GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, N.J.
Original US advance promotional issue (COL KC 31903), 1972: Sent out to selected radio DJ’s and other media personalities about a month prior to the album's general release, this rare promo included Columbia's first official Springsteen press kit; consisting of a stapled biography insert, a single-page “fact sheet” (with track-by-track “explanations” of the individual songs) and two different 10-inch x 8-inch black-and-white photos. Picture sleeve with timing strip and postcard gatefold; disc carries regular red Columbia stock labels. Same catalogue number as initial commercial issues. Note that later promo copies of the album (which featured a special inner sleeve introducing new CBS artists) came with the “fact sheet” only.
Original US stock issue (COL KC 31903), 1973: Picture sleeve with postcard gatefold.
[ GENERAL NOTE: Catalogue number prefixes for initial US pressings of Springsteen's first two albums were eventually changed no less than two times; from the original "KC" to "PC", and then again to "JC". These "corrections" initially were made by simply using plain overlay stickers before Columbia went to the expense of having entirely new sleeves and labels printed up. ]
Original Canadian issue (CBS PC 31903 / CBS JC 31903), 1973: Full gatefold picture sleeve unique to initial Canadian pressings; later reissues from that country featured the standard fold-out postcard only. Note that prefix variations are similar to the album’s US counterpart, although it is unclear whether an original “KC” code was ever used in Canada.
First Japanese promotional issue (CBS/SONY SOPL-248), 1974: Standard stock picture sleeve (no fold-out postcard) with Yen retail price imprint in the rear’s lower left bottom area; disc has white “Sample” labels. It is of note that this promo also carries the same catalogue number as initial Japanese commercial pressings.
Second Japanese issue (CBS/SONY SOPO-124), 1975: Postcard gatefold picture sleeve with unique wrap-around obi (eventually recreated for Sony Japan’s 1999 “LP-style” CD reissue of the album), which was utilized on both promo copies and regular stock pressings. The promo issue additionally included a set of stapled, Japanese-language DJ info sheets, while stock copies came with a two-sided CBS/Sony card (also in Japanese) that appears to be some kind of questionnaire. Either version is extremely rare.
Brazilian promotional issue (CBS 32210), 1975: Gold-stamped rear sleeve; included DJ info sheet in Portuguese. No postcard gatefold.
THE WILD, THE INNOCENT & THE E STREET SHUFFLE
Second US stock issue (COL PC 32432), 1973: Yellow title lettering on front sleeve as opposed to the standard white type used for initial and subsequent pressings (with KC and JC catalogue number prefixes, respectively).
First Japanese issue (CBS/SONY SOPL-239), 1974: The first Springsteen LP ever released in Japan (thus bearing a lower catalogue number than original Japanese issues of "Greetings..."). Picture sleeve had the band photo on rear reproduced in black-and-white rather than colour, and featured a white vertical obi strip.
Spanish mispressing (CBS 65780), 1974: Side Two plays songs from Side Two of Greetings... in spite of correct labels. Can be detected by simply checking the discs grooves (4 tracks instead of 3). Very rare.
First UK/Irish issues (CBS 65780), 1974: Misprint of 4th Of July, Ashbury Park on labels (later corrected).
Original Greek issue (CBS 65780), 197?: Picture sleeve has the band photo on rear reproduced in black-and-white rather than colour; later reissued in CBS’ “Nice Price” series with different catalogue number (CBS 32363). Promotional copies of original pressings carried a blue stamp on the back cover.
BORN TO RUN
Original US advance promotional issue (COLUMBIA; no catalogue number), 1975: Alternate gatefold picture sleeve with no inside/rear text and different, script-style title lettering on front; thus also known as "the script cover". Discs - which were pressed at Columbia's Pitman, New Jersey plant - carry white "Advance Promotional" check labels (some with handwritten song titles, some without) and have matrix numbers PAL-33795-1A (A-side) and PBL-33795-1A (B-side) etched into the run-off grooves. Also included a special outer mailing envelope; a postcard-sized, laminated tracklist insert (with "Meeting Across The River" still listed under its original working title of "The Heist"); a stapled set of xeroxed lyric sheets and a separate info/credits sheet. One of the ultimate Springsteen rarities; fully intact copies are virtually impossible to find.
First Argentine promotional issue (CBS 20.696), 1975: Single (non-gatefold) picture sleeve with Spanish song title translations in alternate typeface on rear. Some copies featured a large "Disco Para Demostracion Venta Prohibida" imprint on the front cover, while others just had a small stamp on back. Different track order (only apparent on the labels) running like this: Side One - Thunder Road / Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out / Backstreets / Shes The One; Side Two - Born To Run / Night / Meeting Across The River / Jungleland.
Second Argentine promotional issue (CBS 119.522), 1975: Same alternate track sequence as the first pressing, but issued with a gatefold picture sleeve featuring a promo sticker on rear and also listing the songs (whose titles again are translated to Spanish) in the order they actually appear on the record. Labels have a different layout as well.
Italian promotional issue (CBS 80959), 1975: Extremely rare Italy-only edition of the album inside a slim cardboard picture box that was issued in very low quantities and exclusively distributed to domestic music journalists. Fully complete sets (which are nearly impossible to find) also contained a fold-out “Born To Run” poster, a 3-page biography in Italian, photocopied excerpts from the 1975 “Time” and “Newsweek” magazine articles and a glossy black-and-white Springsteen promo photo. Disc is an imported Dutch stock copy with standard orange/yellow labels and regular gatefold picture sleeve, while the box itself reproduces the alternate Italian front cover design with additional text reading, "Il piu grosso fenomeno dell'anno al primo posto in U.S.A." ("The biggest phenomenon of the year, number one in the U.S.A.").
Original Japanese issue (CBS/SONY SOPO-96), 1975: Came with horizontal red obi strip and 4-page insert featuring song lyrics in Japanese. Rare.
Original Spanish issue (CBS 80959), 1975: Additional "No. Uno En USA" imprint on front sleeve, although the album in fact never peaked higher than # 3 in the "Billboard" charts. Originally came with an insert featuring all song lyrics translated to Spanish. An unknown number of copies had the front and inside cover slicks glued together the wrong way, so the inner gatefold actually appears upside down.
First UK/US commercial issues (CBS 69170 / COL PC 33795), both 1975: No credits for Suki Lahav and misprints of John Landau on rear sleeve (subsequent issues had the latter mistake covered by overlay correction stickers before entirely new sleeves were eventually printed [see below for details on the properly corrected US version]).
Second commercial US issue (COL PC 33795), 1975: An unknown number of newly printed sleeves (with the “John Landau” spelling error corrected) carried a large circular colour sticker on front that depicted the “stamp” photo of Bruce from the “Greetings...” album and also featured Landau’s infamous 1974 “rock and roll future” quote.
"Half Speed-Mastered" reissue, 1980: Released in Canada (CBS APH(C) 5001), Germany (CBS 80959), Holland (CBS 80959) and the US (COL HC 33795). Substantially improved sound quality over previous releases. Standard packaging apart from two light blue "Half Speed Mastering" logos added to the front cover design, and the inclusion of special info/instruction sheets introducing the then-new remastering process. Note that Dutch and German catalogue numbers are identical to regular European pressings.
Israeli issue (CBS 80959), 1980: Single (non-gatefold) picture sleeve with separate lyric sheet. Misprint of She Is The One on label.
Mexican issue (CBS CLS-5846), 1980: Picture sleeve has extra "Hecho en Mexico" logo on front and features Spanish "subtitles" for all songs on rear.
Spanish reissue (CBS LSP 15482), 1983: Available exclusively with issue # 95 of domestic magazine "Historia De La Musica Rock" (as part of a 100-volume series that covered numerous major artists/bands including David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones), although the mag itself did not contain any Springsteen feature whatsoever. Totally different and unique full-colour live picture sleeve; disc carries regular orange/yellow CBS labels with small "Historia De La Musica Rock" logos. Also simultaneously issued as a cassette, although (as opposed to the much more common vinyl release) the tape version is extremely hard to find.
Dutch reissue (CBS 80959), 1984: Came with fold-out colour live poster whose inclusion was announced by a special circular sticker on the front sleeve.
Indian issue (CBS 10159), 1985: Very scarce pressing. Glossy single picture sleeve with business address of CBS India in Bombay imprinted on rear; disc has orange/yellow labels.
Uruguay promotional issue (CBS/RENEW VARIETY 350631), 1986: Very rare pressing issued by short-lived South American CBS licensee “Renew Variety Records”. Disc has orange/yellow “Discos CBS” labels featuring “Fonograma De Difusion - Prohibida Su Venta” promo stamps as well as song titles in both Spanish and English, and comes housed inside a die-cut company logo sleeve with album artwork and tracklisting stickers. Different track order goes like this: Side One - Thunder Road / Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out / Backstreets / She’s The One; Side Two - Born To Run / Night / Meeting Across The River / Jungleland.
First US Classic Records reissue (COLUMBIA/CLASSIC RECORDS PC 33795), 1999: Remastered pressing on 180-gram vinyl. Regular gatefold picture sleeve bearing the original US catalogue number; originally came shrinkwrapped with special sticker.
Second US “Classic Records” reissue (COLUMBIA/CLASSIC RECORDS PC 33795-22 GM), 2005: Remastered pressing on 200-gram “Quiex Super Vinyl”. Regular gatefold picture sleeve; originally came shrinkwrapped with special sticker.
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Argentine promotional issue (CBS 19.893), 1978: Spanish song title translations on sleeve and labels; alternate black-and-white rear sleeve with small photo insets of album covers by John McLaughlin and Judas Priest.
German promotional issue (CBS 86061), 1978: German-language gold promo stamp (“Unverkäufliches Muster”) on upper left corner of rear sleeve; disc is a standard Dutch orange/yellow label stock copy. Contained an A4-size info sheet (“Plattenpass”), also written in German, as well as the regular lyric insert and inner sleeve.
Greek issue (CBS 86061), 1978: Standard rear sleeve design in black-and-white rather than colour. Labels of original pressings (orange/yellow) had misprints of “Adam Raised A Gain” and “The Ppomised Land”, while later “Nice Price” reissues (red, with different catalogue number CBS 32542) featured the “Gain” error only.
First Japanese issue (CBS/SONY 25AP 1000), 1978: Black obi strip with multi-coloured Japanese graphics and live shot of Bruce on top; contained a bilingual lyric/info insert as well as the regular English lyric sheet. White label promotional pressings (same catalogue number and packaging) additionally included a special 20-page essay/photo booklet and two extra inserts, although it is now very hard to find such fully intact copies (the booklet being particularly rare even as a standalone item). Note that later issues from Japan featured different obi designs.
Spanish issue (CBS 86061), 1978: Different black-and-white rear sleeve (photo from standard inner bag) with Spanish title translations.
US promotion-only picture disc (COLUMBIA; no catalogue number), 1978
US mispressing (COL JC 35318), 1978: Either side plays the songs from Side Two in spite of correct labels. Extremely rare.
Dutch/US Mastersound reissues (CBS 86061 / COL HC 45318), both 1980: Substantially improved sound quality over previous releases. Standard packaging apart from two light blue Half Speed Mastering logos on front sleeves and special info/instruction sheets introducing the then-new remastering process. Note that the Dutch catalogue number is identical to standard European pressings.
Italian reissue (CBS/IL ROCK IGDA 1147/1148), 1990: Released as part of Italy-only magazine series "Il Rock", issued by domestic publishing company "DeAgostini". Alternate picture sleeve design features the regular front artwork on both sides, with the album's tracklisting printed onto a yellow inset added to the back cover; disc carries special blue "CBS/Il Rock" custom labels. Included a 16-page, full-colour magazine dedicated entirely to Bruce. A considerably less common cassette version (which originally came shrinkwrapped with the mag) exists as well.
THE RIVER (2-LP Set)
Original Brazilian issue (CBS 138209/10), 1980: Misprint of “The Price You Play” on label. A corrected version was later issued with different catalogue number (CBS 138633/4). Inner sleeves for both variants had “Held Up Without A Gun” (not included on the album) listed as the second track on Side Three.
Dutch/Yugoslavian issues (both CBS 88510), 1980: Misprinted inner sleeves list Held Up Without A Gun (not included on the album) as the second track on Side Three. This error was never corrected even with later pressings.
Israeli issue (CBS 88510), Hong Kong issue (CBS/SONY 40AP 1960-1), Mexican issue (CBS LP2S-125), South African issue (CBS AGP 87/88) and Venezuelan issue (CBS CS-10378); all 1980: Gatefold picture sleeves. While all five versions are highly collectable, the Venezuelan pressing is the rarest and most interesting; featuring Spanish song title translations on both the back cover and labels, which also have misprints of "Bruce Springteen", "Bruce Pringteen" and "Bruce Spring**teen". In addition, the right half of the inner gatefold is overlaid with a weird lime green tone.
Philippines issue (CBS/SONY LP-1457-58 [40AP 1960-1]), 1980: Extra type (With the hit single: Hungry Heart) on front sleeve. As a matter of fact, this wasnt a genuine CBS/SONY release, but rather manufactured by their Filippino licensee, Blackgold Records. Copies exist with both white/blue and red labels.
Misprinted US issue (COL PC2 36854), 1980: An unknown number of copies featured a blank red label for Side Four on the second disc.
Dutch/Portuguese/Spanish/Yugoslavian issues (all CBS 25100), 1982: Gatefold picture sleeves. The Dutch pressing has song lyrics translated to both German and French on inner bag.
Original Japanese issue (CBS/SONY 25AP 2440), 1982: First 1,000 copies came with unique colour poster.
Indian issue (CBS 10059), 1983: Regular (single) picture sleeve with business address of CBS India in Bombay imprinted on rear; disc has orange/yellow labels. Rare.
BORN IN THE U.S.A.
Argentine issue (CBS 20.534), 1984: Black-and-white rear sleeve with Spanish song title translations. Promotional copies (same catalogue number) featured a large "Disco Para Demostracion Venta Prohibida" imprint on the front cover.
Colombian blue vinyl issue (CBS 141761), 1984: Mega-rare pressing on translucent blue vinyl. Standard picture sleeve apart from additional Spanish song title translations and individual running times printed onto the rear's lower left area in small typeface.
Colombian grey vinyl issue (CBS 141761), 1984: Second coloured vinyl pressing unique to Colombia, and equal in rarity to the blue vinyl issue. Same overall packaging as above. Note that a plain black vinyl release also exists with identical catalogue number.
Colombian red vinyl issue (CBS 141761), 1984?: Same catalogue number and picture sleeve as the above blue/grey vinyl variants, but disc carries red labels instead of orange/yellow ones.
Japanese advance promotional issue (CBS/SONY 28AP 2850), 1984: Plain white sleeve with small black-and-white sticker featuring a miniature reproduction of the cover artwork and tracklisting; some (if not all) copies contained two different CBS/Sony info sheets advertising both the "Born In The U.S.A." album and the "Dancing In The Dark" single. Disc has white labels with catalogue number only. Super-rare.
Uruguay promotional issue (CBS/RENEW VARIETY 350.501), 1984: Very rare pressing issued by short-lived South American CBS licensee “Renew Variety Records”. Disc has orange/yellow “Discos CBS” labels featuring “Para Difusion - Prohibida La Venda” promo stamps as well as tracklistings in both Spanish and English, and comes housed inside a die-cut company logo sleeve with colour album artwork sticker.
Uruguay commercial issue (CBS 8126-1), 1984?: Black-and-white rear sleeve featuring Spanish song title translations and a misprint of "Poy Bittan" in the E Street Band credits. Disc has orange/yellow "Discos CBS" labels with song titles in both Spanish and English. Plain white inner bag; no lyric sheet.
Misprinted US issue (COL QC 38653), 1984: An unknown number of copies featured blank labels on Side Two.
Dutch promotional “CBS Nieuws” in-store gatefold sleeve incl. Dutch red label stock copy of “Born In The U.S.A.” (CBS 86304), 1985: Unique black, white and blue “CBS Nieuws” promo gatefold picture sleeve which does not mention Bruce on either front or back (featuring info on various CD’s from domestic artists as well as classical releases instead), although the inside spread is entirely dedicated to his discography and also announces a Springsteen TV special on the Dutch music channel “Veronica”. Produced exclusively as an in-store item for record shops to promote CBS Holland’s “Platen 10 Daagse” campaign, several examples of this sleeve that included standard stock copies of the “Born In The U.S.A.” LP have turned up on the collectors’ market in recent years, although it is more likely that the actual record originally contained therein was in fact a two-sided, promotional red label 12-inch pressing of the 1985 single “Dancing On A String” (CBS SAMP 1031) by a Dutch band called Time Bandits (who are also referenced on the back cover), and the two discs were simply exchanged subsequently in order to create a more “valuable” item.
Indian issue (CBS 10109), 1985: Rare pressing in regular picture sleeve; orange/yellow labels on disc.
UK picture disc (CBS 11 86304), 1985
East German issue (AMIGA 8 56 222), 1986: Pressed on government-run Amiga label. Different rear sleeve with German liner notes; plain white inner bag. The only Springsteen album that ever saw a widespread release in the former German Democratic Republic; an extremely rare white label test pressing (no more than 12 copies of which are believed to have been made) does exist as well. Also issued as a cassette.
Japanese Mastersound reissue (CBS/SONY 30AP 2878), 198?: Digitally remastered pressing unique to Japan. Thick picture sleeve with silver obi strip and sticker; disc carries special grey labels featuring orange "Mastersound" logos.
German "Vivitar" promotional issue, 1988: Highly obscure repackaged edition handed out as a giveaway item to customers of German photo/optical products company "Vivitar" in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Exclusive colour picture sleeve printed especially for this occasion features a strange photo of two youthful baseball players in "Vivitar" jerseys and unique "Born In The U.S.A." title logo on front; rear has German text raving about the business, while Bruce's name can't be found anywhere. The disc itself is a common Dutch red label pressing (CBS 86304) housed inside the regular inner bag; standard lyric sheet is included as well.
European reissue (SONY/BMG 88697159531), 2007: Limited 180-gram vinyl pressing issued in Sony/BMG’s “Back On Vinyl” series. The label on Side One features an odd misprint, listing "I'm On Fire" as "I'm Free".
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND LIVE / 1975-85 (5-LP Box Set)
Original Japanese issue (CBS/SONY 75AP 3300-4), 1986: First 10,000 copies included a 12-inch square polystyrene colour portrait panel with autograph reprint and a unique additional 20-page black-and-white booklet. Intact sets from this initial run (which also featured a gold/red obi) are quite rare.
Venezuelan issue (CBS F5X 10556), 1986: Standard overall design for box, inner sleeves and booklet, but labels on discs feature translated album title "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band En Vivo / 1975-85" as well as Spanish translations of all individual song titles. Note that CBS Venezuela also have issued a highly collectable single 10-track vinyl LP sampler from the box set.
TUNNEL OF LOVE
Argentine issue (CBS 120-967), 1987: Album title and all individual song titles translated to Spanish; both colour and black-and-white picture sleeves do exist for this release. Promotional copies came with circular red stamp on rear sleeve (same catalogue number).
East German "Intershop" issue (CBS 460270 1), 1987: Manufactured at the government-run Amiga plant in the former German Democratic Republic, although this LP was never officially available there and exclusively sold to Western tourists (for Western currency) in special Berlin border-area stores called "Intershops". Curiously, the discs carried red Dutch CBS labels (!) and came inside the standard picture sleeve also printed in Holland; hence they can only be identified by their matrix numbers being stamped into the run-off grooves (as opposed to genuine Dutch pressings, which feature etched numbers instead).
East German promotional issue (VEB 4 60 270), 1987: Very rare pressing made by "VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin DDR"/Amiga, and distributed to domestic radio stations, Amiga employees and selected GDR officials only. Neutral light blue/white cover featuring no type whatsoever; disc carries blue labels which mark the record as a promotional issue not for sale ("Unverkäufliche Musterplatte") and also have a misprinted song title of "Cautions Man".
Japanese advance promotional issue (CBS/SONY XDAP 93174), 1987: Plain white sleeve with blue-tinted sticker featuring a miniature reproduction of the cover artwork, tracklisting and release date. Disc has regular red CBS/Sony labels marked "For Promotion Only". Extremely rare.
Kenya issue (CBS 460270), 1987?: Picture sleeve has inverted reproductions of both the front and back cover photos, and also features unique light blue title lettering rather than the regular black type. Orange/yellow CBS labels on disc oddly lack any publishing or copyright info; note that the catalogue number is identical to standard European pressings.
Polish issue (CBS/POLSKIE NAGRANIA SX 2693), 1987: Officially licensed pressing with standard picture sleeve and lyric inner bag; disc carries unique beige “Polskie Nagrania” labels.
Spanish advance promotional issue (CBS 460270 1), 1987: Yellow label promotional promotional pressing housed inside a special shaped/die-cut folder sleeve which originally included a single-page info sheet in Spanish language and two glossy, 10-inch x 8-inch black-and-white promo photos. Fully complete copies are extremely rare and virtually impossible to find even in Spain.
UK picture disc (CBS 460270 0), 1987
UK (?) white vinyl pressing, 1987?: One very mysterious item that some collectors assume to be a test pressing or mispressing of the UK picture disc LP, although the complete lack of background information makes it difficult to determine whether this record is in fact genuine or not (either way, only very few copies have ever surfaced). The disc has a black rim and matrix number 460270 etched into the run-off groove.
Uruguay promotional issue (CBS 81401), 1987: Stamped copy of regular orange/yellow label “Discos CBS” pressing distributed inside a generic “WEL S.A./Exclusivo Para Difusion” company sleeve with album cover artwork and tracklisting sheet pasted onto to the back; a Spanish-language promo info letter was originally contained as well. Note that commercial issues from Uruguay came with the standard picture sleeve.
Czech issue (CBS/SUPRAPHON 11 0539-1), 1989: Alternate typeface on rear sleeve; different/unique inner bag features a Czech-language Springsteen biography instead of song lyrics. Copies exist with orange, purple and light green labels; with the latter variant appearing to be the least common of the three.
European issues (COL 471423 1) and US issue (COL C 53000), 1992: Song lyrics and photos on inner bags.
Polish issue (COLUMBIA/MJM MUSIC 132), 1992: Regular colour picture sleeve carries a bilingual (English/Polish-language) sticker with licensing info on rear; disc has standard black labels featuring additional copyright remarks in Polish. Illustrated lyric inner sleeve identical to Western European/US issues.
Argentine promotional issue (COL 70.187), 1992: Spanish song title translations on rear sleeve and labels.
UK picture disc (COL 471423 0), 1992
European issues (COL 471424 1) and US issue (COL C 53001), 1992: Song lyrics and photos on inner bags.
Polish issue (COLUMBIA/MJM MUSIC 131), 1992: Regular colour picture sleeve carries a bilingual (English/Polish-language) sticker with licensing info on rear; disc has standard red labels featuring additional copyright remarks in Polish. Illustrated lyric inner sleeve identical to Western European/US issues.
Argentine promotional issue (COL 70.188), 1992: Spanish song title translations on rear sleeve and labels.
Dutch mispressing (COL 471424 1), 1992: Side One plays songs from Side One of Human Touch in spite of correct labels. Can be detected by simply checking the discs grooves (7 tracks instead of 5). Rare.
UK picture disc (COL 471424 0), 1992
IN CONCERT / MTV PLUGGED (2-LP Set)
Pressed in Holland, Spain and the UK only for a limited period of 90 days (all three with same catalogue number COL 473860 1) in 1993. Single colour picture sleeve; song lyrics on inner bags.
(Holland/Spain: COL 478555 1 / US: COL 7464-67060-1), 1995
Gatefold picture sleeve with song lyrics and photos on inner bags; discs carry picture labels based on the cover artwork.
[ NOTE: Vinyl pressings of the following albums are exclusive to Holland and/or the US. ]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
(Holland: COL 481650 1 / US: COL C 67484), 1995
Picture sleeve with song lyrics on inner bag.
18 TRACKS (2-LP Set)
(Holland: COL 494200 1 / US: COL C2 69476), 1999
Single picture sleeve with song lyrics on inner bags; discs carry picture labels.
LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
(Holland: COL 500000 1 / US: COL C3 85490), 2001
Stunning trifold picture sleeve. It is of note that vinyl pressings of this album were mastered from a different/superior source to the CD version and thus feature better sound.
THE RISING (2-LP Set)
(Holland: COL 508000 1 / US: COL C2 86600), 2002
Single picture sleeve with song lyrics on inner bags.
DEVILS & DUST
(US: COL C2 93900), 2005
US-only release on vinyl, containing three tracks per side. Single picture sleeve with song lyrics on inner bags.
WE SHALL OVERCOME: THE SEEGER SESSIONS
(Holland / US: COL 82876 83439 1), 2006
180-gram vinyl pressing. Single picture sleeve with song lyrics on inner bags. It is of note that the less common European pressing exists with two differently coloured labels (white or beige) which also feature subtle small-print alterations between them. Moreover, mispressed copies of the European version are playing the songs from Side Three (“My Oklahoma Home”, “Eyes On The Prize” and “Shenandoah”) on both the proper side and Side One, while the correct Side One tracks (“Old Dan Tucker”, “Jesse James”, “Mrs. McGrath” and “O Mary Don’t You Weep”) are missing altogether.
(Europe / US: COL 88697 17060 1), 2007
180-gram vinyl pressing in very nice gatefold picture sleeve with glossy lyric inner bag. Like its CD counterpart, the LP also includes “Terry’s Song” as a hidden bonus track (following the regular album closer, “Devil’s Arcade”) not listed on the back cover or label. Originally came shrinkwrapped with red info sticker.
WORKING ON A DREAM
(Europe: COL 88697 45316 1 / US: COL 88697 41355 1), 2009
180-gram vinyl pressing in full-colour picture sleeve with lyric inner bags. US copies featured an interesting bonus of a free mp3 download code for the entire album available from Springsteen’s official website. An American mispressing of the LP exists with Side Two playing the three tracks from the second side of Franz Ferdinand’s “Tonight: Franz Ferdinand” vinyl album, which was released one day prior to “Working On A Dream”.
(Europe / US: COL 88697 76177 1), 2010
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Single black-and-white picture sleeve with lyric inner bags; discs carry regular red Columbia labels. Both the European and US pressings included free mp3 download codes for the entire album available via Springsteen’s official website.
WRECKING BALL (2-LP Set)
(Europe / US: COL 88691 94254 1), 2012
180-gram vinyl pressing in full-colour picture sleeve with black-and-white lyric inner bags. For the first time, this LP set also contained a free CD copy of the full album (11-track standard edition), housed inside a plain white paper sleeve.
HIGH HOPES (2-LP Set)
(Europe / US: COL 88843 01546 1), 2014
180-gram vinyl pressing in full-colour picture sleeve with colour lyric inner bags. Again, this LP set also included a CD copy of the full album, housed inside a plain white die-cut paper sleeve.
THE ALBUM COLLECTION VOL. 1, 1973-1984 (8-LP Box Set)
(Europe / US: COL 88875 01415 14), 2014
Box set of Springsteen's first seven albums ("Greetings..." through "Born In The U.S.A.") in remastered form pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with fairly faithful reproductions of original U.S. picture and inner sleeves, and also containing a 70-page hardcover booklet as well as an mp3 download code. Interestingly, the "Nebraska" LP found in this set features an altered track sequence, with "State Trooper" moved from the end of Side One to the beginning of Side Two (although labels are listing the original order).