The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle

Filled with iconic characters such as Rosalita and Sandy, hoodlums, fortune tellers, and sprawling narratives that fall somewhere between historical fact and tall tale, Springsteen’s sophomore effort is nothing less than the sound of summer on the Jersey boardwalk.

Released: September 11, 1973
Label: Columbia
Produced By: Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos for Laurel Canyon Ltd.

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

The first studio album from Bruce Springsteen. Although it featured musicians Bruce regularly played with and who would later become members of the E Street Band (Clarence Clemons, David Sancious and Garry Tallent), this was considered a solo outing. “Blinded By The Light” would later become a #1 hit for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Released: January 5, 1973
Label: Columbia
Produced By: Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos