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Bruce Springsteen - The River RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum! Click here to see this CD at Amazon.com!

By Daniel Durchholz

Despite the acclaim accorded Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town, this is the album that broke Springsteen into the big leagues, thanks to "Hungry Heart," then his most pointedly commercial song; it had new fans swooning but some old ones grumbling for the "poetic" Springsteen of days gone by. Not to worry--though more economical lyrically, The River had something to offer nearly everyone: There's old-time frat rock ("Sherry Darling"), empathetic character studies ("The River," "Stolen Car," "Independence Day"), passionate rockers ("Out in the Street"), dramatic ballads ("Point Blank"), and even a couple of good-natured goofs ("Cadillac Ranch," "Crush on You," "Ramrod"). A sprawling double-disc set, The River offers proof that Springsteen could do it all and could do it better than virtually anyone else.

Tracks
1. The Ties That Bind11. The River
2. Sherry Darling12. Point Blank
3. Jackson Cage13. Cadillac Ranch
4. Two Hearts14. I'm A Rocker
5. Independence Day15. Fade Away
6. Hungry Heart16. Stolen Car
7. Out In The Street17. Ramrod
8. Crush On You18. The Price You Pay
9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)19. Drive All Night
10. I Wanna Marry You20. Wreck On The Highway

 

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"The River was for me the first fully listened to and "worn out" Springsteen album, the music is good even now, and as far as Springsteen is concerned, it's one of his best musically, and the song The River is one of my personal favorites."

--Mark H

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MUSICAL NOTES

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Released: October 10, 1980

Availability: CD, Vinyl

Awards:  Platinum (3)


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