In Concert/MTV Plugged

In Concert/MTV Plugged

by Bruce Springsteen
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Released in Europe to coincide with Bruce Springsteen's spring 1993 tour of the continent, this album is a 13-track, nearly 72-minute audio version of Springsteen's video concert broadcast on MTV in the fall of 1992. It was part of the network's Unplugged series, but after performing the first, previously unheard song "Red Headed Woman" alone on guitar, Springsteen shouted, "All right, let's rock it!," and departed from the acoustic format. (The album's title has an "X" drawn through the "Un" of "Unplugged.") Eight of the selections come from Springsteen's 1992 albums Human Touch and Lucky Town, and the relatively minor tracks from the former benefit from being sequenced among the more ambitious songs from the latter and such old favorites as "Darkness on the Edge of Town" and "Thunder Road." Though Springsteen and his new band don't "rock it" too hard for the most part, a notable exception is a performance of the previously unrecorded "Light of Day," a title song Springsteen wrote for a 1987 movie. Here, he gives a taste of the enthusiasm and spontaneity he can bring to his live performances. But this is an album of small pleasures rather than a major performance statement.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972369426
catalogNumber: 723694
Rank: 11967

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Bobby King   Vocals
Ian McLagan   Hammond B3
Patti Scialfa   Vocals
Zachary Alford   Drums
Roy Bittan   Keyboards
Gia Ciambotti   Vocals
Carolyn Dennis   Vocals
Shane Fontayne   Guitar
Lisa Lowell   Vocals
Angel Rogers   Vocals
Tommy Sims   Bass
Crystal Taliefero   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Soozie Tyrell   Vocals
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Randy Jackson   Bass Guitar
Carol Dennis   Vocals
Bobby "Blanco" King   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Clearmountain   Remixing
Alex Coletti   Producer
Jon Landau   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Toby Scott   Engineer
Larry Jordan   Director
Joel Gallen   Producer

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In Concert/MTV Plugged 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt Springsteen's most lackluster live recording. Instead of the band inspiring The Boss, it's the other way around. Except for Roy Brittan.these players are unknowns, forcing Bruce to carry the load on both guitar and vocals. None of the then new songs became classics and only If I Should Fall Behind appeared on later concert albums. This set is mainly proof that Springsteen and The E Street Band needed each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago