Nils Lofgren – Acoustic Live (1997/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 01:14:03 minutes | 2,92 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:14:03 minutes | 1,48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital booklet
Genre: Rock, Acoustic | © Analogue Productions
Nils Hilmer Lofgren is an American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since 1984, a former member of Crazy Horse, and founder/frontman of the band Grin. Lofgren was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band in 2014. “Acoustic Live” is an interesting and charming album from Nils Lofgren in 1997 as he follow on in the Unplugged tradition that became popular in the 1990s. It was actually recorded at The Barns Of Wolftrap, Vienna in Virginia on January 18th, 1997.
Along with his work as a solo artist, Lofgren has marked more than 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as well as a former member of Crazy Horse and Grin. Lofgren joined Neil Young’s band in 1968 at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. Lofgren would maintain a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight’s the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue. From ’71 to ’74 Lofgren was active in Grin, the band he founded in ’69. Solo albums and tours followed every year through the 1970s as Lofgren established himself as a top guitarist and live performer earning the respect and acclaim of his peers. Bruce Springsteen made the call in 1984 and Lofgren joined the E-Street Band for the Born in the USA tour. Lofgren was an instant hit with Springsteens fans through his playing and vibrant on stage persona. Lofgren remains a stalwart of the E-Street Band to the present day.
Acoustic Live is a small treasure for longtime Nils Lofgren fans. Capturing Lofgren alone in front of an appreciative audience, knocking out such favorites as “You,” “No Mercy” and “Keith Don’t Go,” plus six new songs. Even with the new songs, there are no real revelations, only a selection of little gems that will certainly bring a smile to the face of any longtime Lofgren fan.
01 – You
02 – Sticks and Stones
03 – Some Must Dream
04 – Little On Up
05 – Keith Don’t Go
06 – Wonderland
07 – Big Tears Fall
08 – Believe
09 – Black Books
10 – To Your Heart
11 – Man in the Moon
12 – I’ll Arise
13 – Blue Skies
14 – Tears on Ice
15 – All Out
16 – Mud In Your Eye
17 – No Mercy
Recorded originally at 44.1kHz/16-bit. Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
DSD transfer created by Gus Skinas of SuperAudioCenter from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master.
This is a digital recording. True to our company principles, Analogue Productions in almost all cases reissues recordings only where the analog master tape is available. However, there are rare exceptions that whether digitally recorded or otherwise, a recording is so outstanding it’s worthy of the highest quality reissue.