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Glory Days: Springsteen's Greatest Albums

Glory Days: Springsteen's Greatest Albums [Kindle Edition]

Peter Chianca
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Over 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has released 17 studio albums, almost all of them ambitious and socially relevant - and among the greatest records ever released.

But by a process of elimination, one of them has to be “the best” – and veteran newspaper columnist and Bruce blogger Peter Chianca has taken on the task of determining which one.

The author analyzes eight of Springsteen’s most enduring albums – including one or two that may surprise you – and then crowns one of them his finest work.

Whether you agree with his pick or not, 'Glory Days' is bound to remind you of the special elements that drew you to Springsteen’s work in the first place, whether it was in 1974 or 2012.

Peter Chianca is an award-winning newspaper columnist and editor who’s written about popular culture and media for more than two decades. Since 2007, his blog, Blogness on the Edge of Town (, has featured breaking news, commentary, reviews and humor about Bruce Springsteen and other rock music topics. He lives near Boston with his wife, two kids and a half-dozen dogs and cats, at least one of whom is named Bruce.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 223 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (11 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6AO9LK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tougher Than The Rest. 15 Nov 2012
By Nelson
The best thing about this book is that it makes you want to listen to the albums again - and you may hear something new or different in some of them thanks to the author's commentary.
Glory Days reminds us of the breadth and depth of Springsteen's talent. Most artists, with perhaps the exception of Dylan, are not making the same meaningful and creative albums now as they were decades ago.
The author writes with humour and makes the debate accessible. Although knowledgeable, he's no snob.
I would have put his number two choice as my number one, but I see his argument.
Recommended short read, for casual or hardcore Boss fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, fun romp through the canon. 14 Dec 2012
By Chris
A good, fun romp through the canon of Bruce's albums. Would've liked to see more material on Ghost of Tom Joad and Devil's and Dust, but the author covers many of the major albums well. Author has written book with a sense of humour, but there's good judgement and knowledge in the book as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read 20 Nov 2012
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a must read for every Springsteen fan - I loved reading his views and it really made me think about mine. I agreed with a lot he said and disagreed with some -wholeheartedly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, well worth the price! 15 Jan 2013
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Downloaded and read the book in one evening and very highly recommend. It is easy to write a whole book about one of the albums let alone try and explain eight. Key themes were addressed and most of the great (or more specifically, my favourite) songs have a very interesting (albeit sometimes brief) dissection.

Its great to get an overview of other songs as well, those which you are maybe not so familiar with, so that now when I get through to listening to them (Springsteen's backlog is like the gift that keeps on giving), I have a great starting point with which to explore the song.

Maybe the author should write about the other albums next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great little read 18 Dec 2013
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Great to read about the music I love written by someone who obviously knows it inside out. Almost ended too soon though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glory Days 2 July 2013
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A great read, and the perfect way to launch a five hour bar room discussion amongst Bruce aficionados. If I can add own immediate thought, it's why if Peter has Nebraska at number three (and that is quite a sound judgement) he has Tom Joad so far down the list and not at number four.
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