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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I have to agree with other reviewers here that book suffers from comparison with the recently published " Bruce" and "Springsteen" which are fully fledged and researched biographies and well worth the read. This book is not designed to give the full story but falls short on so many points.
The bite sized chunks of information are often pithy and in many cases badly written, but worst of all are frequently wrong. The book feels like an authors research notes which would be fleshed out and checked later, but instead they have been rush released to cash in on the Boss's currently high profile.
A closer comparison would be the excellent " A to E Street" book, available through amazon, which deals with all things Bruce and E Street in an entertaining and thorough way. I have over 30 Springsteen related books and reviewed many here, but I seriously doubt if I will need to dip into this copy again. One person found this helpful. Much of what's included in the pages on offer here has been well documented, particularly in the more eloquent biographies.
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Whilst Mr Luerssen doesn't set out to add to the spate of recent heavyweight Boss publications see Dolan, Carlin and the masterful Clinton Heylin , the short, punchy paragraphs rarely rise above the mildly interesting. Worst of all, however is the fact that this volume appears to have been rush released without appropriate quality control. The fact that two written comments from the proof reader are included in the text on pages and rather gives the game away, which is surprising since the number of typographical errors which remain would suggest that a proof reader hadn't been within a country mile of the manuscript.
If you want a great new Boss book for Christmas, this isn't it and if you've got a shelf full already, think carefully before adding this one. Been a fan for 36 years and this book had facts in even I didn't know! See all 3 reviews.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. This book combines information that is easily found in other places, namely on the Internet. There is no indication of new material or independent reporting.
A major flaw is the chapters that are out of sequence. The book is in chronological sequence staring with his birth in Freehold. Diehard fans, from Co Donegal to Holland, had queued since Monday, Bruce Springsteen himself had flown in on Thursday and by Friday morning his name was trending on all social media highways across the land.
Tour, tour, and tour some more.
For a nation not known for our punctuality, no one dared to miss out on his prompt starting time of 7pm. Bruce Springsteen fans queueing at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Collins. By 7pm Croke Park had thickened out and by 7. Every soul in the stadium was on its feet. And everyone in Croke Park was having a whale of a time, as the year-old rock icon poured every inch of himself into every single bar of music.
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Overview FAQ. Long before he sold million albums globally in a career that has endured artistically and commercially like no other performer's in the rock era, Bruce Springsteen was a working-class New Jersey kid with a dream and a guitar.
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By the time he was 16, he was playing ShopRite openings and school dances around his hometown of Freehold. For many, high school is where the garage-band dreams die, but time spent fronting a band called Steel Mill in the heyday of Asbury Park's Upstage scene gave him the courage to sidestep college and put his name out in front, soon enough making him "The Boss" to his band.
After five more years spent working diligently on that dream, Springsteen had landed the dueling Time and Newsweek covers that made him an instant household name on the strength of his album Born to Run. This indispensible read, packed with countless images of rare memorabilia, is a volume Springsteen fans will treasure. Product Details Table of Contents. Table of Contents Foreword: Yorn in the U. Show More.