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Bruce at midnight,
This review is from: The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Audio CD)
This is no ordinary Springsteen album. It is remarkable for its arrangements: spare sober, acoustic. Its typical Springsteen for the stories behind the songs; full of American people who try hard to make it, who chase that American dream & meet tragedy on the way. Springsteen makes a case for the people, who are somtimes forced to act illegally without much choice. Here he touches a raw nerve in American society.
Hauntingly beautiful, Spingsteen sings poignantly, without his usual powerful, bombastic sound. Much in line with I'm on fire from Born in the USA. So much the better in my opinion. An album which gets you, without much force, and which leaves a lasting impression.