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I am so glad that this site has found a new home. It is an extremely valuable resource for Springsteen diehards. I have no idea who got access to the Sony studio logs, but we now have a complete picture of pretty much everything Bruce recorded from the start of his career until the early 90's, which is the phase when he was writing way more songs for his studio albums than he needed. We are aware of some abandoned album projects (like the abandoned album from 1994 that preceded the "Greatest Hits" sessions), but by the time of "The Rising," the days of Bruce writing 70 songs for an album were over. Producers like Brendan O'Brien got him to the narrow down the songs before he started recording them so that there might only be a few outtakes per album project. Obviously, Bruce used the "High Hopes" album to put out some of these outtakes. It would be interesting to find out what got recorded during the E Street Band sessions that preceded "The Rising" besides the shortened promo version of "American Skin" that got recorded during that period. There appears to be an album project that was attempted after the reunion tour that didn't include ANY of the songs that ended up on "The Rising."

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