Lucky Town

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Reportedly, Bruce Springsteen recorded most of Human Touch in 1990, but left it unreleased. He returned to work in the fall of 1991, intending to add a song, but ended up recording a whole new album, Lucky Town, and then decided to release both records at the same time in the spring of 1992. He might have been better off pulling a couple of the stronger songs from the earlier album, adding them to the later one which runs less than 40 minutes, and shelving the rest. While Human Touch was a disappointing album of second-rate material, Lucky Town is an ambitious collection addressing many of Springsteen's major concerns and moving them forward. Here was the rage and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Reportedly, Bruce Springsteen recorded most of Human Touch in 1990, but left it unreleased. He returned to work in the fall of 1991, intending to add a song, but ended up recording a whole new album, Lucky Town, and then decided to release both records at the same time in the spring of 1992. He might have been better off pulling a couple of the stronger songs from the earlier album, adding them to the later one which runs less than 40 minutes, and shelving the rest. While Human Touch was a disappointing album of second-rate material, Lucky Town is an ambitious collection addressing many of Springsteen's major concerns and moving them forward. Here was the rage and the humor, the sense of compassion, the loyalty and commitment that had been the stuff of Springsteen's best music from the beginning. Songs like "Better Days" and "Local Hero" commented on and deflated the commercial success with which Springsteen clearly felt uncomfortable; "If I Should Fall Behind" and "Book of Dreams" expressed romantic fidelity and generosity; "Souls of the Departed" contained scathing social commentary; and "My Beautiful Reward" was a meditative epilogue. The lyrics were better, the arrangements tighter, the performances more powerful than those on the companion release. If Lucky Town, like Tunnel of Love and Human Touch before it, sounded a little under-produced, it nevertheless had the mark of the major artist Springsteen is, and if he had released it alone, it might have had a more significant impact.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972387024
  • Catalog Number: 723870
  • Sales rank: 11,948

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Better Days (4:08)
  2. 2 Lucky Town (3:27)
  3. 3 Local Hero (4:04)
  4. 4 If I Should Fall Behind (2:57)
  5. 5 Leap of Faith (3:27)
  6. 6 The Big Muddy (4:06)
  7. 7 Living Proof (4:49)
  8. 8 Book of Dreams (4:24)
  9. 9 Souls of the Departed (4:18)
  10. 10 My Beautiful Reward (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Springsteen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Bobby King Vocals
Ian McLagan Hammond Organ
Patti Scialfa Vocals, Background Vocals
Zachary Alford Drums
Roy Bittan Bass, Keyboards, keyboard bass
Gia Ciambotti Vocals
Shane Fontayne Guitar
Cleo Kennedy Vocals
Lisa Lowell Background Vocals
Angel Rogers Vocals
Tommy Sims Bass Guitar
Crystal Taliefero Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Soozie Tyrell Background Vocals
Gary Mallaber Drums
Randy Jackson Bass
Carol Dennis Vocals
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Roy Bittan Producer
Jon Landau Producer, Audio Production
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Chuck Plotkin Producer, Audio Production
Toby Scott Engineer
Scott Hull Digital Editing
Sandra Choron Art Direction
Victor Weaver Type Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Springsteen's Most Underrated Effort

    This is a wonderful collection of songs with themes that get deeper as the record progresses, presaging at the end the same serious themes that were found three years later on The Ghost of Tom Joad album. This is an underrated effort that deserves more attention.

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