The Bruce Springsteen Vault: An Illustrated Biography

Author: Ochs, Meredith
Price: £24.95
Availability: In Stock
Language: English
Skill Level: Not specified
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781783059331
Catalogue No.: OP56375

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Written by Meredith Ochs, The Bruce Springsteen Vault chronicles The Boss's incredible music career from a humble childhood to his most recent album 'High Hopes', by way of his incomparably successful and critically acclaimed back catalogue. This fantastic hardcover Illustrated Biography features over 100 images including concert photos, album covers and photographs, as well as ten pieces of removable memorabilia, such as ticket stubs and posters.

 
Telling the story of the working-class singer and songwriter who rose to fame with his brand of poetically anthemic Americana, The Bruce Springsteen Vault uses engaging prose and vivid, full-colour photography to take the reader through the decades of Springsteen's career. No ordinary rock biography, this expansive volume features fascinating photographs from the stage, backstage and personal archives, as well as a whole host of other ephemera.
 
Springsteen's early musical beginnings started in New Jersey, before he joined a number of bands as guitarist. His real break came when he formed what would become the E Street Band, exploring a variety of different genres while retaining his aptitude for prolifically poetic lyrics. As his fame grew, so did the scope of his songwriting, incorporating wide influences and starting a trend of epic live performances.
 
His lengthy career has resulted in a fascinating story that is accompanied beautifully by such brilliant photography that is perfect for any Springsteen fan. Also found within The Bruce Springsteen Vault are five envelopes containing ten pieces of removable memorabilia, such as ticket stubs, posters and contact sheets. Author Meredith Ochs is an American radio commentator, DJ writer and musician, whose sparkling prose truly brings the photographs to life.

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Published On: 20/08/2015
Format: Biography
Pages: 176

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