I just picked up the newly remastered vinyl for Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen.
The only thing I have to compare this vinyl to is the original CD release of the album (which I felt sounded pretty darn good). I must say, this remastered vinyl is phenomenal. Much clearer, fuller, and wider in the stereo spectrum. Whether that’s what you like or not, I don’t know, but for me… I just sat back and said, “Wow.”
This remaster is a part of a box set that was released in 2014 titled Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984. It includes his first seven albums:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
Born to Run (1975)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
The River (1980)
Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
These records are considered to be the most important of his vast catalog, I guess… I would have included Tunnel of Love because it was the first time he wrote about love relationships that weren’t clouded by the trials of earning a living, working for the man, etc.
I have yet to hear the rest of the remastered albums, but if they hit me like Nebraska did, I have an exciting time ahead to look forward to.
So if you’re a Springsteen fan, go pick up these releases. I’m glad I got this album on vinyl, as it’s always been something I’ve wanted. The whole vinyl experience enhances the listening experience, but that’s a different conversation for another time.