At number 18 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest albums is “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen.
This was the first Bruce Springsteen album I ever owned. And the story behind my owning it is quite funny. I had bought it as a Christmas present for my then girlfriend, Christmas 1981. But just before Christmas she ran off with another boy, dumped me for him. So I kept the album, and I have to say I think I got the best of the deal, as it is still an album I listen to and like.
The title track, which is also the opening track, has to be one of the best rock songs ever. It is Springsteen at his best. After this album I became quite a fan of Springsteen, and own 5 or 6 of his albums including “Darkness on the edge of town”, “The River”, “Born in the USA” and even “Nebraska”. I saw him live in Wembley Stadium in 1987, and it is one of the best concerts I have ever attended, he played for well over 2 hours and gave all he had to the performance.
If you haven’t heard this album I highly recommend it.