About

Welcome to Brucebase. From here you can access the most complete guides to the music of Bruce Springsteen available on the internet today. This site is a co-operative project staffed by a number of permanent contributors, however it's not our site - it's yours. We welcome any comment, addition, criticism or suggestion to make it better or more complete. All queries or contributions however small will be acknowledged. We especially welcome readers recollections of shows and scans or photographs of any memorabilia that might remain in your collection. We do not credit you personally for the text on the site, but in case of photos, where the photographer is known, we'll credit him/her in the filename of the photo.

Brucebase contains setlists for ALL the known concerts that Bruce Springsteen and his bands have played with details (if available) of the tracks, with notes on features of interest as well as the known "sources" of the music (CDs, DVDs, LPs etc). We also display videos, audio clips, newspaper articles, ticket scans, passes, posters, adverts and handwritten setlists for over 2000 shows. We also offer the most comprehensive description of all recorded material and sessions, retail releases, appearances, and interviews, which are constantly updated.

Brucebase is intended to be as definitive as possible, so if you have corrections or additional information please contact the administrators. This site is in no way affiliated or sanctioned by Bruce Springsteen or anyone in his/that organisation.

History

Brucebase, created in March 1997 by John, was originally hosted at brucebase.shetland.co.uk, and moved in Mid-February 2006 to brucebase.org.uk. Anyone who was a regular visitor to the "old" Brucebase, may have noticed that it was no longer being updated. In fact, the last update was November 2008. Obviously, this meant that an entire tour was missing, and nearly two years of incidental updates. So, in October 2010 Pete contacted John, with a view to resurrecting the site at brucebase.wikispaces.com. I showed him a couple of sample pages, and explained my vision for a new Brucebase. One that assimilated the best of the old version (it's simplicity, speed, accuracy) and updated it for the 21st century. With respect, the old version was built in the 1990s, and it showed. John didn't have the time to administer the site, and he also had technical issues. He fully supports the wikispaces-site, and has administrator powers here. Following John's approval, we started the long process of transferring the site, adding many new features along the way. Unfortunately the process of transferring the site had to start all over again in 2018, when Wikispaces decided to end all wiki activities by the end of September. Pete had little time to take care of this new transfer, so Danny stepped up, eventually getting help by Jake. This new Wiki is the result of that, containing a lot more statistical information than ever before. Even at it's current location the site suffers from problems, especially when in 2019 Flickr decided the discontinue it's service to Brucebase. But this does not stop us, we're constantly improving and adding information. So enjoy the site, there's a lot to explore.

Credits

Current (wikidot)

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to keeping Brucebase relevant and improving for more than 20 years now, including your current hosts: Danny, Jake and Dave.

Special Thanks

We do not make a habit to pay credit to everybody who contributes to the site with information, or other help. Therefore we'd like to use this section to do that in general. First of all former Brucebase administrator Pete Russell, and longtime contributor Johnny Savage. Also Eddy Wehbe for working together, Discogs for the extra details, and the support of the many contributors on BTX, SPL, Hoffman Music Forums and Greasy Lake for helping to identify key issues. Other people that definately need to be praised are authors like Clinton Heylin, Peter Ames Carlin, but also people, like Albee Tellone, that have worked with Springsteen either in or outside the studio, or as part of his management team (like Jon Landau, Barbara Carr), and Sony Music.

Previous (wikispaces)

I would like to thank everyone who helped move the site over, and has contributed in other ways. Danny, Jake, Pete, Johanna and Craig in particular for their work on the previous Brucebase Wiki on Wikispaces.

Original (brucebase.shetland.co.uk/brucebase.org.uk)

Grateful thanks for the initial beta testing and the huge (at the time) downloads go to Tom Randolph, and especially to Peter Bambini for all the ongoing research and hard work chasing the shadows. Special thanks to Staale Aune Fjellstad, Per and Grethe for dedicated and ongoing error checking :-), to Billy Smith and Dari for the use of their wonderful archive material, and Johanna, Aaron and Peter C for the dedicated sections they maintain. Thanks also to Cathy, Andrew, Cliff, Carlo, Steven and the H9'ers for the additional graphics and to everyone who has or will contribute - too many to mention you all.

Other information

It should also be noted here that this site offers no material for trade or sale and is intended as a dataset for information only. If anyone has any problems with any material, text or graphics, or feels that there is a copyright infringement of any kind, they should contact the administrator immediately.

Use of any of the material on the site on other web sites should retain any credit or contributer reference or link and refer to Brucebase as the originator. No part of this site (or information there from) may be published in print form without the written permission of the site co-operative. All published works are to retain all copyright and contributor references.

Legenda

00Photo-32.png Photo, Memorabilia, etc. (See Gallery-tab on Gig-page)
00Ticket-32.png Ticket (See Gallery-tab on Gig-page)
00Setlist-32.png Setlist (See Setlist-tab on Gig-page)
00Story-32.png Storyteller Transcript (See Storyteller-tab on Gig-page)
00News-32.png Newspaper Article, Advert, AdPoster, etc. (See News-tab on Gig-page)
00Eye-32.png Eyewitness Report (See Eyewitness-tab on Gig-page)
00Video-32.png Video Footage (See Media-tab on Gig-page)
00Audio-32.png Audio Samples (See Media-tab on Gig-page)
00Bootleg-32.png Audio / Video Bootleg Exists, not necessarily in circulation. (See Recording-tab on Gig-page)
00Recording-32.png Official Live Download Available (See Recording-tab on Gig-page)
00Retail-32.png Official Retail Release (See Recording-tab on Gig-page)
00Star-32.png Featured Page
00Help-32.png Info/Help needed

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