Springsteen's 'Plugged' Grows A Little On DVD

The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast.

The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast. "Roll of the Dice," which stems from that year's Columbia studio album "Human Touch," joins "Living Proof" and "If I Should Fall Behind," which were not broadcast but appeared on the now out-of-print VHS release of this title.

"Plugged" stems from what was to be Springsteen's appearance on MTV's popular "Unplugged" series, which placed major artists in an acoustic setting in front of an intimate audience. Admittedly not rehearsed well enough to perform in that forum, Springsteen broke the rules and performed electric, leading the network to market the broadcast with the "Un" crossed out in the "Unplugged" logo.

Joining the Boss for the performance was guitarist Shane Fontayne, drummer Zachary Alford and bassist Tommy Sims, sometimes referred to by fans as his "fake band," as they were the players with whom Springsteen performed during an extended break from working with the E Street Band that included the release of the simultaneously released "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town," selections from which make up the bulk of the "Plugged" selections.

Also joining Springsteen for the taping were E Streeters Roy Bittan (keyboards) and Patti Scialfa (vocals/guitar), and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Talifero and backing vocalists Gia Ciambotti, Carol Dennis, Cleopatra Kennedy, Bobby King and Angel Rogers.

Springsteen is in the midst of the multi-artist Vote for Change tour, which will stage its all-star finale tonight (Oct. 11) in Washington, D.C. (to be broadcast live on the Sundance Channel). He'll headline one additional show Wednesday in East Rutherford, N.J., with R.E.M., John Fogerty and Jackson Browne also taking part, among others.

Here is the "MTV Plugged" track list:

"Red Headed Woman"
"Better Days"
"Local Hero"
"Atlantic City"
"Darkness on the Edge of Town"
"Man's Job"
"Growin' Up"
"Human Touch"
"Lucky Town"
"I Wish I Were Blind"
"Thunder Road"
"Light of Day"
"The Big Muddy"
"57 Channels (and Nothin' On)"
"My Beautiful Reward"
"Glory Days"
"Living Proof"
"If I Should Fall Behind"
"Roll the Dice"
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