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Independence Day (1980) – Bruce Springsteen

Recently, I wrote about X – and their 4th of July song and now we have another which has nothing to do with today’s date. This was one of the first melancholy songs I heard from Bruce that made a

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Incident On 57th Street (1973) – Bruce Springsteen

From Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 record –The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, I played the following 4 songs incessantly in my early adolescence: 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)Wild Billy’s Circus StoryIncident on 57th StreetNew York City Serenade

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I’m Goin’ Down (1984) – Bruce Springsteen

I’m Goin’ Down is my personal studio – favourite from Springsteen’s legendary Born in the USA record. The title track is my favourite listen and vision outright from the live-video recordings, but today’s song really does it for me. It

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If I Should Fall Behind (1992) – Bruce Springsteen

If I Should Fall Behind is the third song to appear in the Music Library Project from the 1992 dual record release by Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch / Lucky Town. I also procured the Bruce Springsteen – The Complete

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Human Touch (1992) – Bruce Springsteen

Human Touch is the second song to feature here from his double release albums Human Touch / Lucky Town. I always agreed with the Rolling Stones review of the double release that argued ‘the aims of the two albums would

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The Wrestler (2008) – Darren Aronofsky (Friday’s Finest)

I was surprised I hadn’t already featured The Wrestler here at Friday’s Finest. This documentary style – minimalist film gave it a subject with an immense intimacy and as an audience member you felt entirely immersed in The Wrestler’s small

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Happy (1998) – Bruce Springsteen

This song wooshes me back to living in Northcote, Melbourne cerca 2005. I had a girlfriend called Claire who was a clairvoyant. She was a busty, curly-short haired blonde who had these little freckles peppered around her face. I don’t

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Girls in their Summer Clothes (2007) – Bruce Springsteen

Listening to this 2008 Bruce track was like being transported back to vintage Bruce music. It’s a wonderful track and possesses all the hallmarks about what made Bruce Springsteen the household name he came to be. Even the lyrics of

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Every Breath You Take (1983) – Sting (The Police)

We are backtracking in the music project as I realised when I was researching Sting’s Fields of Gold that I hadn’t included one of my favourite live performances which appears below. Like almost everyone in the Western-world I have heard

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Dead Man Walkin’ (1996) – Bruce Springsteen

Today’s featured song is Bruce Springsteen’s title track for the movie Dead Man Walkin’. Executive producers, brothers Tim and David Robbins, personally solicited a number of their favorite musicians for contributions to the project whom included other than Bruce; Johnny

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