ISBN13: 9781454927174 PB - 255 x 217 mm
250 full-colour and b&w Illustrations
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Market: Music, Popular Culture
Album by Album
by Ryan White Introduction by Peter Ames Carlin
For over 40 years Bruce Springsteen has stood astride the rock ’n’ roll stage like a musical colossus, his 18 studio albums – from the 1973 debut, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., to 2014’s High Hopes – the testament of a life dedicated to musical prowess and committed songwriting.
Garnering critical acclaim since the beginning of his recording career, his albums have reflected deeply-felt passions and concerns, from the state of the American working man in The River and Nebraska, to the highs and lows of personal relationships in Tunnel of Love; from the bleak visions in Darkness on the Edge of Town to the often unrecognized anger of Born in the U.S.A.
No fewer than nine of his studio releases have topped the album charts in the United States, where Bruce Springsteen has sold over 75 million albums in total (out of 120 million worldwide), and received 20 Grammy awards in the process. And his recording (or indeed performing) career shows no sign of slowing down or losing its cutting-edge impetus – the last of the US chart toppers was in fact his latest album, High Hopes. ‘The Boss’, after four dynamic decades, is still at the top of his game.
"I have a lot of books about Bruce Springsteen...but my god, this one puts them all to shame. The writing, the editing, the knock-em dead images I've never seen before...WOW!...If you only own one book about Bruce, this would be the one to have."
Author Ryan White is a music critic and journalist who spent 15 years at the Oregonian newspaper and has written for the Dallas Morning News and the Washington Post. He appears regularly on radio shows including Live Wire! and Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud and has twice been voted one of America’s best writers by the Society for Features Journalism.
Peter Ames Carlin is a renowned journalist, critic and author having been a senior writer at People magazine and TV critic for the Oregonian. He is the author of Bruce, the best-selling biography of Bruce Springsteen published in 2012.