The Lost Masters I: Alone In Colts Neck (The Complete Nebraska Session)
Solo session at Colts Neck, NJ, Dec 1981 to Jan 1982. This is the alternate Nebraska album.
When Bruce Springsteen handed a cassette of demos he recorded by himself to manager Jon Landau, they were intended to be his next album once the E Street Band had recorded them. As time passed, all parties realised that the recordings were already worthy of release as they captured a side of Springsteen not yet revealed to his fans – his folk roots.
Recorded at Colts Neck, in his bedroom, the “boss” was alone with his acoustic guitar and head leaned forward almost touching the microphone. The songs were open to interpretation. Several like Born In The U.S.A., Downbound Train and Pink Cadillac were later recorded with the E Street Band and if you’ve never heard the “folk” version, you wouldn’t believe it possible.