Born to Run Gold CD
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Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run CD - CD, released 1994 in Europe by Legacy (480416 2), Barcode: 5099748041623 // audiophile Master Sound collectors SBM Super Bit Mapping 24 karat gold disc edition with extra cardboard slipcase // Genre: Rock
Few albums are as fuelled by hope, possibility and the lure of the open road as Born to Run, a virtual concept album about small-town New Jerseyites in search of a better life via hot-rodding out on the turnpike, scoring some small-time hustle or blowing out of town altogether, either across the river to New York City or west for parts unknown. Songs such as "Jungleland", "Thunder Road", "Backstreets" and the title track are epic productions, both sonically and lyrically, borrowing from Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and West Side Story. When Born to Run was released in 1975, it earned the then-unknown Springsteen the rare honour of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek in the US. The attention was warranted then, and it still is now. --Daniel Durchholz, Amazon.com
Top Customer Reviews
The Boxset is worth every penny with a remastered recording and more importantly the entire Hammersmith '75 gig on DVD. Go and buy it now!
So, the DVDs? The Hammersmith shows ARE legendary - do they live up the hype? Hmmm, I'd say yes - the band are playing superbly, great song choices, etc etc. However, you need to bear in mind that this footage is 30 years old, and has just been lying around in an attic somewhere. Another reviewer complains that the picture is too dark - and they're right, it IS too dark. But it's not so dark that you can't see an amazing band near the peak of their powers. And it still makes me chuckle that you have a bunch of Jersey wide-boys in their sharp suits being led by a bloke who looks like he's just been scrounging change outside the venue. Wonderful. Great sound, though, which kind of makes up for the picture.
The documentary is marvellous - all the key players - what more could you want?
Put it this way - this isn't expensive - you're getting an all time stone-cold classic album, a great documentary, and a live DVD - if you're looking for "bang for your buck", it's all here and more. I would dock half a star for the darkness of the live DVD, but Amazon doesn't let me!
Beautifully presented in a sturdy box BTR comes in three parts.First up is the newly remastered edition of arguably THE best rock album of all time.Crystal clear sound make this CD sound much better and the songs on the album have of course achieved legendary status over the years.
Next up is the first of two incredible DVDs also included.This features the story of "Wings For Wheels", the making of BTR,new interviews. archive footage plus three rare performances from 1973.Coming in at 90 minutes and of great picture and sound quality, this is a fantastic bonus to be enjoyed.
Wait though, there is that other bonus DVD!Well this for me is the "piece de resistance" (to use a term linked with Bruce).What we have here is the concert performed by Bruce and the E Street Band from the legendary Hammersmith Odeon show of 1975.This was of course the time that prior to the London shows, Bruce was so incensed with the posters proclaiming him to be "the future of rock and roll" that he went round personally removing them.Well he was the future and one look and listen to this stunning DVD shows why.This is a two hours + show of brilliant songs performed immaculately by a band and singer right at the top of their game.Although the concert lighting is low for the most part, the picture quality is so good that you feel you are either on that stage or sitting right up front.Sound quality is awesome throughout.
Record companies are often maligned (and often deservedly so) but when they get it right (like this) you just have to say thanks for producing such a fantastic package.
Don't even think about not purchasing this (and Amazon's price is great) do it now.This is the keeper of all keepers!
Lavishly presented in a box set this would make THE ideal Christmas present for `The Boss' fan who has everything, and with `never seen before footage' of around four hours, who can resist the lure, even if for oneself!
Along with the remastered album comes a DVD of the making of the album, a DVD of the November 18th 1975 Hammersmith Odeon, London concert and a 48 page booklet of newly-released photographs of BS and the E Street Band.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are probably only two songs on this album that I listen to repeatedly, but they happen to be two of the best songs ever made so I can forgive the rest. Read morePublished 8 months ago by romancefantam
The definitive edition of such a great album, including dvd and a booklet. Born to run is to me not better than "The Wild the innocent and the Estreet Shuffle", which is... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elleppi