Two Hearts, the Story
By Dave Marsh
Routledge – 2004 – 702 pages
Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning, and has earned the singer's respect through his careful documentation and critical description of Springsteen's work. This biography brings together for the first time Marsh's two previous biographies, Born To Run (which covered Springsteen's early career through the mid-'70s) and Glory Days (which took him through the mid-'80s). Both were widely praised for their insightful and near definitive coverage of Springsteen's life and music. For this book, Marsh has written a new chapter covering major developments in Springsteen's career to today, particularly focusing on his album The Rising and its impact on American culture.
"Few books have expressed what rock 'n' roll is all about as well." -- Seattle Times
"Marsh captures the excitement of Springsteen's live performances, but what comes through strongest is his portrait of Springsteen's integrity in an often corrupting rock world." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
Out in the Street Independence Day 1. The E Street Shuffle 2. It's My Life 3. Greeting from Asbury Park, New Jersey 4. The Punk Meets the Godfather 5. The Saint in the City 6. Wild and Innocent 7. Freeze Out 8. Thundercrack 9. The Future Delayed 10. Prisoner of Rock and Roll 11. Thunder Road 12. "Hype" 13. Killers in the Sun 14. East of Eden 15. Raising Cain 16. Darkness 17. The Promise 18. The Price You Pay 19. Bringing It All Back Home The Songs The Shows Acknowledgments About the Author
Dave Marsh is one of rock's best-known critics. He was a founding editor of Cream, and worked for Rolling Stone as associate editor from 1975-1990. Marsh is the author of numerous books, including Elvis, Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, Fortunate Son, The Heart of Rock and Roll,and The New Book of Rock Lists. His articles have been syndicated in over 200 newspapers, and appear regularly in major journals from Playboy to TV Guide. Dave Marsh lives in Norwalk, CT and New York City.