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Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch

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    Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, bass); Sam Moore, Bobby King, Bobby Hatfield (vocals); Tim Pierce (guitar); Mark Isham (trumpet); Ian McLagen (piano); David Sancious (organ); Roy Bittan (keyboards); Randy Jackson (bass); Jeff Porcaro (dru......more
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Artist: Springsteen, Bruce
Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, bass); Sam Moore, Bobby King, Bobby Hatfield (vocals); Tim Pierce (guitar); Mark Isham (trumpet); Ian McLagen (piano); David Sancious (organ); Roy Bittan (keyboards); Randy Jackson (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion); Kurt Wortman (drums); Michael Fisher (percussion); Patti Scialfa (background vocals). Producers: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Roy Bittan. Recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California. After a five year recording hiatus following the emotionally eloquent TUNNEL OF LOVE (and a subsequent world tour), Springsteen returned in 1992 with the tandem release of HUMAN TOUCH and LUCKY TOWN. Though released separately, both albums signalled the singer's more mature preoccupation with introspective, complicated themes of desire, despair and regret. The albums were also Springsteen's first without the full E Street Band. HUMAN TOUCH and LUCKY TOWN marry Springsteen's popular persona of fist-waving, stadium rocker with the more reflective, rootsier sound the singer favored on NEBRASKA. Of the two albums, HUMAN TOUCH is the more successful in this endeavor; songs like "Roll of the Dice" and "Real Man" are vintage, hell-raising Springsteen whereas the haunting "With Every Wish" and the roiling undercurrent of "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" travel more uncertain avenues. "Human Touch" is pretty melodic pop and "Cross My Heart" generates pure sexual heat, gyrating with a bluesy guitar groove. HUMAN TOUCH and LUCKY TOWN may never be revered in same way as some of his other releases, but both albums are immensely satisfying as a double shot farewell to the raucous rebelliousness of Springsteen's youthful rock and roll years.
See Also:
Live 1975-85, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska, The Rising, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
See Influences:
The Byrds, Sam Cooke, The Who, Phil Spector, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, Mitch Ryder, Roy Orbison, The Isley Brothers, Dion, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger (Folk Singer), The Beatles, The Animals, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, P.F. Sloan, Chuck Berry
See Contemporaries:
Tom Cochrane, Marshall Crenshaw, George Harrison, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Billy Joel, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Little Village, Joe Ely, Joe Grushecky, Melissa Etheridge, Dave Edmunds, J. Geils Band, The Blasters, Robbie Robertson, John Fogerty, Neil Young, Lone Justice, Steve Forbert, Dan Colehour, Warren Zevon, The Burns Sisters, Jesse Colin Young, Johnny Cash, Elliott Murphy, Dave Alvin, Lyle Lovett, Greg Kihn, John Cafferty (Rock), Patti Smith, John Prine, John Mellencamp, James McMurtry, Tom Waits, Graham Parker, Bruce Hornsby, Nick Lowe, Southside Johnny, Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, D.B. Cooper, Elton John, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Human Touch
  2. 2 Soul Driver
  3. 3 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)
  4. 4 Cross My Heart
  5. 5 Gloria's Eyes
  6. 6 With Every Wish
  7. 7 Roll of the Dice
  8. 8 Real World
  9. 9 All or Nothin' at All
  10. 10 Man's Job
  11. 11 I Wish I Were Blind
  12. 12 Long Goodbye, The
  13. 13 Real Man
  14. 14 Pony Boy
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Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
58 : 41
Guest Artist:
Sam Moore; Bobby Hatfield; Bobby King; Patti Scialfa; Roy Bittan; David Sancious; Jeff Porcaro; Mark Isham
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (4/30/92, p.56) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...his guitar playing is plentiful and gripping....the fascinating progress of one of the most compelling artists of our time....Beginning with the pulsing title track, which stands among Springsteen's best work, the fourteen songs on HUMAN TOUCH explore the movement from disenchanted isolation to a willingness to risk love and its attendant traumas again..." Q (1/93, p.73) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992. Q (5/92, p.87) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...Springsteen navigates a classical landscape of the heart, as mythical and ghostly as the blasted topography of gospel music..." Musician (5/92, p.87) - "...the songs seem at once personal and universal....fascinating for the fresh musical ground it covers..."
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    Great music! already know that...I guess I'm supposed to rate the purchase experience. It was great, too. A terrific product, at a great price and fast service. You can't go wrong with Bruce - or Overstock!

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