18 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

All legends have to start somewhere, here's where Bruce’s began. This companion album to the autobiography Born to Run charts Bruce Springsteen’s musical history, from a teenager kicking out the jams with The Castiles in 1966 to beloved rock ’n’ roll icon belting out the title track of 2012’s Wrecking Ball. Chapter and Verse collects classic hits and five unreleased relics to mirror the book’s narrative of a hard-working Jersey boy living out his wildest dreams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

All legends have to start somewhere, here's where Bruce’s began. This companion album to the autobiography Born to Run charts Bruce Springsteen’s musical history, from a teenager kicking out the jams with The Castiles in 1966 to beloved rock ’n’ roll icon belting out the title track of 2012’s Wrecking Ball. Chapter and Verse collects classic hits and five unreleased relics to mirror the book’s narrative of a hard-working Jersey boy living out his wildest dreams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
102 Ratings
102 Ratings
Dave from Fernley ,

How Many Times, Bruce?

How many times do you expect fans like me and countless others to keep buying the same songs over and over? That is my biggest problem with Springsteen these days. I own all but the first five songs. I suspect that others are in the same boat. Considering how big your archive is, do you really have to repackage and repackage and repackage...please stop now. Open the vaults wider.

SDJTAZ ,

What's the Problem

A couple of observations:
1. This hasn't even come out yet, why are you reviewing it?

2. The CD is not simply another "Greatest hits" package. It is a companion piece for the upcoming autobiography. Each song corresponds with a chapter. P.S. Since Springsteen is writing about the past, the CD will, by nature, include a large number of songs previously released.

3. Have any of the complainers ever heard of Tracks. C'mon folks, that was four CD's worth of music from the vault. Additionally, when the "Best of" double CD was released, it included a third CD with rare and unreleased songs. Additionally, he included two CD's of unreleased songs with the set. Dylan is the only other artist that comes to mind that has released this much back catalog.

4. Last time I checked, no one was holding a gun to my head to purchase this. If you want it, buy it. If not, don't buy it.

5. Springsteen has been releasing music for over 40 years. Thoughout that time, he has also been the greatest live performer. At the age of 66, he is still putting on high energy shows of incredible length.

6. Finally, the way Springsteen's music is handled is actually better that the industry standard. In example, when the Beatles CD's were remastered, no new music was included. How many greatest hits packages have The Who put out (most with absolutely no new music). When U2 released their greatest hits packages, each had a CD of hits and one of rarities.

Wrote review 5 times thx apple ,

Morons.

I love all the idiots here complaining about "having to buy" the CD. "How many times do we HAVE to buy the same songs?" "Working class hero phony" "Not this time" "Where's the new material?"

As if Bruce is FORCING you to spend your money here just so that you can own 5 songs from the 1960s.

It's obviously meant to accompany the book and if you were a real fan, you could tell that the other selected songs clearly present a theme and correspond to the book.

Yet still, that doesn't mean that you HAVE to buy it.

Also, these songs will surely be available for individual download after a while... plus, its 2016... theyll be on youtube for listening within a day, or you get them from a friend, or find them somewhere else out on the internet.

OR, you open up your moth-eaten wallet and fork over the extra $7 for the rest of the album in addition to the $7 the 5 new singles would cost you anyway.

Guess it's not enough for some people that he released new albums in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 while doing worldwide tours playing 4 hour shows well into his 60s and also writing a 500 page autobiography.

Some people just were born to complain.

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