Bruce SpringsteenTunnel Of Love

Label:Columbia – OC 40999, Columbia – C 40999
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
Style:Pop Rock


A1Ain't Got You2:06
A2Tougher Than The Rest
OrganDanny Federici
PercussionMax Weinberg
A3All That Heaven Will Allow
DrumsMax Weinberg
A4Spare Parts
BassGarry Tallent
HarmonicaJames Wood*
OrganDanny Federici
PercussionMax Weinberg
A5Cautious Man3:56
A6Walk Like A Man
PercussionMax Weinberg
B1Tunnel Of Love
Effects [Roller Coaster, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ]The Schiffer Family
Effects [Sound Effects]Bruce Springsteen
PercussionMax Weinberg
Soloist, Guitar [Solo]Nils Lofgren
Synthesizer [Synthesizers]Roy Bittan
VocalsPatti Scialfa
B2Two Faces
DrumsMax Weinberg
B3Brilliant Disguise
OrganDanny Federici
PercussionMax Weinberg
PianoRoy Bittan
B4One Step Up
VocalsPatti Scialfa
B5When You're Alone3:20
B6Valentine's Day5:10

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Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA, pressing denoted by "G" etch in runouts. Remainder of runouts etched.

DMM = Direct Metal Mastering.

Catalog number on spine: OC 40999
Catalog number on labels: C 40999

Issued with printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits, catalog number 40999.

Recorded by Toby Scott at Bruce Springsteen's living room studio in "the Carousel House", Rumson, New Jersey, January-April 1987, including all E Street Band overdubs March-April 1987. "One Step Up" recorded at A&M Studios, Studio D, Los Angeles, California May-June 1987.

From inner sleeve:
Recorded in New Jersey (B4 recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California)

Mixed at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California; Assistant: Mark McKenna (B1 mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City; Assistant: Jay Healy [July 1987])

Additional Recording And Assistants:
The Hit Factory, New York City - Tim Leitner, Roger Talkov
Kren Studio, Los Angeles, California - Squeek Stone (Jimmie Woods' harmonica for 'Spare Parts')
A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California - Rob Jacobs (assisting Toby Scott Studio D)

All recording and mixing on Sony Digital
Mastering at Masterdisk Studios, New York City (on Neve Digital Console); Assistant: Heidi Cron [July 1987]

All music performed by Bruce Springsteen except where noted.

Hype sticker affixed to shrinkwrap, with catalog number 40999-S1:
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Features "Brilliant Disguise" Plus "One Step Up" "Two Faces" "Tunnel of Love" "Tougher Than The Rest"

Some copies have a promo gold stamp on back cover top right corner:
Ownership Reserved By CBS
Sale Is Unlawful

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644099911
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7464-40999-1
  • Pressing Plant ID (In runouts): G
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
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Tunnel Of Love (LP, Album, Stereo)CBSCBS 460270 1Europe1987
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Tunnel Of Love (LP, Album, Stereo)ColumbiaOC 40999Canada1987
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Tunnel Of Love (LP, Album, Picture Disc)CBS4602700UK1987
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Tunnel Of Love (LP, Album)CBS, CBSCBS 460270 1, CBS 460270 1 (SE)Spain1987



  • mjskywalker96's avatar
    My second favorite Bruce record. Definitely the end of one his eras but we are blessed to many to part of! My pressing is good with a little inner groove distortion but glad to have it on vinyl. Highly recommended!
    • chandlerkodi's avatar
      I can never choose between this album and Nebraska as my favorite Bruce Albums. I love Darkness too. But this is his most pop-radio friendly album, which at the end of the day I'm a sucker for. The first three tracks on this album bring me so much joy.
      • mrtsmr's avatar
        Very good pressing,no cracks and pops,clean sound very good in details...Love it..
        • rach.wil's avatar
          Edited 5 months ago
          As much as I love Nebraska, this album has my heart as my favorite Springsteen…it is very much overlooked in his discography, and it’s a damn shame. I was lucky enough to snag a pristine first pressing from my dad’s record collection, so I get to enjoy this album in all of it’s late 80s perfection, and truly sounds better than any other album in my collection from the same time period…if you haven’t listened to this one, and are fans of Bruce’s other work, please give it a shot, you won’t regret it!
          • hspussy's avatar
            The album in general (I'm not referring to any specific pressing) is a work of genius, perhaps the most mature meditation on love and adult romantic relationships this country has ever produced in any medium. It's also Springsteen's last truly classic record. There are great songs scattered throughout his later work but nothing approaches the translations of his life experiences as a younger man willed into aural beauty. I've had a copy of this since the week it came out and it's still getting plays 35 years later...
            • OldRusty's avatar
              Absolutely amazing sounding LP, with space, fidelity & drums to die for. 'Tougher Than The Rest' is one of the best songs The Boss ever recorded.
              • elnowles243's avatar
                Great pressing and very affordable. The recording is one of Bruce's best. Mellow list, but just damn solid and beautiful.
                • waggs86's avatar
                  The record quality is to notch. The album itself, is Bruce's best hidden gem. It was a great follow up to Nebraska and Born in the USA albums.
                  • jmaguirre's avatar
                    My favourite Springsteen album! Sounds really great in my system.
                    • TomWaitsForGodot's avatar
                      Very happy to echo the other positive comments here. To my ear, the Masterdisk DMM is a wonderful iteration of and pairing with this music. Good separation, and the DMM adds just that extra kick of presence I enjoy. Could not ask for more.


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