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Bruce Springsteen releases 1981 live album to raise money for the New Jersey pandemic relief fund


Bruce Springsteen has announced the surprise release of a new live album which is designed to generate more funds for a charitable cause.

The 28-song live album, taken from a performance at the Brendan Byrne Arena on July 9th, 1981, arrives as a showreel of Springsteen’s biggest hits. The record, which includes iconic tracks taken from Thunder RoadThe River and Badlands and more, will see 100% of proceeds donated to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

“Summer Tour ’81 marked Springsteen’s triumphant return from Europe,” Springsteen said in a statement.

He added: “It began with the christening of the new Brendan Byrne Arena in NJ. All net proceeds from the sale of this show will be donated to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.”

The album, which will be available to buy here, is being sold solely on Springsteen’s live archive website for $9.95 or, alternatively $12.95 for lossless quality. All of the money will be donated to New Jersey.

To coincide with the the album news, The Boss has release a taster with ‘Johnny Bye Bye’ which can be streamed below.