If you're looking for a definitive Bruce Springsteen collection, search no further. The Essential Bruce Springsteen covers every phase of the Boss' career, from the Dylan-inspired absurdist folk-rock of his 1973 debut through the Brando-with-a-Telecaster pathos of Darkness on the Edge of Town to the Spectorian grandeur of Born to Run and the stark, existential folk of Nebraska. And that's just the first disc! The second goes on to document Springsteen's superstar period with cuts from the epochal Born in the U.S.A. and the moody, stripped-down Tunnel of Love, on through his post-9/11 mission statement, The Rising. True to its promise, this collection perfectly captures the essence of the gifted Jersey boy's magic.
Release Date: 10 June 2013