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Album: Born to Run
# Song Title   Time
1)    Thunder Road
2)    Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
3)    Night
4)    Backstreets
5)    Born to Run
6)    She's the One
7)    Meeting Across the River
8)    Jungleland
 
Album: Born to Run
# Song Title   Time
1)    Thunder Road
2)    Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
3)    Night
4)    Backstreets
5)    Born to Run
6)    She's the One
7)    Meeting Across the River
8)    Jungleland
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar); Steve Van Zandt (vocals); Suki Lahav (violin); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); David Sanborn (baritone saxophone); Clarence Clemons (saxophone, background vocals); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Danny Federici (organ); Roy Bittan (keyboards, glockenspiel, background vocals); David Sancious (keyboards); Garry Tallent, Richard Davis (bass); Max Weinberg, Ernest "Boom" Carter (drums); Mike Appel (background vocals).
  • Producers: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Mike Appel.
  • Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, and 914 Sound Studio, Blauvelt, New York.
  • Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, alto horn); Steven Van Zandt (vocals, guitar, alto horn, background vocals); Clarence Clemons (vocals, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Danny Federici (vocals, organ, keyboards); Mike Appel (vocals, background vocals); Suki Lahav (violin); David Sanborn (saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone, horns); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Wayne Andre (trombone); Roy Bittan (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, organ, keyboards, glockenspiel, background vocals); David Sancious (keyboards); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Ernest Carter, Max Weinberg (drums).
  • Audio Mixer: Jimmy Iovine.
  • Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
  • Recording information: 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY (01/1974-07/1975); Record Plant Studios, New York, NY (01/1974-07/1975).
  • Photographer: Eric Meola.
  • Arranger: Bruce Springsteen.
  • BORN TO RUN is the album that turned Springsteen from a phenomenon into a superstar. His first couple of releases found Bruce working out his fascination with Dylan and Van Morrison on earthy, wordy, folk-rock-R&B tunes full of soul and punch. On BORN TO RUN, Springsteen became even more ambitious, synthesizing Spectorian production with Orbison-esque drama and Duane Eddy-influenced guitar work, creating something grand enough to be called rock opera but too proletarian to ever claim that title.
  • BORN TO RUN was also the first album where the Boss began to crystallize his recurring theme of working class America's doomed-but-passionate rage against its circumstances. With the earnestness and emotion that bursts forth from Springsteen's street poems, the album is never less than exhilarating, and songs like "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (a tongue-in-cheek history of the E Street Band) provide humor. "She's The One" puts the Bo Diddley beat to its most effective post-'50s use, and the title track is Springsteen's quintessential underdog epic.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.96) - Ranked #18 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Springsteen produced a timeless, inspiring record about the labors and glories of aspiring to greatness..."

Spin (p.79) - "[H]e traded in the beatnik verbosity and jazzy clave of his first two cult albums for bombast as big as Highway 9."

Q (p.129) - Ranked #3 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."

Q (1/03, p.64) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Uncut (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he struggling Springsteen's dreams of escape are turned into a grand folly without parallel in his career."

Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Q (Magazine) (p.120) - "[B]ursting with blue-collar rock'n'soul anthems....The result was an American masterpiece."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.144) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] little under 40 minutes of grandiloquent silver-screen melodrama....Essential for fans..."
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