Nov 22 2015

Gerücht: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Hallentour im Januar 2016?

In zwei Wochen erscheint die langerwartete Bruce Springsteen „The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“.

Die Box enthält das Original „The River“ Doppel-Album aus dem Jahre 1980, das „The River: Single Album“, Studio Outtakes, Live Rehearsals, einen Konzertfilm (Tempe Show vom 5. November 1980), die Dokumentation „The Ties That Bind“ sowie ein 148seitiges Fotobuch (wir berichteten hier).

„The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“ erscheint am 4. Dezember 2015 und kann auf Amazon.de oder im Stonepony Shop vorbestellt werden. Die Box wird als DVD-Version (4 CD + 3 DVD) oder als Blu-Ray Version (4 CD + 2 Blu-Rays) veröffentlicht.


The River Box erscheint am 4. Dezember 2015

Am 19. Dezember 2015 wird Bruce Springsteen mit der E Street Band in der beliebten NBC Show „Saturday Night Live“ auftreten und einige Songs aus der anstehenden „The Ties That Bind: The River Box“ vorstellen (wir berichteten hier).

Darüber hinaus könnte Bruce Springsteen schon bald auf Tour gehen. Stan Goldstein kündigte auf Twitter eine dreimonatige Arena-Tour durch die Vereinigten Staaten an. Die Tour soll im Januar 2016 starten und im März 2016 enden:

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Nov 1 2015

4. Dezember 2015: „The Ties That Bind: The River Box“

Es ist offiziell!

Wie bereits hier berichtet, wird Bruce Springsteen noch in diesem Jahr eine „The River Box“ veröffentlichen. Die Box enthält 52 teils unveröffentlichte Songs. Ferner ist „The Ties That Bind“ mit dem original „The River“ Doppel-Album, dem „River: Single Album“, Studio-Outtakes, einem Konzertfilm (Tempe Show vom 5. November 1980), der Dokumentation „The Ties That Bind“ sowie einem 148seitigen gebundenen Fotobuch ausgestattet.

„The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“ erscheint am 4. Dezember 2015 und kann auf Amazon.de oder im Stonepony Shop vorbestellt werden. Die Box wird als DVD-Version (4 CD + 3 DVD) oder als Blu-Ray Version (4 CD + 2 Blu-Rays) veröffentlicht.

 Promo (The River Box)

„The Ties That Bind: The River Collection – Inhalt:

Disk 1:

The Ties That Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day
Hungry Heart
Out In The Street
Crush On You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
The River

Disk 2:

Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I’m A Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car
Ramrod
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck On The Highway

Disk 3:

The Ties That Bind
Cindy
Hungry Heart
Stolen Car
Be True
The River
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
The Price You Pay
I Wanna Marry You
Loose End

Disk 4:

Meet Me In The City
The Man Who Got Away
Little White Lies
The Time That Never Was
Night Fire
Whitetown
Chain Lightning
Party Lights
Paradise By The C
Stray Bullet
Mr. Outside
Roulette
Restless Nights
Where The Bands Are
Dollhouse
Living On The Edge Of The World
Take ‚em As They Come
Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own
I Wanna Be With You
Mary Lou
Held Up Without A Gun
From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)

Disk 5 und Disk 6 beinhalten das Live Konzert vom 5. November 1980 in Tempe, AZ sowie die Dokumentation „The Ties That Bind“.

 Ramrod (The River Box)

Die Pressemeldung vom 16. Oktober 2015:

Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ on December 4th.  A comprehensive look at ‘The River’ era, the set contains 52 tracks on 4 CDs with a wealth of unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. It is comprised of the original ‘The River’ double album; the first official release of ‘The River: Single Album;’ a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s famed 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, long rumored but never-before-seen; rare tour rehearsal footage; a brand new documentary “The Ties That Bind” about ‘The River;’ and a coffee table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

‘The River,’ Springsteen’s fifth album, was released on October 17, 1980 as a double album and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. In his notes, Gilmore calls ‘The River’ Springsteen’s “pivotal album—[the] hinge between the ambitious commotions that had preceded it and the more succinct musical riots, and sometimes terrifying storytelling, that followed.”

‘The River: Single Album’ is the 10-track album that Springsteen recorded in 1979 as a follow up to 1978’s ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ but never released. “The songs lacked the kind of unity and conceptual intensity I liked my music to have. So we went back in the studio,” he wrote in the lyrics/photo book “Songs.” The early sessions marked the beginning of a prolific 18-month long journey of writing and recording. Seven of the 10 titles on ‘The River: Single Album’ eventually appeared on ‘The River,’ some with alternate lyrics and arrangements, with outtakes like “Cindy” and a rockabilly version of “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” never released. Now for the first time ‘The River: Single Album’ will be officially available.

The fourth CD on the box set is ‘The River: Outtakes,’ which spans the entire ‘The River’ sessions in 1979 and 1980 and illustrate the depth and variety of Springsteen’s work during this period. Eleven songs are rarities that have never been released before, and for the most part are completely unheard and unknown even to fans, who have long considered Springsteen’s outtakes to be treasured secrets.

“The Ties That Bind” is a brand new 60-minute documentary produced and directed by Grammy and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny that features an intimate interview with Springsteen as he reflects on the tumultuous, extended period writing and recording ‘The River.’ The film transitions between Springsteen telling the stories behind the music — and illustrating them with solo acoustic guitar performances — interspersed with period concert footage and rare photos of Bruce and the band in and out of the studio.

The final video component is “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The River Tour, Tempe 1980,” a new film produced from footage professionally filmed in 1980 using four cameras and recorded in multitrack audio. The film features 24 songs — 2 hours, 40 minutes — on 2 DVDs from Springsteen’s November 5, 1980 concert at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Widely regarded as one of Springsteen’s finest performances, this intense show features early live versions of over half of ‘The River’ songs. Also included is 20 minutes of footage from the late September, 1980 River Tour rehearsals held in Lititz, PA, showing Springsteen and The E Street Band working through live arrangements of what was then unreleased material from the upcoming album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10” x 12” box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs — most of which have never been seen before — plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is available for pre-order at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.

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Okt 15 2015

Erscheint „The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“ im Dezember 2015?

Es verdichten sich die Gerüchte, dass zum 35jährigen Geburtstag des fünften Bruce Springsteen Studiowerks „The River“ die CD/DVD Box „The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“ in den Handel kommen wird.

Die aufwendig gestaltete Box soll die Entstehungsgeschichte des im Jahre 1980 erschienenen Erfolgalbums wiedergeben und umfangreiches Zusatzmaterial wie das remasterte Original-Album, den Live Konzertmitschnitt vom 5. November 1980 in Tempe, AZ, unveröffentlichte Songs, ein Fotobuch sowie eine ausführliche Dokumentation enthalten.

Unveröffentlichte Songs:

  • Cindy
  • Dedication
  • Find It Where You Can
  • I Will be the One
  • Night Fire
  • Out on the Run
  • Party Lights
  • Slow Fade
  • The Man Who Got Away
  • This Little Girl
  • Under the Gun
  • Your Love

Konzert vom 5. November 1980: State University, Tempe, AZ:

Born to Run, Prove it All Night, 10th Avenue Freeze-Out, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Independence Day, Factory, Jackson Cage, Two Hearts, The Promised Land, Out in the Street, Racin‘ in the Street, The River, Badlands, Thunder Road, No Money Down, Cadillac Ranch, Hungry Heart, Fire, Candy’s Room, Sherry Darling, Here She Comes, I Wanna Marry You, The Ties That Bind, Stolen Car, Wreck on the Highway, Point Blank, Crush On You, Ramrod, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), Drive All Night, Backstreets, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), I’m a Rocker, Jungleland, Detroit Medley

Sherry Darling Live, 5. Nov. 1980, Tempe, AZ

Angeblich soll die „The Ties That Bind: The River Collection“ noch im Dezember 2015 erscheinen.

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Okt 15 2015

17. Oktober 2015 – The River feiert 35. Geburtstag

Bruce Springsteens fünftes Studioalbum „The River“ wurde am 17. Oktober 1980 erstveröffentlicht.

Die ersten Proben für das Nachfolgealbum von „Darkness on the Edge of Town“ begannen im April 1979 in Freehold, NJ und Holmdel, NJ. Unter anderem wurden „Chevrolet Deluxe“, „You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)“ und „The Ties that Bind“ eingespielt.

Chevrolet Deluxe (1979)

Mitte 1980 zog sich Springsteen mit der E Street Band in die „Power Station Studios“, New York City, NY zurück. Ursprünglich sollte das 5. Studioalbum des Künstlers ein Single-Album werden und den Titel „Ties That Bind“ tragen. Aber durch das viele Material entschloss man sich, ein Doppel-Album zu veröffentlichen und es „The River“ zu nennen.

Hungry Heart (2009, Live)

Die erste Singleauskopplung „Hungry Heart“ war Springsteen erster grosser Hit in Amerika. Der Song fand sich kurz nach Veröffentlichung auf Platz 5. der US Billboard Charts wieder.

Auch das Album entwickelte sich mit 1,6 Millionen Verkäufen zu einem Überraschungserfolg. „The River“ erreichte in Deutschland Platz 31, Platz 2 in England und Platz 1 in den amerikanischen Billboard Album Charts. Im Jahre 2003 wurde „The River“ vom „Rolling Stone Magazin“ zu einem der 500 besten Rockalben der Gegenwart gekürt.

The River (2009, Live)

Die „River Tour“ startete am 3. Oktober 1980 in der „Crisler Arena“ in Ann Arbor, MI. Bruce und die E Street Band begannen die Show mit „Born to Run“ und absolvierten insgesamt einhundertvierzig Konzerte.

Bruce Springsteen Live 1981

Ab dem 7. April 1981 stand dann Bruce Springsteens erste grosse Europa-Tournee auf dem Plan. Eigentlich sollte die Konzertreise in England beginnen. Doch Springsteen fasste den Entschluss, seinen Fans zuerst 17 Shows auf dem Festland zu präsentieren. Schlussendlich fiel der Startschuss zur umjubelten „The River Europe Tour 1981“ am Abend des 7. April 1981 im „Congress Center“ in der Hansestadt Hamburg.

Setlist – Congress Center, Hamburg – 4. April 1981:

Prove it all Night, Out in the Street, 10th Avenue Freeze-Out, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Independence Day, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Two Hearts, Promised Land, The River, Badlands, Thunder Road, Cadillac Ranch, Sherry Darling, Hungry Heart, Fire, You Can Look (But you better not touch), Wreck on the Highway, Racing in the Street, Backstreets, Ramrod, Rosalita, Born to Run, Detroit Medley, Rockin‘ All Over the World

Drive All Night (2009, Live)

Am 8. November 2009 spielte Bruce Springsteen das komplette River Album während eines Konzerts im Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.

Bruce Springsteen sagte am 8. November 2009 folgendes:

The River was a record that was sort of the gateway to a lot of my future writing. It was a record we made after Darkness on the Edge of Town. It was a record made during a recession – hard times in the States. It’s title song is a song I wrote for my brother and sister. My brother was in the construction industry, lost his job and had to struggle very hard back in the late 70s, like so many people are doing today. It was a record where I first started to tackle men and women and families and marriage. There were certain songs on it that lead to complete records later on: The River sorta went to the writing on Nebraska, Stolen Car went to the writing on Tunnel of Love. Originally it was a single record. I handed it in with just one record and I took it back because I didn’t feel it was big enough. Wanted to capture the themes I had been writing about on Darkness. I wanted to keep those characters with me and at the same time added music that made our live shows so much fun and joy for our audience. So, In the end, we’re gonna take you down to The River tonight.

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