Today, Bruce Springsteen announced a brand-new limited-edition and numbered vinyl box set of dubbed The Album Collection Vol. 2. The compilation stands as a follow-up to 2014’s The Album Collection Vol. 1, which cataloged Springsteen’s live and studio output from 1973 to 1984. With this new collection, Springsteen offers a sampling of live performances and studio recordings from 1987 to 1996 over the course of 10 LPs.As explained by The Album’s webpage:All four of Bruce Springsteen’s studio albums from this period were certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA, with three reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. The Vol. 2 collection follows the 2014 release of Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984, which included newly remastered editions of the first seven Bruce Springsteen studio albums.The Album Collection Vol. 2 contains a number of classic albums and live recordings from 1987 to 1996, all of which have been newly remastered for vinyl by renowned engineer Bob Ludwig and Springsteen’s longtime engineer Toby Scott. The set includes 1987’s Tunnel of Love, 1988’s Chimes of Freedom EP, 1992’s Human Touch and Lucky Town, 1993’s In Concert/MTV Plugged, and 1995’s The Ghost of Tom Joad. Notably, the collection will also include the first-ever vinyl pressing of 1996’s Blood Brothers EP. As noted in the box’s description, “All of this material comes in recreations of the original packaging, accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from the period.”You can get Bruce Springsteen’s brand-new, expansive vinyl box set when it’s released on May 18th via Columbia/Legacy, with preorders beginning on March 30th.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is expected to escape any disciplinary action for a studs-up lunge on West Ham’s Mark Noble. Aguero’s challenge saw his boot go over the ball and connect with the Hammers midfielder but it is understood referee Martin Atkinson saw the incident at the time and decided to take no action. That would prevent the Football Association taking retrospective action against City’s Argentina striker and ensures he will not be banned for the Manchester derby. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce had complained about the challenge, saying: “It was a dangerous tackle and the referee was right in front of it.” Meanwhile, West Brom defender Craig Dawson is also set to escape any action over an elbow on Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni. Palace boss Neil Warnock called the incident an “assault” but referee Mark Clattenburg is understood to have seen the challenge and allowed the Baggies first goal to stand in Saturday’s 2-2 draw. Speroni required lengthy treatment before being substituted by Warnock,who said he wanted to protect the keeper from suffering any potential damage. Warnock said: “If officials can’t see a smash like that then I’ve got to protect my goalkeeper. “It’s almost an assault. He comes from two or three yards away and smashes him in the face. I don’t understand why at least one of the officials can’t see that.” Press Association