Our good friend @NeilYoung has suggested a Bruce Springsteen listening club thread, so that is what we are doing.
We’ll cover all the studio albums, with a couple of weeks devoted to other releases (such as rarities or certain notable live releases that probably deserve their own week). Some weeks for studio albums may be doubled up with an associated release if it seems appropriate.
There are a huge amount of official live archive releases, but unless they’ve had a full release (meaning widely available to buy/stream) then we’ll ignore them, but if you have one that you feel is worth bringing to the attention of everyone then feel free to do so (e.g. if you’ve got a great one from the Born in the USA tour, mention/link to it in BITUSA week, and anyone interested might pick it up then).
Week 1 - Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Week 2 - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
Week 3 - Born to Run (also Hammersmith Odeon London '75)
Week 4 - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Week 5 - The River (also The Ties That Bind: The River Collection)
Week 6 - Nebraska
Week 7 - Born in the U.S.A.
Week 8 - Live 1975-85
Week 9 - Tunnel of Love
Week 10 - Human Touch and Lucky Town
Week 11 - The Ghost of Tom Joad
Week 12 - Tracks
Week 13 - Live in New York City
Week 14 - The Rising
Week 15 - Devils & Dust
Week 16 - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (also Live in Dublin)
Week 17 - Magic
Week 18 - Working on a Dream
Week 19 - The Promise
Week 20 - Wrecking Ball
Week 21 - High Hopes
Week 22 - Springsteen on Broadway
Week 23 - Western Stars (also Western Stars – Songs from the Film)
Week 24 - Letter to You
I’ve put The Promise in with its own week according to its release date there, but we can maybe combine that with the Darkness on the Edge of Town week if people prefer, we’ll cross that when we come to it.
Also we could maybe squeeze in a week somewhere to pick up EPs/rarities not covered by Tracks or any of the other reissues if there are enough easily available to warrant that.
Any suggestions then please post them!
Do we want to kick off this week, or will we wait a week so that you can all clear your schedules for approximately 6 months of The Boss?
- Start immediately
- Start from Sunday 13th June
Remember, the most important thing is that we all have fun. Good, healthy, extremely regimented and strictly organised fun.