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Post by cburton92 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:04 am

frank, are you in to the later-era springsteen? devils & dust etc.

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Post by frank » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:32 pm

very much so. i think devils and dust is one of his best actually.
Shows? All of em.

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Post by cburton92 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:39 pm

frank wrote:very much so. i think devils and dust is one of his best actually.
agreed. definatly one of my top 5 favourites, with born to run, nebraska, the river and greetings from asbury park.

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Post by smige2 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:04 pm

I never listened to that one much. Perhaps I should.

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Post by Mr. Dondero » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:24 am

cburton92 wrote:
frank wrote:very much so. i think devils and dust is one of his best actually.
agreed. definatly one of my top 5 favourites, with born to run, nebraska, the river and greetings from asbury park.
I must admit, as much as I love Springsteen, The River is an album I struggle with. There are some classics on it, Independance Day, The River, Stolen Car to name a few. But, I find that a good few tracks just don't have the quality, I'm a Rocker, Ramrod, I Wanna Marry you etc etc. I think there were better songs recorded for the album which eventually appeared on Tracks, like Roulette, Loose Ends and Be True. I don't think that the production is that great on the album either.

Top five Springsteen albums for me

Nebraska
Born To Run
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Tunnel Of Love

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Post by h26 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:51 pm

The River is the song that ALWAYS makes me cry - it's so beautifully sad

I just hope I never hear it in public....... :?

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Post by DaveHughes » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:29 pm

Mr. Dondero wrote:
cburton92 wrote:
frank wrote:very much so. i think devils and dust is one of his best actually.
agreed. definatly one of my top 5 favourites, with born to run, nebraska, the river and greetings from asbury park.
I must admit, as much as I love Springsteen, The River is an album I struggle with. There are some classics on it, Independance Day, The River, Stolen Car to name a few. But, I find that a good few tracks just don't have the quality, I'm a Rocker, Ramrod, I Wanna Marry you etc etc. I think there were better songs recorded for the album which eventually appeared on Tracks, like Roulette, Loose Ends and Be True. I don't think that the production is that great on the album either.

Top five Springsteen albums for me

Nebraska
Born To Run
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Tunnel Of Love
It's possible to download the 'original' River album, when it was a single disc album called "The Ties that Bind". Gives a new perspective on the album. It's also in much higher quality than the released one for some reason.

1- The Ties That Bind (some lyric variations from the released version)
2- Cindy (unreleased song)
3- Hungry Heart (minor, if any, variations)
4- Stolen Car (wildly different from the released version)
5- To Be True (early version of Be True, which was released as a B-Side in 1980)
6- The River (different mix, no background vocals)
7- You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (very different, rockabilly version rather than the released garage rock version)
8- The Price You Pay (extra verse)
9- I Wanna Marry You (minor variations)
10- Loose Ends (unreleased song)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QQTXR29V

As it stands though, The River is perhaps my favourite Bruce Album. Out of the latter day stuff, I'm torn between the Ghost of Tom Joad and Magic. Oh, and even Lucky Town which is often over looked, but is truly fantastic.

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Post by frank » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:51 pm

i agree that the river has a fair amount of... flab, shall we say. ties that bind record is very interesting. impressed to see someone mentioning tunnel of love.. really?

my top 5 springsteen albums:

1. born to run
2. nebraska
3. devils and dust
4. darkness on the edge of town
5. ghost of tom joad.
Shows? All of em.

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Post by DaveHughes » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:56 pm

frank wrote:impressed to see someone mentioning tunnel of love.. really?
well, it's no Human Touch.

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Post by Gerry » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:05 pm

So what would be a good starting point for someone who hasn't listened to much springsteen before?
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Post by DaveHughes » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:33 pm

Gerry wrote:So what would be a good starting point for someone who hasn't listened to much springsteen before?
The three disc Essential Collection.

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Post by Blonde » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:39 pm

So is anyone geeky enough to get the Japanese releases of the albums? I don't know if they're any different from the normal albums apart from Japanese writing on the sleeves.

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Post by DaveHughes » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:07 am

Blonde wrote:So is anyone geeky enough to get the Japanese releases of the albums? I don't know if they're any different from the normal albums apart from Japanese writing on the sleeves.
The Japanese release of Nebraska has a slightly longer My Father's House involving a Synth coda, but other than that they are much the same. Some of the CD's look like old records, and the packaging is set up to emulate an LP's fold out case.

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Post by martin » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:25 am

tunnel of love was the first ever album i bought. got it on vinyl for £1. reading library. bargain.
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Post by Lexapalooza » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:54 am

martin wrote:tunnel of love was the first ever album i bought. got it on vinyl for £1. reading library. bargain.
That was the first tour I saw him on. 1987 I believe. Kind of s shit album retrospectively.

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