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Monday, 24 August 2015

Music is the Doctor #16: Forty Years of Born To Run

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen this week's Music is the Doctor is spotlighting that album and the songs that never made it onto the album and we will see what else we can find that will aid in that celebration.

It's actually amazing to think that Born To Run might never have actually been released under the title we have have come to know and love. Back when Bruce was putting together the order for the project Born To Run at one point wasn't even being considered for the album. Read here a piece I did about it three years ago! Would he have had the same success he has today if he had actually taken that step, I guess we will never know.

A few years back I did a piece here on Soundtrack4Life about what Born To Run meant to me. I stick by the words I wrote then.

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Produced By Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Mike Appel
Released 25th August 195
US Chart #3 (#18 in 2005 for 30th Anniversary Edition)
UK Chart #36 (#17 on re-entry in 1985,

The E Street Band

    Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, harmonica, percussion
    Roy Bittan – piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, harpsichord, glockenspiel, background vocals on all tracks except "Born to Run"
    Clarence Clemons – saxophones, tambourine, background vocals
    Danny Federici – organ and glockenspiel on "Born to Run"
    Garry W. Tallent – bass guitar
    Max Weinberg – drums on all tracks except "Born to Run"
    Ernest "Boom" Carter – drums on "Born to Run"
    Suki Lahav - violin on "Jungleland"
    David Sancious – piano, organ on "Born to Run"
    Steven Van Zandt – background vocals on "Thunder Road", horn arrangements

Additional musicians
    Wayne Andre – trombone
    Mike Appel – background vocals
    Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
    Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
    Richard Davis – double bass on "Meeting Across The River"
    David Sanborn – baritone saxophone

On the Playlist
Born To Run Live
 01 Thunder Road (London Calling 2012)
02 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (Capitol Theater Passaic NJ 1978)
03 Night (1981)
04 Backstreets (Hammersmith Odeon 1975)
05 Born To Run (Promo Video)
06 She's The One (Madison Square Gardens 2007)
07 Meeting Across The River (Melbourne 2014)
08 Jungleland (Hammersmith Odeon 1975)

Born To Run Outtakes
Linda Let Me Be The One.
So Young and In Love.
Walking In The Street.
Lonely Night In The Park.
A Love So Fine (Live Version 1975).
A Night Like This (aka Angel Baby - Live Unknown Source).
Janey Needs A Shooter.

Born To Run Covered
 01 Thunder Road - Frank Turner
02 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out - Joe Slomp
03 Night - Greg Mayo
04 Backstreets - Brian Fallon
05 Born To Run (Live) - Roger Daltrey
06 She's The One (Live) - U2
07 Meeting Across The River - Tom Wopat
08 Jungleland (Live) - GNGR
Born To Run Album
 01 Thunder Road
02 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
03 Night
04 Backstreets
05 Born To Run
06 She's The One
07 Meeting Across The River
08 Jungleland

Thunder Road (Studio Outtake)
Born To Run (Live)

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