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Worthwhile for New AND Old Fans,
This review is from: Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
'Best of' collections are always a bit dicey for old fans of an artist. After all, we already own all the albums these hits are culled from. And in the case of Springsteen, many of his best songs never had any radio play to speak of (e.g., 'Jungleland'). What's more, by starting off with Born to Run this album misses some great songs from his first albums (e.g., 'Growing Up')
Yet I have to disagree with Madam Marie (review written 11/10/99) who questions why an existing fan would buy this CD. The reason is simple: sometimes it's fun to hear songs from throughout Springsteen's career in one sitting. It's a reminder of how his music has changed over time, of how his themes have evolved and of why he's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, as all these songs are familiar, it's a great CD for listening to during an hour's drive or working in the office on a Saturday or while working out. True, it lacks the depth and cohesiveness of one of his albums. And while these aren't ALL his greatest hits, they are some of them.
So, for those new to Springsteen it's a fine introduction. For those already fans, it's a nice, easy-to-take package worth having.
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Initial post: May 14, 2013 6:22:23 PM PDT
K. Keener says:
AN ASTUTE COMMENTARY! THANKS.
Posted on Aug 13, 2015 8:49:56 AM PDT
Ellis Fowler says:
Very good observation. I never really thought about it that way. The same could be said about any band's "Greatest Hits/Best Of" CD's.
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