Bruce Springsteen’s 1995 Greatest Hits album will be among the vinyl releases set for “Record Store Day” on April 21st. The album, which is being reissued by Sony/Legacy, will be available as a double album, individually numbered, and pressed on red vinyl. The label is also issuing releases by Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, the Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, and others.
Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Hits album was released on February 27th, 1995, and topped the charts for two weeks. The collection, which has since sold over four million copies, featured the album debut of Springsteen’s Grammy and Oscar Award-winning song, “Streets Of Philadelphia,” the Born In The U.S.A. outtake “Murder Incorporated,” and three newly recorded songs with the E Street Band — a remake of the 1982 tune “This Hard Land,” “Blood Brothers,” and “Secret Garden.”
Back in 1995, Bruce Springsteen explained what the motivation was behind finally releasing a greatest hits album 22 years into his recording career: “I wanted a record that a young fan, they could go in to the store and they could get a taste of all the work done over the past 20 years, or so — and learn a little bit about the band and get a feeling for some of the music — y’know, without having to go back and get all the (laughs) other records.” in New York City at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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