Songs

Songs Revised to include an original autobiographical introduction by Bruce Springsteen and a new chapter featuring all of the lyrics to his most recent Grammy Award winning release The Rising as well as

  • Title: Songs
  • Author: Bruce Springsteen
  • ISBN: 9780380796113
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Revised to include an original autobiographical introduction by Bruce Springsteen and a new chapter featuring all of the lyrics to his most recent Grammy Award winning release, The Rising, as well as 32 pages, of never before seen photographs.This is the complete collection of Bruce Springsteen s recorded lyrics, illustrated with hundreds of never before published imagesRevised to include an original autobiographical introduction by Bruce Springsteen and a new chapter featuring all of the lyrics to his most recent Grammy Award winning release, The Rising, as well as 32 pages, of never before seen photographs.This is the complete collection of Bruce Springsteen s recorded lyrics, illustrated with hundreds of never before published images from some of rock roll journalism s greatest photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, David Gahr, Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Weber, and many others From Jim Marchese s informal backstage shots during the European leg of the 1980 The River tour to Neal Preston s amazing documentation of the Born in the U.S.A days to Pam Springsteen s portraits showing a side of the musician rarely seen by the public, this is the most intimate look at Bruce Springsteen ever published The photos and lyrics are accompanied by original commentary by Springsteen, in which he reflects on the songs, the performances, and the quarter century career that for many defines the American dream.

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    1. I decided to read this as the entry for poetry in one of my reading challenges this year. It is an enormous, really heavy coffee table book that has been precisely there, on the coffee table, since Summer. Obviously not designed to be read in one go, but as lyrics accompaniment to the music whenever it takes your fancy, or whenever the music is no mere background for other tasks. I am completely biased with Springsteen, as I totally love the man. He and Dylan were my English teachers in my pre-a [...]

    2. Of course it's a fabulous five-star coffee table book, it's by Bruce himself (my favorite person in the whole world that I don't actually know personally). He gives an insightful intro to each album, letting you know where he was at the time, what themes and images were influential and meaningful. Now I need to go back and listen to each album through; his commentary adds a whole new layer.

    3. Springsteen's lyrics don't read as well -- as poetically and with as much resonance, anyway -- as those of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, or Robert Hunter, his three greatest and most similar contemporaries in my opinion. But the early songs, up through "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" certainly, and maybe up through "Nebraska", are worth reading for the storytelling power he is often capable of conveying, and the dark worlds of lost and foundering souls that yearn to escape to some [...]

    4. Love this book, its great to dip in and out of, reading lyrics and hearing Bruce's insights on his early career. The huge glossy photo's are very enjoyable though more information on the meaning being certain lyrics would be welcome.

    5. A must read for any Boss fan. This book was written by Bruce and gives an insight into what he was thinking when writing his song. This includes all song lyrics from Greetings to The Rising.

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