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Tracks [Box]

Tracks [Box]


For years, decades even, Bruce Springsteen was legendary for the amount of recordings he did not release. Every time he cut an album, he recorded a surplus of songs and left some out, not always on the basis of quality, but often because they simply didn't suit the mood of the record. It was inevitable that dedicated fans and collectors would bootleg these recordings, and for many years, he was one of the most popular bootlegged artists, rivaling even Bob Dylan. Dylan released a box set of unreleased songs in 1991, paving the way for the long-overdue appearance of a similar Springsteen set, Tracks, in 1998. Spanning four discs, it isn't entirely devoted to unreleased material -- a few B-sides pop up here and there -- nor is it truly definitive, since it misses a number of key outtakes, plus his original version of "Because the Night," the sole hit for Patti Smith. Instead, the compilation is an unassuming sampling of what's in the vaults, from his early acoustic demos to polished outtakes from Human Touch and Lucky Town. Along the way, there are a number of great songs -- "Bishop Danced" is every bit as terrific as its legend, as are "Thundercrack," "Give the Girl a Kiss," "Hearts of Stone," "Roulette," and many others. Tracks merely offers fans an enjoyably sequenced selection of what was left behind. If the end result isn't as revelatory as some may have expected (even the acoustic "Born in the U.S.A.," powerful as it is, doesn't sound any different than you may have imagined it), it's because Springsteen is, at heart, a solid craftsman, not a blinding visionary like Dylan. That's why Tracks is for the dedicated fan, where The Bootleg Series and The Basement Tapes are flat-out essential for rock fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Southpark Meadows
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  • Label: Columbia (USA)
  • UPC: 074646947524
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Mary Queen Of Arkansas (Demo Version)
  • 2. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (Demo Version)
  • 3. Growin' Up (Demo Version)
  • 4. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (Demo Version)
  • 5. Bishop Danced (Live, At Max's Kansas City)
  • 6. Santa Ana
  • 7. Seaside Bar Song
  • 8. Zero And Blind Terry
  • 9. Linda Let Me Be The One
  • 10. Thundercrack
  • 11. Rendezvous
  • 12. Give The Girl A Kiss
  • 13. Iceman
  • 14. Bring On The Night
  • 15. So Young And So In Love
  • 16. Hearts Of Stone
  • 17. Don't Look Back
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Restless Nights
  • 2. Good Man Is Hard To Find, A
  • 3. Roulette (B Side To One Step Up)
  • 4. Doll House
  • 5. Where The Bands Are
  • 6. Loose Ends
  • 7. Living On The Edge Of The World
  • 8. Wages Of Sin
  • 9. Take 'em As They Come
  • 10. Be True (B Side To Fade Away)
  • 11. Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own
  • 12. I Wanna Be With You
  • 13. Mary Lou
  • 14. Stolen Car
  • 15. Born In The U.S.A.
  • 16. Johnny Bye Bye
  • 17. Shut Out The Light (B Side To Born In The U.S.A.)
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Cynthia
  • 2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  • 3. This Hard Land
  • 4. Frankie
  • 5. Tv Movie
  • 6. Stand On It (B Side To Glory Days)
  • 7. Lion's Den
  • 8. Car Wash
  • 9. Rockaway The Days
  • 10. Brothers Under The Bridge ('83)
  • 11. Man At The Top
  • 12. Pink Cadillac (B Side To Dancing In The Dark)
  • 13. Two For The Road (B Side To Tunnel Of Love)
  • 14. Janey, Don't You Lose Heart (B Side To I'm Going Down)
  • 15. When You Need Me
  • 16. Wish, The
  • 17. Honeymooners, The
  • 18. Lucky Man (B Side To Brilliant Disguise)
  • Disc 4:
  • 1. Leavin' Train
  • 2. Seven Angels
  • 3. Gave It A Name
  • 4. Sad Eyes
  • 5. My Lover Man
  • 6. Over The Rise
  • 7. When The Lights Go Out
  • 8. Loose Change
  • 9. Trouble In Paradise
  • 10. Happy
  • 11. Part Man, Part Monkey
  • 12. Goin' Cali
  • 13. Back In Your Arms
  • 14. Brothers Under The Bridge
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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