Tag: Bruce Springsteen

Thursday 9/22/22 10am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Greatest Hits (1995)

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released 20 studio albums, most of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he is one of the originators of the heartland rock style of music, combining mainstream rock musical style with narrative songs about working class American life. During a career that has spanned six decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic, socially conscious lyrics and energetic stage performances, sometimes lasting up to four hours in duration. He has been nicknamed “The Boss”.


Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released February 27, 1995, on Columbia Records. It is a collection of some of Springsteen’s hit singles and popular album tracks through the years along with four new songs at the end, mostly recorded with the E Street Band in 1995. The latter constituted Springsteen’s first (albeit very partial) release with his backing band since the late 1980s. Some of the songs are shorter versions of the original album releases.

The incorporation of the “new” tracks was portrayed in the 1996 documentary Blood Brothers. “Murder Incorporated” and “This Hard Land” were, in fact, unused 1982 songs from the Born in the U.S.A. sessions, with the latter being re-recorded here more than a decade later, and both subsequently became Springsteen concert staples. “Blood Brothers”, on the other hand, was played only as the final closing song of both the 1999–2000 Reunion Tour and 2002–2003 Rising Tour, both times with an extra verse added. “Secret Garden” achieved notoriety via the soundtrack of the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Alternate versions of several of these new tracks were released on the 1996 Blood Brothers EP.

The compilation was commercially successful, hitting the peaks of the U.S. album chart and UK Album Chart and selling more than four million copies in the U.S.

  1. “Born to Run” 4:30
  2. “Thunder Road” 4:48
  3. “Badlands” 4:03
  4. “The River” 5:00
  5. “Hungry Heart” 3:20
  6. “Atlantic City” 3:56
  7. “Dancing in the Dark” 4:03
  8. “Born in the U.S.A.” 4:41
  9. “My Hometown” 4:12
  10. “Glory Days” 3:49
  11. “Brilliant Disguise” 4:15
  12. “Human Touch” 5:10
  13. “Better Days” 3:44
  14. “Streets of Philadelphia” (Single Edit) 3:16
  15. Secret Garden” 4:27
  16. “Murder Incorporated” 3:57
  17. “Blood Brothers” 4:34
  18. “This Hard Land” 4:50

Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer
Clarence Clemons – saxophone (15–17), percussion
Danny Federici – organ, synthesizer, accordion
Bruce Springsteen – guitar, vocals (harmonica on “Thunder Road,” “This Hard Land,” and “Blood Brothers”)
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Max Weinberg – drums
Steven Van Zandt – guitar on “Murder Incorporated,” mandolin on “This Hard Land”
Nils Lofgren – guitar (15, 17, 18)
Patti Scialfa – vocals on “Secret Garden”
backing vocals (“Murder Incorporated”) – all of the above except Nils Lofgren and Patti Scialfa
Frank Pagano – percussion on “Blood Brothers” and “This Hard Land”
Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau & Chuck Plotkin (and by Steven Van Zandt on “Murder Incorporated”)

Friday 7/1/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. (1984)

Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released by Columbia Records on June 4, 1984. The album’s music was written by Springsteen and recorded with his E Street Band and producers Chuck Plotkin and Jon Landau at The Power Station and The Hit Factory in New York City over the course of several years. The process of recording the album was intertwined with that of his previous album, Nebraska. The cover featured an iconic photograph of Springsteen from behind, taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Born in the U.S.A. was met with positive reviews, which noted its more pop-oriented radio-friendly sound, and massive commercial success. It produced seven top-10 hit singles and was promoted with a worldwide concert tour by Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A. became his most commercially successful album and one of the highest-selling records ever, having sold 30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album received a nomination for Album of the Year at the 1985 Grammy Awards.

  1. “Born in the U.S.A.” 4:38
  2. “Cover Me” 3:29
  3. “Darlington County” 4:48
  4. “Working on the Highway” 3:13
  5. “Downbound Train” 3:35
  6. “I’m on Fire” 2:40
  7. “No Surrender” 4:01
  8. “Bobby Jean” 3:48
  9. “I’m Goin’ Down” 3:30
  10. “Glory Days” 4:15
  11. “Dancing in the Dark” 4:04
  12. “My Hometown” 4:34
  13. “Cover Me” 12″ 6:05
  14. “Dancing in the Dark” 12″ 6:04

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer, background vocals
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ, glockenspiel, piano on “Born in the U.S.A.”
Garry Tallent – bass guitar, background vocals
Steven Van Zandt – rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
Max Weinberg – drums, background vocals
Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg – background vocals on “Cover Me” and “No Surrender”
Ruth Davis – background vocals on “My Hometown”

Sunday 5/22/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love (1987)

Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on October 9, 1987. Although members of the E Street Band occasionally performed on the album, Springsteen recorded most of the parts himself, often with drum machines and synthesizers. While the album’s liner notes list the E Street Band members under that name, Shore Fire Media, Springsteen’s public relations firm, does not count it as an E Street Band album and 2002’s The Rising was advertised as his first studio album with the E Street Band since Born in the USA. The album won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

In 1989, the album was ranked #25 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties” while in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it at #467 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Brilliant Disguise”, “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up”, “Tougher Than the Rest”, and “Spare Parts” were all released as singles.

  1. “Ain’t Got You” 2:11
  2. “Tougher Than the Rest” 4:35
  3. “All That Heaven Will Allow” 2:39
  4. “Spare Parts” 3:44
  5. “Cautious Man” 3:58
  6. “Walk Like a Man” 3:45
  7. “Tunnel of Love” 5:12
  8. “Two Faces” 3:03
  9. “Brilliant Disguise” 4:17
  10. “One Step Up” 4:22
  11. “When You’re Alone” 3:24
  12. “Valentine’s Day” 5:10

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, drum machine, sound effects on “Tunnel of Love”
Roy Bittan – acoustic piano on “Brilliant Disguise”, synthesizers on “Tunnel of Love”
Clarence Clemons – backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Danny Federici – Hammond organ on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts” and “Brilliant Disguise”
Nils Lofgren – guitar solo on “Tunnel of Love”, backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Patti Scialfa – backing vocals on “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up” and “When You’re Alone”
Garry Tallent – bass guitar on “Spare Parts”
Max Weinberg – drums on “All That Heaven Will Allow”, “Two Faces” and “When You’re Alone”; percussion on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Tunnel of Love”, and “Brilliant Disguise”
James Wood – harmonica on “Spare Parts”

Tuesday 5/17/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – The Legendary 1979 No Nuke Concerts (1979)

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts is a live album and concert film by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, released on November 19, 2021. It was recorded over two nights, September 21 and 22, 1979, at Madison Square Garden, as part of the No Nukes concerts organized by activist group Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) against the use of nuclear energy.

Most tracks are from Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) and its predecessor, Born to Run (1975), while the album also includes performances of “The River” and “Sherry Darling” preceding their release in studio form on the following year’s The River (1980). Springsteen’s “Detroit Medley” and his cover of Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs’ “Stay” were previously released in a different form on the 1980 album No Nukes: The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future.

  1. “Prove It All Night” 5:58
  2. “Badlands” 5:45
  3. “The Promised Land” 6:21
  4. “The River” 6:05
  5. “Sherry Darling” 6:11
  6. “Thunder Road” 5:26
  7. “Jungleland” 10:10
  8. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” 12:07
  9. “Born to Run” 4:59
  10. “Stay” 4:28
  11. “Detroit Medley” (consisting of “Devil with the Blue Dress On”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “C.C. Rider” and “Jenny Take a Ride”) 9:41
  12. “Quarter to Three” 9:56
  13. “Rave On” 2:57

Bruce Springsteen – guitar, harmonica, vocals
Roy Bittan – piano
Clarence Clemons – tenor and baritone saxophones, percussion, backing vocal
Danny Federici – organ, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent – bass
Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, backing vocal
Max Weinberg – drums
Jackson Browne – co-lead vocal (10)
Tom Petty – co-lead vocal (10)
Rosemary Butler – backing vocal (10)

Tuesday 2/15/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on The Edge of Town (1978)

Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel.

Reviews for Darkness on the Edge of Town were overwhelmingly positive. Critics praised the maturity of the album’s themes and lyrics. It remains one of Springsteen’s most highly regarded records by both fans and critics and several of its songs have become staples of Springsteen’s live performances. In 2020, it ranked at No. 91 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. “Badlands” 4:03
  2. “Adam Raised a Cain” 4:32
  3. “Something in the Night” 5:11
  4. “Candy’s Room” 2:51
  5. “Racing in the Street” 6:53
  6. “The Promised Land” 4:33
  7. “Factory” 2:17
  8. “Streets of Fire” 4:09
  9. “Prove It All Night” 3:56
  10. “Darkness on the Edge of Town” 4:30

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica, producer
Roy Bittan – piano, backing vocals
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, backing vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, production assistance
Max Weinberg – drums

Friday 2/4/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: John Mellencamp – Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (2022)

Strictly a One-Eyed Jack is the 24th studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. The album was released on January 21, 2022, by Republic Records. The album’s cover, a portrait of Mellencamp, was painted by Mellencamp’s son Speck, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently the executive director of Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour, Indiana.

  1. “I Always Lie to Strangers” 3:36
  2. “Driving In the Rain” 3:25
  3. “I Am a Man That Worries” 4:33
  4. “Streets of Galilee” 2:49
  5. “Sweet Honey Brown” 5:18
  6. “Did You Say Such a Thing” (featuring Bruce Springsteen) 3:39
  7. “Gone So Soon” 3:31
  8. “Wasted Days” (featuring Bruce Springsteen) 4:31
  9. “Simply a One-Eyed Jack” 4:41
  10. “Chasing Rainbows” 3:27
  11. “Lie to Me” 3:30
  12. “A Life Full of Rain” (featuring Bruce Springsteen) 5:27

Andy York – acoustic and electric guitar, autoharp, banjo, bass, backing vocals, musical director
Dane Clark – drums and percussion
Joey Tartell – trumpet
John Gunnell – bass

John Mellencamp – vocals and acoustic guitar
Merritt Lear – violin and backing vocals
Mike Wanchic – electric guitar and backing vocals
Miriam Sturm – violin
Troye Kinnett – piano, accordion, organ, harmonica
Bruce Springsteen – electric guitar, vocals

Tuesday 2/1/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Magic (2007)

Magic is the fifteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was released by Columbia Records, first on LP on September 25, 2007, with the CD release following on October 2, 2007. It was his first with the E Street Band since The Rising in 2002. The album ranked number two on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.

  1. “Radio Nowhere” 3:19
  2. “You’ll Be Comin’ Down” 3:46
  3. “Livin’ in the Future” 3:56
  4. “Your Own Worst Enemy” 3:19
  5. “Gypsy Biker” 4:32
  6. “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” 4:20
  7. “I’ll Work for Your Love” 3:35
  8. “Magic” 2:46
  9. “Last to Die” 4:17
  10. “Long Walk Home” 4:35
  11. “Devil’s Arcade” 5:08
  12. “Terry’s Song” 4:11

Bruce Springsteen – lead and backing vocals, guitars, pump organ, harmonica, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion
Roy Bittan – piano, organ
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, backing vocals
Danny Federici – organ, keyboards
Nils Lofgren – guitars, backing vocals
Patti Scialfa – backing vocals

Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
Max Weinberg – drums
Soozie Tyrell – violin (tracks 3, 7–9), backing vocals (track 8)
Jeremy Chatzky – upright bass (track 8)
Daniel Laufer – cello (track 11)

Patrick Warren – Chamberlin, tack piano (tracks 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
String section (tracks 4, 6):
Kenn Wagner, Jay Christy, Justin Bruns, William Pu, Cristopher Pulgram, John Meisner, Olga Shpitko, Sheela Lyengar – violins
Tania Maxwell Clements, Amy Chang, Lachlan McBane – viola
Karen Freer, Daniel Laufer, Charae Kruege – cello

Monday 1/10/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 10

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter L and start with M and feature music from: Buckingham Nicks, Grass Roots, Brighter Side of Darkness, Jethro Tull, Abba, Paul Simon, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, O’Jays, Aerosmith, Four Tops, David Cassidy, Lobo, Robert Knight and many more.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 9

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter K and start with L and feature music from: David Bowie, Temptations, Edward Bear, Independents, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Paul Simon, Olivia Newton-john, Shocking Blue, Brownsville Station, Three Dog Night, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and many more.

1pm to 3pm ET

Thursday 1/6/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter I and J and start the K list and feature music from: David Bowie, Queen, Seals and Crofts, Allman Brothers Band, Argent, Spinners, Baby Washington, Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chicago and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 12/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on The Edge of Town (1978)

Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel.

Reviews for Darkness on the Edge of Town were overwhelmingly positive. Critics praised the maturity of the album’s themes and lyrics. It remains one of Springsteen’s most highly regarded records by both fans and critics and several of its songs have become staples of Springsteen’s live performances. In 2020, it ranked at No. 91 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. “Badlands” 4:03
  2. “Adam Raised a Cain” 4:32
  3. “Something in the Night” 5:11
  4. “Candy’s Room” 2:51
  5. “Racing in the Street” 6:53
  6. “The Promised Land” 4:33
  7. “Factory” 2:17
  8. “Streets of Fire” 4:09
  9. “Prove It All Night” 3:56
  10. “Darkness on the Edge of Town” 4:30

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica, producer
Roy Bittan – piano, backing vocals
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, backing vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, production assistance
Max Weinberg – drums

Sunday 11/14/21 3am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love (1987)

Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on October 9, 1987. Although members of the E Street Band occasionally performed on the album, Springsteen recorded most of the parts himself, often with drum machines and synthesizers. While the album’s liner notes list the E Street Band members under that name, Shore Fire Media, Springsteen’s public relations firm, does not count it as an E Street Band album and 2002’s The Rising was advertised as his first studio album with the E Street Band since Born in the USA. The album won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

In 1989, the album was ranked #25 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties” while in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it at #467 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Brilliant Disguise”, “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up”, “Tougher Than the Rest”, and “Spare Parts” were all released as singles.

  1. “Ain’t Got You” 2:11
  2. “Tougher Than the Rest” 4:35
  3. “All That Heaven Will Allow” 2:39
  4. “Spare Parts” 3:44
  5. “Cautious Man” 3:58
  6. “Walk Like a Man” 3:45
  7. “Tunnel of Love” 5:12
  8. “Two Faces” 3:03
  9. “Brilliant Disguise” 4:17
  10. “One Step Up” 4:22
  11. “When You’re Alone” 3:24
  12. “Valentine’s Day” 5:10

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, drum machine, sound effects on “Tunnel of Love”
Roy Bittan – acoustic piano on “Brilliant Disguise”, synthesizers on “Tunnel of Love”
Clarence Clemons – backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Danny Federici – Hammond organ on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts” and “Brilliant Disguise”
Nils Lofgren – guitar solo on “Tunnel of Love”, backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Patti Scialfa – backing vocals on “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up” and “When You’re Alone”
Garry Tallent – bass guitar on “Spare Parts”
Max Weinberg – drums on “All That Heaven Will Allow”, “Two Faces” and “When You’re Alone”; percussion on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Tunnel of Love”, and “Brilliant Disguise”
James Wood – harmonica on “Spare Parts”

Thursday 9/23/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Bruce Springsteen Top 30 Hits

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released twenty studio albums, many of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he is one of the originators of the heartland rock style of music, combining mainstream rock musical style with narrative songs about working class American life. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic, socially conscious lyrics and energetic stage performances, sometimes lasting up to four hours in length. He has been nicknamed “the Boss”.

Springsteen has released records steadily since 1973, and is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey. The E Street Band have been Springsteen’s primary backing band since 1972 and have appeared on a majority of his studio albums and live releases. Springsteen also released one studio and live album with The Sessions Band.

Springsteen’s recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. His most commercially successful period occurred between 1975’s Born to Run and 1987’s Tunnel of Love. 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. launched Springsteen into superstardom and the album went on to become one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It produced seven top-10 hit singles, tied for the most ever with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Springsteen has steadily maintained a loyal audience since his 80s success, and experienced a renewed commercial strength since 2002’s The Rising, the first in a string of consecutive successful albums following a 1999 reunion with The E Street Band with whom he parted ways in 1988. 2014’s High Hopes was Springsteen’s eleventh #1 album placing him at third all-time for most #1 albums ever trailing only Jay-Z (13) and The Beatles (19). He achieved his eleventh #1 album in the UK with his next release, 2019’s Western Stars, which saw him join Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams on eleven UK #1s, trailing only Madonna (12) and The Beatles (15). On October 25, 2019, Springsteen released a theatrical film for Western Stars which marked his directorial debut. The film was accompanied by the Western Stars – Songs from the Film soundtrack. On October 23, 2020, Springsteen released his twentieth studio album, Letter to You.

Overall, Springsteen has released 20 studio albums, 73 singles, eight extended plays, 23 live albums, seven box sets, eight compilation albums, one soundtrack, 61 music videos and 17 home videos. He has sold 64.5 million albums in the US, making him the 15th highest-selling artist of all time and seventh highest-selling male artist overall behind Garth Brooks (135 million), Elvis Presley (134.5 million), Billy Joel (81.5 million), Michael Jackson (81 million), Elton John (73.5 million) and George Strait (69 million). In 2014, Springsteen opened the Bruce Springsteen Archives and announced that he will release various shows from his past that have been digitally restored and remastered and, unlike the bootleg releases, officially endorsed by Springsteen himself.

1Streets of Philadelphia
2Human Touch
3Born in the U.S.A.
4Brilliant Disguise
5War
6Dancing in the Dark
7Glory Days
8Cover Me
9My Hometown
10I’m on Fire
11Tunnel of Love
1257 Channels (And Nothin’ On)
13Fire
14Hungry Heart
15The Rising
16Badlands
17I’m Goin’ Down
18Better Days
19Prove It All Night
20Working on a Dream
21The Wrestler
22Tougher Than the Rest
23Born to Run
24Radio Nowhere
25One Step Up
26Leap of Faith
27Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
28The River
29Lonesome Day
30Fade Away

Sunday 9/19/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is the second studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded by Springsteen with the E Street Band at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York, and released on November 5, 1973 by Columbia Records. It includes the song “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”, the band’s most-used set-closing song through 1985.

As with Springsteen’s first album released earlier in the year, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was well-received critically but had little commercial success at the time, nationally. Locally though, the album sold well, was played regularly on Northeast AOR stations and did make Springsteen a local phenomenon. Once Springsteen achieved nationwide popularity with Born to Run, several selections from this album became popular FM radio airplay and concert favorites. On November 7, 2009, Springsteen and the E Street Band played the album in its entirety for the first time during a concert at Madison Square Garden.

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle has gone on to sell nearly 3 million albums. This was the final Springsteen album to feature original pianist David Sancious. In the 2020 updated version of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the album was ranked at number 345.

  1. “The E Street Shuffle” 4:31
  2. “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” 5:36
  3. “Kitty’s Back” 7:09
  4. “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” 4:47
  5. “Incident on 57th Street” 7:45
  6. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” 7:04
  7. “New York City Serenade” 9:55

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals (all tracks), guitar (all tracks), recorder (track 1), maracas (track 1), harmonica (track 4), mandolin (track 4)
Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7), pennywhistle (track 2)
Danny Federici – backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7), accordion (tracks 2, 4) organ (tracks 3, 5), second piano (track 5)
Garry Tallent – bass guitar (all tracks except 4), tuba (tracks 1, 4), backing vocals (track 3)
David Sancious – piano (all tracks except 1, 4), clavinet (track 1), soprano saxophone (track 1), electric piano (track 1), backing vocals (track 1), organ solo (track 3), mellotron (track 7), string arrangement (track 7)
“Mad Dog” Vini Lopez – drums, percussion (all tracks except 4), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 7), cornet (track 1)
Richard Blackwell – percussion (tracks 1, 7)
Albany “Al” Tellone – baritone saxophone (track 1)
Suki Lahav – choir vocals (tracks 2, 5)

Tuesday 6/15/21 11pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (1975)

Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. As his effort to break into the mainstream, the album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually selling six million copies in the United States. Two singles were released from the album: “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks “Thunder Road”, “She’s the One”, and “Jungleland” became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points.

Born to Run garnered widespread acclaim when it was first released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records. It has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time. On November 14, 2005, a 30th Anniversary remaster of the album was released as a box set including two DVDs: a production diary film and a concert movie.

The album was remastered again in 2014 by veteran mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who has worked on much of Springsteen’s audio output since 1982, for release as part of The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973–1984, a boxed set composed of remastered editions of his first seven albums. It was later released in remastered form as a single disc as well.

  1. “Thunder Road” 4:49
  2. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” 3:11
  3. “Night” 3:00
  4. “Backstreets” 6:30
  5. “Born to Run” 4:31
  6. “She’s the One” 4:30
  7. “Meeting Across the River” 3:18
  8. “Jungleland” 9:34

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars (tracks 1–6, 8), harmonica (track 1), horn arrengement (track 2)
Roy Bittan – piano (tracks 2–4, 6–8), glockenspiel (tracks 1, 3), harpsichord (tracks 3, 6), organ (tracks 4, 6), Fender Rhodes (track 1), background vocals (track 1)
Clarence Clemons – saxophones (tracks 1–3, 5, 6, 8)
Garry Tallent – bass guitar (tracks 1–6, 8)
Max Weinberg – drums (tracks 1–4, 6, 8)
Ernest Carter – drums (track 5)
Danny Federici – organ (track 5)
David Sancious – keyboards (track 5)
Steven Van Zandt – background vocals (track 1), horn arrengement (track 2)
Mike Appel – background vocals (track 1)
Randy Brecker – trumpet (tracks 2, 7), flugel horn (track 2)
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (track 2)
David Sanborn – baritone saxophone (track 2)
Wayne Andre – trombone (track 2)
Richard Davis – bass (track 7)
Suki Lahav – violin (track 8)
Charles Calello – string arrangements and conductor (track 8)