There was Kevin Farrell, a contributor to SiriusXM’s E Street Radio channel, among a crowd of Bruce Springsteen fans at a listening party for Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 — when he turned around to find The Great Man, who was sorta kinda minding his business, in the back of the room.
“I was answering a question and everyone was staring at me, and I thought, ‘What’s wrong?'” Farrell told the Asbury Park Press. “I looked behind me, and all of a sudden there he was. He was listening without us being aware of it.”
According to the Billboard (see link below) article, “The Boss” snuck in through the back entrance of Jack’s Music Shoppe, in Red Bank, on Sept. 24 — the same day Springsteen filmmaker Thom Zimny was shooting footage to preview the album.
The box set is set for release Nov. 17 on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. Each of Springsteen’s first seven albums, spanning from his debut, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) to Born in the U.S.A. (1984). All of the albums have been remastered on CD and vinyl by The Boss, with engineers Bob Ludwig and Toby Scott >>> http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6297008/bruce-springsteen-box-set-listening-party