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Work has taken everything from them, until they both depend on and take it for granted. ‘The River’ – a true classic, fully highlighting Bruce’s adeptness at concise storytelling within a pop song structure. From a sublime harmonica introduction, the song unfolds to reveal a stunning narrative of economics souring a youthful romance (hard to imagine that Ronald Reagan had heard this song when he tried to appropriate Bruce’s persona during the 1984 election). ). Still, they can be perfect for singing along to at home when no one’s around, or when you’re hidden in a massive stadium crowd with everyone doing the same!
Man At The Top’ (Tracks) – a simple song observing a universal truth – that everyone wants to be their own boss – this would have suited the album arriving in the middle of Reaganism! The full-band electric arrangement and vocal take of the released version give it a playful eroticism. ‘Wages Of Sin’ (Tracks) – a slow-burning tale of a character who cannot understand what has caused his relationship to break down. This is a perfect companion piece to much of the content of the Tunnel Of Love album, where love has gone wrong and the protagonists cannot see a way out of the turmoil.
Jungleland’ – a film noir-influenced tale of epic proportions, telling of gangs clashing in the night with resulting destruction and despair amidst some wonderful late-night imagery. Clarence Clemons’ saxophone solo remains a spine-tingling moment in concerts today. Weak Spots: ‘Meeting Across The River’ – with a subdued jazzy trumpet and a decidedly downbeat arrangement, this piece does serve to set up the wonderful album climax, but feels undernourished lyrically. Key Missing Tracks: ‘The Fever’ (18 Tracks) – for years this was known from the wonderful Southside Johnny recording – one of many Springsteen donations to his erstwhile New Jersey friend and rhythm and blues enthusiast, that he made his own 31 Springsteen 17/1/05 12:32 pm Page 32 PETER BASHAM upon receiving.