The River

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Commercially Released: October 17, 1980
Label: Columbia
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven Van Zandt
Recorded by Neil Dorfsman, Bob Clearmountain (1979), Jimmy Iovine (Record Plant, 1977), assisted by Garry Rindfuss, James Farber, Jeff Hendrickson,
 and Raymond Willhard at Power Station, New York City (April 1979–May 1980)
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Power Station, September 1979), Chuck Plotkin, and Toby Scott, assisted by Dana Bisbee at Clover Recorders (May–July 1980)
Digital Operations by Jim "JB" Bauerlein, Digital Sound Recording, Los Angeles 
Mastered by Ken Perry at Capitol Mastering
Design by Jimmy Wachtel
Photography by Frank Stefanko, Amanda Flick, Barry Goldenberg, David Gahr, Jimmy Wachtel and Joel Bernstein

Overview

The River is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released on October 17, 1980, by Columbia Records. Springsteen's only double album, The River was produced by Jon Landau, Springsteen, and bandmate Steven Van Zandt. The album was Springsteen's first to go number one on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart and spent four weeks at the top of the charts. "The River" was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 Grammy Awards. Originally, Springsteen intended The River to be a single album, entitled The Ties That Bind, as Springsteen had been working with the E Street Band at his home studio, Telegraph Hill Studios, which was actually a barn at his Holmdel, New Jersey property. By early August, there was an initial cut of 10 songs and Columbia began to believe they might have a new Springsteen record in time for Christmas 1979. Bruce decided on a track sequence, and in September, Bob Clearmountain was brought in to mix twelve tracks. Springsteen signed off on The Ties That Bind, and the tapes were sent off for mastering on October 15. But when they came back, he suddenly cancelled the release, and went back to recording. He later said, "The songs lacked the kind of unity and conceptual intensity I liked my music to have." Jon Landau, suggested that maybe this record needed to be a double album, in order to encompass everything Springsteen was trying to achieve. After another seven months at the Power Station, the sessions came to an end. Springsteen added darker material after he had written the title track. The River was released on October 17, 1980, with 20 of the 50 songs that had been recorded.

Source: Wikipedia

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1.1. THE TIES THAT BIND 3:29 RIVER
1.2. SHERRY DARLING 4:00 RIVER / 1981 single
1.3. JACKSON CAGE 3:02 RIVER
1.4. TWO HEARTS 2:39 RIVER
1.5. INDEPENDENCE DAY 4:39 RIVER / 1981 b-side
1.6. HUNGRY HEART 3:19 RIVER / 1980 single
1.7. OUT IN THE STREET 4:15 RIVER
1.8. CRUSH ON YOU 3:08 RIVER
1.9. YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) 2:34 RIVER
1.10. I WANNA MARRY YOU 3:57 RIVER
1.11. THE RIVER 4:56 RIVER / 1981 single
# Song Title Running Time Release
2.1. POINT BLANK 5:59 RIVER / 1980 single
2.2. CADILLAC RANCH 3:01 RIVER / 1981 single
2.3. I'M A ROCKER 3:32 RIVER
2.4. FADE AWAY 4:36 RIVER / 1981 single
2.5. STOLEN CAR 3:50 RIVER
2.6. RAMROD 3:57 RIVER / 1980 b-side
2.7. THE PRICE YOU PAY 5:24 RIVER
2.8. DRIVE ALL NIGHT 8:22 RIVER
2.9. WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY 3:44 RIVER / 1981 b-side

Total Running Time: 1:23:47

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