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1975 album from New Jersey's finest. Born To Run was the album that created the legend and set the stage for massive international success. Features classic Boss tracks like 'Thunder Road', 'Badlands' and, of course, 'Born To Run'.
Few albums are as fueled by hope, possibility, and the lure of the open road as Born to Run, a virtual concept album about small-town 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 like "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 then-unknown Springsteen the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek. The attention was warranted then, and it still is now. --Daniel Durchholz
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.62 x 4.92 x 0.33 inches; 3.84 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Sony Legacy
- Original Release Date : 1983
- Run time : 39 minutes
- Date First Available : April 30, 2006
- Label : Sony Legacy
- ASIN : B00000255F
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #100,073 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Absolutely great sound. I have multiple versions of this album and this is the most detailed and the best sounding.
My favorite track is jungleland. This track really has new life. Thunderous in it’s introduction and a truly beautiful rendition of this fine song. .
Packaging is just like the one I bought in 75.
Also note that the mastering was by Chris Belman. His initials are in the dead wax. 5 stars overall for the remastering.
The not so good.
My copy was warped.
Even so I thoroughly enjoyed this album from start to nearly the finish.
Unfortunately the deal breaker and the reason for my returning the album was the last two minutes. As the song enters a quiet passage there is a loud scratch to the very end. A magical moment spoiled, but I’m hoping the replacement is fault free!
Unfortunately this remastered pressing in vinyl is imperfect. The rendition of "She's the One" is hauntingly perfect, but "Born to Run" and "Thunder Road" are muddy at best. I might update this review once I clean up the record through a round of cleaning and see if it isn't an issue with pressing cleanliness or if the pressing itself was the issue.
Of course, even the sneeringest, the most Billy Joelic, Good Ratsish, and Twisted Sisterite of us couldn't deny that Springsteen had created a work of aural cinematography with BORN TO RUN. Virtually every song is not only memorable but visceral in a way that rock albums have not been for so long since then. Sure, those New Jersey people obviously lived in hog pens and drank budget beer, but just like us, they dreamed of taking Dad's old Musclecar ("Hemipowered drones") on a 120 MPH rip down Route 80 toward the setting sun. Go West, young man. Go West.
And yet, there's more here than wish fulfillment. There's real depth. When Bruce sings of the "skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets," he unconsciously echoes Allen Ginsberg in 'Sunflower Sutra': "Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pipe. 'Look at the sunflower,' he said." Springsteen gave us our own flowering in the sun.
BORN TO RUN spoke so loudly and meaningfully because it spoke so universally. Trapped in seemingly dead-end suburban small towns (just within sight of the New York skyline, but oh, so far away) we wanted so desperately to run, we dreamed of hearing that long, mournful train whistle blow, we wanted Dylan's vision of the soul in BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, but we also wanted the brash unrestrained energy of Bruce S. on a hot, neon-encrusted night.
A Shaman with a guitar, he gave us visions: "...She dances across the porch as the radio plays." The blonde wore Wayfarers. Her name was Wendy. Or Mary. Or maybe it didn't matter as long as "her eyes shone like the Midnight Sun. She was the one."
After 2 moderate selling albums "Greetings" #60 and "Innocent" #59, this record surprised everybody, the hooks and the anthems were everywhere. Led by the new E-Street Band, Roy Bittan, Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, Danny Federici,Gerry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg, Bruce and the boys would have 8 songs that still get played in concerts today. With classic rockers like the hit title track #23, "Thunder Road", "She's the One", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" #83 and "Night", and the classic anthems "Jungleland" and "Backstreets". And the pensive ballad "Meeting Across The River". "Born to Run" hit #3 in the charts and they have never looked back. Saw Bruce perform the "Born To Run" album in St.Louis on his last tour, Awesome! Again Happy Birthday "Born To Run" 40 years old, today. One of rock's classic covers.
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Born to run is probably a more solid and coherent one, almost a concept album, but not boring like most concept albums are.
Instead it is enthralling, fascinating, engaging, vibrating and still able to make you live and breathe not just the adrenaline of the escape and youth, but also the nightly dark side of town, the intimate moves of mind. A fantastic mix of rock energy and songwriting quality
New pressing well done, no sign of any digital remastering.
Dvd (disc 2) falls out all the time!!