Greetings from Asbury Park NJ
Released January 5, 1973
Recorded July-September 1972
914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York
Genre Folk rock
Length 37:08
Label Columbia Records Logo
Producer Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
Singles from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
"Blinded By The Light"
Released: February 1973
"Spirit in the Night"
Released: May 1973

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. is the debut studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on January 5, 1973. It only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release, but had significant critical impact. It was ranked at #379 by Rolling Stone on its list of 500 greatest albums of all time. The album also hit the #60 spot on the Billboard 200 albums listing.

Track Listing Edit

  1. Blinded By The Light
  2. Growin' Up
  3. Mary Queen of Arkansas
  4. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
  5. Lost in the Flood
  6. The Angel
  7. For You
  8. Spirit in the Night
  9. It's Hard to be a Saint in the City

Personnel Edit

  • Clarence Clemons – saxophone, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez – drums, backing vocals, handclaps
  • David Sancious – piano, organ, keyboards
  • Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, handclaps
  • Garry Tallent – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – upright double bass on "The Angel"
  • Harold Wheeler – piano on "Blinded By the Light" and "Spirit In The Night"

According to the unauthorized biography Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin, E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt provided sound effects on "Lost in the Flood", however, Steven Van Zandt confirmed on his Twitter page that he was not involved.[1]

See also Edit


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