Chimes of Freedom

Chimes of Freedom

by Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen


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Whether it's a dead-end town (BORN TO RUN) or a dead-end marriage (TUNNEL OF LOVE), every Bruce Springsteen album has a neatly ordered narrative; the tracks he's done for fun have generally gone unreleased. So as long as he's clearing out his closet (with the four-CD set TRACKS and the single-disc 18 TRACKS), it's appropriate that he's decided to reissue the CHIMES OF FREEDOM EP -- four live songs originally released in 1988 on LP, cassette, and the misbegotten small-size CD3 format. The performances from the TUNNEL OF LOVE tour aren't among Springsteen's best, but "Tougher Than the Rest" is solid E Street fun, the unreleased "Be True" is a gem, and the tender, acoustic version of "Born to Run" shows just how powerfully an adult artist can reassess his youthful escapism. The blistering live version of Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom," recorded on that fall's Amnesty International tour, makes this whole set worth it; whether it represents a continuation of the themes on BORN IN THE U.S.A. or simply a tribute to his biggest influence, it's a Springsteen side road as powerful as his best work.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972461427
catalogNumber: 724614
Rank: 63552


  1. Tougher Than the Rest
  2. Be True
  3. Chimes of Freedom
  4. Born to Run

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Nils Lofgren   Guitar,Vocals
Clarence Clemons   Percussion,Saxophone
Patti Scialfa   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Bittan   Synthesizer,Piano
Danny Federici   Organ,Synthesizer
Mark Pender   Trumpet
Richie Rosenberg   Trombone
Garry Tallent   Bass
Max Weinberg   Drums,Snare Drums
Mario Cruz   Tenor Saxophone
E Street Band   Group
Ed Manion   Baritone Saxophone
Mike Spengler   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Producer
Jon Landau   Producer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
Toby Scott   Engineer

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