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The River (2CD)


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  • Audio CD (Aug. 2 1985)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000025KI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,487 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Ties That Bind
2. Sherry Darling - Bruce Springsteen
3. Jackson Cage
4. Two Hearts - Bruce Springsteen
5. Independence Day
6. Hungry Heart
7. Out In The Street - Bruce Springsteen
8. Crush On You
9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) - Bruce Springsteen
10. I Wanna Marry You - Bruce Springsteen
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Point Blank - Bruce Springsteen
2. Cadillac Ranch - Bruce Springsteen
3. I'm A Rocker - Bruce Springsteen
4. Fade Away - Bruce Springsteen
5. Stolen Car - Bruce Springsteen
6. Ramrod - Bruce Springsteen
7. The Price You Pay
8. Drive All Night - Bruce Springsteen
9. Wreck On The Highway - Bruce Springsteen


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Volpe on Oct. 5 2003
Format: Audio CD
I really don't think I have enough good words for "The River" and I know that a maximum of 1,000 words cannot possible be enough for the epic I could write about this album! What I will say is that this is probably the only album in my CD collection that just gives me an instant good feeling when I listen to it. Even if the song is beautifully depressing like Bruce does wonderfully, it still feels me with sheer delight. In my opinion, this IS what an album should be--two discs of pure mastery. "The River" is so perfect that I couldn't rate the songs if I wanted to--every single one would get 5 stars. My favorite, though, would have to be "Stolen Car" (if I HAD to choose). It is just so painstakingly brilliant, solemn, and it exemplifies the quiet desperation that I love from Bruce...gorgeous in one word. I love everything I can get my hands on from Bruce Springsteen, but "The River" just flows through my veins. How about that corny plug, eh?
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hadn't heard it in 10 years or so except for the ones that made it to other records. Awesome work from Bruce at the height of his creativity.
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By Douglas MacRae on June 20 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This collection of songs marks a return to when Rock n Roll was more fun. It is balanced by songs that probe into the sadder side of relationships that fail to bring fulfillment. It has songs with a lot of energy. Great listening, with music from a band at it's peak. Clarence Clemons will be missed.

When is Columbia going to come out with the remastered edition? I was listening to the RM Born To Run before I put this on. Most of the albums from Springsteen are long overdue to be remastered.
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By Harris Macklin on March 1 2009
Format: Audio CD
I loved this album when it came out and it does have a lot of great songs. "Two Hearts", "Drive All Night" and "Stolen Car" (though I prefer the Tracks version) are just three. However it is not among Springsteen's best with clunkers like "Crush on You", "I Wanna Marry You", and worst of all "You Can Look". However when Bruce avoids disolving into cliches he is one of the best songwriter there is. It's too bad he didn't replace some of the weak songs on here with better songs that ended up on Tracks like "Loose Ends" and "Where the Bands Are". They would have fit seemlessly into this album. However the great songs still sound great after all these years.
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By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 23 2006
Format: Audio CD
These songs are no less than majestic, lyrically and melodically. The singing and playing are equally impressive and convey the various moods of the album so well. The ecstasy, the joy and the sadness of life are captured here with an honesty very rarely matched in the history of rock.

The Ties That Bind, Sherry Darling and Hungry Heart are passionate rockers, while Independence Day is a mournful ballad full of memories and regret. Point Black is a slow ballad, whilst Cadillac Ranch and I'm A Rocker are blistering slabs of energetic rock. Fade Away is a slow and anguished ballad with beautiful piano work and a stirring arrangement, while the sad and fragile Stolen Car almost sounds like something from Nebraska.

Traditional rock 'n roll rears its pulsating head on Ramrod, while the next three songs all have cars and driving as their theme: The Price You Pay is sombre and melancholic, Drive All Night sad and soulful, and this masterpiece of an album concludes with the sorrowful Wreck On The Highway, one of Springsteen's most moving songs. In its dignified resignation, acceptance and the renewed appreciation for loved ones that it inspires it reminds me of Lou Reed's The Bed or Song For My Father by The Angels Of Light.

The River is such a great album that it's almost too much to digest all these wonderful songs in one uninterrupted listening session.
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