Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. [Japan Limited Edition]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bruce Springsteen's debut album found him squarely in the tradition of Bob Dylan: folk-based tunes arranged for an electric band featuring piano and organ (plus, in Springsteen's case, 1950s-style rock & roll tenor saxophone breaks), topped by acoustic guitar and a husky voice singing lyrics full of elaborate, even exaggerated imagery. But where Dylan had taken a world-weary, cynical tone, Springsteen was exuberant. His street scenes could be haunted and tragic, as they were in "Lost in the Flood," but they were still imbued with romanticism and a youthful energy. Asbury Park painted a portrait of teenagers cocksure of themselves, yet bowled over by their discovery...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bruce Springsteen's debut album found him squarely in the tradition of Bob Dylan: folk-based tunes arranged for an electric band featuring piano and organ (plus, in Springsteen's case, 1950s-style rock & roll tenor saxophone breaks), topped by acoustic guitar and a husky voice singing lyrics full of elaborate, even exaggerated imagery. But where Dylan had taken a world-weary, cynical tone, Springsteen was exuberant. His street scenes could be haunted and tragic, as they were in "Lost in the Flood," but they were still imbued with romanticism and a youthful energy. Asbury Park painted a portrait of teenagers cocksure of themselves, yet bowled over by their discovery of the world. It was saved from pretentiousness (if not preciousness) by its sense of humor and by the careful eye for detail that kept even the most high-flown language rooted. Like the lyrics, the arrangements were busy, but the melodies were well developed and the rhythms, pushed by drummer Vincent Lopez, were breakneck. [Sony Japan issued a limited edition in 2008.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2005
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • EAN: 4571191052278
  • Catalog Number: 721
  • Sales rank: 262,645

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Springsteen Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Conga, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Richard Davis Bass, Upright Bass
David Sancious Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone
Clarence Clemons Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Vini Lopez Drums, Horn, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Garry Tallent Bass, Horn
Harold Wheeler Piano
The E Street Band Group
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Arranger, Composer
Mike Appel Producer
Jim Cretecos Producer
Louis Lehav Engineer
Jack Ashkinazy Remixing
John Berg Cover Design
Charles Burr Liner Notes
Fred Lombardi Back Cover, Cover Photo
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