Bruce Springsteen ‎– Born In The U.S.A.

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Columbia ‎– QC 38653
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Carrollton Pressing
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A1 Born In The U.S.A.
Piano – Danny Federici
4:39
A2 Cover Me
Backing Vocals – La Bamba*
3:26
A3 Darlington County 4:48
A4 Working On The Highway 3:11
A5 Downbound Train 3:35
A6 I'm On Fire 2:36
B1 No Surrender
Backing Vocals – La Bamba*
4:00
B2 Bobby Jean 3:46
B3 I'm Goin' Down 3:29
B4 Glory Days 4:15
B5 Dancing In The Dark 4:01
B6 My Hometown
Backing Vocals – Ruth Jackson
4:33

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Notes

Recorded at the Power Station and The Hit Factory. Mixed at the Power Station.

Issued with printed inner sleeve, and lyric sheet.

© 1984 Bruce Springsteen / ℗ 1984 Bruce Springsteen / Manufactured by Columbia Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-38653-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643865319
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Center Label, Printed): AL 38653
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Center Label, Printed): BL 38653
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 1, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): C11 1 PAL-38653-3F MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 1, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): B7 G2 PBL-38653-2A MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 2, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PAL-38653-3L MASTERDISK A11 ☐ G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 2, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PBL-38653-2C MASTERDISK A4 ☐ G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 3, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PAL-38653-3A MASTERDISK RL E2 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 3, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PBL-38653-2H MASTERDISK AB ☐ G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 4, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): G1 PAL-38653-3A MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 4, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): G1 PBL-38653-2A MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 5, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PAL-38653-3C MASTERDISK G1 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 5, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PBL-38653-2A MASTERDISK RL G1 A30
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 6, Side A, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PAL-38653-3A MASTERDISK RL B252
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 6, Side B, Etched exc. Masterdisk): PBL-38653-2BB MASTERDISK RL G1 A2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
40·86304 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Cass, Album, Dol) CBS 40·86304 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
QCT-38653, QCT 38653 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Cass, Album, CrO) Columbia, Columbia QCT-38653, QCT 38653 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
QCT 38653 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Cass, Album, CrO) Columbia QCT 38653 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CK 38653 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(CD, Album, RP) Columbia CK 38653 US Unknown Sell This Version
60.534 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Cass, Album, RE, Bro) Columbia 60.534 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version

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alternapop

alternapop

November 25, 2017
There are several entries that refer to "G1" and Carrollton. Why are there multiple entries for this versus having all the matrix/runout differences under one?

I have a gold stamped promo with these (I added to this release, at least for now):
PAL-38653-3C MASTERDISK G1 B2
PBL-38653-2A MASTERDISK RL G1 A30

this one, plus these 2:
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
streetmouse

streetmouse

June 8, 2017

Like a child that I was nurturing, like the child I knew was destined who grow up, with Born In The USA I stood helplessly by, watching Bruce turn the corner at the end of the street, ride out of sight, and into the arms of the world. I was one of the few people who can actually claim to have seen Bruce before his record deal, I heard him own the Pony all night long, braved the elements to hear an electric and acoustic set at the Main Point, and flipped with sly satisfaction when a local radio station incorporated “Saint” into a station promo ... I suppose that I should feel lucky to have owned him for so long. But after sixteen years, I guess it was time to let go, his cult status had slipped away.

Born In The USA, aided by that music television thing spawned seven top-ten hits, charted at number one, spent thirty six weeks in the top three, over fifty weeks in the top five, and a mind blowing eighty four weeks in the top ten ... allowing Bruce to move from small venues to arenas, and become the stuff of legend. Oddly enough the album opens with “Born In The USA,” a beefed up version of a much darker song, and more impression version that most of the world would never hear until sometime in the future. I always wondered why that dark version hadn’t showed up as a reprise on the album; it would have been so effective. Thanks to some dear friends, I was able to hear many of the nearly one hundred tracks that were recorded over a two year period that made up this release, and contributed to several others. Born In The USA marked a significant change in Springsteen’s style, a style that for those of us who’d been following Bruce for years took in stride, because it seemed and felt so effortless. Here, for the first time the music took center stage, over shadowing the lyrics to the point that most people [including the Republican party who wanted to use the song as an election banner] didn’t understand them, and more pointedly, they didn’t seem to care ... the fans were more than happy with the huge sound that shook walls and allowed them to dance the night away to blistering guitar solos. And as good as the album was, I left the table feeling rather hungry, and bit forgotten, if not older at the time. No doubt, the release of Born In The USA significantly challenged those who’d found Bruce at this particular moment in time, causing them to question much of his future work, not understanding that this was merely a bubble that held it’s shape and then bust in the summer sun as Bruce returned to more introspective albums and ways of thinking. Taken out of context it’s easy to dismiss Born In The USA as a static achievement, remarkably locked in the 1980’s ... yet viewing it within the musical continuum, Born In The USA is a wonderful achievement ... though without a doubt, and by me as well, Born In The USA is oven overlooked by those of us who’d been riding top-down on the passenger side with Bruce for all these years, because we like to feel that we know something that others don’t, could see things in his music that others couldn't, and have experienced his rapture in ways that new-be’s never would. In short, I and those like me, took great satisfaction from the early cult status, we didn't want to be part of this bigger than life world experience, and I suppose, took a bit of self-rightous pride in ignoring this number one, chart topping production.

And, twenty five plus years out, I've gotta say, "Born In The USA" is a really is a fine album ...

Review by Jenell Kesler
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_CHAIRMANoftheBORED_

April 4, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

In the last years I came across 2 different hype stickers attached to the shrink of the original QC 38653 US version:
- White rectangular sticker mentioning "Dancing In The Dark" plus "I'm On Fire", "Cover Me", "No Surrender" and "I'm Going Down"
- Black rectangular sticker mentioning "I'm On Fire", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Bobby Jean", "No Surrender", "Born In The USA", "My Hometown" and "Glory Days"

Is there anyone who knows which one came first or do they just differ from the various pressing plants the records have been manufactured at?

These are the etchings of my white sticker copy:
PAL-38653-3L MASTERDISK A11 ☐ G1
PBL-38653-2C MASTERDISK A4 ☐ G1

Is there probably someone who can tell me the etchings of his black sticker copy?