Language: English . Brand New. Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his nuanced songwriting and the heft of his backing band. Clinton Heylin s revelatory biography, E Street Shuffle, chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen s E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey to the heights of rock stardom. The band s players most notably saxophonist Clarence Big Man Clemons, guitarist Little Stevie Van Zandt, and drummer Max Weinberg became Springsteen s comrades in concert, helping him find the elusive sound and sonic punch that highlighted The Boss s most creative period, including Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born to Run, and Born in the USA. Fans will also learn another side of Springsteen, one punctuated with his clashes with studio executives seeking a commercially viable, radio-friendly album, and his temporary disbanding of the E Street Band to pursue projects like the eerie acoustic of Nebraska. Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of Springsteen s debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, drawing on interviews and access to new recordings and shows, Heylin paints a bold picture of The Boss. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important and controversial rock stars of our times: this is the story of the man - a complex, poetic loner whose albums went on to sell 18 million copies - and the band that gave his inner vision a punch and a swagger. Clinton Heylin has written the most factually accurate, informative book on Springsteen to date. As in Heylin's definitive Bob Dylan title Revolution in the Air, E Street Shuffle will focus on Bruce Springsteen and his work: the songs he's written, the way they were recorded, how they sounded live. Heylin also has unparalleled access to the people around Springsteen: current and former members of the E Street Band; CBS A&R personnel; Springsteen's 'New Dylan' contemporaries, as well as fellow Asbury Park musicians and scenesters, and rock critics. This is the essential book for any fan of the Boss.Praise for Clinton Heylin:"Arguably the world's greatest rock biographer." - The Irish Independent."The only Dylanologist worth reading." - The New York Times.
An impressive feat of rock scholarship. ( Sunday Telegraph)
Heylin traces Springssteen's development from the bars of the Jersey Shore to the stadiums of the world in compelling fashion. ( Catholic Herald)
Titre : E Street Shuffle (Library Edition): The ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Description du livre Tantor Media Inc, 2013. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x6.77x0.94 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1452641080