Despite the acclaim accordedBorn to RunandDarkness on the Edge of Town, this is the album that broke Springsteen into the big leagues, thanks to "Hungry Heart," then his most pointedly commercial song; it had new fans swooning but some old … see full wiki
This album is a mixed bag. There are some excellent songs like The River, Independence Day, Caddilac Ranch, The Price You Pay, and a few others. However, there is much filler on this double disc. It would be better of if Bruce only released a single CD and left the rest(Two Hearts, Drive All Night(9 minutes of painful moaning), Wreck On The Highway, Stolen Car)on the cutting room floor. Bruce could have explored a few more styles as the songs are either rockers or ballads with little in between. Check out Greetings, E Street Shuffle, Born To Run, Born In The USA, and Lucky Town for his best recordings.