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Old 08-09-2002, 11:42 PM   #1
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Yet another Bruce thread. Album advice?

As of right now, I just own the Greatest Hits, Rising, and Live in New York City. In what order should I prioritize my album purchases? I'm opting for Greetings From Asbury Park and The E Street Shuffle when I can find them, as they were ignored on the greatest hits. I can't find them anywhere though.

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Buy those two, first.

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Old 08-10-2002, 12:36 AM   #3
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I guess I am more traditional, in recommending you get Nebraska, and then Born in the USA. I like Tunnel of Love too, but that's me.
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Almost forgot- what about the Ghost of Tom Joad?
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I have to confess that I don't have that many Bruce albums either. Last weekend I bought the Tracks box-set as it was on sale here in the Netherlands (25 euro for 4 CD's is almost giving it away). But still I think I can make some recommendations.

I personally like to hear Bruce Springsteen in a live setting, so my advice is to also buy his MTV Plugged (yep, no 'Un' for the Boss) and the Live 1975-1985 box-set. The Plugged disc has a nice selection of his 1992 albums Human Touch and Lucky Town + some other great songs (Atlantic City sounds great in a band setting, better than the LINYC-version and Light Of Day is one hell of a rocker). And although the 1975-1985 box-set is quite expensive, you get a load of tracks. I especially like the 1st disc, with many performances from clubs and theatres.

Just remember this: Live Bruce is good Bruce.

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Darkness on the Edge Of Town is very good, altho the cover art is very Octoberish.
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His best album IMO is 1987's Tunnel Of Love. It is my favorite non-U2 album by ANY artist. Of course Born To Run, Darkness, Nebraska, River, and USA are all great...but I just love Tunnel so much more than any other Bruce album.

It's definitely not your rocking-good-time Bruce of Born in the USA...just a caution. Tunnel of Love is a dark record about relationships. More stripped down and spare, not quite Nebraska/Tom Joad stripped down but the E Streeters appear for little more than cameos on Tunnel. But what songs! One Step Up may be my absolute favorite.
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"Darkness on the Edge of Town" is my favorite......

also "Tunnel of Lov"e and...

As a beginner Broooooce fan, I wouldn't get too ambitious and try "Tom Joad" just yet. It takes a lot out of even ME to listen to it.

I recommend "Darkness" bc it's still early Bruce but he's got himself together. Although I love "Greetings" even if joost fer the writing..... it never got a lot of attention.
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I've only got the Rising, Greatest Hits and Lucky Town ( ), but have heard practically all of the others and would recommend DOTEOT and Tunnel of Love, since I'm planning on stocking up one of these days.
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Got to get my two cents in

As mentioned before, the MTV Unplugged CD(which really isn't at all) is great.......Light of Day is amazing

The River is a classic.

You've got lots to choose from!
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Born in the USA and Nebraska are my personal favourites.

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