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The Essential Bruce Springsteen

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The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2003
Recorded1972–2002
Genre
Length3:21:04 (2003)
2:36:22 (2015)
LabelColumbia/Legacy
Bruce Springsteen chronology
The Rising
(2002)
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
(2003)
Devils & Dust
(2005)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology
The Rising
(2002)
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
(2003)
Hammersmith Odeon London '75
(2006)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a greatest hits album by American singer Bruce Springsteen. It was released on 11 November, 2003 through Columbia/Legacy. It went to number 14 in the United States and number 28 in the United Kingdom.

Track listings[change | change source]

2003 Track order Title Original album Length 2015 Track order
"Growin' Up" Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973 3:05 disc 1, track 01
disc 1, track 01 "Blinded by the Light" Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 5:04
disc 1, track 02 "For You" Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 4:40
disc 1, track 03 "Spirit in the Night" Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 5:00
disc 1, track 04 "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, 1973 5:37 disc 1, track 03
disc 1, track 05 "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 7:04 disc 1, track 02
disc 1, track 06 "Thunder Road" Born to Run, 1975 4:51 disc 1, track 04
disc 1, track 07 "Born to Run" Born to Run 4:33 disc 1, track 05
disc 1, track 08 "Jungleland" Born to Run 9:36
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" Born to Run 3:11 disc 1, track 06
disc 1, track 09 "Badlands" Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978 4:05 disc 1, track 07
disc 1, track 10 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" Darkness on the Edge of Town 4:31
disc 1, track 11 "The Promised Land" Darkness on the Edge of Town 4:31 disc 1, track 08
"Prove It All Night" Darkness on the Edge of Town 3:56 disc 1, track 09
disc 1, track 12 "The River" The River, 1980 5:01 disc 1, track 10
disc 1, track 13 "Hungry Heart" The River 3:21 disc 1, track 11
"The Ties That Bind" The River 3:34 disc 1, track 12
"Out in the Street" The River 4:20 disc 1, track 13
disc 1, track 14 "Nebraska" Nebraska, 1982 4:30
disc 1, track 15 "Atlantic City" Nebraska 3:57 disc 1, track 14
"Johnny 99" Nebraska 3:44 disc 1, track 15
disc 2, track 01 "Born in the U.S.A." Born in the U.S.A., 1984 4:42 disc 1, track 17
disc 2, track 02 "Glory Days" Born in the U.S.A. 4:17 disc 1, track 16
disc 2, track 03 "Dancing in the Dark" Born in the U.S.A. 4:04 disc 1, track 18
disc 2, track 04 "Tunnel of Love" Tunnel of Love, 1987 5:13
"Tougher Than the Rest" Tunnel of Love 4:37 disc 2, track 01
disc 2, track 05 "Brilliant Disguise" Tunnel of Love 4:16 disc 2, track 02
"One Step Up" Tunnel of Love 4:22 disc 2, track 03
disc 2, track 06 "Human Touch" (Edit: 5:11) Human Touch, 1992 6:31 disc 2, track 04
disc 2, track 07 "Living Proof" Lucky Town, 1992 4:48
disc 2, track 08 "Lucky Town" Lucky Town 3:29
"Better Days" Lucky Town 3:48 disc 2, track 05
"If I Should Fall Behind" Lucky Town 2:58 disc 2, track 06
disc 2, track 09 "Streets of Philadelphia" Philadelphia soundtrack and Greatest Hits, 1994/1995 3:18 disc 2, track 07
"Murder Incorporated" Greatest Hits 3:59 disc 2, track 08
disc 2, track 10 "The Ghost of Tom Joad" The Ghost of Tom Joad, 1995 4:24 disc 2, track 09
disc 2, track 11 "The Rising" The Rising, 2002 4:48 disc 2, track 10
disc 2, track 12 "Mary's Place" The Rising 6:01
disc 2, track 13 "Lonesome Day" The Rising 4:08 disc 2, track 11
disc 2, track 14 "American Skin (41 Shots)" Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City, 2001 7:53
disc 2, track 15 "Land of Hope and Dreams" Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City 9:22
"Devils & Dust" Devils & Dust, 2005 5:03 disc 2, track 12
"Long Time Comin'" Devils and Dust 4:17 disc 2, track 13
"Radio Nowhere" Magic, 2007 3:19 disc 2, track 14
"Working on a Dream" Working on a Dream, 2009 3:30 disc 2, track 15
"My Lucky Day" Working on a Dream 4:02 disc 2, track 16
"The Wrestler" Working on a Dream 3:51 disc 2, track 17
"We Take Care of Our Own" Wrecking Ball, 2012 3:56 disc 2, track 18
"Hunter of Invisible Game" High Hopes, 2014 4:42 disc 2, track 19

2003 bonus disc[change | change source]

Disc three (Limited Edition bonus disc)
No. TitleNotes Length
1. "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)"  The River outtake 2:42
2. "The Big Payback"  Nebraska outtake; B-side to "Open All Night" single 1:59
3. "Held Up Without a Gun" (Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, December 31, 1980)Live version of song which was the B-side of "Hungry Heart" 1:21
4. "Trapped" (Live at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, August 6, 1984)We Are the World, 1985 5:10
5. "None But the Brave"  Born in the U.S.A. outtake 5:35
6. "Missing"  The Crossing Guard soundtrack, 1995 5:04
7. "Lift Me Up"  Limbo soundtrack, 1999 5:16
8. "Viva Las Vegas"  The Last Temptation of Elvis, 1990 3:10
9. "County Fair"  Born in the U.S.A. outtake 4:51
10. "Code of Silence" (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, Manhattan, New York, June 29, 2000)Recorded live during the Reunion Tour 4:33
11. "Dead Man Walkin'"  Dead Man Walking soundtrack, 1996 2:44
12. "Countin' on a Miracle" (Acoustic version)Originally from The Rising 5:01
Total length:
47:26

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