Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bruce Springsteen tribute concert to air on PBS

The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year concert film honoring Bruce Springsteen will be broadcast on PBS on December 5 at 9 PM ET as part of the network’s Arts Fall Festival.

Recorded last year and released this past March, the PBS broadcast of “A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen” highlights the music industry event recognizing Springsteen's creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, and features Bruce and the E Street Band in addition to more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, the event saw Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Elton John, Sting, Patti Smith, John Legend, Kenny Chesney and more deliver unique versions of Springsteen classics before the honoree hit the stage with the E Street Band to close the show.

Established in 1989, MusiCares provides a place for musicians to turn to in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis; the foundation's programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

To learn more about MusiCares and/or to make a donation, click here.

Springsteen has just released “The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984”, a box set featuring remastered versions of his first seven albums.

Available on CD and vinyl, the set includes “Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ” (1973), “The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle” (1973), “Born To Run” (1975), “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” (1978), ”The River” (1980), “Nebraska” (1982) and “Born In The U.S.A” (1984).

Five of the albums are making their first appearance on CD and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl.

See also:

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