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Born to Run [30th Anniversary Edition]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatness

    I believe 'Born to Run' is truly legendary. Other albums have had better songs, even Springsteen albums like 'Born in the USA' and 'Darkness on the Edge of Town.' But no other album has the sort of bigger than life cinematic effect that 'Born to Run' has. This 3 disc set is unreal. The cd is great by itself and might be worth the price alone. The Hammersmith Odeon concert lives up to it's expectations. You get to see Springsteen in his prime. When he was still trying to impress. Singing arguably his best setlist. The documentary gives you a good look at how impressive Springsteen was at 24 as a songwriter and musician. And the three bonus songs from '73 might be better than the legendary London concert. There is no greater live performer in the history of rock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best rock albums, now better than ever!

    There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said about Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' album (the grand epic cinematic sweep, the desperation, the longing, the hope, the whole emotional content of the lyrics and music that make up a just about perfect eight song cycle, etc). However I will say that I get the B2R box since a) I never owned this album on CD, and waited for any Springsteen remasters, which with this set finally happened and b) the DVD's looked enticing. So far, besides listening to the remastered disc (which sounds great, since I never heard the whole album on CD before, I have no sonic reference as to how much or little it's been improved rest assured, it sounds great, new comers and long-time 'B2R' fans will not be disappointed.) I haven't experienced the live from Hammersmith CD yet, so no words on that yet. However I did check out the whole 'Wings for Wheels' DVD - all 'B2R' and Bruce fans in general must see this at least once to fully appreciate what hard work went into the creation of the album. This has to be one of the top 'making of's' documentaries out there -- you get commentary from just about everyone (Bruce, all band members who were participants, including the two guys who left the group after recording the classic title track, and in an odd twist, both his past and current managers - how often do recording artists have such great relationships with their managers that they include them in their documentaries? 'Wings for Wheels' is one of them, and Jon Landau (and former, at the time manger Mike Appel) did play their parts in making 'B2R' a realty). Any recording musician, even if not a Springsteen fan, should see this documentary to fully appreciate the amount of hours it takes to get that right take (the story behind Clarence Clemons' sax solo on "Jungleland" would probably scare a few sax session players - now when I hear that track, I fully appreciate what the Big Man put into that song - his whole soul and being, nothing short of it). Such is the reality of a man with an artistic vision and how he and a whole team of dedicated players help shape and mold what is generally now felt to be Bruce Springsteen's finest hour (in fact, 39 minutes, ok). Box sets have been devoted to single albums before (the Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds', Derek & the Dominoes' 'Layla'), and there's quite a few 'deluxe editions' out there (two CD sets of an original album remastered and a disc of outtakes, demos, etc, i.e. The Who 'Who's Next', Cream 'Disraeli Gears', and the first Cars album) ... but the 'Born to Run' set beats them all - a great package and historical tribute to a superb album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best. Album. Ever.

    well, perhaps not the best album ever, and besides, that is a matter pf personal taste. But it is one of the all time albums, and hopefully, just maybe, the remastering will give the music the sound that it deserves. Then, add in a full DVD of the Hammersmith show? And the extra music to be found in the documentary? What's not to like?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST Anniversary Package Ever

    The "Boss" hits one out of the park. I got the package on Friday night and spent the better part of the evening watching the concert footage and the documentary of the making of "Born to Run". Well worth the money!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must own

    While several of Springsteen's albums are among my favorites, where I do feel as though most of his work is exceptionally good, Born to Run is in my opinion the only Springsteen record that any casual rock and roll fan must own to have a complete collection. It is the ultimate rock story of rebellion, desperation, courage, fear, enthusiasm, and frustration, all of which culminating into stories which are impossible to not understand. It is as deserving of a place on any fans shelves as any other record made before or since.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incontestable!!!!!!!!!.¿El mejor CD de rock de la historia?

    Creo sinceramente que esta grabacion es la mejor de la historia,INCANSABLE su escucha,siempre descubres matices nuevos y la emocion del rock and roll aqui es ABSOLUTA.Album seminal de futuras figuras y grupos.Ahora,en esta edicion,el sonido es inmejorable.Hay que tenerlo en casa ya!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best album ever, ever

    This is the best album there ever was, ever in history. It is so assume, there is none better and there never, ever will. I am that sure of it. It is a must have, even if you throw away your other music, you have to have this. It is essential.

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