Listen To How Good Bruce Springsteen’s Vocals Are In ‘The River’

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Springsteen has now delivered an additional 17 studio albums, solidifying his place among the all-time greats and unquestionably earning the moniker “The Boss.” Springsteen is distinguished from his contemporaries by his exceptional ability to incorporate lyrical reality into his songs, which frequently carry a clear story. Whether it’s a moving ballad or a catchy rocker, Springsteen brings his words to life with the aid of the E Street Band.

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The River, Springsteen’s fifth studio album, was released in 1980. The album manages to capture his essence in one bite-sized piece and is one of his best. The River, his lone double album, features a range of tracks from upbeat, energetic ones that capture the energy of his live performances to somber, pensive ballads that describe melancholy hours spent toiling over soul-searching lyrics.

In his 2004 book Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts – The Definitive Biography, Springsteen was quoted stating:

“Rock and roll has always been this joy, this certain happiness that is in its way the most beautiful thing in life. But rock is also about hardness and coldness and being alone … I finally got to the place where I realised life had paradoxes, a lot of them, and you’ve got to live with them.”

We’re focusing on the title song of the record; it’s a lovely song that lies on The River’s melancholy, introspective aspect. The chat Springsteen had with his brother-in-law concerning his difficulties raising a small family while experiencing a run of professional disappointments in the construction sector served as the inspiration for the tune.

Springsteen was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 Grammy Awards thanks to his dynamic performance in “The River.” The music may be heard in the video down below through the separate voice recordings, which bring the Boss’ skill to new levels of purity.