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Various - Light of Day: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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    Tributee: Bruce Springsteen. Not quite as impressive as 1997's One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen, with whom it shares two artists (E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren and this album's artistic director, Elliott Murphy), Light of Da......more

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Artist: Various
Description:
Tributee: Bruce Springsteen. Not quite as impressive as 1997's One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen, with whom it shares two artists (E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren and this album's artistic director, Elliott Murphy), Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen presents 37 tracks also spread over two discs. Interestingly, only six songs are duplicated, and different artists perform them. This is not only a testament to Springsteen's quantity of work, but a cursory listen to these songs shows the quality as well. In any case, there is a lot of music here. The focus is Springsteen as singer/songwriter, which results in a large proportion of unplugged strumming guitars and rootsy, rearranged versions with an emphasis on vocals and lyrics. The acts range from the well-known but not quite superstars (Elvis Costello, Cowboy Mouth, Pete Yorn, Billy Bragg) to recognizable club-sized performers (Patty Griffin, Graham Parker, Steve Wynn, the Clarks) to obscure but heartfelt musicians (everyone else). Given the approach, albums such as Tunnel of Love and especially Nebraska are mined for their more introspective tunes. Still, there are a fair share of rockers here (Parker's "Pink Cadillac," Joe Grushecky's "Light of Day") although except for a frantic "Born to Run" from Cowboy Mouth, most are slowed down or given a more sensitive reading. Released in 2003, there are no tracks from either The Rising or 1995's The Ghost of Tom Joad and only a few from 1992's Human Touch and Lucky Town. The disc does unearth some interesting obscurities -- Lofgren's version of "Man at the Top," Marc Broussard's "Back in Your Arms," the Paradise Brothers' "Souls of the Departed" among them -- that spotlight Springsteen's less popular work. Most of the music has been recorded specifically for this project -- a benefit for Parkinson's disease and sarcoma, a rare form of cancer -- but some such as Dion's beautiful "Book of Dreams," Griffin's lonely "Stolen Car," and Mark Wr...
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Better Days - Elliott Murphy
  2. 2 Book of Dreams - Dion
  3. 3 Valentine's Day - Lucky 7
  4. 4 Thunder Road - Dan Bern
  5. 5 Candy's Room - Crazysloth
  6. 6 Johnny 99 - The Mystic Knights Of The Sea/Dan Baird/Rick Richards
  7. 7 Man at the Top - Nils Lofgren
  8. 8 If I Should Fall Behind - Cindy Bullens
  9. 9 Something in the Night - Matthew Ryan
  10. 10 Atlantic City - Mike Rimbaud
  11. 11 Highway Patrolman - Sid Griffin
  12. 12 Mansion on the Hill - Billy Bragg & the Blokes
  13. 13 Badlands - Joe d'Urso & Stone Caravan
  14. 14 State Trooper - Steve Wynn
  15. 15 Ain't Got You - Gary Lucas' Gods & Monsters
  16. 16 Brilliant Disguise - Elvis Costello
  17. 17 New York City Serenade - Pete Yorn
  18. 18 Pink Cadillac - Graham Parker
  19. 19 Hungry Heart - Jesse Malin
  20. 20 Streets of Philadelphia - Garland Jeffreys
  21. 21 My Hometown - Jason Ringenberg
  22. 22 Light of Day - Joe Grushecky
  23. 23 Lucky Town - Rosie Flores
  24. 24 I'm on Fire - Willie Nile
  25. 25 Downbound Train - Kirk Kelly
  26. 26 Stolen Car - Patty Griffin
  27. 27 Souls of the Departed - Paradise Brothers
  28. 28 Two Hearts - Mark Wright
  29. 29 Promise, The - Graziano Romani
  30. 30 Working on the Highway - Joe Ely
  31. 31 River, The - The Clarks
  32. 32 Secret Garden - Tom Cochrane
  33. 33 E Street Shuffle, The - John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
  34. 34 Born to Run - Cowboy Mouth
  35. 35 Back in Your Arms - Marc Broussard
  36. 36 Bobby Jean - Jennifer Glass
  37. 37 For You - The Format
Type:
Collection
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Singer/Songwriter
Label:
Schoolhouse Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Editorial Reviews:
Uncut (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[It] has its share of golden moments. There are surprises, too....Thirty-seven Bruce tunes all in..."
UPC:
710003002221
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