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Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album

Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album
  • Performer Bruce Springsteen
  • Title Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
  • Date of release 1973
  • Country Japan
  • Style Classic Rock
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  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1367 mb
  • Size FLAC 1537 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 374

Greetings from Asbury Park, . is the debut studio album by Bruce Springsteen. It was produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos from July through September 1972 at the budget-priced 914 Sound Studios. Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit in the Night" were released as singles by Columbia, both failing to reach the .

He’s been influenced a lot by the Band, his arrangements tend to take on a Van Morrison tinge every now and then, and he sort of catarrh-mumbles his. ditties in a disgruntled mushmouth sorta like Robbie Robertson on Quaaludes with Dylan barfing down the back of his neck. It’s a tuff combination, but it’s only the beginning. Because what makes Bruce totally unique and cosmically surfeiting is his words.

Greetings from Asbury Park, . The first studio album from Bruce Springsteen. Although it featured musicians Bruce regularly played with and who would later become members of the E Street Band (Clarence Clemons, David Sancious and Garry Tallent), this was considered a solo outing. Blinded By The Light would later become a hit for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Congas, Harmonica, Vocals, Handclaps – Bruce Springsteen. Bass – Garry Tallent (tracks: A2 to A5, B2, B4). Cover – John Berg. Drums, Vocals, Handclaps – Vincent "Loper" Lopez. Engineer – Louis Lehav. Photography By – Fred Lombardi. Photography By – Tichnor Bros. Greetings from Asbury Park, . Features future classics like 'Blinded By The Light', 'Growin' Up', 'Spirit In The Night' and 'For You'. Stream Greetings from Asbury Park, . Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).

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1973) Greetings From Asbury Park, . – Bruce Springsteen. 1973) Mott – Mott the Hoople. 1973) Raw Power – The Stooges. On January 5th, 1973, Columbia Records released the first album by an artist they had signed in March the previous year. The album was Greetings from Asbury Park, . and the artist they signed was Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen bruce springsteen and the e street band Greetings from Asbury Park .

Greetings from Ashbury Park, . Originally released in 1973, the album only sold about 25,000 copies but made a strong impression with critics and would go on to become a successful album, peaking at on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album featured two singles, "Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit in the Night". Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Bruce Springsteen's debut album found him squarely in the tradition of Bob Dylan: folk-based tunes.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Blinded By The Light
Bass – Bruce SpringsteenPiano – Harold Wheeler
A2 Growin' Up 3:05
A3 Mary Queen Of Arkansas 5:20
A4 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? 2:05
A5 Lost In The Flood 5:14
B1 The Angel
Bass [Upright] – Richard Davis
B2 For You 4:39
B3 Spirit In The Night
Bass, Piano – Bruce SpringsteenPiano – Harold Wheeler
B4 It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City 3:13

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Laurel Canyon Ltd.
  • Recorded At – 914 Sound Studios
  • Remixed At – Columbia Sound Studios
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Congas, Harmonica, Vocals [Background], Handclaps – Bruce Springsteen
  • Bass – Garry Tallent (tracks: A2 to A5, B2, B4)
  • Cover [Design] – John Berg
  • Drums, Vocals [Background], Handclaps – Vincent "Loper" Lopez*
  • Engineer – Louis Lehav
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Fred Lombardi
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Tichnor Bros. Inc.
  • Piano, Organ – David Sancious
  • Producer – Jim Cretecos, Mike Appel
  • Remix – Jack Ashkinazy
  • Saxophone [Sax], Vocals [Background], Handclaps – Clarence Clemmons*
  • Written-By, Arranged By – Bruce Springsteen


First issue (pressing) of this album.

Recorded at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 31903
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 31903
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): P AL-31903-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): P BL-31903-2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped - Variation 1): P AL-31903-2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped - Variation 1): P BL-31903-3C
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SOPO 124 Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE) CBS/Sony SOPO 124 Japan 1976
S 32210 Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. ‎(LP, Album, RE) CBS S 32210 Spain 1982
PC 31903 Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia PC 31903 US 1973
CK 31903 Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 31903 US Unknown
65480, S 65480 Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. ‎(LP, Album, Uni) CBS, CBS 65480, S 65480 UK 1973

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I fully realize that I’m showing my age by referencing The Association and their haunting hit “Along Comes Mary,” spilling out fast paced syllables that skip across the surface of a record like a stone across a still pond … “the psychodramas and the dramas and the traumas left unsung and hung upon the scars.” Well, in a nutshell, one filled with adrenaline and caffeine, that’s just what Springsteen does here, complete with Dylan inflections dancing wildly around the edges, where at the time, Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. was just about the freshest and most compelling album to ever filter across the airwaves, where before “It’s So Hard To Be A Saint In The City” could finish playing, I was breathlessly at the record store searching out my own copy.Greetings was a cosmic release of verbiage imagery, an overhead elevated train on the wrong side of the tracks speeding headlong toward the beach, breathtaking in its delivery, complicated, romantic, silly and visionary. Greetings was an album that was a riveting slingshot escapade of gritty street life, an actual walk on the wild side that drew listeners in the front door, while rolling them out the back and into a heart-attack ambulance.Greetings was a driven album, an album that was also laced with ballads such as “The Angel” and “Mary Queen of Arkansas,” where suddenly a piano was used in a manner I’d never heard before, where a number such as “Spirit In The Night” with its jazz infused funk influences had me promenading down the street as if this music had forever been apart of my DNA, and only now had been released. I was twenty-two in 1973, I couldn’t imagine what it must have been like to have been a teenager discovering rock n’ roll to this album, a thought that to this day makes me very jealous.The album, wrapped in hooks and chord changes, instantly took on a mythical persona, a place where fiction collided head on with reality, indistinguishable, filled with tales of people Bruce had either met, imagined, or assembled from conversations he might have overheard, making Greetings essentially one long rebellious unstoppable tall-tale of nonlinear epic vignettes that for this listener, just home from Viet Nam, came across as a bouncy musically illustrative relentless cinematic morality tale, an evolution of musical score and structure, rising up from the cracked sidewalks and scheming its way into the very being of my nature.People are going to imply that Greetings has far too many shortcomings, that it embraces lyrical overkill, that it was far too strung out, where even the ballads refused to give listeners a space to breathe, that it was much too evocative … yet I found it to be intoxicating elegant, charming and filled with exuberant skepticism that was both foolhardy and benevolent.As to the vinyl, there are many ways to hear this record, though the original vinyl, complete with surface noise, is the way I’ll always recognize this album.*** The Fun Facts: Strangely enough, Columbia Record’s policy at the time dictated that all debut albums were to feature a large format photo of the band or artist on the jacket, yet Springsteen was able to get away with using a vintage postcard, and then used that postcard as his album’s title … and if you don’t own the album where the postcard is detachable, then you seriously need to search one out, as it provides an whole new listening space perspective.Review by Jenell Kesler
Hi there! Any suggestions on which release to go for? Thank you!
I have two of these. On the label one has S 65480 with (KC 31903) underneath so I'm not sure if it is a UK 1973 edition or a Canada 1973 edition.The second is a 1982 CBS32210 re-issue