Bruce Springsteen ‎– Devils & Dust

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Columbia ‎– C2 93900
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Tracklist

A1 Devils & Dust
A2 All The Way Home
A3 Reno
B1 Long Time Comin'
B2 Black Cowboys
B3 Maria's Bed
C1 Silver Palomino
C2 Jesus Was An Only Son
C3 Leah
D1 The Hitter
D2 All I'm Thinking About
D3 Matamoros Banks

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Notes

Inner sleeves with lyrics, credits and photos

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 2796-93900-1 6
  • Matrix / Runout: AL94565
  • Matrix / Runout: BL94565
  • Matrix / Runout: AL94566
  • Matrix / Runout: BL94566

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CSK 55416 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust(CD, Album) Columbia CSK 55416 US 2005 Sell This Version
CK 91960 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust(CD, Album + DVD, Album, Dol) Columbia CK 91960 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
CN 93900 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, Multichannel, NTSC) Columbia, Columbia Music Video CN 93900 US 2005 Sell This Version
SICP 782-3 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust(CD, Album + DVD-V, Multichannel) Sony Records Int'l SICP 782-3 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
520000 2, COL 5200002-5200002000 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2), Columbia (2) 520000 2, COL 5200002-5200002000 Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

June 8, 2017

I don’t know why I take so many hits because I break albums apart, separating what I feel is good from what is filler. I don’t know why artists don’t consult some of their fans before they drop the dime. I know that artists like to change and progress, and I support that, but man, sometimes they just put out filler to make a full length album when an EP would make me smile all the more.

“Devils & Dust” gets a 5 from me because five of the songs are SO strong they chill me to the bone, evoke memories from my past, fire me up, spin me around and set me to dancing. Bruce has filled these five songs with more country and folk strumming, violins and the like then ever before. He hasn’t lost his ability to tell a story, and feels no need to shout it out here, and he doesn’t have to, to get these stories across. They’re OUTSTANDING.

‘Devils & Dust’ takes me back to Vietnam, I get cold chills in my knees and elbows remembering how far from home I was, and wondering if anyone even knew I was out there anymore. It’s a very quiet song, with quite strumming, that slowly builds, then trails off to nowhere. Just overwhelming.

‘All The Way Home’ is a nice rocker, like Bruce unplugged. It’s got the most mysterious electric guitar work swirling in the background that overlaps his voice at points, denoting the confusion and frustration he’s feeling for the girl. Again, this song builds slowly and becomes so thick and rich with texture, all to a steady simple drum beat, then Bruce hits you with some YEP’s that travel right up and down your spin. PERFECT.

‘Long Time Commin’ will make you cry. It’s about a man dropping his work, putting on some new cloths and dancing in the streets. But it’s more then that it’s all a metaphor, perhaps a sad one ... but I’ll leave you to put it together. I don’t usually do this but here are the lyrics...

Out where the creek turn shallow and sandy
And the moon comes skimmin' away the stars
When the mesquite comes rushin' over the hilltops
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms

I'm ridin' hard carryin' a cache of roses
A fresh map that I made
Now I'm gonna get birth naked and bury my old soul
And dance on it's grave
And dance on it's grave

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
And now it's here

Well my daddy he was just a stranger
Lived in a hotel downtown
Well when I was a kid he was just somebody
Somebody I'd see around
Somebody I'd see around

Well now down below and pullin' on my shirt
Yeah I got some kids of my own
Well if I had one wish for you in this god forsaken world, kid
It'd be that your mistakes will be your own
That your sins will be your own

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
And now it's here

(Whoaaa)

Out 'neath the arms of Cassiopeia
Where the sword of Orion sweeps
It's me and you, Rosie, cracklin' like crossed wires
And you breathin' in your sleep
And you breathin' in your sleep

Well there's just a spark of a campfire left burnin'
Two kids in a sleeping bag beside
Reach 'neath your shirt, put my hands across your belly and feel
Another one kickin' inside
And I ain't gonna fuck it up this time

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here

(Whoaaa)

This song is one of Bruce’s finest ever.

‘Maria’s Bed’ is another choice piece of music from the man. It’s got a rolling beat and an even more mysterious vocal. The backing vocals are front and center when they come in, accenting an already beautiful song. Again this song builds slowly with the instruments but his voices NEVER rises, even when the guitars, drums and background vocals are driving hard. Bruce does some perfect chord changes with his voice that will knock you down and pick you back up.

‘All I’m Thinkin’ About’ rolls and rolls and rolls, gets under your skin, slides around inside of your soul, and flies out your mouth before you realize that you’re singing right out loud. Everything a fine finger popping song should be.

You will not be disappointed with your adventure into these numbers. I’M DANCING NOW, OH YES, I’M SINGING ... ”all I’m thinking about is you baby ...”

Review by Jenell Kesler