27 Nov

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live 1975 – 85

Wow! What a collection. There are 5 records in this album. 40 songs. This is Bruce Springsteen at his best, live. All of the classics (Thunder Road, 4th of July Asbury Park, Fire, Born to Run, Born in the USA) are here, plus a whole lot more great stuff. This is the second best selling live album in US history. It went 13 times platinum.

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Two singles were released from the box set: “War” (a cover of the Edwin Starr hit), which was a #8 success on the U.S. pop singles chart, and “Fire” (a Springsteen song already familiar from other artists’ recordings of it), which was a disappointment, only reaching #46 on the Billboard charts and breaking Springsteen’s string of eight consecutive Top 10 singles. The music video for “War” was from the concert where it was recorded, while the video for “Fire” was from a completely unrelated 1986 acoustic performance at a Bridge School Benefit concert. A third video, for “Born to Run”, was also released, which showed a melange of clips from the band’s 1984–85 Born in the U.S.A. Tour.

The previous paragraph was from the Wikipedia entry on this album.

One of the cool things about this album is that it includes a booklet with lyrics to every song, and great pictures from all of the concerts that were recorded.

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