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Released March 3, 1996
Recorded January-February 21, 1995
The Hit Factory, New York
Tramps, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 23:01
Label Columbia Records Logo.png
Producer Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Blood Brothers
Singles from Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers is an EP by Bruce Springsteen, released on March 3, 1996, along with the Blood Brothers documentary on VHS. It was the first time the entire E Street Band recorded together since 1984.[1]

An acoustic version of "Blood Brothers" was released on Greatest Hits, along with the studio version of "Murder Incorporated" and "Secret Garden", minus strings. The live version of "Murder Incorporated" recorded at Tramps, New York City on February 21, 1995 on this EP is the same version that is in the music video. In 2013, "High Hopes" was re-recorded for the album of the same name, released on January 14, 2014.

After being long out-of-print, the Blood Brothers EP was re-released in digital format on iTunes and Spotify in January 2014.

Track Listing[]

  1. Blood Brothers (alternate rock version)
  2. High Hopes
  3. Murder Incorporated (Live at Tramps, New York City)
  4. Secret Garden (string version)
  5. Without You


  • Bruce Springsteen - guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan - piano, backing vocals
  • Clarence Clemons - saxophone, backing vocals, percussion
  • Danny Federici - organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Nils Lofgren - electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Garry Tallent - bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Van Zandt - guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Weinberg - drums, backing vocals
  • David Kahne - string arrangement and string synthesizer on "Secret Garden"
  • Lisa Lowell - backing vocals on "High Hopes"
  • Frank Pagano - percussion on "High Hopes," backing vocals on "Without You"
  • Chuck Plotkin - backing vocals on "Without You"
  • Soozie Tyrell - backing vocals on "High Hopes"


  1. "Blood Brothers". Live Bruce Springsteen. Sony Music Entertainment, 2017. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
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