Monday, October 6, 2014

Catalog box set reissues due from Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel

On Nov. 17, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, a boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia between 1973-1984.

All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl.

The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen's first decade as a recording artist.

Engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.

Albums included:

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (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)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*

*denotes first time remastered on CD

A week later, Columbia also issues Simon & Garfunkel - The Complete Albums Collection on Nov. 24.

The comprehensive library anthology includes the duo's five studio album released between 1964-1970), newly remastered from first generation analog sources, and first-time remasters of The Graduate motion picture soundtrack album from 1968) and the long out-of-print The Concert in Central Park (recorded in 1981).

The Collection features four live concert albums, including two performances from the 1960s, the 1981 Central Park reunion concert and the Old Friends Live On Stage album, originally released in 2004.

Each of the discs housed in the Simon & Garfunkel Complete Albums Collection comes in its own album facsimile sleeve, replicating the original artwork, while the box itself include a book premiering new liner notes penned by Bud Scoppa.

Simon & Garfunkel The Complete Albums Collection:

Wednesday Morning, 3.A.M. (originally released October 19, 1964, Columbia Records)
Sounds Of Silence (originally released January 17, 1966, Columbia Records)
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (originally released October 10, 1966, Columbia Records)
The Graduate (soundtrack) (originally released February 21, 1968, Columbia Masterworks)
Bookends (originally released April 3, 1968, Columbia Records)
Bridge Over Trouble Water (originally released January 26, 1970, Columbia Records)
Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (originally released June 14, 1972, Columbia Records)
The Concert in Central Park (recorded September 19, 1981; originally released February  1982, Warner Bros.)
Old Friends Live On Stage (originally released December 7, 2004, Columbia Records)
Live From New York City 1967 (recorded January 22, 1967; originally released July 16, 2002, Columbia/Legacy Recordings)
Live 1969 (recorded various venues 1967; originally released March 25, 2008, Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

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