Bruce SpringsteenThe Rising

Label:Columbia – CK 86600
CD, Album
Style:Folk Rock, Classic Rock


1Lonesome Day4:08
2Into The Fire
Hurdy Gurdy, GlockenspielBrendan O'Brien
3Waitin' On A Sunny Day
Glockenspiel, Bells [Orchestra Bells]Brendan O'Brien
4Nothing Man4:23
5Countin' On A Miracle
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] [Nashville String Machine]Ricky Keller
Cello [Nashville String Machine]Bob Mason, Carol Rabinowitz*, Julie Tanner, Lynn Peithman
Engineer [Second Engineer]Melissa Mattey
Viola [Nashville String Machine]Gary Vanosdale, Jim Grosjean, Kris Wilkinson*, Monisa Angell
Violin, Contractor, Concertmaster [Nashville String Machine]Carl Gorodetzky
6Empty Sky
Hurdy GurdyBrendan O'Brien
7Worlds Apart
Engineer [Engineered By]Dave Reed
Engineer [Second Engineer]Bryan Humphrey*
Lead Vocals [Lead Singer, Asif Ali Khan And Group]Asif Ali Khan
Recorded By [Recorded Asif Ali Khan And Group]Chuck Plotkin
Vocals [Special Vocal Guests], Guest [Guests]Asif Ali Khan And Group
Vocals, Harmonium [Asif Ali Khan And Group]Karamat Ali Asad
Vocals, Tabla [Asif Ali Khan And Group]Haji Nazir Afridi
8Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)
Recorded By [Additional Recording And Original Track By]Toby Scott
Vocals, Contractor [Alliance Singers]Corinda Carford
Vocals, Soloist [Choir Solo] [Alliance Singers]Michelle Moore (2)
9Further On (Up The Road)3:52
10The Fuse5:37
11Mary's Place
Baritone SaxophoneEd Manion
Tenor SaxophoneJerry Vivino
TromboneRich Rosenberg
Vocals, Contractor [Alliance Singers]Corinda Carford
Vocals, Soloist [Choir Solo] [Alliance Singers]Michelle Moore (2)
12You're Missing
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] [Nashville String Machine]Ricky Keller
Cello [Nashville String Machine]Bob Mason, Carol Rabinowitz*, Julie Tanner, Lynn Peithman
Viola [Nashville String Machine]Gary Vanosdale, Jim Grosjean, Kris Wilkinson*, Monisa Angell
Violin, Contractor, Concertmaster [Nashville String Machine]Carl Gorodetzky
13The Rising4:50
15My City Of Ruins5:00

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Early pressing (DADC), issued in standard jewel case with clear disc tray.

© 2002 Bruce Springsteen / ℗ 2002 Bruce Springsteen / Manufactured by Columbia Records / 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211 / "Columbia" and (Columbia logo) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Marca Registrada.

Recorded and Mixed at Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA
Additional Recording and original track on "Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)" at Thrill Hill Studios, New Jersey
"Worlds Apart" & "My City Of Ruins" Mixed at Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
Strings Recorded for "Countin' On A Miracle" at The Sound Kitchen Recording Studios, Franklin, TN
Asif Ali Khan and Group on "Worlds Apart" Recorded at Hensen Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Gateway Mastering and DVD, Portland, ME

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  • Barcode (Printed): 6 9699-86600-2 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 696998660021
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CTDP-108651 3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 12): IFPI L323
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  • streetmouse's avatar
    I was delighted when this album came out, and must insist that it’s far more than a haunting musical tribute to the Trade Centers crashing. The music is only magnified with the bringing together of the E Street Band, where they come across as broadly significant here as they did on Born to Run, standing shoulder to shoulder as if reborn, a new incarnation of something I’d dearly missed.

    Of course Springsteens addresses the spiritual dissociation that surrounded the nation on that day in September, where in almost a gospel manner he salutes and makes those who rushed to the scene larger than life, legendary in their single mindedness to sacrifice their lives in the hopes of saving others. Still, if one takes a step back, this is not an album about September 11th, it’s an album about September the 12th, when people had to return to their jobs, with emotions worn on the sleeves, determined not so much to right a wrong, but to survive in the face of adversity. Then, from out of the blue, like a breath of fresh air floats in “Waitin’ on a Sunny,” filled with strutting lyrics and big riffs that simply had me bouncing off walls, or the delightful “Let’s Be Friends” with its R&B inspired presentation, perfect for strolling down the boardwalk listening to the barkers try to draw you in, to take a chance on winning something big. The one thing all of these numbers have in common is their unifying desire for human connection, where oddly enough, every tack flows together with the others regardless of its message. There are also some difficult moments, as on “World’s Apart,” where the question of religion is put to the test, but sadly not the concept of a god.

    Then there are aspects such as “Lonesome Day,” or the twangy “Mary’s Place,” which sounds slightly outdated, directly inspired by the Sam Cooke masterpiece “Meet Me at Mary’s Place,” yet that outdatedness is entirely pleasing when juxtaposed to other tracks that nearly require the tension of something to step in and give them roots. Is this one of Bruce’s best albums? Certainly not, nothing can compete with those three initial outings, and yes, there is some filler here, causing me to wonder why Bruce would include those numbers, he certainly knew they were filler, making me feel that the man has intentionally not been giving us a dynamic perfect album for whatever reason. This leaves me wondering why it is that musicians seem compelled to comment on such personal and socially tragic events, as the records never gain any sort of longevity, with most folks preferring to compartmentalize the events, then tuck them away out of sight and out of mind. Of the songs that do aspire to greater things are, “The Rising,” “Mary’s Place,” “Further On (Up the Road,” “Let’s Be Friends’ and of course “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day.”

    Review by Jenell Kesler
    • kyeo's avatar
      i get it, everyone was upset after 9/11 but it's fifteen years later and it's long past time to admit this album sucks
      • Kalel316's avatar
        How rare is this LP? I sold one on ebay for $305 back in June and had people sending me angry e-mails because I wouldn't sell it to them at a low price. I didn't expect that kind of bidding action, especially since the CD is readily available for under $5.00



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