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Lucky Town

Bruce SpringsteenAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 31, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • ASIN: B0012GMWCA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Better Days
2. Lucky Town
3. Local Hero
4. If I Should Fall Behind
5. Leap of Faith
6. The Big Muddy
7. Living Proof
8. Book of Dreams
9. Souls of the Departed
10. My Beautiful Reward

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A charming album of adulthood and assurance December 18, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is one of Bruce's most underrated CD's. It's the first album in many years where he didn't sound as if he was struggling with inner demons. The opening song, "Better Days," certainly makes this point in a forthright way. In addition, the title track rocks, "If I Should Fall Behind" is one of the Boss' most beautiful songs, and "Leap of Faith" uses biblical metaphors to describe the start of a delightful relationship. I also like the darker numbers "Souls of the Departed" and "The Big Muddy." But generally speaking, this is a sweet snapshot of secure love, in contrast to the collapsing romances depicted on Bruce's earlier album, The Tunnel of Love. You can usually see this CD in used CD bins. Don't hesitate to pick it up.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Test of Time February 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
We're approaching 14 years now since this album was released. I can still remember the day I unwrapped it. I was a freshman in high school, timidly trying to straddle the line between the various musical factions of the day: R&B and Grunge. I knew there had to be something better, it just took a "Leap of Faith" to reach it.

I like to think my musical taste got better. These days, sorting my iPod by play count yields a pretty eclectic mix: The Shins, The White Stripes, DELTRON3030, Liz Phair, and Marty Robbins are all at or near the top. And, of course, the entire track list of Lucky Town is right up there with them.

I venture to say that I've listened to this album at least once every month in the last fourteen years, and often many more times. Every time I do, I'm 15 again, dreaming about a life yet to be lived with the kind of optimism and naivete that we adults take drugs to experience again.

Without gushing on and on about this album, I would like to thank The Boss for this often-overlooked gift. Four short months ago, my wife and I spent just under three minutes stumbling over each other in front of all our friends and family. Since the day I first heard it 14 years ago, "If I Should Fall Behind" was forever linked in my mind with what a marriage should be. In my mind, no other song has come close to pairing such a plaintive request with such a heartfelt assurance, intertwining them in a way that no one--even the coldest-footed groom--could misunderstand.

Buy this album. I promise you won't be sorry.

ME.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lucky Town: Under-rated gem from the 1990s August 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Lucky Town is the most Springsteenian of the two CDs released in 1992. Sonically, Human Touch is a direct descendant of the Born in the USA sessions with a focus on love more than any previous CD. Normally, listeners get the 'falling in love' CD and then the heartbreak CD. Look at the last two Sheryl Crow CDs for a taste of that. Not so Springsteen. Tunnel of Love was the cheating record, questioning his feelings and the efficacy of love itself. Then, Bruce falls in love, deeper than before, and writes a collection of songs about it. That's the bulk of Human Touch.

But Lucky Town shows the old Bruce reemerging, the disillusioned one, the one who doesn't want to believe in love--because the world is just too damn hard--but does so anyway. "Better Days," one of the two singles released in 1992 ("Human Touch" was the other) kicks off the CD with a rim shot and power chord you could put down in the rock-and-roll Bible, if there was one. What makes Springsteen unique when it comes to love songs is the types of couplets he chooses. This ain't some 70s-era flowery, string-laden love song. This is the real world, and the real world brings with it bumps and bruises as well as the redemptive power of love. Witness the first verse (and there's a lot there):

Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickin' away
Yeah, just sittin' around waitin' for my life to begin
While it was all just slippin' away.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bruce covers a handful of moods very effectively December 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I agree with Glenn J Wiener, with the music fan from Minneapolis, and with any others who say that this album is underrated. It is! I liked it a lot when it was released, and I still do. The songs are strong and the playing, while perhaps lacking some of the personality of the E Street band, is nevertheless workman-like and effective enough. And Bruce, who was obviously in a restless state when this (and Human Touch) was released, is in very good voice. Speaking personally, my wife and I used the beautiful If I Should Fall on a wedding mix CD we made to give to our guests. It's a gorgeous tune, as is Beautiful Reward. And songs like Better Days, Lucky Town and Leap of Faith sound triumphant. So it's a record that covers a handful of moods, but covers them very effectively, something Bruce Springsteen can do so very well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A triumph September 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you read through the various reviews here you might get the impression that Bruce's "Happy" album is a lighthearted trip among the fluffy clouds but that wouldn't be accurate. Springsteen isn't some dreamy-eyed fella sitting peacefully in a garden full of fragrant flowers here, he's a guy emerging from a culvert covered in blood, sweat and tears who is relieved to find the light at the end of a dark tunnel. His voice is so great on this album, revealing a man who has rediscovered his faith in love. Overall it doesn't contain the musical power that he pulls out of the E Street Band but his emotion-filled vocals have never been more piercing and effective. These are terrific songs of triumph and hope and overcoming heartache through introspective perseverance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 day ago by Germán A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
Order arrived on time with no problems. Satisfied customer
Published 2 months ago by Phil Hermans
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST
THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST ,EASIEST TO LISTEN TO ,MOST WELL ROUNDED OF ALL BRUCES CDS,EXCEPT FOR THE GREATEST HITS.NOT A BAD SONG ON IT
Published 5 months ago by David L. Banes
5.0 out of 5 stars Sprinsteen still delivers
I sometimes am shocked at how brutally honest and direct Springsteen can communicate the truth, in ways that really make you feel the impact, even if that situation never applied... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Goin' Down to Lucky Town
Let me get this out of the way: this is far from Bruce's best album. There's nothing truly remarkable or groundbreaking on this record, yet it's actually quite enjoyable when taken... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lunar Boulevard
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
So love Bruce Springsteen, this CD is awesome if you are a true fan of his. Love his music and his CD's.
Published 8 months ago by Angela J. Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky Town
As always, Bruce is fantastic, great album, lots of really good, early songs, easy listening, enjoy it a great deal.
Published 9 months ago by Jane Diles
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Bruce
Good CD. Meets expectations. I think Bruce would have been better of to take the best songs from this CD and Human Touch and make one great CD rather than two good CD's. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Eastnortheast
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than its cousin
Lucky Town is a much better effort than its companion, Human Touch. Gone is the slick '80s pop production. The arrangements are more organic and more suited to the lyrical content. Read more
Published 14 months ago by T. McCool
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent record...
About the purchase, excellent price, delivery time, and the conditions of the product. This CD is one of my favorites of Bruce without his band proving that he is an excellent... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Eduardo T.
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