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Bruce Springsteen

Meeting Across The River

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“Meeting Across the River” was the seventh track on Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough 1975 album, Born to Run; it also appeared as the b-side of “Born to Run”, the lead single from that album. The song is a dark character sketch featuring a soft, haunting trumpet played by Randy Brecker and piano backing and upright bass from jazz veteran Richard Davis. Brecker’s jazz-inspired horn part adds poignancy to the song and suggests a film noir feel. The lyrical, understated tune forms a bridge between the powerful “She’s the One” and the album’s epic finale “Jungleland”. It also forms a bridge between the New Jersey-based songs throughout the Born to Run album and the New York City setting of “Jungleland”. The song is often paired with “Jungleland” in... Read on...

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