This CD may not have the classic material of Born To Run, Greetings, or E Street, but it sure beats the clunker Human Touch. The sounds were written from the heart and mind instead of merely meeting a deadline. I miss the E Street Band and some of the backing vocals are cheesey but with excellent songs like Lucky Town, Better Days, My Beautiful Reward, and Waist Deep In The Big Muddy, this CD stands pretty tall.
Pros: Great lyrics and musically well done Cons: Two songs that are out of place Springsteen has never been an artist to stand pat on his past achievements. He has always been searching for a different way to make his music. A different approach to getting his message out. So, in 1992, Bruce decided to part with the E Street Band and try a different path with his next release. He has said that he wanted to get some different views on how to make music. … more