Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run in its Entirety‏

by Brent Warnken

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are scheduled to perform the entire Born to Run album on Nov. 2 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. It is part of the Boss's latest tour strategy: performing their legendary albums from start to finish. Born to Run includes such classic ballads as "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Thunder Road." In addition to the D.C. venue, Born to Run will be played in its entirety at the Baltimore show on Nov. 20, as well.

Springsteen also bid farewell to the New Jersey Giants Stadium earlier in October with a 197-minute performance that included all of the tracks from the Born in the USA album. The set thundered throughout the stadium and even though the album part of the concert closed with "My Hometown," Bruce and the band soldiered onwards, giving appreciative fans 13 more songs, including the Rolling Stones' "Last Time," Moon Mullican's "Seven Nights to Rock" and the folksy "American Land."

The night ended with a farewell of "Jersey Girl," an appropriate ending to a final performance at Giants Stadium. Do you want to see the Boss and his E Street Band Live? Go online and get your own pair of Bruce Springsteen tickets.

Bruce Springsteen has often been called "the savior of rock 'n' roll" in regards to his image as an artist who successfully managed to meld the riveting sounds of '50s-era rock and the insightfulness of '60s rock into a new kind of folk-rock that emerged in the '70s. Since then he has wowed fans and won over skeptical critics who were unsure of his lasting impact on the industry. Springsteen, a guy from Jersey, rose to prominence on the world stage and he took his home state with him, giving fans a dose of nostalgia for the old glory days of real rock 'n' roll.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made it big with the 1975 album Born to Run, but there was so much hype surrounding the effort that many remained skeptical of Springsteen's abilities to live up the expectations set by fans. Springsteen maintained a fanbase through the downtime as punk/new wave catapulted to the top of the music industry. Then, in 1984, he launched an impressive comeback with Born in the U.S.A. and a two-year international tour.

The album spawned seven hit singles and put Springsteen in superstar territory. With nostalgic and sensitive lyrics, the tracks gave rise to a powerful and fierce voice, a snap at the establishment and a burning desire to be heard. With Born in the U.S.A Springsteen became the voice of millions of ordinary, working Americans whose everyday worries, woes and tribulations unfolded in his songs.

These days no one doubts Springsteen's abilities - he is, after all, known as the Boss. His latest album titled Working on a Dream was released in January 2009. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band may be the ones representing that dream, but through their music many other folks have also been working on a dream.

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