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In the decades following his emergence on the national scene in 1975, Bruce Springsteen proved to be that rarity among popular musicians, an artist who maintained his status as a frontline recording and performing star, consistently selling millions of albums and selling out arenas and stadiums around the world year after year, as well as retaining widespread ... Read more in Amazon's Bruce Springsteen Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Sept. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B000025DBF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,383 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Despite the acclaim accorded Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town, this is the album that broke Springsteen into the big leagues, thanks to "Hungry Heart", then his most pointedly commercial song; it had new fans swooning but some old ones grumbling for the "poetic" Springsteen of days gone by. Not to worry--though more economical lyrically, The River had something to offer nearly everyone: There's old-time bar-room rock ("Sherry Darling"), empathetic character studies ("The River", "Stolen Car", "Independence Day"), passionate rockers ("Out in the Street"), dramatic ballads ("Point Blank"), and even a couple of good-natured goofs ("Cadillac Ranch", "Crush on You", "Ramrod"). A sprawling double-disc set, The River offers proof that Springsteen could do it all and could do it better than virtually anyone else. --Daniel Durchholz

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
These songs are no less than majestic, lyrically and melodically. The singing and playing are equally impressive and convey the various moods of the album so well. The ecstasy, the joy and the sadness of life are captured here with an honesty very rarely matched in the annals of rock. The Ties That Bind, Sherry Darling and Hungry Heart are passionate rockers, while Independence Day is a mournful ballad full of reminiscences and regret. Point Black is a slow ballad, whilst Cadillac Ranch and I’m A Rocker are blistering slabs of energetic rock. Fade Away is a slow and anguished rock ballad with beautiful piano work and a stirring arrangement, while the sad and fragile Stolen Car almost sounds like something from Nebraska. Traditional rock ‘n roll rears its pulsating head on Ramrod, while the next three songs all have cars and driving as their theme: The Price You Pay is sombre and melancholic, Drive All Night is sad and soulful, and this masterpiece of an album concludes with the sorrowful Wreck On The Highway, one of Springsteen’s most moving songs. In its dignified resignation, acceptance and the renewed appreciation for loved ones that it inspires, it reminds me of Lou Reed’s The Bed or Song For My Father by The Angels Of Light. This album is so great, it’s almost too much to digest in one uninterrupted session.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John Hewitt on 17 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
So, where do you start? How about a youth club disco in the Summer of 1980 where someone bought this double album in and, at the end he played Point Blank probably five times to a small crowd left behind. Like others have written I've gone from double album (gatefold sleeve - still have it upstairs) to cassette in my Golf GTI to CD now and an I-Tunes version.

Listen to it properly - in the order Bruce and Little Steve laid them down, savour the melodies, the haunting lyrics of midtown America in the 80's; redundancy, teenage pregnancies, borrowing cars, stealing cars and reflecting on loves lost. It's difficult to select a favourite track - obviously The River and Point Blank stand out as sombre, coming of age stories. Sherry Darling is a hoot and Cadillac Ranch immediately produces a vision of Burt Reynolds in his Black Trans Am from Cannonball Run (I think).

33 years on its still as relevant as it was when I was 18, and I can confidently say I'll be listening to it for the remainder of my years - until I end up in the Cadillac Ranch...
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2000
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This is the Springsteen album that I always go back to. If you've only got one of Bruce's albums, make sure it's this one. You get everything: the raw energy of the first two tracks set you up for something special. There are rocking tracks to make you feel good and there are more soul-searching songs that make you feel grateful. The title track is probably one of the best songs he's ever written. Get inside the Boss's head by wearing this ablum out first, and then build your collection - that's what I did. That way you'll also appreciate the subtlties of 'Tracks' when you get that far down the line.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By daveoc on 5 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bruce's albums of the mid to late seventies (Born to run, Darkness and The River) are some of the best rock albums ever made. I can't explain just how good they are. As I write I'm listening to 'Drive All Night' and I feel this one song is worth the price of the album alone, so much soul and feel it's incredible. If you like great songs about the American working/under class (kind of Steinbeck set to music) buy this.
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By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 May 2015
Format: Audio CD
Given that this is a double album, most of the songs here are of an impressive high quality. All too often, studio albums that fill two discs contain some real gems, but the remaining tracks are of much lesser quality, filler, or some, quite frankly, are just lame and sloppy. Bruce Springsteen's fifth album 'The River' is different to those, it's 80 minutes worth of real beauty, and in my opinion, the definitive record the from man who became known as 'The Boss'. Whenever I slip it on, like a meeting with an old friend who you haven't seen in a while, I am given a instantly good feeling. This is music that will never leave you once it gets you.

'The River' is a combination of feel-good, care-free rockers such as 'Jackson Cage', 'I'm A Rocker', 'Out in the Street', ' You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)', and beautifully depressing ballads, none of which are more moving than the famous, haunting title track, but 'Stolen Car', a cleverly written, psychological song that deals with a failing marriage, is a close contender. Springsteen's breakthrough single, the cheerful 'Hungry Heart', which was a top 5 hit in the US and his first top 40 in Britain, is among the tracks here.

I have always in of the opinion that this man is one of the greatest solo figures in vintage American rock music, just listen to the master storyteller's deep, meaningful lyrics, and the songs will never let you down. If you are looking to explore Bruce's work in more detail than a greatest hits package (if not I would recommend the single CD
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