Bruce Springsteen Live Archive to Add 25 New Recordings, First 1977 Tapes

Bruce Springsteen, born to run, 1975
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Bruce Springsteen performing on stage during Born to Run Tour in 1975.

Bruce Springsteen's official live archive will soon add 25 new recordings for fans to download, beginning with a composite from two shows on his little-heard 1977 tour, the fan site Backstreets reports.

Brad Serling, who maintains Springsteen's live database and the show-streaming service, made the announcement this week on E Street Radio, the all-Bruce satellite station.

On Friday (Aug. 4), the archive will release the 1977 recording, which was made by Springsteen's mid-'70s sound engineer Chas Gerber from shows in Rochester and Albany, N.Y. These recordings are in mono, and comprise about two hours and 45 minutes of music all together.

According to Backstreets, they are the first '77 Springsteen recordings made directly from the soundboard that have ever been made available to fans, whether as a bootleg or an official release. The remaining 24 recordings will be released to the archive on the first Friday of each upcoming month.

This article originally appeared in Spin.


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