Springsteen on Broadway

Springsteen on Broadway

by Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen on Broadway

Springsteen on Broadway

by Bruce Springsteen


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Never in rock & roll history has there been a production like Springsteen on Broadway. Following a busy 2016 which opened with him touring a revival of The River with the E-Street Band and concluded with the publication of his autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen decided to stay in one place for 2017 -- New York City, to be specific, where he began a residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre in October 2017, performing a show based on his memoir. Springsteen on Broadway turned out to be a runaway success, staying on Broadway through December 15, 2018 and commemorated with a Netflix special supported by this double-disc document of the show. All of the strengths of the production are apparent on the album: the clever construction of the show, where his story is closely tied to his songs, the good humor and earned sentimentality, the illusion of intimacy. What's striking about Springsteen on Broadway as an album, as compared to either its stage or screen version, is that it's possible to hear the pure theatricality of Springsteen's performance, both in his oversized spoken introductions and singing. It becomes very clear that Springsteen is playing the part of Springsteen, exaggerating certain aspects of his life and persona for dramatic effect. This has a ripple effect through the songs -- many of which are quite familiar, with a couple of latter-day numbers thrown in for good measure -- which, in this context, feel written instead of live. Perhaps that punctures the Boss' myth of authenticity for some listeners, but the net effect is a revelation of just how thoroughly and carefully Springsteen turns his life into art: first into song, then into verse, then finally onto stage. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2018
Label: Columbia / Sony Music
UPC: 0190759043622
Rank: 173874


Disc 1

  1. Growin' Up (Introduction)
  2. Growin' Up
  3. My Hometown (Introduction)
  4. My Hometown
  5. My Father's House (Introduction)
  6. My Father's House
  7. The Wish (Introduction)
  8. The Wish
  9. Thunder Road (Introduction)
  10. Thunder Road
  11. The Promised Land (Introduction)
  12. The Promised Land

Disc 2

  1. Born in the U.S.A. (Introduction)
  2. Born in the U.S.A.
  3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Introduction)
  4. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  5. Tougher Than the Rest (Introduction)
  6. Tougher Than the Rest
  7. Brilliant Disguise (Introduction)
  8. Brilliant Disguise
  9. Long Time Comin' (Introduction)
  10. Long Time Comin'
  11. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Introduction)
  12. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  13. The Rising
  14. Dancing in the Dark (Introduction)
  15. Dancing in the Dark
  16. Land of Hope and Dreams
  17. Born to Run (Introduction)
  18. Born to Run

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Primary Artist,Piano,Guitar,Vocals,Harmonica
Patti Scialfa   Guitar,Vocals
Thom Zimny   Director

Technical Credits

Greg Allen   Engineer
Jon Landau   Producer
Danny Clinch   Photography
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Barbara Carr   Associate Producer
Brandon Duncan   Assistant
Thom Zimny   Producer
George Travis   Producer
Kevin Buell   Guitar Technician
Michelle Holme   Design,Art Direction
John Cooper   Engineer
Mike Miccio   Piano Technician
Mary O'Brien   Assistant
Rob Lebret   Coordination
Prez Powerz   Photography
Alexander Hyde   Associate Producer
Sergio Ruelas Jr.   Music Editor
Rob Demartin   Photography
Chris Sloan   Sound Production
Brian Roman   Sound Design
Bob Clearmountain   Mixing
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
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