Nassau ’09

The first leg of the 2009 Working On A Dream tour enters the spotlight with Nassau 5/4/09. This superlative 27-song set serves as a showcase for the album, including key songs “Outlaw Pete,” “Kingdom of Days,” “The Wrestler” and the title track. Beyond WOAD, Nassau offers a delectable blend of classics (“She’s The One” and a brilliant “For You”), contemporary material (“Radio Nowhere,” “American Land,” “Hard Times [Come Again No More]”) and fun surprises, including the tour premiere of “Rendezvous” and the E Street Band’s one-for-the-ages cover of Gamble & Huff’s irresistible “Expressway To Your Heart.”

Remembering Robert Conti

We send out our condolences to the Conti family. Robert was a great part of the Westside group the Broadways who I had the pleasure of opening up for. Robert also came along on the road with us for a short while in the 70's and was a wonderful guy to work with and be around. Hardworking and always ready for a laugh, he'll be deeply missed. All our love.

- Bruce Springsteen

Five Albums Coming To Vinyl

On February 21st, five Bruce Springsteen albums will be released on vinyl for the first time in over a decade by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. Together, these releases comprise the vast majority of Bruce Springsteen's recorded output from the beginning of the millennium - a triumphant period which saw the long-awaited reunion of the E Street Band. Each album has been transferred from the original source masters, allowing for the highest quality pressings possible.

  • The Rising (2002) will be reissued on 2LP vinyl for the first time in over 15 years. The album offered messages of healing and redemption in the wake of the devastating attacks on 9/11, and saw The E Street Band re-unite in the studio for the first time in nearly a decade.

  • Devils & Dust (2005) comes to vinyl for the first time since its original release on the format. The 2LP set remains one of Springsteen's starkest studio albums, recalling "The Ghost of Tom Joad" a decade earlier.

  • Live In New York City (2001) arrives on 3LPs for the first time since its original pressing. The set chronicles Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's much-anticipated reunion tour, recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in the summer of 2000.

  • Live In Dublin (2007) will be released on vinyl for the first time ever, a 2LP snapshot of Bruce Springsteen's work with The Sessions Band, including classic folk songs popularized by Pete Seeger and radically rearranged versions of Bruce Springsteen favorites.

  • 18 Tracks (1999) is coming to vinyl for the first time in over 20 years. The 2LP set features rarities like the original "Born In The U.S.A." demo and exclusive songs "Trouble River," a 1999 re-recording of "The Promise" and Springsteen's original version of "The Fever," made famous by Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes.

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Bruce Springsteen at the National Board of Review

Bruce Springsteen presented Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino with the National Board of Review’s Icon Award for their work on The Irishman. Here are his comments from the event:

I once read Marty said that it’s the job of the artist to make the audience care about his obsessions. If that is our measure of success, then filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Robert DeNiro and actor Al Pacino, the 3 men we’ve come to honor tonight with the Icon Award have been deeply successful. An icon is a beacon notable to all that ultimately stands for much more than itself.

So what do these men represent to us? Longevity? Each of them has been at their respectful trades for half a century, culminating with a historic collaboration in their new film, “The Irishman”. Is it excellence? If awards are the measure of value, they have 27 Oscar nominations and four wins between them. And even with that, they’ve been screwed!

If a hold over the public consciousness is that measure, well the public long ago told us how important the work of these three men has been to them. I remember standing in long “Avengers”-like lines, stretching around the block, thrilled, waiting to see “Taxi Driver” and “The Godfather,” blockbusters and recently, with many others, counting down the days until I could slip into the world of “The Irishman”. Maybe it’s America? The melting pot. Marty, Bob and Al all hail from a tiny 20 square mile island that nevertheless, if you’ve seen their films, feels like the capital of the world. They’re the fulfilled promise of a nation forged by immigrants and their sons and daughters.

For me, it’s the depth of the story telling. It’s a death defying trip making your emotional and inner life available in the dark to complete strangers. You’re on a tightrope and your commitment is what makes an actor or a filmmaker obsessively watchable. I believe it’s the artists with something eating at them that we can’t take our eyes off of. Brando, Sinatra, Hank Williams, Dylan. You can’t look away.

What has been eating at Marty and Bob and Al all these years, though rampant Catholicism helps, I still don’t know. But I hope it never leaves them alone.

They’ve drawn these strings together beautifully in “The Irishman”, the occasion of which brings us here tonight. “The Irishman” plays like an elegy looking back on a life lived in all its triumph and regret. I’m 70 now and that struck a particularly emotional chord in me and my own work. To watch them do it with such grace and certitude was lovely to behold.

Let me speak as a fan now. I love these guys, I love them for what they’ve given to the art of filmmaking, for what they’ve told us about ourselves and for what they’ve revealed to us about our country. They have been my artistic role models since my youth, my mentors at a distance, guiding me in the principles of doing my work. In them I’ve seen the religious commitment, the intensity and dedication it takes to bring forth your vision, reveal your heart and to tell your story. No one in films has ever done it better than Marty, Bob and Al. It is no wonder we celebrate them tonight. With that, it is my pleasure to present the National Board of Review’s Icon Award to Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

- Bruce Springsteen
January 8, 2020

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Bruce has joined forces with Omaze to offer fans the chance to meet him in Asbury Park! One winner and their guest will win a trip to walk the boardwalk and take photos in front of The Stone Pony with Bruce. Every donation for the chance to win will help the Geffen Playhouse bring the power of the arts to those who need it most. Enter here and use promo code BRUCE50 for 50 extra entries.