Friday, February 7, 2014

Bruce Springsteen may release concert archives

Bruce Springsteen recently launched his first live download program in sync with his “High Hopes” tour dates in South Africa, and manager Jon Landau says the singer is considering the release of archival concerts.

Rolling Stone asked Landau if there has been talk of posting archival shows at some point in the future, to which he replied, "Yes."

As for the downloads, they are an undoctored presentation of the concerts, regardless of bum notes or any other mistakes.

"Bruce thought that we should really go for the raw feeling of the show rather than reworking anything in a studio," explains Landau. "[Front-of-house mixer John Cooper] does a very quick and light remix for continuity and simple adjustments in balances, including bringing the audience mics into the picture. Our goal is to have each show up and ready to be downloaded in not more than seventy-two hours, and hopefully less. I have been thrilled with the initial shows. They are exciting, raw and different than the approach that we have often taken in the past."

The first four concerts of Springsteen’s “High Hopes” tour – the South African leg – are currently available for download; the Boss launched his Australian tour on Wednesday and those shows will be posted as things move forward.

See also:

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen rocks Super Bowl 43
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen kicks off High Hopes tour in South Africa
Bruce Springsteen releases video for Just Like Fire Would
Bruce Springsteen: Instant Bootleg Series update
Search Bruce Springsteen at hennemusic