Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. - 1973 RSD Rock Audiophile Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc Supervinyl - Numbered - 180g Sealed LP
Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park N.J.
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – UD1S 1-055
Series: UltraDisc One-Step
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, 180g, SuperVinyl
Sourced from the original analog master tapes, pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl. Limited to 7,500 numbered copies.
LP is housed in a special foil-stamped jacket inside a slipcase.
Released: Oct 20, 2023
Style: Rock & Roll
A1 Blinded By The Light
A2 Growin' Up
A3 Mary Queen Of Arkansas
A4 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
A5 Lost In The Flood
B1 The Angel
B2 For You
B3 Spirit In The Night
B4 It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
"I am a brand new, 19-year-old Bruce fan. I have just finished reading the rest of the reviews and I am confused. A good friend of mine gave me two of Bruce's LP's to start off with: "Greetings..." and "The Wild..." I'd never heard Bruce before, and I was completely astonished when I heard it. Bruce Springsteen is absolutely incredible. I listened to it nonstop for a month, and easily picked out what I considered to be the best."
"On "Greetings", two of my favorites were "Mary, Queen of Arkansas" and "The Angel", second only to "Lost in the Flood." I don't understand why all the reviews seem to cast those as the weakest points of the album. What struck me about Bruce was his compassion, intensity, and the forcefulness of his poetic, melancholic yet youthful sincerity. I find those qualities most in the songs that everyone else finds lacking. I am now at the complete mercy of Bruce's romantic, expressive genius and I will faithfully stick by that side of him. I hope I'm not the only one who appreciates these masterpieces."
"This album has more Dylan-esque tendencies than that release, revealed on songs like "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?," "Mary, Queen of Arkansas," and "Growin' Up." These songs, more acoustic in nature than later Springsteen (except Nebraska and Tom Joad), are a welcome change of pace from later, rock oriented Springsteen. Along with those two tunes, this album also includes the fabulous(to say the least) rocker "For You" and the moody "Spirit In The Night," a radio favorite."
"Although many casual fans consider "Spirit In The Night" to be the pinnacle of early Springsteen, it is not even the best song on the album, as it is easily rivaled by "It's Hard To Be A Saint In the City," "Lost In The Flood," and "For You." "Blinded By The Light," the opening number, has a great funky feel to it, with some interesting, stream-of-conciousness-lyrics. Even the oft-forgotten "Mary..." has some great, sensitive lyrics. While not as good as his next release, this album is a definite buy for any Springsteen fan or even a Dylan fan looking for some new tunes."
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