Bruce Springsteen - 18 Tracks

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Posted on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:21am
by John MacMillan

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18 Tracks is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1999. All but three selections had been on the boxed set Tracks, released a half year before. This single album was intended to capture more casual fans, and thus was oriented towards the shorter, more pop-oriented selections from Springsteen's vault.

"The Promise", a Darkness on the Edge of Town outtake that gained considerable reputation as Springsteen's ultimate tale of betrayal following live performances beginning in 1976 and even more so in 1978, was included in a newly recorded version among the three new numbers after howls of outrage from the faithful for leaving it off Tracks. "The Fever" had been recorded in 1973 but never seriously considered for inclusion on an album; instead, it became familiar to progressive rock radio listeners as manager Mike Appel released it to such stations in 1974 and it became an underground hit. It was also recorded by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Obscure early-1990s Human Touch outtake "Trouble River" was the third "new old" cut.

Commercial goals for the album were not met, as it only reached No. 64 on the Billboard 200 album chart and became his first album not to receive a RIAA certification. It did modestly better on the UK charts.

In 2000, "The Promise" was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, but it did not win.


1Growin' Up2:38
2Seaside Bar Song3:33
4Hearts Of Stone4:29
5Where The Bands Are3:43
6Loose Ends4:00
7I Wanna Be With You3:21
8Born In The U.S.A.3:10
9My Love Will Not Let You Down4:24
10Lion's Den2:18
11Pink Cadillac3:33
12Janey Don't You Lose Heart3:24
13Sad Eyes3:47
14Part Man, Part Monkey4:28
15Trouble River4:18
16Brothers Under The Bridge4:55
17The Fever7:35
18The Promise4:48


Producer: Bruce Springsteen
Producer: Chuck Plotkin


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