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Born to Run
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1975 album from New Jersey's finest. Born To Run was the album that created the legend and set the stage for massive international success. Features classic Boss tracks like 'Thunder Road', 'Badlands' and, of course, 'Born To Run'.
Few albums are as fueled by hope, possibility, and the lure of the open road as Born to Run, a virtual concept album about small-town Jerseyites in search of a better life via hot-rodding out on the turnpike, scoring some small-time hustle, or blowing out of town altogether, either across the river to New York City or west for parts unknown. Songs like "Jungleland," "Thunder Road," "Backstreets," and the title track are epic productions, both sonically and lyrically, borrowing from Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and West Side Story. When Born to Run was released in 1975, it earned then-unknown Springsteen the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek. The attention was warranted then, and it still is now. --Daniel Durchholz
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Springsteen drops bombs on the sonic landscape with punishing guitars and dizzying climatic saxophone solos that trigger vivid images of Springsteen's downtrodden characters. Mary in in Born to Run's opening track, "Thunder Road," bursts with brilliant life, an enigmatic woman that leaves an indellible image in every twentysomething hopeless romantic. She's introduced with a dancing piano piece and exits with a rousing arrangement of blistering saxophone work and crashing cymbals. At the end of "Thunder Road," Springsteen's voice exudes a genuine desperation and longing to escape with Mary, leaving us with sounds of engines roaring and the howling wind of the beach road he sings of.
"Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" rollicks joyfully and shakes our bodies in a myriad of blues infused guitar and boisterous trumpets that seem almost misplaced on such a "pure" rock and roll album. However, Springsteen pulls it off perfectly, paying homage to the wild R&B sounds of James Brown and jangle reminiscent of Chuck Berry. "Night" rips open with fantastic melody of a jarring piano clashing with smooth saxophone work , a song that captures the joy and tribulation of the working class.Read more ›
Frankly I am glad he did, Springsteen rivals Bob Dylan in my mind.
This album is early Springsteen and is the beginning of some great songs.
I love the way he uses words like in the song Born to Run.
"Sprung from cages down highway nine, chrome wheel, fuel injected and steppin out over the line. This album in my mind is where he truly found himself.
This will always be his signature album (with the possible exception of Born in the USA)
10th Avenue freeze out and another masterpiece "Thunder Road also appear on this CD
If you want to hear Springsteen at his very best, you should start with this CD.
I bought this on Amazon's Canada site in the Marketplace, and assumed it the DVDs would be NTSC North America compatible. Only after I bought it, I realized it was coming from the UK, therefore PAL Region 2 which doesn't play on most North American DVD players. Fortunately (for me) I have an all-region player, and so no problem for me. But my advice for those who buy through the Marketplace is to check the country the vendor is located, as it may affect the type of DVD you're buying.
The album is amazing. Thunder Road is an absolute classic. That song might be his best-written work. "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" takes him into the city where he puts together his band. "Night" is amazing - every working man's anthem. I must say I'm not a fan of "Backstreets", but "Born to Run" was almost literally an anthem. Then, to close, "Meeting Across The River" serves as a metaphoric gathering of resources to prove his hometown detractors wrong. And finally, "Jungleland" takes the daunting task of taking over the NYC music scene by the short hairs and cements Bruce's standing as the king of music.
Can you tell I like Bruce Springsteen? I grew up with this music, but didn't buy my first Springsteen album until December 2003 at age 32. The music and poetry is staggeringly heart-felt, and this particular album makes the best use of Springsteen's empathetic narrative skills and shows his fans who's Boss.
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Only 2 songs I liked but I will keep ordering just the same. I love Bruce Springsteen.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have not watched/listened to all of it yet but it is great as expected. You can't go wrong with Bruce. Great driving musicPublished 13 months ago by jo arsenault
Listening to the Born To Run album right now, the one that came in a box set for the anniversary. Excellent remaster! Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2013 by Douglas MacRae
No true fan should be without this set. Amazing video. Amazing music. An asset to my collection of all thing Bruce!Published on April 4 2013 by Lori Ferguson
Springsteen was (and I'm going to make a number up here) 18 when he released this steaming turd onto the world. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2007 by Jason Beck