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Reply to "Does anyone else feel a bit let down about these Archive Releases?"

Oats posted:

I'd like to see some unknown or lesser known or even poor sounding boots released with great sound and dynamics.  I don't want all the releases like that but every 4th or 5th would be ffff.....iiiinn GREAT! 

What does this actually mean though? You want an obscure show even if it sounds shit, just to add variety to your collection? A poor sounding boot is poor sounding because it's a boot, yes? If the vault has a soundboard (or whatever) then it's not a boot. Just want to understand the argument. 

That chick LB is right, the main purpose of the Vault/Archive series is to take the greatest moments in Springsteen concert history, and preserve them for posterity. Sure a lot of these are already available, but only to people who are prepared to invest some serious time and effort researching and downloading. How many people actually have the savvy (or the willpower) to track them down on Jungleland or alt.newspaper.bin, or wherever? 

We would probably all agree that, if we were in charge, we'd give the JEMS team a couple of years in the vault and tell them to go nuts. In the absence of that happening, I'm perfectly happy for someone else to curate my experience of Springsteen's greatest live moments. That's basically what JEMS and the rest of you old timers have done over the past few years anyway! 

PS: 15-12-1978 please. 

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