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Born in the AUS: New Springsteen Comp Bows for Down Under Tour

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Springsteen AustraliaIf you’re a new fan of Bruce Springsteen in Australia, or a hardcore collector who wants everything ever released on behalf of The Boss, have we got a title for you.

In honor of Springsteen’s Australian leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour, which kicked off last night in Brisbane and continues through the end of the month, Sony Music’s Australian arm is releasing a new single-disc compilation that collects all his biggest hits in advance of the next few live dates – which, if they’re anything like the other dozens of shows on this tour, will be electrifying and lengthy. (In August, a show in Helsinki, Finland was the longest Bruce and The E Street Band have ever put on, lasting just over four hours!)

While there’s of course nothing new or rare to find here (think of it as an update on that European hits set from a few years ago that was also controversially released as a Walmart exclusive), it’s the first comp to include two tracks from his most recent LP, last year’s Wrecking Ball (the title track and lead single “We Take Care of Our Own”). And with the exception of 1992’s Lucky Town and Springsteen’s folk LPs of the 2000s (Devils & Dust (2005) and We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)), every album since 1973’s The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle is represented herein.

Collection: 1973-2012 is yours to peruse and order from Amazon after the jump.

Bruce Springsteen, Collection: 1973-2012 (Columbia/Sony Music (AUS), 2013)

(Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

  1. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  2. Thunder Road
  3. Born to Run
  4. Badlands
  5. The Promised Land
  6. Hungry Heart
  7. Atlantic City
  8. Born in the U.S.A.
  9. Dancing in the Dark
  10. Brilliant Disguise
  11. Human Touch
  12. Streets of Philadelphia
  13. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  14. The Rising
  15. Radio Nowhere
  16. Working on a Dream
  17. We Take Care of Our Own
  18. Wrecking Ball

Track 1 from The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (Columbia, 1973)
Tracks 2-3 from Born to Run (Columbia, 1975)
Tracks 4-5 from Darkness on the Edge of Town (Columbia, 1978)
Track 6 from The River (Columbia, 1980)
Track 7 from Nebraska (Columbia, 1982)
Tracks 8-9 from Born in the U.S.A. (Columbia, 1984)
Track 10 from Tunnel of Love (Columbia, 1987)
Track 11 from Human Touch (Columbia, 1992)
Track 12 from Philadelphia: Music from the Motion Picture (Epic Soundtrax, 1993)
Track 13 from The Ghost of Tom Joad (Columbia, 1995)
Track 14 from The Rising (Columbia, 2002)
Track 15 from Magic (Columbia, 2007)
Track 16 from Working on a Dream (Columbia, 2009)
Tracks 17-18 from Wrecking Ball (Columbia, 2012)

Written by Mike Duquette

March 15, 2013 at 13:00

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  1. no cut from “lucky town”.

    mark schlesinger

    March 20, 2013 at 22:13

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