Friday, October 16, 2015

Bruce Springsteen Premieres Previously Unreleased B-Side "Meet Me in the City"

Fans of the Boss rejoice! If you have been craving some new/"new" tunes from the New Jersey native then you are in luck! Today Bruce Springsteen started streaming a previously unreleased B-side from the The River era in 1979 titled Meet Me in the City.

Springsteen released the track in order to promote the upcoming box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection that will be out on December 4th via Columbia Records. It will contain 4 CD's and 3 DVD's.

I have to say, it's hard to believe that Meet Me in the City is a pretty damn spiffy tune. I can't believe it wasn't an A-side released at the time of the album. It has everything you need from a Boss song: passionate wailing saxophone solos, driving rhythms, powerhouse emotional vocals, punchy guitars, slamming keys, etc. It's so uptempo and cheery sounding that it's hard to not want to dance around or have the song cranking while putting your pedal to the metal on your way into the city tonight.

I have to admit, even though I personally am not the biggest fan of Springsteen, this tune has definitely to some degree won me over. You can listen to it below:

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