Born in the U.S.A. compie 40 anni: l’album canzone per canzone

Bruce Springsteen: What “Born in the USA” Sounds like, 40 Years Later

How does “Born in the USA” sound, 40 years later? Answer: like a record that hasn’t lost even a shred of its expressive power. The release of the reissue of the album that consecrated Bruce Springsteen as one of the greatest rock stars of his generation (here the Rockol special), just sent to stores by Sony Music in the form of translucent red vinyl (you can buy it here: the packaging also includes a gatefold cover and an exclusive booklet with archive material from the time, new liner notes written by Erik Flannigan and a four-color lithograph print), represents an opportunity to listen again this milestone of rock and the Boss’ discography four decades later.

Released on June 4, 1984, “Born in the USA” achieved an undefeated record of 7 singles from the album’s tracklist in the Top Ten Singles and sold 17 million copies, perfectly capturing the zeitgeist of pop culture defining a generation.

Springsteen’s tour and the And Street BandBorn in the USA” included 156 sold-out live shows across the world and songs like “Dancing In The Dark,” “No Surrender” And “Glory Days” remain staples of their concerts even now.

40 years after the tour began in the summer of 1984Born in the USA” Springsteen and the And Street Band begin the European legs of their 2024 tour bringing a live show that has been called “inadequate in any other outfit” (Billboard), “continuing to be a benchmark” (Rolling Stone) and “the most powerful I’ve ever built” ( Variety). The European dates in 2024 follow a triumphant tour across the United States last year, which with 1.6 million tickets was described as among the best of the band’s career. The Italian dates of the tour scheduled in Milan at the Meazza stadium in San Siro on 1 and 3 June 2024 have been rescheduled for 2025, on 30 June and 3 July 2025 respectively.

There new special edition of “Born in the USA” arrives after the release of the “Best of Bruce Springsteen” collection, 18 tracks on double LP vinyl and CD and 31 tracks in digital format.