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The Rising

Bruce SpringsteenAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (584 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 30, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000069HKH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (584 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Although it seemed the Boss had put writing rock anthems behind him after Born in the U.S.A., his longtime fans knew if any artist could write anthems addressing September 11, 2001, and not make them sound jingoistic, it would be Bruce Springsteen. The numerous anthems on his much-anticipated first full-length album with the E Street Band in 18 years are subtler than those of the Born to Run era. But the elements are all there: the joyous rocking strains of "Countin' on a Miracle," "Mary's Place," and "Waitin' on a Sunny Day"; the dark overtones of "Further on Up the Road"; the stunning guitar solo that closes "Worlds Apart," a dramatic Arabic-tinged piece detailing star-crossed love between a Muslim and an "infidel." Although most of these songs deal with death and tragedy, they still inspire. But while the lyrics are intriguing, what's more remarkable is how well The Rising works as epic rock & roll as it draws from rockabilly, soul, doo-wop hard rock, country, and even industrial. To skewer a cliché, when The Rising is good, it's great. And even when it's not great, it's still awfully good. --Bill Holdship

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2002 album from The Boss alongside his musical co-horts The E-Street Band. Features 'My City of Ruins', 'Mary's Place', 'You're Missing', 'Empty Sky' 'Into The Fire' , and more.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith Has Been Rewarded August 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The cd gets better with each listen. The E Street Band has never sounded better. One of the most passionate albums in their long career. Worth the wait. The cd was meant to be listened to in its entirety. To get the best out of it, I recommend listening to it when you have an hour to spare, put it on the cd player and get swept away. There is no better companion than Bruce.
He will take you to another level.
While only time will tell if this has the lasting power of Born To Run (27 years), it is a work reflecting the times with hope and gentleness.
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62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce & E Street Rise Again August 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Rising is the first full length studio album that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have released in eighteen years. The album is also the first by major artist to have the core of its songs directly address September 11th. The songs take on the events from the views of firemen, widowers, a man who lost his life and terrorists. "Lonesome Day" opens the album up and is somber in tone yet uplifting in melody. "Into The Fire" is a brilliant song about a fireman going into the towers. Mr. Springsteen prays that their hope gives us hope and their love gives us love. "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" has a classic E Street sound with a rippling Clarence Clemons sax. "Nothing Man" speaks from the point of view of a man who has lost his life. It is a sobering look at the fragility of life. "Empty Sky" details the NYC skyline minus the Twin Towers. This might be the most personal song on the album as Mr. Springsteen himself drove to a bridge near his New Jersey and witnessed the destruction a day after the attacks. "Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)" is a jaunty number that has a bouncy beat and reminds one of War's classic "Why Can't We Be Friends" in its call for understanding among different people. "Further On (Up The Road)" is a buzz saw rocker that first appeared on his 1999-2000 World Tour. "Mary's Place" is a nod to the E Street Band's halcyon days. Going back to "Thunder Road", Mr. Springsteen calls all his friends to meet him at Mary's place in front of a Born To Run era musical background. "Paradise" is a chilling acoustic base number that speaks from the point of view of a terrorist. "My City Of Ruins" was first played at his Christmas shows in Asbury Park a couple of years ago. Read more ›
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grown up songs for a grown up world August 2, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you're chronologically or musically fifteen years old, don't bother buying this CD since you won't connect with either the sound or the messages. However, if you are a musically and emotionally mature listener, then buy the CD, give it a few listens, read the lyrics and you will be happy that you did. Showing a musical range that Springsteen rarely displays while still retaining that classic "Springsteen Sound," the Boss has put together a terrific collection of emotional and musically engrossing songs. No, you won't find any sampling (we used to call it stealing) of other peoples' music, no hip-hop beats, no electronically altered sounds, no rap crap about "poppin' a cap in some fool's head," just straight-up rock-and-roll from one of the all-time best.
Though its unlikely that Springsteen will gain many new fans with this effort (though he deserves to), long-time Bruce fans will love this CD. It is certainly his best effort in a long long time, both in the lyrics and the music. The E-Street Band gets to strut its stuff (though not as much as I would like) and the few musically guests add interesting texture and depth to the recording. Bruce has always written songs with beautiful and emotional lyrics, but often the musical effort was lacking, or at least too predictable. That is certainly not the case with this CD. Excellent lyrics and finely-tuned music on virtually all the tracks, each with its own deeply emotional story to tell.
You can argue that this CD does not deserve five stars, but it certainly does not deserve a one-star rating.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mature rock July 31, 2002
Format:Audio CD
After one listen to the Rising, I could only think damn this is a really good album. After a day of listening, I thought damn this is a GREAT album (definite Grammy nomination here). If you are a Springsteen fan, this is the closest you are going to get to the Born in the USA days. It is a mature rock album by a mature songwriter (yes lots of songs rock, but also lots of mellow tunes). Lyrically, inspiration from 9/11 is throughout the entire album, and if anyone was going to write about the tragic events, Bruce is the one to do it (and probably one of the only ones I'd respect doing it). I'm already singing along to the songs as I drive down the highway, they are infectious. The first 3 songs really set the tone, each one is exceptional, and just fine songcrafting. The production is top notch, and the musicians are at their finest. I can only say, that if you have been craving Bruce to play some rock again, this is it. It is'nt rock like his earlier stuff, but c'mon, he is a mature artist, and this is just what I would expect, and just what I needed.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The E Street Band offers hope ... and delivers August 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If there is such a thing as an important album to own, this is it. Using the tragedies of 9/11 as the genesis of many of the tracks on The Rising, Bruce Springsteen has delivered a group of songs that often touch us, sometimes make us dance, and ultimately console.
Few, if any, artists could create a piece of work inspired by such horrendous events with such honest sincerity without a hint of exploitation. Bruce Springsteen, however, has done it. At first glance, the subject matter might suggest a dark record wallowed in sadness and loss. While those elements are here, there is an affirmative sense of love and faith's transcendence. Having used religious imagery often in past, Springsteen uses it even more and to great effect here. He yearns for guidance in My City of Ruins when he says, "I pray for the strength, Lord." In essence, these songs are prayers.
The themes and sentiments alone do not make this a great album. Couple them with the music and arrangements, and The Rising is a special treat. With new producer Brendan O'Brien on board, the record has a fresh sound. Soozie Tyrell's violin is featured on many songs. And strings are used well on a number of songs, especially the resounding opener Lonesome Day. The return of the E Street Band is also part of why this record is so special. They seem to get better with age. Although a couple more Clarence Clemons' sax solos would have been welcome (see Nothing Man and Further On (Up the Road), the band sounds great. Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent remain rock's most unassuming yet powerful rhythm section.
At 52, Springsteen has made a record that is distinctly his but also fresh with new musical ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Boss' Best
Bruce at his best. The has become my 'in emergency, break glass' album
Published 10 days ago by Steven Harz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Have loved Bruce from the very beginning at Asbury Park. Have everything he has done. Love "The Rising."
Published 11 days ago by Susan P. Bednarcik
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 29 days ago by MILO
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
this is just a great cd. the music is bruce all the way. i've been a bruce fan for over 35 years.
Published 1 month ago by James Zingone
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce is awesome!
I've heard these songs here and there but when you listen to the album from start to finish, it's a whole different thing. Amazing, as usual! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julie A Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Replacement for a lost CD
Yep, I lost this one somewhere. Probably loaned it out and it never came back. In any event, I think this is probably one of the better group of songs by Bruce ever, and I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by On-The-Fritz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Fantastic. Dinner, drinks, and friends. Set it and forget it! Wonderful room filling sound, from beginning to end. Thanks Bruce.
Published 2 months ago by Jason barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce's Best
This album is so well-written, produced; a classic, each song leading to the next, a great story from a great story-teller.
Published 2 months ago by Cheryl Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Bruce and E Street, so you know it's good
"The Rising" is an exceptional album, start to finish. As always, Bruce and the E Street Band deliver. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Timothy Allen Jefferson
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I' don't know what to say about Bruce Springsteen. I 've lost this cd and that's why I bought it.
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