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Springsteen, Bruce / Working On A Dream
Album:Working On A Dream Collection:General
Artist:Springsteen, Bruce Added:Feb 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-04-12 Pull Date:2009-06-14 
Week Ending:Jun 14Jun 7May 31May 24May 17May 10May 3Apr 26

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Album Review
Frank Jackson
Reviewed 2009-04-08 
Standard Bruce sound with full band including Clarence Clemmons on sax. Typical Bruce lyric style with a Great story-song on track #1. There are some great moments on this album including an atypical blues harmonica burner (#7); however, these moments are too infrequent resulting in a sub-par Springsteen effort. FCC on #4 – ‘Fucking’. My favorites are 1, 4 (FCC), 7, 8, 12, 13.

1. (8:00) Mid/Fast. Epic story-song about a renegade. From full band to minimalist instrumentation. Great phrases of emotional expression; classic orchestral ending. Classic Bruce.
2. (4:00) Mid/Fast. Driving beat, with Clarence on sax.
3. (3:27) Mid. Upfront vocal, ‘radio friendly’, but a bit too poppy, which Bruce can venture into at times. Good feeling, nonetheless.
4. (4:36) Slow/Mid. Quirky story-song, but well-done. A bit quiet and longing feel. Full band with backing vocals near end. FCC ‘FUCKING’.
5. (2:55) Mid. Rock ‘N’ Roller, with backing vocals at times, including Bruce’s. Nothing too remarkable.
6. (4:29) Mid. Classic E Street sound, but worst quality song on album. Lyrics are schlock.
7. (2:59) Mid. Lo-fi blues burner. Harmonica heavy and a real rockin’ number. Bruce’s voice sounds killer through the mic effects.
8. (2:11) Mid. Acoustic; upfront, quiet drums, with Bruce singing in almost a whisper.
9. (3:59) Mid. Mellow vocal delivery with tambourine, organ and drums prominent. A try at some philosophical lyrics. Not bad.
10. (4:01) Mid. One of those tunes where Bruce attempts some revelatory lyrics. Not sure it hits the mark, but the sound is classic E Street and Bruce delivery.
11. (3:23) Mid. Classic Bruce sound with backing vocals, organ, driving beat.
12. (3:09) Slow. Acoustic guitar with quiet vocal. Great for a morning/weekend show. Beautiful choral vocal ending.
13. (3:49Mid. From film ‘The Wrestler’. Acoustic guitar with perfect Bruce vocal delivery. Quiet and introspective.

Track Listing
1.Outlaw Pete 7.Good Eye
2.My Lucky Day 8.Tomorrow Never Knows
3.Working On A Dream 9.Life Itself
4.Queen Of The Supermarket 10.Kingdom Of Days
5.What Love Can Do 11.Surprise, Surprise
6.This Life 12.The Last Carnival
 13.The Wrestler