Born to Run

Label
Columbia
Release date
2005
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
42:32

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Thunder Road 4:48 333,999
2 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out 3:11 44,164
2 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 3:11 70,590
3 Night 3:01 91,803
4 Backstreets 6:31 99,875
5 Born to Run 4:29 500,394
6 She's the One 4:28 93,554
7 Meeting Across the River 3:18 81,316
8 Jungleland 9:35 123,098

About this album

Born to Run is the third album by the American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released on August 25, 1975 through Columbia Records. It captured the heaviness of Springsteen’s earlier releases while displaying a more diverse range of influences.

Born to Run was a critical and commercial success and became Springsteen’s breakthrough album. It peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and reached high positions on charts worldwide. Two singles were released from the album: “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks “Thunder Road” and “Jungleland” became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points. The album has been placed on several “best ever” lists and is listed in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of historic recordings.

On November 14, 2005, a “30th Anniversary” remaster of the album was released as a box set including two DVDs: a production diary film and a concert movie. Being ranked number 18 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it is probably his magnum opus, although Born in the U.S.A. also received as much critical acclaim and as much success.

Springsteen began work on the album after touring in support of its previous album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, released in 1973. Given an enormous budget in a last-ditch effort at a commercially viable record, Springsteen became bogged down in the recording process while striving for a wall of sound production. But, fed by the release of an early mix of “Born to Run” to progressive rock radio, anticipation built toward the album’s release.

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  • Revolvermann19

    This album is pretty funny when you imagine Silvio from the Sopranos playing the guitar.

    5 Mar 2:24pm Reply
  • TylerWard-

    This could be the greatest lyrical album ever recorded. So, so, so amazingly incredible.

    2 Feb 2:16am Reply
  • WLDB

    @AR2LO__ You probable cant think of the third because there was no third. Born to Run was his third album. Why be mad? This stuff all happened 40 years ago now.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    remember when this first came out--1st heard it at a party and it was a real slap in the face--I thought --"What is this?" "Who the hell is this?"---not your normal eagles etc.... party fare

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AR2LO____

    WHAT THE FUCK.??.....Happened to those First 3 albums ............."Greetings F.Asbury Park"..... ...."The Wild The Inocent & The E-street Shuffel".... ...I'm sooo pissed I can't even think of the other one!!! THOSE are the ones that got him going ( in my world).......................imjustsayin

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Christ. How did I grow up without this?

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    ok, i'm now catching on wow

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    I hate this music so much. I can't stand it at all and I don't understand why and I feel like I must be missing SOMETHING in it when I listen and I hear what I hear. Like, was this really The Hold Steady's biggest influence? They sound nothing alike and The Hold Steady is leagues better. I just can't grasp what the appeal is.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    I never thought I'd get into Springsteen's music. This album is fantastic.

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • WLDB

    It took me a long time to get into this album but I eventually did. I was never really a fan of the "wall of sound" type of productions. Im more into the raw stuff like Darkness or Nebraska. I finally got into this one about two years ago. A real piece of studio art. Given he was on such a short leash with the record company at the time its amazing he was able to pull off such a great sounding album. I would have thought they'd try to give him the least amount of money as they could get away with at the time.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • heaventree22

    his first truly great album.

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • fank19

    One of the greatest albums ever made.

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    Using the Boss words "Everything I knew and dreamed about was packed into those songs".

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • erkkix

    Hot Summer Nights <3

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Argentum_Astrum

    Music and lyrics from this album make me belive in dreams, love, all this big things I used to doubt in. Amazing

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • geomich

    Ridin' on a Thunder Road or Hidin' on a Backstreet? I don't know...but baby we were Born To Run. Thanks Bruce.

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mushroomtail

    Thunder Road :)

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • RossEatWorld

    My favorite record ever. Amazing.

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bostoncrab

    well, the reality is that clarence clemons was cut out of that frame - to speak of the record sleeve reverentially in the wake of his passing seems hypocritical and sort of pointless. this was hardly a 'breakthrough' for african american culture.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • McFearless835

    RIP Clarence Clemons. No one will ever be able to replace you. Can't believe I'm actually emotional over this. Listening to this for the first time in quite a while.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
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