would give the fan a fresh listening perspective.
Disc One has 8 tracks somewhat resembling the Official release, with "Lonely Night in the Park"
in place of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." Disc Two has an assortment of different mixes along with
the outtakes that never made it to the official release. To go along with these sessions, new
artwork was created based on the original Born To Run design, using photos by the amazing Eric Meola.

Disc One (42:52)

01 THUNDER ROAD - Alternate Take #2
02 LONELY NIGHT IN THE PARK - Unreleased
03 NIGHT - Double Tracked Lead Vocals
04 BACKSTREETS - Alternate Take #2
05 BORN TO RUN - Alternate Version
06 SHE’S THE ONE - Alternate Take
07 THE HEIST - Working Title for “Meeting Across The River” Take #16
08 JUNGLELAND - Alternate Take With Strings

Disc Two (50:58)

01 A LOVE SO FINE - Unreleased Instrumenta
02 THUNDER ROAD - Alternate Take #
03 BACKSTREETS - Alternate Take with strings
04 THUNDER ROAD - Acoustic Version
05 LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE - Officially released on “Tracks”
06 BACKSTREETS - Alternate Take #1 (corrected speed)
07 BORN TO RUN - Double Tracked Lead Vocals
08 LOVERS IN THE COLD - Unreleased a.k.a. “Walking In The Street”
09 JUNGLELAND - Rehearsal Ending Take
10 JUNGLELAND - Alternate Take

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RE-UP: Springsteen "Treasures From The Vault" - 3CD - outtakes

Treasures From The Vault
EV2

Compilations & Studio Outttakes

Disc 1 – Young & Innocent
01.That's What You Get
02. Baby I
03. The Wind And The Rain
04. Ballad Of Jesse James
05. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
06. You Mean So Much To Me
07. The Fever
08. Phantoms
09. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
10. Thundercrack
11. Blinded By The Light
Disc 2 – I Wanna Be Wild
01. Jungleland
02. Backstreets
03. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
04. Raise Your Hand
05. You Can't Sit Down
06. Crazy Rocker
07. I Wanna Be Wild
08. The Promise
09. What's The Matter Little Darlin'
10. Get That Feeling
11. Prove It All Night
12. Take 'Em As They Come
13. Hungry Heart
Disc 3 – Trouble In Paradise
01. Trouble River
02. Living Proof
03. Book Of Dreams
04. Streets Of Philadelphia
05. Missing
06. Blood Brothers
07. This Hard Land
08. Secret Garden (Take 1)
09. Waiting On The End Of The World
10. Back In Your Arms
11. Murder Incorporated
12. Little Latin Lupe Lu
13. Never Be Enough Time
14. The Ghost Of Tom Joad
15Adam Raised A Cain

Notes:
Many pops/clicks removed one by one, all tracks completely EQ'd, boosted audio levels on some quiet parts and so on. You'll hear the difference.

CD 1 Notes:

Tracks 1-2 Castiles studio demos (acetate), Mr Music Inn, Bricktown, NJ 05/18/66 ; Track 3 West End Bar, West End, NJ 03/70 performed as Steel Mill ; Track 4 *Unknown studio*, *Unknown location* late 1971 - early 1972 performed as The Bruce Springsteen Band ; Track 5 "Greetings From Asbury Park" studio outtake, 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY 06-07/72 ; Track 6 WGOE-FM Radio Studios, Richmond, VA 05/31/73 ; Tracks 7-8 "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle" studio outtakes, 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York 07-08/73 ; Track 9 *Unknown location* late 1973 ; Track 10 Joe's Place, Boston, MA 01/05/74 ; Track 11 Joe's Place, Boston, MA 01/06/74

CD 2 Notes:

Tracks 1-2 "Born To Run" studio outtakes, The Record Plant, New York City, NY 03-07/75 ; Tracks 3-5 Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT 08/21/76 w/ The Miami Horns ; Tracks 6-10 "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" studio outtakes, The Record Plant, New York City, NY 11/77 - 04/78 ; Track 11 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA 07/01/78 - from withdrawn promo vinyl disc ; Track 12 "The River" studio outtake, The Power Station, New York City, NY 04/79 - 08/80 ; Track 13 Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark 05/01/81 w/ Malurt

CD 3 Notes:

Track 1 "Human Touch" studio outtake, A&M Studios/One On One Studios, Los Angeles, CA 1990-91 ; Track 2 Saturday Night Live TV Broadcast, NBC Studios, New York City, NY 05/09/92 ; Track 3 "MTV XXplugged", Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA 09/22/92 ; Track 4 Live vocal from MTV video, taped at various locations in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ 12/06-07/93 ; Track 5 unreleased studio version/mix from the soundtrack to"The Crossing Guard" ; Tracks 6-10 "Greatest Hits" studio sessions, The Hit Factory, New York City, NY 01/??-??/95 ; Tracks 11-12 Tramps, New York City, NY 02/21/95 ; Track 13 Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA 10/20/95 w/ Joe Grushecky ; Tracks 14-15 Koningin Elizabeth Zaal, Antwerp, Belgium 04/20/96

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RE-UP: Springsteen "The Unsurpassed Springsteen volume 1 - 6" - 6CD

The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 1 / The Early Years

01  California You’re A Woman
02  If I Was The Priest
03  Arabian Nights
04  Cherokee Queen
05  He’s Guilty
06  Goin’ Back To Georgia
07  The Train Song
08  Song Of The Orphans


Tracks 1-3 ..solo demos (January - March 1971)
Track 4-6 ..studio session in San Francisco, CA (February 22, 1970) ..Steel Mill
Track 7 ..recorded live at West End Bar - West End, NJ (June 1970)
Track 8 ..recorded live at Max's Kansas City, New York (January 31, 1973)

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The Unsurpassed Springsteen Vol. 2 / Max's Kansas City 1972-1973

01  Bishop Danced
02  Song To Orphans
03  Wild Billy Circus Story
04  Thundercrack
05  Vibes Man
06  New York City Serenade
07  4th Of July, Asbury Park
08  Spirit In The Night
09  Does This Bus Stop On 82nd Street?
10  Something You Got
11  Zero And Blind Terry
12  Thundercrack

Tracks 1-5 ..recorded live at Max’s Kansas City - New York 1973
Tracks 6-12 ..recorded live at Max’s Kansas City - New York 1972

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The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 3 / CBS Audition (Hammond Demos)
Solo demos recorded at CBS Studios - New York (May 6, 1972)

01  Mary Queen Of Arkansas
02  It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
03  Jazz Musician
04  If I Was The Preist
05  Arabian Nights
06  Growin’ Up
07  Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
08  Two Hearts In True Waltz Time
09  Street Queen
10  The Angel
11  Southern Son
12  Cowboys Of The Sea

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The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 3 / Greetings From Asbury Park Outtakes

01  Jazz Musician
02  Southern Son
03  It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
04  No Need
05  If I Was The Priest
06  Vibes Man - aka "New York City Song"
07  Henry Boy
08  She's Leaving #1
09  She's Leaving #2
10  Tokyo
11  Song To Orphans
12  The Lady And The Doctor
13  Cowboys Of The Sea

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The Unsurpassed Springsteen Vol. 5 / E Street Shuffle Outtakes
Demos recorded at 914 Studios - Blauvelt, NY 1973

01  Santa Ana
02  Evacuation Of The West
03  Kitty’s Back
04  Seaside Bar Song
05  Rosalita (instrumental)
06  Kitty's Back
07  Zero And Blind Terry (instrumental)
08  4th Of July, Asbury Park (instrumental)
09  The Fever

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The Unsurpassed Springsteen Vol. 6 / The Boss Vol. 1

01  Janey Needs A Shooter
02  The Ballad Of The Self Loading Pistol
03  The Saga Of The Architect Angel
04  Wintersong
05  Tonight
06  Tonight
07  Wild Kisses
08  Tonight
09  Tonight
10  Tonight
11  Tonight
12  The Ties That Bind
13  The Ties That Bind


Tracks 1-4 ..demos recorded at 914 Studios - Blauvelt, NY 1973
Tracks 5-13 ..band rehearsals 1979

                      

RE-UP: Springsteen "The Ties That Bind" - 1CD - unreleased 1979 album

The Ties That Bind (as published in Backstreets #47, Fall 1994)
In the Fall of 1979, Bruce Springsteen finished a series of songs that would comprise The Ties That Bind, his fifth album. CBS Records hoped for a Christmas release, or early 19820 at the latest, but Springtsteen scrapped the project entirely after the songs were chosen and the album even sequenced. Hearing that lost album was only wishful thinking for Springsteen fans. Until now.
Original master tapes from the Power Station, location of recording sessions for The Ties That Bind and its ultimate successor, The River, serve as the source for this release. As a result, the sound quality is superb, rivaling and often surpassing even the Japanese version of The River on CD (which sounds slightly warmer than its American counterpart).

The Chief difference in sound is a greater ambiance. Listeners will note a warmer, more intimate sound on common songs like "Hungry Heart" (which is identical to the officially released version) and on slightly different versions of familar songs like "The Ties That Bind" and "The River". Perhaps the best example is "The Price You Pay", which Power Station notes indicate is the first take. Greater separation between the acoustic guitar (left channel) and electric guitar (right channel) and improved sound on Max Weinberg's snare and cymbals, not to mention the alternate third verse, make for a new aural experience. Furthermore, the E Street Band flat-out nailed this song on the first take.

While fans will enjoy the alternate takes of songs that made it to The River, the flawless sound of the still-unreleased gem "Cindy" will cause jaws to drop. Sound on previously circulated tapes, records, and CD's has ranged from fair to very good, but The Ties That Bind will render those versions vastly inferior. The material is bright, distinct in both channels, pitched correctly, and without any of the evident flaws of the past.

In addition to the quantum leap in sound, there are also considerable thematic differences that distinguish The Ties That Bind from The River. From the original version of "Stolen Car" (in its "Son, You May Kiss The Bride" arrangement) to the sequencing of the rockabilly "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" immediately after "The River" (which opens the second side- contrast that with its place as the final song on the first disc of The River. Yet Springsteen told Marsh that after the excitement of the MUSE shows in September 1979, the album "seemed inadequate." Fifteen years after Springsteen shelved The Ties That Bind, there is little to suggest inadequancy. And, for once, fans have as much proof as they need.

1. The Ties That Bind (3:37)
2. Cindy (2:28)
3. Hungry Heart (3:28)
4. Stolen Car (4:33)
5. To Be True (3:54) - aka "Be True"
6. The River (4:54)
7. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (2:12)
8. The Price You Pay (5:51)
9. I Wanna Marry You (3:31)
10. Loose Ends (4:08)

                      

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NEW: Springsteen live in Milwaukee 2009 - 1DVD - November 15

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
"LIVING PROOF IN MILWAUKEE"
Nov. 15, 2009 / Bradley Center /Milwaukee, WI


SETLIST:
1.Thunder Road
2. She's the One
3. Meeting Across the River
4. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
5. Loose Ends
6. Jole Blon
7. Growin' Up
8. Living Proof
9. Kitty's Back
10. Higher & Higher

BONUS CLIPS:
11. Clips from Waiting on a Sunny Day &
                Dancing in the Dark
12. Jackson Cage - Madison Square Garden, 11-8-09
13. Two Hearts -            "           "                          
14. Can't Help Falling in Love    "                          
15. Higher and Higher             "
16. Rambin' Gamblin' Man - Detroit, 11-13-09

Notes: Filmed in HD, audio dubbed. A few gaps filled in with footage courtesy ccliffy who made pit

                  

Monday, June 13, 2016

RE-UP: Springsteen "The Gospel's Rain" - 1CD - various rare tracks

Bruce Springsteen
"The Gospel's Rain"
various recordings
artwork included

Better Days - video version with live vocal
Lucky Town - Saturday Night Live May 9, 1992
57 Channels (And Nothin' On) - Saturday Night Live May 9, 1992
Living Proof - Saturday Night Live May 9, 1992
Thirty Days Out - Human Touch outtake
All Or Nothin' At All - alternate ending
I Wish I Were Blind - alternate version
Soul Driver - alternate version
Red Headed Woman - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
57 Channels (And Nothin' On) - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
The Wish - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
Soul Driver - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
When The Lights Go Out - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
Real World - Christic Benefit November 16, 1990
Burning Love - Patti Scialfa solo demo
Atlas Shrugged - Pattis Scialfa solo demo

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