Springsteen On Broadway (album)
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Springsteen On Broadway Album

Springsteen on Broadway
Springsteen On Broadway Album Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album / live album by
ReleasedDecember 14, 2018
RecordedJuly 17-18, 2018
GenreRock
Length145:43
LabelColumbia
ProducerBruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen chronology

Springsteen on Broadway is a soundtrack album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It features the complete audio of Springsteen's solo Broadway performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, recorded live on July 17 and July 18, 2018, and filmed for Netflix. The album was released on December 14, 2018, by Columbia Records.[1]

After release, Springsteen on Broadway impacted the top 10 of record charts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it reached number 11 on the Billboard 200. A widespread critical success, the album was praised for examining Springsteen's recording persona and an autobiographical dimension recalling the musician's 2016 autobiography Born to Run.

Critical reception

Springsteen on Broadway was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 87, based on 15 reviews.[1]

Reviewing for The Daily Telegraph in December 2018, Neil McCormick said "Springsteen on Broadway may not have the musical expanse of his work with the E Street Band, but it is still as powerful as any album he has ever made", especially applauding its autobiographical dimension, which he compared to Springsteen's 2016 autobiography Born to Run. McCormick also highlighted Springsteen's humor and instincts as an onstage anecdotist.[12]Alexis Petridis of The Guardian said listeners of the album will learn that Springsteen's recording persona is "as much a contrived character" as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character. Overall, he found that this "cocktail of homespun wisdom, frankness and blatant yarn-spinning is genuinely enthralling, a portrait of the rock star as a complex, conflicted 69-year-old man."[4]

In hailing the performance as "a new type of rock show", Record Collector magazine's Jamie Atkins felt Springsteen is the only musician of his pedigree to have "the connection with their audience, the storytelling nous, the humour and pathos".[13] In Rolling Stone, Will Hermes described it as "by turns audiobook, podcast, and live album, and at its most potent when it becomes a hybrid of the three",[9] while Kitty Empire regarded it as being "located somewhere between a TED talk, an episode of VH1's Storytellers and a confessional ... a hugely nourishing listen".[7] Despite having never been "big on extended spoken-word material or solo-acoustic remakes of exalted songbooks", Robert Christgau said in his column for Vice that he was impressed by performance.[11] In appraising the record as a whole, he said:

Track listing

All tracks are written by Bruce Springsteen.

Disc one
No.TitleLength
1."Growin' Up (Introduction)"2:04
2."Growin' Up"11:59
3."My Hometown (Introduction Part 1)"3:44
4."My Hometown (Introduction Part 2)"3:36
5."My Hometown"3:59
6."My Father's House (Introduction)"4:28
7."My Father's House"6:22
8."The Wish (Introduction)"6:09
9."The Wish"4:24
10."Thunder Road (Introduction)"3:19
11."Thunder Road"5:28
12."The Promised Land (Introduction Part 1)"3:35
13."The Promised Land (Introduction Part 2)"3:34
14."The Promised Land (Introduction Part 3)"4:15
15."The Promised Land"3:59
Disc two
No.TitleLength
1."Born In the U.S.A. (Introduction Part 1)"4:16
2."Born In the U.S.A. (Introduction Part 2)"3:46
3."Born in the U.S.A."4:44
4."Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Introduction)"1:10
5."Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"7:56
6."Tougher Than the Rest (Introduction)"1:25
7."Tougher Than the Rest" (w/ Patti Scialfa)4:29
8."Brilliant Disguise (Introduction)"1:43
9."Brilliant Disguise" (w/ Patti Scialfa)4:47
10."Long Time Comin' (Introduction)"3:08
11."Long Time Comin'"3:54
12."The Ghost of Tom Joad (Introduction)"3:27
13."The Ghost of Tom Joad"4:36
14."The Rising"4:33
15."Dancing In the Dark (Introduction)"2:47
16."Dancing In the Dark"4:10
17."Land of Hope and Dreams"3:57
18."Born to Run (Introduction Part 1)"3:54
19."Born to Run (Introduction Part 2)"3:41
20."Born to Run"5:08
Total length:145:43

Personnel

Credits are adapted from AllMusic.[14]

  • Greg Allen - Engineer
  • Kevin Buell - Guitar Technician
  • Barbara Carr - Associate Producer
  • Bob Clearmountain - Mixing
  • Danny Clinch - Photography
  • John Cooper - Engineer
  • Rob Demartin - Photography
  • Brandon Duncan - Assistant
  • Michelle Holme - Art Direction, Design
  • Alexander Hyde - Associate Producer
  • Jon Landau - Producer
  • Rob Lebret - Coordination
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Mike Miccio - Piano Technician
  • Mary O'Brien - Assistant
  • Prez Powerz - Photography
  • Brian Roman - Sound Design
  • Sergio Ruelas Jr. - Music Editor
  • Patti Scialfa - Guitar, Vocals
  • Chris Sloan - Sound Production
  • Bruce Springsteen - Composer, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Primary Artist, Vocals
  • George Travis - Producer
  • Thom Zimny - Director, Producer

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 29
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[19] 36
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[20] 14
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[21] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[22] 13
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 27
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 7
Irish Albums (IRMA)[25] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[26] 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[27] 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[28] 8
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[29] 15
Scottish Albums (OCC)[30] 5
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[31] 11
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[32] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[34] 6
US Billboard 200[35] 11
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[36] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2018) Position
Italian Albums (FIMI)[37] 86

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[38] Gold 25,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

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  5. ^ Polard, Alexandra (December 14, 2018). "Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, album review: 150 minutes of theatrical magnetism". The Independent. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Breen, Joe (December 14, 2018). "Springsteen on Broadway album review: Stories of hurting and healing". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2019.
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  39. ^ "British album certifications - Bruce Springsteen - Springsteen on Broadway". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Springsteen on Broadway in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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