Greatest Hits

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Commercially released: February 27, 1995
Label: Columbia Records/CBS Inc.
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Steven Van Zandt, Chuck Plotkin, Roy Bittan
Recorded at The Hit Factory
Recorded by Toby Scott, assisted by Carl Glanville and Pete Keppler
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, assisted by Jay Militscher, Ryan Freeland and Tony Duino-Black
Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee, Remastered by Bob Ludwig
Design by Sandra Choron
Photography by Eric Meola, Annie Leibovitz, David Gahr, David Rose, Jim Marchese and Pam Springsteen

Overview

Greatest Hits is Bruce Springsteen's first compilation album, released February 27, 1995, on Columbia Records. It is a collection of some of Springsteen's hit singles and popular album tracks through the years along with four new songs at the end, mostly recorded with the E Street Band in 1995. The latter constituted Springsteen's first (albeit very partial) release with his backing band since the late 1980s. Some of the songs are shorter versions of the original album releases.

The incorporation of the "new" tracks was portrayed in the 1996 documentary Blood Brothers. "Murder Incorporated" and "This Hard Land" were, in fact, unused 1982 songs from the Born in the U.S.A. sessions, with the latter being re-recorded here more than a decade later, and both subsequently became Springsteen concert staples. "Blood Brothers", on the other hand, was played only as the final closing song of both the 1999–2000 Reunion Tour and 2002–2003 Rising Tour, both times with an extra verse added. "Secret Garden" achieved notoriety via the soundtrack of the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Alternate versions of several of these new tracks were released on the 1996 Blood Brothers EP.

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1. BORN TO RUN 4:31 BORN TO RUN / GREATEST
2. THUNDER ROAD 4:49 BORN TO RUN / GREATEST
3. BADLANDS 4:03 DARKNESS / GREATEST
4. THE RIVER 5:01 RIVER / GREATEST
5. HUNGRY HEART 3:20 RIVER / GREATEST
6. ATLANTIC CITY 3:57 NEBRASKA / GREATEST
7. DANCING IN THE DARK 4:03 BITUSA / GREATEST
8. BORN IN THE U.S.A. 4:41 BITUSA / GREATEST
9. MY HOMETOWN 4:13 BITUSA / GREATEST
10. GLORY DAYS 3:49 BITUSA / GREATEST
11. BRILLIANT DISGUISE 4:16 TUNNEL / GREATEST
12. HUMAN TOUCH 2 5:10 HUMAN / GREATEST
13. BETTER DAYS 3:45 LUCKY / GREATEST
14. STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA 3:17 1994 single / GREATEST
15. SECRET GARDEN 1 4:28 1995 recording / GREATEST
16. MURDER INCORPORATED 1 3:58 1982 recording / GREATEST
17. BLOOD BROTHERS 1 4:34 1995 recording / GREATEST
18. THIS HARD LAND 1 4:51 1995 recording / GREATEST

Total Running Time: 1:16:45

1: Recordings that were officially unreleased prior to their appearance on "Greatest Hits".
2: An edited/shortened version of the album track that was previously only available as a promotional item issued to radio stations.

Visit our studio session-pages for recording information on the individual tracks.

Additional Information

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