Rowman & Littlefield Publishers to Release COUNTING DOWN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: HIS 100 FINEST SONGS by Jim Beviglia
Bruce Springsteen has held center stage for 40 years as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful and inspirational songs. In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), Jim Beviglia dares to rank his finest songs in descending order from the 100th to his number one greatest song.
In this unique book, Beviglia reflects on why each song has earned its place on the list and lays out the story behind each, supplying fresh insights on the musical and lyrical content of Springsteen's remarkable body of work. Counting Down Bruce Springsteen brings together critical historical and biographical information to explain the making and importance of each song, painting a fascinating portrait of Springsteen as a major American songwriter and consummate recording artist.
For newcomers to his work, it's the perfect introduction to his vast catalog. For diehard fans, it's a fresh take on well-known songs. Jim Beviglia is a featured writer for American Songwriter magazine, reviewing new albums and looking back at classic songwriters and songs for both the print and online editions. This is his second book in the Counting Down series, following his Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press 2013).
Jim also authored three e-books, Pump It Up: Elvis Costello's 100 Best Songs, No Surprises: Radiohead's 100 Best Songs and Breakdown: Tom Petty's 100 Best Songs. He maintains a blog athttp://countdownkid.wordpress.com/ where he delves deep into the musical libraries of rock's finest artists.
For more, please visit the website: http://countdownkid.wordpress.com
Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
June 16, 2014
Available at all online booksellers including http://www.amazon.com/Counting-Down-Bruce-Springsteen-Finest/dp/1442230657