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Bruce Springsteen - AUTOBIOGRAFIA

I come from a boardwalk town where almost everything is tinged with a bit of fraud. So am I. By twenty, no race-car-driving rebel, I was a guitar player on the streets of Asbury Park and already a member in good standing amongst those who "lie" in service of the truth . . . artists, with a small "a." But I held four clean aces. I had youth, almost a decade of hard-core bar band experience, a good group of homegrown musicians who were attuned to my performance style and a story to tell.
This book is both a continuation of that story and a search into its origins. I've taken as my parameters the events in my life I believe shaped that story and my performance work. One of the questions I'm asked over and over again by fans on the street is "How do you do it?" In the following pages I will try to shed a little light on how and, more important, why. 


DNA, natural ability, study of craft, development of and devotion to an aesthetic philosophy, naked desire for . . . fame? . . . love? . . . admiration? . . . attention? . . . women? . . . sex? . . . and oh, yeah . . . a buck. Then . . . if you want to take it all the way out to the end of the night, a furious fire in the hole that just . . . don't . . . quit . . . burning.
These are some of the elements that will come in handy should you come face-to-face with eighty thousand (or eighty) screaming rock 'n' roll fans who are waiting for you to do your magic trick. Waiting for you to pull something out of your hat, out of thin air, out of this world, something that before the faithful were gathered here today was just a song-fueled rumor.
I am here to provide proof of life to that ever elusive, never completely believable "us."  That is my magic trick.  And like all good magic tricks, it begins with a setup. 

Nasci numa cidade à beira‐mar onde quase tudo é contaminado por uma certa dissimulação. Incluindo eu. Aos vinte anos, sem qualquer espírito de rebeldia materializada em corridas loucas de carros, tocava guitarra nas ruas de Asbury Park e já era um membro de pleno direito do grupo dos que “mentem” a bem da verdade... Artistas, com “a” pequeno. 


01 - Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased) 
02 - You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased) 
03 - He’s Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased) 
04 - Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased) 
05 - Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased) 
06 - Growin’ Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on Tracks) 
07 - 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
08 - Born to Run (1975, Born To Run
09 - Badlands (1977, Darkness On The Edge Of Town
10 - The River (1980, The River
11 - My Father’s House (1982, Nebraska
12 - Born in the U.S.A. (1984, Born In The U.S.A.
13 - Brilliant Disguise (1987, Tunnel Of Love
14 - Living Proof (1992, Lucky Town
15 - The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, The Ghost of Tom Joad
16 -The Rising (2002, The Rising
17 - Long Time Comin’ (2005, Devils & Dust) 
18 - Wrecking Ball (2012, Wrecking Ball) 

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