Bruce Springsteen Announces New Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set

first_imgToday, 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.last_img read more

Boutique benefits local women

first_imgSaint Mary’s students were asked to raid their closets over Easter Break for clothing, shoes and accessories in an effort to raise donations for the first ever “Just Shop” Boutique clothing drive this past Friday in the Saint Mary’s Student Center.Donations were dropped off in labeled containers located at various sites around campus including the Student Center, Spes Unica Hall, Moreau Hall, Madeleva Hall and even the residence halls, Adrienne Lyles Chockley, interim coordinator of the SMC Justice Education program, said.  In conjunction with the Justice Education department, junior Meredith Mersits created the boutique after being moved by the stories and issues facing incarcerated women, Mersits said.“The end of last semester, I started thinking about different issues that I was passionate about, and one of them happened to be the incarceration of women, thrift store shopping, and then how women who are incarcerated can get justice just because they go through so many problems after incarceration such as sexual assault,” Mersits said.  By incorporating the Saint Mary’s and South Bend community, Mersits said she hoped to bring a little light to the lives of women currently or previously incarcerated.“By putting those ideas together, I kind of figured out I wanted to bring light to the lives of incarcerated women, [and the] idea evolved into this boutique,” Mersits said.Open to both the South Bend and Saint Mary’s community, the “Just Shop Boutique” had the layout of a thrift store with a classier appeal, Mersits said.“I’ve seen all sorts of things.  It’s old students clothing, clothing from parents, I’ve seen children’s clothing, [just all] across the board.  We’re just calling it a boutique, though, [instead of a thrift shop],” Mersits said.Mersits said she began the project on her own with the gracious help of the Saint Mary’s community.“We had a lot of people support it. Everywhere on campus I’ve gone to, they [were] so helpful,” Mersits said. “Everyone was open to the idea, but it was definitely difficult to plan everything, because when you plan an event you don’t think about the fine details like getting together the donation boxes, because that was definitely tedious and time-consuming.  But by Friday night when I finally put the boxes out, I could finally see the work [coming together].” Lyles Chockley’s help really pushed the project forward with publicity within both communities, Mersits said. “Dr. Lyles Chockley has a lot of connections.  We also [talked] to people from the YWCA.  Through networking and [other associations], we’ve really been trying to bring in the South Bend community,” Mersits said.Lyles Chockley’s big project last semester, the Symposium on Female Incarceration, had a strong influence on Mersits’s inspiration for the “Just Shop” boutique, Mersits said.“Going to that really sparked my interest in wanting to do something for those women, giving them more of a resource and a chance and not just, ‘Here’s charity,’” Mersits said.“When I decided my major, social work, I feel like [it] helped me to see the bigger picture of things, because the biggest thing you can give is your time,” Mersits said. “Definitely what the justice education department has been organizing is a revival.  You can talk all you want, but it doesn’t really mean anything if you can’t walk the walk.”“This year has definitely been great working with all the people in the Justice Education department. Everyone is also really supportive of everyone’s ideas.  There’s so many people who are passionate about it.  The whole group is dedicated to bringing justice to the world,” Mersits said.Tags: Just Shop Boutique, SMClast_img read more

Djokovic leads tennis community in mourning ‘mentor’ Bryant

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Why it’s uncharitable to crucify Malami for ‘amending’ NBA rules, by Kayode Ajulo Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning his “mentor” Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the NBA great had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. Djokovic had spoken fondly of his relationship with the former Los Angeles Laker in an interview at the weekend and the 16-time Grand Slam champion signed off his Tweet of condolence with the words: “RIP my friend.” “My heart truly mourns over the news today. Kobe was a great mentor and friend to me,” the Serbian wrote. “You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathies to the Bryants and every family suffering from this tragedy.” Multiple Grand Slam champion doubles pairing and Lakers fans Bob and Mike Bryan played their final match at Melbourne Park before retirement with yellow tape on the backs of their legs marked with Bryant’s shirt number, 24, and nickname, Mamba. Djokovic’s great rival Rafa Nadal also joined a cavalcade of top players in expressing his condolences, declaring his “shock” at the news of the death in California of one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players. “I woke up this morning with the horrible news of the tragic death of one of the greatest sportsman in the world,” the Spaniard wrote. Nadal is chasing his 20th Grand Slam title plays his fourth round match later on Monday against Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is a massive NBA fan. Djokovic said at the weekend Bryant had helped him when he was battling an elbow injury and was struggling to “mentally and emotionally handle” working his way back to the top. “He was one of the people who was really there for me to give me some very valuable advice and guidelines to kind of believe and trust in myself, trust the process that I’ll be back,” he told ESPN. “I’m very grateful to him for being there for me, for being very supportive. I love Kobe, who doesn’t? He’s an amazing guy and one of the best basketball players and athletes of all time.” Djokovic was clearly not alone in receiving support from Bryant, with 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova, who was knocked out in the first round this year, also stunned by the news. “This is incredibly difficult to process,” wrote the Russian. “I will never forget your generosity and the time you set aside in some of my most difficult moments. I am forever grateful. My heart is with you and your beautiful family.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Australian OpenKobe BryantNBANovak Djokoviclast_img read more

Cricket News Lower order batting contributions key for success in Australia: Virat Kohli

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, has urged the batsmen to correct the mistakes made on tours to South Africa and England but stressed on the need for the lower order to contribute more if India are to achieve success in the upcoming series against Australia starting on November 21.Speaking in the press conference ahead of the team’s departure on Friday, Kohli said the focus must be on the lower order batsmen contributing a lot more. “We understand it can get difficult for the top because the bowlers are bowling a good spell. Middle order is relatively easy. Lower order contributions are crucial. In England, their lower order contributed much better than ours and that helped them win the series. We want the guys to be fearless in that position. An all-rounder who can bowl has no pressure and if he gets going, the course of the series can be changed. From top to bottom, we need to bat together,” Kohli said.Read More | Virat Kohli and the Adelaide love affair: A match made in heavenIn the recent series against England which India lost 1-4, Sam Curran, batting at No.8 shared vital partnerships with the tail to help the hosts recover. In Edgbaston, he helped the team recover from 86/6 to 180 with a knock of 63. At the Rose Bowl in Southampton, he smashed 78 to help England bounce back from 86/6 to 252.Everyone must contributeThe batting unit has consistently suffered on overseas tours in 2018, with only Kohli standing out. When asked about the struggles of the batting, Kohli said the team batted well in patches but the mistakes committed were extreme.Read More | Down Under – The making of Virat Kohli, the modern legend“We sat down and figured out what went wrong in England. To be honest, not much went wrong. However, when we made the mistakes, it was extreme. We played good cricket, but the mistakes were extreme. We need to control a tough situation better and how to find a way out of it rather than getting out of it immediately. Our focus will be how the batsmen bat together on the tour,” Kohli said.Key to success in AustraliaKohli stressed that the fitness levels of the Indian cricket team are up, which is a big boost in Australian conditions. The Indian skipper also praised the form of the bowlers, who have been consistently taking 20 wickets in Tests.Read More | This Day That Year: Sachin Tendulkar makes his Test debut vs Pakistan“The pitches in Australia can get boring at times. The kookaburra does not move much. It is about patience and maintaining the tempo well,” Kohli added.In the last couple of decades, South Africa has been the only team to achieve success Down Under in three consecutive Test series. Kohli said the Indian bowlers, with pacers like Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami  as well as spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the team, have the capability to maintain the pressure on the Australian batsmen“It is about patience and maintaining the tempo well. A team like South Africa have done well because guys like Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and now Kagiso Rabada have relentlessly bowled in the right areas. I am confident that my bowlers can do the job. he bowlers have the capability to take 20 wickets every time and that is a great feeling,” Kohli said.Indian coach Ravi Shastri said the team needed to seize the tough moments in order to gain success. “I see a lot of progress across all formats. I say this despite the score line in England. When we look at actual performances in all formats, especially on overseas conditions, I am more than happy. If we learn from the mistakes in South Africa and England, it will stand us in good stead in Australia,” Shastri said.India will be determined to win their first-ever Test series in Australia, which begins on December 6 in Adelaide. last_img read more