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Old 03-22-2005, 04:42 PM   #31
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I'd start with Darkness and/or Born To Run. Nebraska is a good choice too if you really like stripped-down, acoustic music.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:51 PM   #33
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I'd say for starting go with Born in the USA... it's like a greatest hits package, only better, and it has Darlington County. (I love that one.) Then go to Born to Run or The Rising.

Randon Bruce question: Did he write Because the Night for himself or for Patti Smith? Because when he does it in the 75-85 set it definitely isn't the lyrics that she sings in her version. And it seems like a very, kind of, feminine song, you know? Maybe I'm just used to hearing Patti sing it...
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The best way to figure out Springsteen is to buy the Greatest Hits (One disc), or the newer "Essential Bruce Springsteen" (3 discs). The Greatest Hits is the best single disc overview of his entire career "Asbury..." through "Secret Garden", but "Essential" covers every album through "The Rising".

Once you listen to two or three songs from each album, you'll know which period you enjoy and know what's worth buying.

The Best: Born to Run, The River, The Rising, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Live 1975-85.

The Good: Asbury Park, E Street Shuffle, Nebraska, Born in the USA, Tunnel of Love, other live albums.

The least of the Good: Human Touch, Lovetown, Ghost of Tom Joad.
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I got into Bruce last year and my starting point was The Rising.
Me too I just bought The Rising yesterday actually and I am enjoying it very much! It's the only CD I've bought in recent memory besides HTDAAB.
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The best way to figure out Springsteen is to buy the Greatest Hits (One disc), or the newer "Essential Bruce Springsteen" (3 discs). The Greatest Hits is the best single disc overview of his entire career "Asbury..." through "Secret Garden", but "Essential" covers every album through "The Rising".

Once you listen to two or three songs from each album, you'll know which period you enjoy and know what's worth buying.

The Best: Born to Run, The River, The Rising, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Live 1975-85.

The Good: Asbury Park, E Street Shuffle, Nebraska, Born in the USA, Tunnel of Love, other live albums.

The least of the Good: Human Touch, Lovetown, Ghost of Tom Joad.
The problem with the Greatest Hits is that it doesn't cover Asbury Park. At all. or E Street Shuffle. The Essential's the better place to start, even though it lacks one or two songs on the GH
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The Rising and Born in the USA are his best, IMO.
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UnforgettableLemon: Yeah, that's for the correction.

I would have bought the Essential package if I hadn't already obtained all his albums before it was released. Sure, it has the rarities disc, but it's just not worth it considering I have the rest of the collection.

Greatest Hits was the first Springsteen album I ever bought and it convinced me to investigate Born to Run, because of the title track, but mainly because of Thunder Road (Still my favorite Boss track), and made to check out Human Touch and Lovetown despite the critical thrashing they received from the reviewers; Human Touch and Better Days are great rock tunes.

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well, if this were on a different forum, I might say a different album, but on a U2 forum, I'd say Tunnel of Love, hands down.

runners up:
Nebraska, The Rising, Born in the USA
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I'd go with Born to Run, Darkness, The River - For those who like unreleased stuff, I would suggest the 4 box set of TRACKS. Great gems hidden there as well.

Live stuff - Any Roxy show (75 / 78), Winterland, Bottom Line 75, Legendary Night 7/1/00




If interested, I could share some boots from the 70's if you want. You want to talk about amazing stuff, those shows from 75 through 78 are classics......Even the New Year's Eve show at Nassau - He played for over 3 hours........

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Even the New Year's Eve show at Nassau - He played for over 3 hours........
Actually, he played for nearly four hours that night, which is considered his longest show ever.

3 hours is usually standard for him.
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Born To Run

Born In The U.S.A.

The Rising

Live In New York City

Live 1975-1985

Nebraska

The Ghost Of Tom Joad

Devils & Dust

Get them in that order and have fun!
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UnforgettableLemon: Yeah, that's for the correction.

I would have bought the Essential package if I hadn't already obtained all his albums before it was released. Sure, it has the rarities disc, but it's just not worth it considering I have the rest of the collection.

Greatest Hits was the first Springsteen album I ever bought and it convinced me to investigate Born to Run, because of the title track, but mainly because of Thunder Road (Still my favorite Boss track), and made to check out Human Touch and Lovetown despite the critical thrashing they received from the reviewers; Human Touch and Better Days are great rock tunes.

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lovetown = lucky town?
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