Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Remaster

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The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle is the second studio album by American musician, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, originally released in September 1973 by Columbia Records.

Springsteen expanded the folk-rock approach of his debut album, to strains of jazz, among other styles, on ambitious follow-up, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle. His chief musical lieutenant was keyboard player David Sancious, with who’s help, Springsteen created a street-life mosaic of suburban society that owed much in its outlook to Van Morrison's romanticization of Belfast in ‘Astral Weeks’.

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle represented an astonishing advance even from the remarkable promise of his debut; the unbanded three-song second side in particular was a flawless piece of music. Musically and lyrically, Springsteen had brought an unruly muse under control and used it to make a mature statement that synthesized popular musical styles into complicated, well-executed arrangements and absorbing suites; it evoked a world precisely even as that world seemed to disappear.

Following the personnel changes in the E Street Band in 1974, there is a conventional wisdom that this album is marred by performance problems. None of that is true. The band, especially David L. Sancious on keyboards and Clarence Clemmons on saxes, cook with power and precision, particularly on "Rosalita" and "Kitty's Back", the album's outstanding rockers. They're essentially an R&B outfit, but they can play anything thrown at them, be it jazz or Highway 61 Revisited. 

The album's songs contain the best realisation of Springsteen's poetic vision, which soon enough would be tarnished by disillusionment. He would later make different albums, but the truth is, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle is one of the greatest albums in the history of rock & roll. Musically, Springsteen would never be so eclectic again.

Check out the tracks: “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” and “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”. 

This LP with remastered audio and reproduced artwork is pressed in the USA on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(888750142313)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

The E Street Shuffle

4:31

A2

4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

5:36

A3

Kitty’s Back

7:09

A4

Wild Billy’s Circus Story

4:47

B1

Incident On 57th Street

7:45

B2

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

7:04

B3

New York City Serenade

9:55

SKU 888750142313
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number KC 32432
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 16 June 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 11 September 1973
Barcode # 888750142313
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Remastered Audio, Reissue, Faithful Recreation of Original LP Packaging, Remastered From The Original Source Tapes
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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