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Bruce Springsteen Fans Can Relive the Boss’ Top Gigs on New Website

For decades, live recordings of Bruce Springsteen concerts were the hottest commodity among the singer's base-either for fans looking to relive the magic of a certain show or those who got shut out…

For decades, live recordings of Bruce Springsteen concerts were the hottest commodity among the singer’s  base — either for fans looking to relive the magic of a certain show or those who got shut out of tickets.

Now, music completists can get bootlegs of their favorite shows from a trusted source: Springsteen himself.

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The rock icon has launched an online store — Live Bruce Springsteen — with recordings from more than 30 recent gigs, including a 2014 gig in New Zealand during which he performed Born to Run from start to finish, and the March 9, 2012, performance with the E Street Band at New York City’s Apollo Theatre. Thirty shows from the recent High Hopes tour will be covered.

Brad Serling — whose company Nugs.net, known for its work with Metallica, Pearl Jam and Phish, oversees the project — said Springsteen was inspired to release his own shows after viewing fan-shot videos on YouTube.

“He was like, ‘We can do better than this! We own the masters,'” Serling told Backstreets magazine.

He added that even though most artists find recent concerts to be “more meaningful…than the glories of the distant past,” shows between 1973 and 1978 “will be covered.”

Springsteen’s archivists are looking at broadcasts from radio stations and direct soundboard recordings, but video and audio caught by fans may also make it into the mix.

“Nothing’s off the table,” Serling said.

Fans can expect to plunk down $19.95 for 24-bit HD downloads; $9.95 for MP3s; $12.95 for lossless CD-quality FLAC and ALAC; and $23 for CDs, which will be available Dec. 1. For more information, look at live.brucespringsteen.net.