BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greatest Hits (2003 UK 18-track CD compilation album originally released in 1995 with updated picture sleeve artwork)
About as complete a selection of fan and artist favourites as any single-disc Bruce collection could be, this is a surprisingly coherent listen given the many stylistic and attitudinal shifts it charts. The inclusion of only four of Born in the U.S.A.
's obvious hits leaves space for less obvious choices like "Atlantic City" and four new cuts, among them songs recorded by a briefly reunited E Street Band. The pace lags a bit near the end--"Secret Garden" is turgid enough to take its place on a Sting album--but Greatest Hits
earns its place in the CD player with stuff like "Born to Run," "The River" and "Dancing in the Dark." --Rickey Wright