Tuesday, August 30

Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)


"Bruce Springsteen expanded the folk-rock approach of his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., to strains of jazz, among other styles, on its ambitious follow-up, released only eight months later. His chief musical lieutenant was keyboard player David Sancious, who lived on the E Street that gave the album and Springsteen's backup group its name. With his help, Springsteen created a street-life mosaic of suburban society that owed much in its outlook to Van Morrison's romanticization of Belfast in Astral Weeks. ... The production is fine. And the album's songs contain the best realization of Springsteen's poetic vision, which soon enough would be tarnished by disillusionment. He would later make different albums, but he never made a better one. The truth is, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is one of the greatest albums in the history of rock & roll."
allmusic
W - The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
Dusting ‘Em Off: Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
Spotify
YouTube: Spirit in the Night - Live 1973 in Los Angeles, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - 09/20/78, Incident on 57th Street - 09/20/78, Kitty's Back - 09/20/78, Wild Billy's Circus Story, Sandy - 09/19/78
YouTube: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (FULL ALBUM)

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