Bruce Springsteen has launched a new website which offer fans an opportunity to purchase live shows in a variety of formats.
The Live Bruce Springsteen site is at the moment offering 30 shows from The Boss‘s 2014 High Hopes tour and at present just a single dip into the archives with a 2012 gig Live at The Apollo in Harlem, New York City. The site promise further “selections from Bruce Springsteen’s extensive archives” in the future.
Interestingly, for this initiative Bruce has licensed from Columbia his studio work, so you can also buy the recent 2014 remasters (and the rest of the catalogue) as well as the live work.
All the music can be downloaded as MP3s, CD quality “lossless” (FLAC and Apple Lossless), and Hi-Res (or “HD”) files which are better than CD quality (High Hopes live material is 24/48). Fans of physical media will be pleased to note that you can also order the music on CD, so it’s not just about downloads.
We will wait with anticipation to see which shows from the archives will turn up on the site. If you want to stay abreast of what’s going on you’ll need to register with the site.