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Born In The U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
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1. Born In The U.S.A.
2. Cover Me
3. Darlington County
4. Working On The Highway
5. Downbound Train
6. I'm On Fire
7. No Surrender
8. Bobby Jean
9. I'm Goin' Down
10. Glory Days
11. Dancing In The Dark
12. My Hometown

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Born in the U.S.A. is an album painted in big, broad strokes. But it was still too subtle for some--namely politicians who tried to tap the title track as a jingoistic anthem when it is in fact a bitter diatribe by a Vietnam War vet whose country forgot him. The rest of the album is a glorious grab bag of radio-ready populist anthems--his best display of pure pop songwriting ever--including "No Surrender," "Dancing in the Dark," "Bobby Jean," and "Glory Days" alongside more circumspect numbers such as "My Hometown" and "I'm On Fire." It's not true that there's no arguing with success, but in this case Springsteen's widespread acclaim was warranted. With Born in the U.S.A., all those predictions from a decade earlier--that Springsteen was the future of rock--had come true. --Daniel Durchholz

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rebel with a cause.................? Dec 7 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
probably my second fave bruce album, equally with "tunnel of love"
fave tracks "cover me" - "whole world is out there, just tryin' to score, i seen enough, don't wanna see anymore......." - says it all.
i've always been a springsteen fan, aside from a teenage crush on him, which lasted a good few years beyond that!
i love his songs for their gritty & honest lyrics, being unafraid to tackle real gutsy subjects, with a fierce gusto and passion.
back to the songs....
the title track, i love less, for it's political statements, which i don't necessarily agree with.....
"dancing in the dark" of course, bruce getting into dance, with funky keyboards, this song somehow has some similarity with stevie nicks foray into this area, with "stand back" (they somehow have a similar sound-?)
"downbownd train" typical bruce, singing about the loser......
"i'm going down" is a real good big boss rock track.
"i'm on fire" again, a real passionate track, romantic & gutsy, classic springsteen.
love 'im!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100 % Made In The U.S.A. Feb. 3 2004
By Barry
Format:Audio CD
In music history, there are always those one albums that stand the test of time. Albums that are mentioned and referenced too for years and will be for decades to come. Albums where you can recite every single song on the whole thing. Albums that should of been mandatory listening to everyone and should of been issued to everyone as part of a law. Okay, so maybe that last part is stretching it. "Born In The U.S.A." is definitley one of those special albums. When it hit the streets in 1984, it exploded like a hurricane and pretty much defined the 80's stadium, chest thumping, blue collar rock for the time. The fact that it was Bruce's most commercial and radio friendly release to date didn't really matter much because the writing and singing and performing was still all Bruce and the brilliance of the E Street Band. The album is unfairly criticized for being too "poppish". It just goes to show you how some people just don't understand things. The album is just as clever and strongly written as any of his more serious a;bums. But because it has a certain sound, then it can't be as good. Geez. Some people don't understand music!. The album is one of the most consistent rock albums that has a straight line from the first opening drum beats of "Born In The U.S.A.", to the final eloquent and haunting sounds of "My Hometown". Not surprisingly, this was Bruce's most successful studio album, and one of his most consistent rocking albums. Slower tracks are few on this set, the only ones being the gorgeous "I'm On Fire", which is probably one of the best songs he's done, "Downbound Train", and the already mentioned album closer, "My Hometown". This album spawned 7 top ten hits. Read more ›
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By Stretch
Format:Audio CD
Although it's inconceivable today, there was a time in 1982 when Bruce Springsteen was in a slump. His style of thoughtful, Anthemic Heartland Rock had seen it's heyday pass. As for Bruce Himself, his Record Sales indicated that he had a devoted core following, but was no longer a commercial force to be Reckoned with. He had the Fawning support of Critics, but they don't buy many records and won't help pay his bills.
Thanks to a new entertainment Medium, MTV, which showed "Music Videos" that would emphasize the Visual aspect of an Artist as well as the Music, Springsteen seemed very out of favor.
Bruce knew the Pressure was on him. The fickle public had written him off as a Guy who had a Spark in the 70's with "Born to Run" but his best days were behind him in 1984.
As he did before, For Production Bruce teamed with Himself, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Steve Van Zant but this time around they gave the Recording an added Sheen and Polish, making his sound cleaner and more Accesible to a Mass Audience. His supporting casts arsenal also received an Updating, Synthesizers were added to the mix to Bode with the musical climate. Which was slightly overdue. In my opinion for quite some time Bruce sound could've benefited from A current element and on "Born In The U.S.A" Thats just what it got.
No question, the End Result would sound like Bruce Springsteen, but with a modern twist that would Enhance it's effect.
This was a well-offered offering, borrowing elements from all his previous albums. This was Bruce's comeback that he desperately needed.
Liner Notes - Incredibly Thorough. Details are given on where the recording took place, who mixed, and The Full E Street Band Roster. Bob Ludwig mastered the recording.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most fully realized album to date... Oct. 28 2003
By dvdtrkr
Format:Audio CD
To fully appreciate this album, you have to have "Nebraska", "Tracks", and "Live 1975-1985" as well as on its own. Both versions of the song "Born in the USA" are incredible in their own way.

Every song on "Born in the USA" were outtakes from "Nebraska" and vice versa. Even the b-sides were hits, and the outtakes have been played frequently on his tours. It's an unbelievable wealth of material from that period. I would love to see a box set documenting the journey from "Nebraska's" roots to the 4 hour marathon shows on the "Born in the USA" Tour, maybe also as a "Classic Albums" DVD.
Where Nebraska is dark and bleak to almost claustrophobic levels, this one wants to bust out all over. Born in the USA (the song) misled most listeners, and had it wound up on "Nebraska", the lyrics would have fit in perfectly. But here, it's not a celebration of patriotism, it's pure rage against a system that let him down. But the rest of the album talks about bonds between friends, sex, love, nostalgia, and watching changes in your neighborhood. It's truly about "American Life".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delivered Fast!
My Dad really wanted this CD for Christmas, but you can't find it in any stores. I chose the 3-8 business day shipping option, not wanting to pay $20 for shipping and handling, and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jocelyn Rutgers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Original record - old cover yet very good condition. Still had the stickers on
Classic album and classic artist - 5*
Published 9 months ago by Justin
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough of those tight jeans
Born in the USA is one of Springsteen's most iconic and classic albums ever. I can't believe I didn't own it sooner. Definitely one of my favorites! Read more
Published 18 months ago by rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
The CD was sent and delivered as was promised. It arrived in great condition and is the 4th CD i've purchased here and haven't been let down yet. Thanks for the great service!!
Published on July 30 2011 by Sandman
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Springsteen's best album.
Dancing in the dark is my favorite song from this album and it is one of the best songs from the 80s. I'm On fire, My Hometown are two great songs. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars Best purchase I have made in a long time
Thank you, Bruce, for leaving your song "I'm on Fire" off your Greatest Hits collection! If you hadn't done that, I would probably never have bought one of the best... Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by S.R.W. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Blue American
Bruce Springsteen is a true American!It shows in this album.From his famous smash hit Born In The USA,to his sentimental and nostalgic songs like My Hometown,he is an icon of... Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by John Profetto
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific
this is my favourite springsteen cd containing great songs like dancing in the dark and born in the usa.five stars.very highly recommended
Published on June 14 2004 by scorpion expert
5.0 out of 5 stars NO SURRENDER
In which the prodigal son finally stops running and comes home to stay. At 35 he is comfortable in his skin, reassured in his vision of America and not afraid to tell the world... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Peter Fegan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums ever!
This is one of the best albums ever released, by any artist, in any genre. Every song, without exception, is either an all-time classic or an all-around great song. Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2004 by JPAN
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