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One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen
One Step Up Two Steps Back
One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2


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One or Two gems, but only Bruce can sing his music...
shaunm13 | Virginia | 07/07/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Not a bad album, just for the majority of these songs Bruce does it so much better that there hard to listen to. Some good songs: Atlantic City by Kurt Neumann, Jackson Cage by John Wesley Harding (excellent, dare I say better than Bruce's version?), Janey Don't You Lose Heart by Tina & The B-Side Movement, 4th Of July, Asbury Park is different but good, Ben E. King had to really work to pull off that one. Stolen Car by Elliott Murphy is decent, Love's On The Line by Gary U.S. Bonds is really good, The Fever and Seaside Bar are not too bad. Interesting to hear If I Was The Priest, but to hear the best version of it listen to Before The Fame as the Boss can only sing it. The real gem of this album is Jackson Cage by JWH. Would love to hear him cover more Springsteen material if he can take an average song by Bruce's standards like Jackson Cage and make it sound like a classic. The album will really only appeal to Springsteen fans mostly, and even then it's hard to hear other people sing his songs."
A British fan of The Boss
Ian Kinchin | UK. | 10/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most tribute albums are a bit hit and miss. This one has more hits than misses. A range of artists, some of which I've never heard of, give their versions of Bruce tracks. There are some real highlights: David Bowie's 'Hard to be a Saint in the City'; Elliot Murphy's 'Stolen Car' and John Wesley Harding's 'Jackson Cage' are possibly the best. A number of excellent Bruce-sound-a-like renditions including The Knack's 'Don't look back' and The Rocking Chairs' (who are they?) 'Restless Nights'. There are also somelow points. In particular, Paul Cebar manages to lose all the mood in a gastly version of 'One step up'. An excellent mix overall, and a good introduction to Bruce's songs for those who claim not to like him. Worth the money - go for it!"
Mixed Overall, But A Few Gems Make It Worth The Price
Ian Kinchin | 11/24/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, now we've got the "Tracks" collection to fill the Springsteen void, but after you've gotten a little tired of that and are looking for something fresh (since it will probably take another 5 years for him to assemble his next collection from the vaults), this is well worth picking up (for Springsteen fans anyway). With a little programming of your CD player, there's one solid CD worth of great material. John Wesley Harding's version of Jackson Cage alone makes it worth having (absolutely phenomenal, gave me a whole new appreciation of the song). Don't overthink it, just get it and enjoy. You might even get a few of your "anti-Springsteen" friends to appreciate his songwriting."