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Bruce Springsteen Finds Darkness on the River: Shadows in Stereo

Bruce Springsteen Finds Darkness on the River: Shadows in Stereo

Bruce Springsteen has always been dogged by rumors of versions of albums that differed markedly from what became the commercial release.

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Like Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and others have seen their songs become the center of interesting disputes.

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello + others have tackled the great existential empty void over the years. But who did it best?

Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995): Gimme Five

Released in November 1995, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ traced the distance between the American Dream and the American Reality.

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

They may share a theme, but these songs by Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Slade and the Who couldn’t be more different.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

They’re both closely associated with him. But Bruce Springsteen wasn’t the only connection between Southside Johnny and Little Steven Van Zandt.

Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980): Gimme Five

When Bruce Springsteen issued ‘The River’ in October of 1980, I didn’t like it very much. Time has changed that – and here’s why.

Bruce Springsteen’s smaller-scale Tunnel of Love dug deeply to find hard truths

Bruce Springsteen’s smaller-scale Tunnel of Love dug deeply to find hard truths

Albums like Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Tunnel of Love,’ released on Oct. 9, 1987, are the dark but needed respites before his E Street Band roars back to life.

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ released on Aug. 25, 1975, is dotted with career-making, warhorse tracks. But what of its lesser-heard songs?

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

A look at five key tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ released in July 2002. Some are well-known, some less so, some weirdly controversial.