Talk About a Dream by Christopher Phillips
The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen

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...it is a narrative already well-known by many and one that Springsteen is content to perpetuate throughout these interviews...A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses.
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Bruce Springsteen often prefers to let his music do the talking. His onstage stories and shaggy dog tales have long entertained his fans, but his songs and his guitar provide the most direct line to their hearts. Considering his prominence on the rock 'n' roll landscape, Springsteen has spent remarkably little of his 40-year recording career speaking to the press. But when he does decide to sit down and talk, the conversations tend to be momentous. Q&As with Bruce Springsteen reveal an artist with great insight and self-awareness, a student of music, an avid searcher, an astute observer of humanity from the boardwalk to America at large. Much has been written about the Boss, but few can be said to know the man as well as he knows himself, and the best of Springsteen's own words are collected here in Talk About a Dream. Gathering more than 30 different interviews spanning from 1973 to 2013, this volume captures his remarkable personality-one that takes interviews as seriously as making music. These eye-opening conversations chart Springsteen's development as an artist, a thinker, and a public figure, shedding light on everything from the meaning of lyrics to his evolution from rebel rocker to global icon.
 

About Christopher Phillips

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Christopher Phillips is the leading tracker of all things Springsteen. He is the editor and publisher of Backstreets, the premier Springsteen fan magazine and lives in Chapel Hill, NC.Louis P. Masur is a cultural historian and the author of many books, including Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision. He has appeared on E Street Radio with Dave Marsh and has written about Springsteen for Slate, Salon, and other publications. He lives in New Jersey.
 
Published August 20, 2013 by Bloomsbury Press. 460 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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on Jun 13 2013

...it is a narrative already well-known by many and one that Springsteen is content to perpetuate throughout these interviews...A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses.

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