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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clinton Heylin Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Clinton Heylin presents an intimate look at one of rock’s brightest stars and his legendary backing band.

Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his nuanced songwriting and the heft of his backing band. Clinton Heylin’s revelatory biography E Street Shuffle chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen’s E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey to the heights of rock stardom. The band’s players—most notably saxophonist Clarence “Big Man” Clemons, guitarist “Little” Stevie Van Zandt, and drummer Max Weinberg—became Springsteen’s comrades in concert, helping him find the elusive sound and sonic punch that highlighted The Boss’ most creative period, including Darkness on the Edge of TownBorn to Run, and Born in the USA. Fans will also learn another side of Springsteen, one punctuated with his clashes with studio executives seeking a commercially viable, radio-friendly album, and his temporary disbanding of the E Street Band to pursue projects like the eerie acoustic of Nebraska. Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of Springsteen’s debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, and drawing on interviews and access to new recordings and shows, Heylin paints a bold picture of The Boss.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dale Miskimins | 11/13/2013

    " Most insightful Springsteen book I've read. "

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About the Author

Clinton Heylin is the author of several books about popular music and entertainment, including Bob Dylan, Revolution in the Air, All the Mad Men, and No More Sad Refrains. He lives in the United Kingdom.