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Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Competing formats and differing licensing agreements have caused songs by the Beatles, Police, Black Sabbath and others to get lost in the shuffle.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Fuse” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Fuse” (2002)

The great songwriting tradition of blending opposites gets quite a workout on “The Fuse.” We have the vignette of the (possibly doomed) lovers in the last verse, which seems to leaven the darkness of the earlier verses, where death takes on a heavy presence.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Worlds Apart” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Worlds Apart” (2002)

The musical palette employed during “Worlds Apart” — the tablas and the vocals delivered by Asif Ali Khan and Haji Nazir Afridi — was almost shocking. This is a Bruce Springsteen song?!

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Empty Sky” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Empty Sky” (2002)

“Empty Sky” again takes up the themes of loss, anger, and retribution from both the personal and broader perspectives.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Living Proof” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Living Proof” (1992)

Many years ago, I decided that I wouldn’t have any children. Actually, that’s not quite right.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “One Step Up” (1987)

It wasn’t too many years after the release of Tunnel Of Love that I went through some of the same emotions on display during “One Step Up.” Things were just plain busted. Neither of us were happy in our own skin.

The Rockologist: What to expect from Bruce Springsteen and his new 'E Street Big Band'

Bruce Springsteen has just notched his tenth U.S. No. 1  album — knocking off the previously unstoppable juggernaut that is Adele, no less — on the Billboard charts.

Something Else! sneak peek: Hear four tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball

Can’t wait for Wrecking Ball, the long-awaited Bruce Springsteen album, to hit shelves on March 6? Neither can we. So, we dug around and collected four songs from the just-announced track listing.

Springsteen releases single 'We Take Care Of Our Own'; album Wrecking Ball to follow

As I reported (somewhat erroneously) yesterday, at the click of 12:00:01 this morning, Bruce Springsteen was to release the title track from his forthcoming album

Patti Scialfa – 23rd Street Lullaby (2004)

There’s an argument I like to use when ‘defending’ music. It goes something like this: any particular piece of music (song or album) exists independent of its surroundings.

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