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

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

by Bruce Springsteen


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

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.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2005
Label: Sony Japan
UPC: 4571191052278
catalogNumber: 721
Rank: 300111

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,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
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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