Bruce Springsteen "Nebraska" (lost 'electric' version of album; 1982)
Bruce Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter. He is songwriting is popular for its emotional foundation, connecting with people on a personal level. His albums, Born To Run (1975) and Born In The U.S.A. (1983) are considered to be among his greatest works, in addition to his 1982 album, Nebraska.
Bruce started initial development with rough demos using only guitar, vocals, mandolin, and harmonica. He later rallied the E-Street band together and recorded the album, with complete orchestrations. However, he felt that despite what the other band members thought, the original demos sounded superior. He decided to release the demos as the album, shelving all the full-band versions of the songs. The songs were played live in these versions during various tours of Springsteen's career.
The "Electric Version" has never been released. Springsteen claims that he does not want to release it, and that the album was only executed perfectly as it was released. The few bootlegs that feature material from the Nebraska sessions are mere expansions of the released demo recordings.
- Ultimate Classic Rock article about the recording of the album. Retrieved 12 Mar '19