Bruce Springsteen 'Electric Nebraska' (lost 'electric' version of album; 1982)

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Nebraska album art.

Status: Lost

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter. He wrote songs about "the every-man" and connected with people on personal levels. 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 effort, Nebraska.

When the album was recorded, Bruce started initial development with rough demos that utilized 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 demos sounded superior to the finished products. He decided to have the album comprised entirely of the demos, 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 personally does not want to release it, believing the album was only executed perfectly through the released version. The few bootlegs that feature material from the Nebraska sessions are mere expansions of the released demo recordings.