The Rising

Release date
24 Aug 2005
Running length
17 tracks
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1 Bruce Springsteen - Lonesome Day 4:05 80,439
1 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising 4:47 103,942
2 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Land of Hope and Dreams (Live at Madison Square Garden) 9:22 896
2 Bruce Springsteen - Into the Fire 5:00 40,990
3 Bruce Springsteen - Waitin' on a Sunny Day 4:16 70,676
4 Bruce Springsteen - Nothing Man 4:19 40,612
5 Bruce Springsteen - Countin' on a Miracle 4:39 37,782
6 Bruce Springsteen - Empty Sky 3:31 39,696
7 Bruce Springsteen - Worlds Apart 6:01 34,456
8 Bruce Springsteen - Let's Be Friends (Skin to Skin) 4:17 30,895
9 Bruce Springsteen - Further On (Up the Road) 3:49 37,740
10 Bruce Springsteen - The Fuse 5:35 31,978
11 Bruce Springsteen - Mary's Place 5:59 55,779
12 Bruce Springsteen - You're Missing 5:06 36,707
14 Bruce Springsteen - Paradise 5:33 33,326
15 Bruce Springsteen - My City of Ruins 4:58 43,685

About this album

The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. In addition to being Springsteen’s first studio album in seven years, it was also his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. It is centered around Springsteen’s reflections on the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Upon its release, The Rising was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return of “The Boss”. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of over 520,000 copies. With this, Springsteen became the oldest person to achieve a first-week sales of over a half of a million in the U. S. The album also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for, and widely favored to take, the Album of the Year award as well, it was bested by Norah Jones’ debut album Come Away with Me. Title song “The Rising” was also a Grammy nominee and recipient.

For the year 2002, The Rising was one of only two albums to receive Rolling Stone’s highest rating—five stars—the other being Beck’s Sea Change.

While most of the songs were written after September 11, 2001, a few of them pre-date the attacks. “My City of Ruins” was originally performed in, and written about, Asbury Park, New Jersey. After its performance by Springsteen on the post-September 11 America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon, however, the song took on an expanded meaning. “Further On (Up the Road)” was performed live in Madison Square Garden during the summer of 2000 at the end of the Springsteen-E Street Reunion Tour, and was professionally recorded, although it was not included in the HBO, DVD, or CD versions of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in New York City.

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  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 9/10

    22 Jun 5:39pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Truly on of Bruce's best albums and a great comeback.

    1 May 3:00am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    If you need to get into the mood and fully grasp this album, simply watch this video:

    1 May 3:00am Reply
  • Max_Serj

    I can tell about this album only one word: masterpiece!!!

    8 Jan 7:57pm Reply
  • TylerWard-

    This is his best album since Born To Run, hands down. I wonder if he'll ever have an album this good again. The last few have been so damn disappointing.

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Gotta say I find this one just a little overrated. Maybe because it doesn't touch me on a personal level.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    My favorite album. I will never be able to describe how much this album means to me.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hans500

    Listening to this album on this day (9/11), very emotional. Amazing lyrics, great music, perfect voice - Bruce´s sad and open-hearted tribute to real and ordinary heroes who risked their lives to save other people`s lives and of course to the innocent victims of that tragedy. Very important album.

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Kiz88

    One of the most emotive songs ever. Brings a tear to the eye. Thank you Bruce. Lets not forget the acts of those brave men on 9/11.

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DavidVSoho

    In memory of the victims of September 11

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • topjim

    This is my favorite Springsteen album too

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Karmageddonx

    This is my favorite Springsteen album -- yes, even over Born To Run. Every song is amazing.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Water_Music

    his best, i gotta say

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SirPsychoFlea

    i really like the different bits of influence on certain tracks like those gospel like prayers and especially the whole worlds apart

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Oriol1992

    every album coming from the Boss it's perfection ;)

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Joostvdaa

    I almost forgot how brilliant this album was, haven't heard it for a couple of years. Still love it and must be at least his best album since Tunnel of Love.

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • DarthNihilus

    WTF are you? BEST album? Nooooooo. It's a good one, indeed. But far NOT his best. His older stuff was the best ever done by him. Remember Born to Run!

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • adventureba

    Danke Bruce...

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • danieldmoses

    Sublime album

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • aderio

    The Best Bruce Springsteen's record! <3333 Bruce ever!

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
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