Bruce Springsteen just might become the Boss of boxes. The revered singer/songwriter and E Street Band frontman already boasts one of our 15 Essential Box Sets, with the five-LP Live/1975-85. And now New Jersey’s favorite son has announced he will release remastered versions of his first seven studio albums as a new box set titled Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984. Baby, he was born to box.
Due out November 17 via Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, the collection brings together 1973′s Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ; 1973′s The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle; 1975′s Born to Run; 1978′s Darkness on the Edge of Town; 1980′s The River, 1982′s Nebraska, and 1984′s Born in the U.S.A.
Each of the albums is making its first remastered appearance on vinyl, and all but Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town are remastered for the first time on CD. You can pre-order the CD version here, the vinyl edition here and the digital release via iTunes.
The albums’ packaging is billed as a recreation of the originals. The set includes a 60-page book of photos, memorabilia and press clippings from ’70s to early ’80s. Engineer Bob Ludwig handled the remastering with Springsteen and his longtime engineer Toby Scott. Feast your eyes on the packaging below.
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