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Ten Bruce Springsteen Albums Remastered For iTunes

Ten album by Bruce Springsteen have been remastered for iTunes including, for the first time, transfer from analog to digital masters.

The albums selected make an interesting list with five from Bruce's early career (Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.; The Wild, the Innocent & the E-Street Shuffle; Born to Run; Darkness on the Edge of Town; Born in the U.S.A.) joined by five from the last decade (We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions; Working on A Dream; The Promise; Wrecking Ball; High Hopes). Of note is the absence of such Springsteen classics as The River and The Rising which, hopefully, will be following soon.

The five early albums were transferred from analog tape to digital media for the new versions. Remastering was done by Bob Ludwig under the supervision of Springsteen and engineer Toby Scott. Jamie Howarth of Plangent Processes utilized new audio technology capable of repairing pitch and timing errors embedded in analog recordings to transfer Springsteen's early album with improved definition. Plangent Processes' unique technology for archiving original source tapes eliminates many of the inevitable distortions inherent in vintage recordings, resulting in greater transparency, detail and clarity. After the transfers were made, they were remastered by Ludwig.

Ludwig said (via plangentprocesses.com) "We were recently working on a remastering project that used the Plangent Process and I was thrilled with the result. The process not only corrected speed slips that had always been a problem with these tapes but, more importantly, the Plangent Process gave all of this music a new width and dimension that made it connect with me emotionally in a more profound way than I had ever experienced before."

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