Bruce Springsteen: Song by Song

Author(s): Jack Walters 

ISBN: 9781781559017
£13.30 £19.00
A purist’s guide through all of Bruce Springsteen’s twenty-one albums.
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  • An extensive insight into one of the most acclaimed musicians of the last fifty years

  • Detailed examination of every song on every studio album

  • Stories behind the tracks with lyrical and musical analysis

  • Includes a critical breakdown of Only the Strong Survive, Bruce Springsteen’s new album to be launched Q4 2022

For half a century, Bruce Springsteen has been one of the world’s most revered musicians with a plethora of awards to his name.

Springsteen’s humble beginnings began in New Jersey where he made the rounds playing in clubs before signing with Columbia Records, aged twenty-two.

The release of Born to Run in 1975 brought Springsteen to a wider audience, which was followed by a string of critically acclaimed albums.

In 1984, Springsteen became a superstar with the release of Born in the U.S.A. Throughout the decades, Springsteen’s lyrics have chronicled life in America, providing listeners with insights into the political landscape of the present and past. This is no more apparent than his album The Ghost of Tom Joad, its name taken from the protagonist of John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath. Yet, this is only one aspect of Springsteen’s song writing, which is as personal as it is universal.

Springsteen is as comfortable as a solo artist as he is when leading his trusted E Street Band in the studio or on stage with concerts known to last for over three hours.

BOOK ISBN 9781781559017
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 208 pages
TERRITORY UK and Worldwide
ILLUSTRATIONS 32 colour illustrations


Jack Walters is a devoted Springsteen fan who has travelled to New York City to see him perform on Broadway. Passionate about music, Walters has written for several music websites. In addition, he is an avid reader with a keen interest in European writers and poets from the late-19th century to mid-20th century. If not listening to music or reading, he can be found pursuing his love of Renaissance art. He currently lives in the southwest of England.