Out now is Live Series: Stripped Down, Bruce Springsteen's sixth “greatest hits” collection from his officially sanctioned archival live bootleg series. The new 15-track acoustic compilation, features “The Boss” during his solo excursions tackling favorites like “Born To Run,” “The River,” and “Dancing In The Dark,” along with such rarities as “When You're Alone,” “Cynthia,” “Seeds,” “Empty Sky,” and “Soul Driver,” among others.
The new Stripped Down collection follows the recent Live Series sets Songs Of Summer, Songs Under Cover, Songs Of The Road, Songs Of Friendship, Songs Of Hope, Songs Of Love, and Songs From Around The World. The collections are the joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen's Sony label and Nugs.net, which produces and distributes his monthly archival sets.
Bruce Springsteen admits that well over 50 years into his performing career, whether it's a festival crowd of 200,000 or a club gig in front of 75 people, hitting the stage has never failed to excite and inspire him: “It's like you come out and you fall in love every night in some way. When you're doing it right, it's like a rebirth, y'know? It's not a repetition — it's a renewal — so that involves something happening every night for the first time. And, amazingly enough, it's like your first kiss in that there's something in playing. There were thousands of other times, but still when you come out there's some element of the first time that's very, very present. And it keeps you very open and present and it's what people feel.”