Born to Run
1 x LP
RSD 2015 remastered
2015 EU reissue on 180g LP-featuring adigitally remastered version of his second studio album which was recorded with the E Street Band at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt in New York and includes Rosalita [Come Out Tonight] and 4th of July Asbury Park ...
Release date: 2015-04-13(originally released in 1975)
2015 EU reissue on 180g LP remastered -featuring adigitally remastered version of his second studio album which was recorded with the E Street Band at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt in New York and includes Rosalita [Come Out Tonight] and 4th of July Asbury Park [Sandy].
A1. Thunder Road
A2. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
B1. Born To Run
B2. She's The One
B3. Meeting Across The River
It was make or break time for Bruce when his third album was released; fortunately, he delivered an album that established him as the voice of a generation and one of the strongest acts in American rock and roll. Born To Run joined together Bruce’s evocative lyrical gifts, grandiose arrangements that recalled Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, and the shaggy jam-band prowess of his live ensemble, The E Street Band (now featuring the talents of additional pianist Roy Bittan, drummer Max Weinberg and Springsteen’s longtime musical partner Steven Van Zandt). The result: an album that almost immediately became a Top 5 smash, earning Springsteen cover stories in Time and Newsweek in the same week and resting atop scores of greatest-albums-of-all-time-lists, from Rolling Stone to VH1.
The story of Bruce Springsteen has long been etched into the firmament of rock and roll. To some, he is the poet of the Jersey shore who wrote complex characters that appealed to the young and the hopeful across the nation (and later, the world). To others, he’s a studio perfectionist who tinkered with Dylanesque folk, deep-rooted, intellectually and politically astute rock and soul, and a sense of production grandeur to rival Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.
Some laud him as a brilliant bandleader, turning the sprawling E Street Band (including the outsized musical personalities of guitarist Steven Van Zandt, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Max Weinberg, keyboardists Roy Bittan and Danny Federici and the Big Man himself, saxophonist Clarence Clemons) into one of the tightest ensembles in rock and roll history, and a recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s sidemen category. Still others find him a brilliant if reluctant pop star crafting taut, heavy-hitters tailor-made for FM radio - including “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Born To Run,” “Hungry Heart,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Born In The U.S.A.,” “Glory Days” and more.
Springsteen’s sophomore album and second of 1973 is nothing less than the sound of summer on the Jersey boardwalk, filled with iconic individuals such as Rosalita and Sandy, hoodlums, fortune tellers, and sprawling narratives that fall somewhere between historical fact and tall tale. The 7-track effort boasted a more cinematic style of songwriting, with the kind of identifiable suburbanites that would become The Boss' calling card (“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” “Incident on 57th Street” and “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”). It also featured a crucial sonic addition to the nascent E Street Band: organist Danny Federici joined keyboardist David Sancious, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and saxophonist Clarence Clemons in the band’s ranks.
Extra info: RSD 2015 remastered
Originally released: 1975
This release: 2015