Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska LP
Hot on the heels of 2The River2, his commercial breakthrough, Springsteen's decision to release the stark, demo-quality "Nebraska" seems downright perverse.
But the genius of the album is unmistakable - with just an acoustic guitar and his howling harmonica to back him, Springsteen tells the stories of characters walking on both sides of the law, some of them directly on the line in between.
The effect is that of a powerful series of black-and-white photographs - the details are bleak in and of themselves, but they ignite the imagination in ways that are more satisfying than full-colour shots would be.
Mansion on the Hill, Highway Patrolman, Atlantic City, and the frightening Nebraska are among the most sharply rendered and memorable works of Springsteen's career.
2. Atlantic City
3. Mansion on the Hill
4. Johnny 99
5. Highway Patrolman
6. State Trooper
7. Used Cars
8. Open All Night
9. My Father's House
10. Reason to Believe
About this product: this remaster/reissue is pressed on 180g black vinyl.