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Tunnel of Love (album)

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Tunnel of Love
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 1987[1]
RecordedJanuary–July 1987
Bruce Springsteen chronology
Tunnel of Love
Chimes of Freedom
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology
Tunnel of Love
Chimes of Freedom
Singles from Tunnel of Love
  1. "Brilliant Disguise"
    Released: September 17, 1987
  2. "Tunnel of Love"
    Released: November 1987
  3. "One Step Up"
    Released: February 27, 1988 (US only)
  4. "Tougher Than the Rest"
    Released: June 23, 1988 (Europe only)
  5. "Spare Parts"
    Released: October 18, 1988 (Europe only)

Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. It was released on 2 October, 1987 through Columbia Records and topped the album charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Canada and made the top 10 in other countries it charted on. In 2012 it was ranked #467 on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Bruce Springsteen

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Got You"   2:11
2. "Tougher Than the Rest"   4:35
3. "All That Heaven Will Allow"   2:39
4. "Spare Parts"   3:44
5. "Cautious Man"   3:58
6. "Walk Like a Man"   3:45
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Tunnel of Love"   5:12
8. "Two Faces"   3:03
9. "Brilliant Disguise"   4:17
10. "One Step Up"   4:22
11. "When You're Alone"   3:24
12. "Valentine's Day"   5:10
Total length:

Unreleased outtakes[change | change source]

While more than 80 songs were said to have been recorded for Springsteen's previous album, only 19 are known to have been recorded for Tunnel of Love, with 12 making the album's final cut. "Lucky Man" and "Two For the Road" were released as B-sides, and later on Tracks along with other outtakes such as "The Honeymooners," "The Wish" and "When You Need Me." "Part Man, Part Monkey" was also recorded during these sessions and played live on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour. Although that version remains unreleased, it would be re-recorded during future album sessions and eventually released. "Walking Through Midnight," the only other unreleased song, was co-written by Southside Johnny who recorded the song for his own album, 1988's Slow Dance.

  • "Part Man, Part Monkey"
  • "Walking Through Midnight"

References[change | change source]

  1. "RIAA Certification". Retrieved 9 October 2023.