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Friday, 16 March 2012


This weekend is a Bruce Springsteen special on 'AMPs & 808s' in honor of the Boss' new boss album 'Wrecking Ball'. Check our review, look for our 'ALBUM SELECT OF THE WEEK' but first let's shuffle through a playlist. 'SIDE A' features some tracks off the new album, while the B-side deals with some classics.


WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN: What more can we say? With Bruce's latest number one, classic album he really does look out for us, with another anthem screaming for those needing a voice.

EASY MONEY: Even in the recession, this Boss knows how to make hope and change.

WRECKING BALL: The live, NY Giants stadium closing classic is stripped down for another take by another Superbowl champion.

ROCKY GROUND: A new hip direction for the 62 year old who hops to yet another rhythm of his incredible sound. It's a wrap.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS: A beautiful, soulful reworking of a classic with the last sensational sax playing of the 'Big Man'. Clarence and Curtis will be looking down and smiling.


STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA: From 'The Wrestler' to 'Jerry Maguire' Springsteen has provided the soundtrack for some sensational pieces of cinema, but none are as deep as this. One of the bets intros to a film ever. Bruce almost makes himself a co-star to greats Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in Philadelphia and even bests Neil Young's beautiful closer.

SECRET GARDEN: Still this 'Jerry Maguire' number may be the most beautiful ballad ever written. If this was someone else's song other than Bruce it'd be their best, but still it's a fond favourite on E Street...especially with strings.

THE RISING: New York's Freedom Tower is getting bigger and after the tragedy on that ill-fated September day over a decade back Bruce Springsteen made uplifting music so a city, country and free world could rise again.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: The first official track off the first official release way back in '73 and what a career its far.

BORN TO RUN: The anthem...need we say anymore? Just let it play. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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