Book news...

Published 1998-10-27
By Karsten S. Andersen
Two new books are being released. One has been mentioned on Flamingo Lane before. It'scalled Tramps Like Us and consists of various accounts from fans of Bruce. The book isavailable now. The other one is not available yet, and the only info we have is that it's calledBruce Springsteen: The Official Story. Sounds very interesting if the title is any indication.Both books can be ordered from.... Read more
   

No single yet

Published 1998-10-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
There is no sign of any singles prior to the release of Tracks, except for the promo samplersent out to radio stations. Word has it that the first single can't be expected until.... Read more
   

Tracks on the radio

Published 1998-10-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
Last Friday, the 17th, WNEW-FM in New York were the first in the United States,probably the whole world, to broadcast parts of Tracks. More specifically, they played athree-song promotion sampler which includes "I Wanna Be With You", "Where the BandsAre" and "Growin' Up". But according to the SonicNet web site, the radio station had gottenhold of the sampler too early and that Columbia tried to stop them.Speaking of WNEW, they have announced this upcoming weekend "Springsteen weekend".People.... Read more
   

Norwegian promo video

Published 1998-10-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
CD stores in Norway (possibly other countries as well) have been provided with a 3-minutepromo video for Tracks showing clips of Bruce with "Loose Ends" playing in thebackground. The song is being referred to as "I Wanna Be With.... Read more
   

'78 show on the radio

Published 1998-10-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
WMMS in Cleveland is planning to rebroadcast the famous August 9, 1978, show from theAgora. The often bootlegged show will air sometime in October. Keep your eyes on theirwebsite for more.... Read more
   

Early European release

Published 1998-10-14
By Karsten S. Andersen
In order to avoid coinciding with other major releases, Sony in Holland has allegedlydecided to move the release of Tracks from Tuesday, November 10, to Friday, November6. Since much of Europe, especially Northern Europe, usually follow Holland's example,there is a good chance other countries will see an early release as well.Speaking of Holland, the Dutch fan club, Roulette is in the process of organizing apre-release listening party, possibly in the last days of October. Keep an eye on.... Read more
   

Bruce in the court

Published 1998-10-10
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce Springsteen has spent his week in a London courtroom trying to prevent a recordcompany from releasing some of his early demos, the same demos that have been released amillion times by various bootleggers.If you, unlike us, can be bothered with following the details of the trial, the best way is tocheck out the Badlands website newsroom. There are even pictures of Bruce dressed in suitand tie. Pretty weird. But apart from that his condition is reportedly great.However, we still think it's.... Read more
   

"I Wanna Be Where the Bands Are" as first single

Published 1998-10-10
By Karsten S. Andersen
Though it's not official word has it that the River outtake "I Wanna Be Where the BandsAre" will be the first single of Tracks. No word as to when it will be released and what thebonus songs will.... Read more
   

Press release released

Published 1998-10-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
This afternoon the official press release announcing Tracks was released:"Bruce Springsteen Tracks" is Confirmed for November 10th Release on Columbia RecordsFour CD Set Contains 66 Songs, Including 56 Previously Unreleased Masters From Over25 Years of Recording "Bruce Springsteen Tracks", a four CD set containing 66 songs andover four hours of material, will be released by Columbia Records on November 10th,1998. The collection spans Bruce Springsteen's entire 25 year career as a recording.... Read more
   

Bruce sued

Published 1998-09-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Here we go again! Two New Jersey record companies have sued Bruce accusing him ofusing "bullying tactics" to prevent them from releasing some of Bruce's early recordings,which the two companies, Pony Express Records Inc. and JEC Music USA Inc., claim theyhave the rights to.The recordings are, of course, once again, the famous Prodigal Son songs from the veryearly Seventies. They were first attempted released in 1993 by the British company DareInternational. Bruce had this stopped after a court.... Read more
   


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