The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album by Bruce Springsteen, released November 11, 2003. The collection is part of a series of Essential sets released by Sony BMG (previously Sony Music Entertainment). It includes songs from various Springsteen albums and concerts up to the year 2003
The Essential Bruce Springsteen. In the liner notes to his volume of Columbia's Essential series, Bruce Springsteen immediately lays out the problem with hits collections: "In any body of work there are obvious high points. The rest depends on who's doing the listening. Where you were, when it was, who you were with when a particular song or album cut the deepest. All artists have this problem, but Springsteen has it more than most, since he not only has a deep and varied body of work, but he has a passionate, dedicated fan base.
The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album by Bruce Springsteen, released November 11, 2003. It includes songs from various Springsteen albums and concerts up to the year 2003. The third disc includes previously unreleased cuts, B-sides, contributions to soundtracks and benefit albums, covers, and an alternate, "country-blues" acoustic version of "Countin' on a Miracle" from The Rising.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Land of Hope and Dreams (Live at Madison Square Garden) (09:30, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Mary's Place (05:59, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - The Rising (04:47, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Born in the . Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City (03:57, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (04:30, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - The River (05:00, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (04:29, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Badlands (04:02, 320Kb/s). Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland (09:36, 320Kb/s). Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003).
The Essential Bruce Springsteen. The Essential Bruce Springsteen. Vastly expanding 1995's single disc Greatest Hits, The Essential Bruce Springsteen easily surpasses the earlier best-of set by serving up all its true essentials and tossing in less appreciated treats and a full disc of rarities. Disc one spans the first decade of Springsteen's recording career, serving up at least two tracks each from the six albums that laid the groundwork for his '80s burst into superstardom.
Springsteen is neither glamorous nor mysterious, but as this three-disc compilation demonstrates, he is an extremely talented and important artist. Assembled as part of Columbia's Essential repackaging of its signature artists, The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a fine introduction to his work and it atones for the shoddy 1995 compilation Greatest Hits (12 tracks are common to both). The previous Hits collection was both too brief, and poorly selected. The Essential stretches 30 of Springsteen's best-known songs over two discs and then adds a third of odds-and-ends.