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Bruce Springsteen - The Stories Behind the Songs

Bruce Springsteen by Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone Journalist

Brian Hiatt



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Carlton Books Ltd
01 February 2019
Packed full of insightful stories from Springsteen's long career, Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs takes a detailed look at each and every one of Springsteen's album tracks, providing a unique look at this rock legend's method, as well as some of the many anecdotes and tales that are prolific in his long music history. Deeply researched, laced with insight from decades of fandom and original reporting, this book is an exhaustive and unique look at the writing, recording and significance of Springsteen's singular catalog of songs. Each album is discussed and then each song is examined in terms of lyrical meaning, placing in historical context where necessary or relevant. It's the first book to cover every officially released track, from hits to obscurities, from 1974's Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to 2014's High Hopes.
By:   Brian Hiatt
Imprint:   Carlton Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781787391215
ISBN 10:   1787391213
Series:   Stories Behind the Songs
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Discussion of every album from 1973-2014: Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) * The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973) * Born to Run (1975) * Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) * The River (1980) * Nebraska (1982) * Born in the U.S.A. (1984) * Tunnel of Love (1987) * Human Touch (1992) * Lucky Town (1992) * Greatest Hits (1995) * The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) * The Rising (2002) * Devils & Dust (2005) * Magic (2007) * Working on a Dream (2009) * Wrecking Ball (2012) * High Hopes (2014).

Brian Hiatt is a Senior Writer for Rolling Stone magazine, where he began in 2004 as an Associate Editor. He has written 54 Rolling Stone cover stories so far - the second-highest total for any writer in the magazine's history. He was previously on staff at Entertainment Weekly and its website,, as well as at MTV News. He shared the Scripps Howard National Journalism award in 2000 for an investigation of the riots at Woodstock '99. He has interviewed Bruce Springsteen five times, including for the artist's most recent Rolling Stone cover story.

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