Bruce Springsteen Treats 'The Rising,' 'Devils & Dust' to Vinyl Reissues

Two live albums and his '18 Tracks' compilation will also come back to wax

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 10, 2020

After closing out 2019 with his Western Stars film, album and accompanying soundtrack, Bruce Springsteen has now announced plans to bring a series of his solo albums back to vinyl.

Springsteen's 2002 studio album The Rising, 2005's Devils & Dust, live albums Live in New York City (2001) and Live in Dublin (2007), and 1999 compilation 18 Tracks will all arrive on vinyl February 21 through Columbia/Legacy Recordings.

A press release notes that each album has been transferred from the original source masters for the highest available audio quality. The release of Live in Dublin marks its first-ever vinyl pressing, while the four remaining titles will be repressed for the first time since their initial release.

The Rising marked Springsteen's first album with the E Street Band in 18 years and was largely based on his reflections following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The album's U.S. pressing has been known to fetch prices as high as $458 CAD on sites such as Discogs.

Devils & Dust, meanwhile, has sold for as much as $241 CAD, while Live in New York City has gone for as much $429 CAD. As for 18 Tracks, its initial U.S. pressing has commanded up to $314 CAD.

Last year, Springsteen revealed he had written a new album for the E Street Band. His last with the group was 2009's Working on a Dream, though select members did appear on 2012's Wrecking Ball.

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