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Magic in the Night The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen

ISBN-10: 0312533802
ISBN-13: 9780312533809
Edition: 2009
Authors: Rob Kirkpatrick
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Description: The definitive look at The Boss and how his music has both shaped and confronted American mythologyEmerging on the music scene with 1973's "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.", Bruce Springsteen was heralded as "the future of rock and roll", and since  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The definitive look at The Boss and how his music has both shaped and confronted American mythologyEmerging on the music scene with 1973's "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.", Bruce Springsteen was heralded as "the future of rock and roll", and since then his influence and popularity have exploded. Rob Kirkpatrick'sMagic in the Nightuses Springsteen's biography as a lens through which listeners can reevaluate his music as he morphs from "the next Bob Dylan" to a Reagan-era pop culture icon, and again to today's populist voice, discussing each album in chronological order. Kirkpatrick's keen insights show why the classic 1975 album "Born to Run" is the most popular album of all time (according to 2003'sZagatSurvey) and what's made Springsteen the most respected and influential artist in rock music.Though his career has been widely documented, Springsteen fans have never had a book like this one, which lets them immerse themselves in his music and learn about his influences, lyrical choices, and the themes Springsteen has been drawn to again and again in his career. Kirkpatrick's in-depth analysis of Springsteen's workeven unreleased songsand the political controversies surrounding it makeMagic in the Night, widely available for the first time, a must for any true Springsteen fan.

Rob Kirkpatrick is a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martins Press. He is the author of 1969, The Quotable Sixties, Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators, and Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Introduction
Jukebox Graduate
Greetings from
The Follow-Up, the Future of Rock 'n' Roll, and a Farewell to Asbury Park
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
Thunder Road Revue
Born to Run (1975)
Running into the Darkness
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Double Shot
The River (1980)
A Meanness in This World
Nebraska (1982)
Nebraska Becomes Electric
Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
Bruced Out
Live/1975-85 (1986)
Tunnel of Love (1987)
Snake Eyes
Human Touch and Lucky Town (1992)
At the Movies
The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
September and Everything After
Live in New York City (2001) and The Rising (2002)
Dust Devils and Dixieland
Devils & Dust (2005)
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)
Afterword
Update: That Old-Time Magic
Live in Dublin (2007)
Magic (2007)
Discography
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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