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By J.D. Considine and Mary Corey and J.D. Considine and Mary Corey,Staff Writers | March 5, 1992
If two new Bruce Springsteen albums at the end of March strikes fans as a feast, the new Springsteen single arriving in record stores today must be an appetizer. The cassette-only release culls one song from each of the albums: "Human Touch" from "Human Touch" and "Better Days" from "Lucky Town."Both began receiving radio airplay yesterday. WBSB-FM (Variety 104.3) plans to play "Human Touch" every few hours, adding tTC "Better Days" soon. "People want to hear it," said program director Todd Fisher.
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By Julia Keller and Julia Keller,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 3, 2004
"`No one's young forever.' Well, I just laughed I turned to leave around the corner And the years went past."- "You Can't Go Back," Patti Scialfa It works like this: When you're young, you dream big dreams. Wild dreams. Outrageous dreams. Then you grow up, get married, make a family. Along the way, you wad up the dream like a tie-dyed T-shirt - the kind of bold, crazy thing you'd never wear outside the house anymore - and you stash it in the attic. But Patti Scialfa, Patti Smith and Annie Lennox didn't get the memo.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | July 23, 1993
THE WHO'S TOMMYOriginal Cast Recording (RCA 61874)Over the years, the abuse "Tommy" has endured from arrangers and directors has been far more sadistic than anything Uncle Ernie ever meted out, so it hardly seems fair to complain about the relatively minor liberties taken by the current Broadway version of the rock opera. That said, it's hard to imagine the Who fan who would prefer the cast recording of "The Who's Tommy" to the original. It isn't just that robust, stage-show vocals often ring false with these melodies, or that the cast's English accents are embarrassingly exaggerated; what ultimately undoes this project is that by inflating the scale of these songs, this new version exposes the flaws in the weakest songs while adding little to the strongest.
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July 22, 2004
Sweetback Stage 2 (Epic) *** Since Sade records about as frequently as the United States changes presidential administrations, it's no wonder her backing band occasionally records on its own. Sweetback steers away from Sade's cool jazz-pop sophistication but displays impressive instrumental prowess and veers toward a slight contemporary edge with classic rock and hip-hop accents on this second CD. Stage 2 is also suitable for dinner party background music...
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 24, 1992
Bruce Springsteen is expecting in April, and it's going to be twins.Twin albums, that is.After months of rumor and speculation, it was announced yesterday that two new Springsteen albums -- "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" -- will be released simultaneously this spring. Although an exact delivery date could not be confirmed, the albums are expected to arrive in record stores in early April, according to a statement issued by Springsteen's publicist and Columbia Records."I'm excited about being finished," Springsteen is quoted as saying in the statement, but he's probably no where near as excited as his fans.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 24, 1992
Bruce Springsteen is expecting in April, and it's going to be twins.Twin albums, that is.After months of rumor and speculation, it was announced yesterday that two new Springsteen albums -- "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" -- will be released simultaneously this spring. Although an exact delivery date could not be confirmed, the albums are expected to arrive in record stores in early April, according to a statement issued by Springsteen's publicist and Columbia Records."I'm excited about being finished," Springsteen is quoted as saying in the statement, but he's probably no where near as excited as his fans.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 12, 1992
At the end of his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" recently, Bruce Springsteen waved to the audience and yelled, "See ya this summer!"He meant it, too. Springsteen and his new band begin what promises to be a lengthy, globe-spanning tour in June, with two shows at the Capital Centre scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26. (Cellar Door Productions confirmed the bookings, but had no word on when tickets would go on sale.)Those hoping to see the first shows of this tour had better get their passports in order, though.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 12, 1992
At the end of his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" recently, Bruce Springsteen waved to the audience and yelled, "See ya this summer!"He meant it, too. Springsteen and his new band begin what promises to be a lengthy, globe-spanning tour in June, with two shows at the Capital Centre scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26. (Cellar Door Productions confirmed the bookings, but had no word on when tickets would go on sale.)Those hoping to see the first shows of this tour had better get their passports in order, though.
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July 22, 2004
Sweetback Stage 2 (Epic) *** Since Sade records about as frequently as the United States changes presidential administrations, it's no wonder her backing band occasionally records on its own. Sweetback steers away from Sade's cool jazz-pop sophistication but displays impressive instrumental prowess and veers toward a slight contemporary edge with classic rock and hip-hop accents on this second CD. Stage 2 is also suitable for dinner party background music...
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By Julia Keller and Julia Keller,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 3, 2004
"`No one's young forever.' Well, I just laughed I turned to leave around the corner And the years went past."- "You Can't Go Back," Patti Scialfa It works like this: When you're young, you dream big dreams. Wild dreams. Outrageous dreams. Then you grow up, get married, make a family. Along the way, you wad up the dream like a tie-dyed T-shirt - the kind of bold, crazy thing you'd never wear outside the house anymore - and you stash it in the attic. But Patti Scialfa, Patti Smith and Annie Lennox didn't get the memo.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | July 23, 1993
THE WHO'S TOMMYOriginal Cast Recording (RCA 61874)Over the years, the abuse "Tommy" has endured from arrangers and directors has been far more sadistic than anything Uncle Ernie ever meted out, so it hardly seems fair to complain about the relatively minor liberties taken by the current Broadway version of the rock opera. That said, it's hard to imagine the Who fan who would prefer the cast recording of "The Who's Tommy" to the original. It isn't just that robust, stage-show vocals often ring false with these melodies, or that the cast's English accents are embarrassingly exaggerated; what ultimately undoes this project is that by inflating the scale of these songs, this new version exposes the flaws in the weakest songs while adding little to the strongest.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 12, 1992
At the end of his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" recently, Bruce Springsteen waved to the audience and yelled, "See ya this summer!"He meant it, too. Springsteen and his new band begin what promises to be a lengthy, globe-spanning tour in June, with two shows at the Capital Centre scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26. (Cellar Door Productions confirmed the bookings, but had no word on when tickets would go on sale.)Those hoping to see the first shows of this tour had better get their passports in order, though.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 12, 1992
At the end of his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" recently, Bruce Springsteen waved to the audience and yelled, "See ya this summer!"He meant it, too. Springsteen and his new band begin what promises to be a lengthy, globe-spanning tour in June, with two shows at the Capital Centre scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26. (Cellar Door Productions confirmed the bookings, but had no word on when tickets would go on sale.)Those hoping to see the first shows of this tour had better get their passports in order, though.
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By J.D. Considine and Mary Corey and J.D. Considine and Mary Corey,Staff Writers | March 5, 1992
If two new Bruce Springsteen albums at the end of March strikes fans as a feast, the new Springsteen single arriving in record stores today must be an appetizer. The cassette-only release culls one song from each of the albums: "Human Touch" from "Human Touch" and "Better Days" from "Lucky Town."Both began receiving radio airplay yesterday. WBSB-FM (Variety 104.3) plans to play "Human Touch" every few hours, adding tTC "Better Days" soon. "People want to hear it," said program director Todd Fisher.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 24, 1992
Bruce Springsteen is expecting in April, and it's going to be twins.Twin albums, that is.After months of rumor and speculation, it was announced yesterday that two new Springsteen albums -- "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" -- will be released simultaneously this spring. Although an exact delivery date could not be confirmed, the albums are expected to arrive in record stores in early April, according to a statement issued by Springsteen's publicist and Columbia Records."I'm excited about being finished," Springsteen is quoted as saying in the statement, but he's probably no where near as excited as his fans.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 24, 1992
Bruce Springsteen is expecting in April, and it's going to be twins.Twin albums, that is.After months of rumor and speculation, it was announced yesterday that two new Springsteen albums -- "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" -- will be released simultaneously this spring. Although an exact delivery date could not be confirmed, the albums are expected to arrive in record stores in early April, according to a statement issued by Springsteen's publicist and Columbia Records."I'm excited about being finished," Springsteen is quoted as saying in the statement, but he's probably no where near as excited as his fans.
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By J.D. Considine | September 1, 1999
This article was originally published Sept. 1, 1999. Contrary to popular belief, you can go home again. What you can't do is expect things to be exactly as they were -- especially if it has been a dozen or more years since last you were there. Seeing Bruce Springsteen back together with the E Street Band for the first time since the late '80s was a lot like going home for many of the roughly 20,000 fans packed into Washington's MCI Center last night.They mainly played the old favorites, the songs that made Springsteen a rock and roll legend: "The River," "Jungleland," "Thunder Road" and "Born to Run."
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By J.D. Considine and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 27, 1984
This story was originally published Aug. 27 1984. Precisely at 8:30 Saturday night, the lights went down at the Capital Centre, and the crowd went into an anticipatory cheer. In the darkness, a voice counted off, "One, two, one, two, three, four," and in a sudden flood of lights, there was a drum crack, a thunderstroke of guitar and the proud synthesizer melody from "Born in the U.S.A." Bruce Springsteen was getting to work. Big-time rock 'n' roll shows are hardly the most intimate of occasions, but then, how many gatherings of 18,000 people are?
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