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Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs

Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs (Hardback)

By Hiatt, Brian

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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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781787391215
Barcode 9781787391215
Published 13 March 2019 by Welbeck Publishing Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787391215
ISBN-10 1787391213
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
Imprint Carlton Books Ltd
Publication Date 13 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hiatt, Brian
Category Composers & Musicians
Rock & Pop Music
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 222mm
Height: 286mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rock music - History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 782.42166092
Catalogue Code 957300

Description of this Book

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, Hiatt provides an exhaustive and unique look at the writing, recording and significance of Springsteen's singular catalogue of songs by drawing on interview material with Bruce himself, as well as many important people involved in the recording process over the years, including Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, David Sancious, Mike Appel, Bob Clearmountain, Ron Aniello, Jimmy Iovine, Louis Lahav, Chuck Plotkin, Tom Morello and Larry Alexander. Each album is discussed and then each song is examined for 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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, EW.com, 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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