E Street Shuffle

The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
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Author(s): Clinton Heylin
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100088674
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452691084
Narrator/s: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his nuanced songwriting and the heft of his backing band. Clinton Heylin's revelatory biography, E Street Shuffle, chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen's E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey to the heights of rock stardom. The band's players-most notably saxophonist Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, guitarist "Little" Stevie Van Zandt, and drummer Max Weinberg-became Springsteen's comrades in concert, helping him find the elusive sound and sonic punch that highlighted The Boss's most creative period, including Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born to Run, and Born in the USA. Fans will also learn another side of Springsteen, one punctuated with his clashes with studio executives seeking a commercially viable, radio-friendly album, and his temporary disbanding of the E Street Band to pursue projects like the eerie acoustic of Nebraska. Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of Springsteen's debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, drawing on interviews and access to new recordings and shows, Heylin paints a bold picture of The Boss.

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E Street Shuffle
Product Number: BX00036618
Product Number:Z100088674
Product Number:DD8089

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CD
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Author(s): Clinton Heylin
Narrator(s): Dan John Miller
Product Number DD8089
Released: Jan 14, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452611082
eBook
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Author(s): Clinton Heylin
Product Number EB00385267
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101606247

Professional reviews

"Bruce Springsteen is one of the most chronicled of all rock icons, for obvious reasons: from musical pioneer to staunch defender of social justice, the artist has touched a nerve like few others except perhaps Bob Dylan. Clinton Heylin--whose work also includes a Dylan bio--is a rock journalist who has captured some of the untouched dark areas of Springsteen's legend in this exhaustive look at his life and times. Narrator Dan John Miller handles the work admirably. Although there's nothing of New Jersey in his intonations, his cadence is laconically street-savvy, as one might imagine of the various club owners and record executives whom Springsteen encountered--and, according to this book, feuded with--during his long rise to the top. J.S.H. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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