As a followup to his 2014 release, The Album Collection, Vol. 1, 1973–1984, Bruce Springsteen will release, on May 18, Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996. It will be available, on that date, as a limited edition, 10-disc vinyl boxed set.
Pre-orders will begin tomorrow; visit brucespringsteen.net.
The boxed set will include:
Tunnel of Love (1987). Expanded across two LPs to maximize audio quality.
Chimes of Freedom (1988). One EP
Human Touch (1992). Expanded across two LPs to maximize audio quality.
Lucky Town (1992). One LP
In Concert/MTV Plugged (1993). Two LPs.
The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995). One LP.
Blood Brothers (1996). One EP
This will be the first vinyl release for Blood Brothers.
According to a press release: “For The Album Collection Vol. 2, remastered albums from acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig and Springsteen’s longtime engineer Toby Scott have been pressed on vinyl for the first time. The albums were transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.”
The original packaging will be re-created, and the set will also include a 60-page book with photos and press clippings from the era.
According to backstreets.com: “For even more from the era, a concurrent digital-only release will tie up some loose ends, gathering B-sides and live tracks from ’90s singles that had yet to be made available on digital platforms to date (recall the numerous live tracks from Joad singles, etc.) Further details will be forthcoming.”
There is no word yet on if and when Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 will be released on CD.
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