The Rising Bruce Springsteen
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- 1Lonesome Day04:05
- 2Into the Fire05:02
- 3Waitin' on a Sunny Day - The Song04:16
- 4Nothing Man04:20
- 5Countin' On A Miracle04:41
- 6Empty Sky03:33
- 7Worlds Apart06:04
- 8Let's Be Friends (Skin to Skin)04:19
- 9Further On (Up the Road)03:50
- 10The Fuse05:36
- 11Mary's Place05:59
- 12You're Missing05:08
- 13The Rising04:47
- 15My City of Ruins05:00
Info for The Rising
„The Rising“ won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. "The Rising" won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The album was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Album Of The Year and nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Song Of The Year.
Considering that the last time Bruce Springsteen collaborated with the E-Street Band for a full album of new material was on 1984's epochal „Born In The USA“, it's entirely appropriate that their 2002 album „The Rising“ should be forged from images strongly linked to the events of September 11th, one of America's most trying times. Virtually every song here is related to that tragedy either directly or indirectly. Some, like the surging "My City in Ruins" and the melancholy "Empty Sky" largely eschew metaphor, while others approach the situation from more oblique angles. "Mary's Place" is a rousing roots-rocker about finding joy in the face of sadness, while both the Eastern-flavored "Worlds Apart" and the homegrown "Let's Be Friends" address the need for communication and understanding between disparate entities.
Musically, many of „The Rising“ songs are in wide-screen, anthemic mode, as Bruce and company attempt to rally their wounded country with positivity and clear-eyed optimism without shrinking from unpleasant reality. The interstitial ballads take the poignant storytelling mode Springsteen employed on his last new album, 1995's „The Ghost Of Tom Joad“, and apply it to „The Rising“ more universal themes. Whatever the format, the enthusiastic camaraderie of the E Streeters and their Boss is audible and infectious.
"...A compassionate celebration of the human spirit, one bolstered by the strength of family, community and individual heroism..." (Q-Magazine)
Bruce Springsteen, lead guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, harmonica
Roy Bittan, keyboards, piano, mellotron, Kurzweil, pump organ, Korg M1, crumar
Clarence Clemons, saxophone, background vocals
Danny Federici, Hammond B3, Vox Continental, Farfisa
Nils Lofgren, electric guitar, Dobro, slide guitar, banjo, background vocals
Patti Scialfa, vocals
Garry Tallent, bass
Steven Van Zandt, electric guitar, background vocals, mandolin
Max Weinberg, drums
Soozie Tyrell, violin, background vocals
Brendan O'Brien, hurdy-gurdy, glockenspiel, orchestra bells
Larry Lemaster, cello
Jere Flint, cello
Jane Scarpantoni, cello
Nashville String Machine
Asuf Ali Khan and group
The Miami Horns
Recorded January–March 2002 at Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, Georgia; Thrill Hill Studios, New Jersey; The Sound Kitchen Recording Studios, Franklin, Tennessee
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
Bruce Springsteen's recording career spans more than thirty years, beginning with 1973's Columbia Records release 'Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.' By 1975, the covers of both Time and Newsweek declared Springsteen's music a national phenomenon. He has released twenty-four albums, garnered nineteen Grammy Awards, won an Oscar (for 1994's "Streets of Philadelphia") and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Springsteen's newest album 'Working On a Dream,' debuted at number one on the Billboard chart in 16 countries, including the U.S. He is a 2009 recipient of Kennedy Center Honors.
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