Take The BruceTest™ Vol. 8 – The River Box Set

by Steve Spohn
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This eighth volume may be the toughest BruceTest™ to date. It will challenge even the hardest of the hardcore Springsteen fans. A passing grade will not come easily.

This one takes on the newly released River box set – formally titled The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. The set contains 52 tracks on four CDs with plenty of previously unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It’s a feast.

Be prepared, this test is geared for the biggest Bruce fans.

The BruceTest™ Vol. 8 – The River Box Set

The eighth volume of the BruceTest™ may be the toughest to date. It will challenge even the hardest of the hardcore Springsteen fans.

This BruceTest™ explores the newly released River box set – formally titled The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. The box set contains a number of stellar outtakes, some with lyrics from previously released songs like “Little White Lies” and “Party Lights.” Other songs in the collection were released by other artists. Band members have talked about their favorite songs that did not make the final cut for The River – and you will need to know those personal preferences.

Be prepared, this one is tailored for the biggest Bruce fans.

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Steve Spohn is a former Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon Television executive. Growing up near Princeton, NJ, led to a musical addiction, with WMMR in Philly and WNEW in NYC providing the daily dose. When not attending or planning to attend Bruce Springsteen concerts, he's plugging away as a screenwriter in Beverly Hills. Reach Steve at SSpohn@SongMango.com.

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