Defines a new era of music5By Simi DaveWell, “new” in 1973. My very first exposure to The Boss was when he graced the cover of Time with Born to Run. I heard that album and immediately went out and bought every album in the lexicon to “catch me up”. His first album actually remains my favorite, largely due to the “raw” nature of a young Springsteen and E-Street band. Lost in the Flood and Mary Queen of Arkansas hearken back to old, blues music - though now with a rock bent on the older genre. IMO, he would not capture this again until Nebraska. It’s over 40 years old, and I’d listen to this any day, which says a lot, since “classic rock” generally bores me.
Lost In the Flood5By KrunchDownSuperstardom in the 80s with “Born in the USA” turned me off to Bruce when I was a teen. I never heard these early songs then. When I finally heard "Lost In the Flood” it totally floored me. Amazing vocals. "Deep tracks" have always ruled in Classic Rock. Gotta love it.
Mastered for iTunes!4By kpa272The sound difference between the needs-to-be-remastered CD and this new MFiT version is pretty great. There's much more separation and clarity, and a lot of the muddiness is gone, which is impressive for a 40-year old album. If being 'Mastered for iTunes' is this effective across other titles, I'm definitely going to look at buying more albums.
New Jersey Beach Anthems5By Uncle ElijahThis album is full of classic New Jersey beach anthems that show where springsteens music was influenced directly. Its a gem for any collection and a must have for any Springsteen fan! For those of you who wrote wrong reviews saying Springsteen covered "Blinded By the Light", he wrote that song, then Mannfred Mann covered it in 1977.
Best Album5By NMCntryMusicLvrPeople forget Bruce wrote Blinded by the Light. I think this is one of the most underrated albums.
joeturbo5By phishsihp89I hope you realize that you are an idiot joeturbo. Bruce wrote Blinded by the light and Manfred man covered the song.
Only Springsteen album worth buying5By KB 18Great debut; excellent album. Too bad Springsteen has been bent for decades over Manfred Mann taking Blinded by the Light and making it about 10,000 times better.
Awesome!5By EspeefanRaw and visceral. Like Dylan in his early days or even Woody Guthrie. And someone tell joe turbo Springsteen wrote "Blinded by the Light". Manfred Mann is the butcher. Blech!
to Mark Stone5By bob bobblawthank you for introducing me to Bruce at St Cloud State in 1975 . . . . .
Classic5By J.WilliamThis is classic early Springsteen, and no true fan should be without this truly poetic work. I don't understand most of the imagery Bruce sang about, -what was real to him in these raw early years. Bravo! Now click "buy" and enjoy.