Born in the U.S.A.

~ Release by Bruce Springsteen (see all versions of this release, 162 available)

Annotation

Steve Van Zandt's vocal credit is for "Harmony Vocals".

This is, in fact, the first CD manufactured in the USA.

Annotation last modified on 2022-04-15 20:55 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
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1Born in the U.S.A.
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
producer:
Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
glockenspiel, organ and piano and piano:
Danny Federici (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
percussion:
Clarence Clemons (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
part of:
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 275)
recording of:
Born in the U.S.A. (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-03)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1981)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
version of:
Vietnam
3.454:40
2Cover Me
assistant recording engineer:
Bill Scheniman (on 1982-01-25)
recording engineer:
Neil Dorfsman (on 1982-01-25)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (on 1982-01-25)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1982-01-25)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1982-01-25)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (on 1982-01-25)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1982-01-25)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1982-01-25)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-01-25)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-01-25), Garry Tallent (on 1982-01-25) and Max Weinberg (on 1982-01-25)
guest background vocals:
Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg (on 1982-01-25)
vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1982-01-25)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1982-01-25)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Cover Me (on 1982-01-25)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
3.353:29
3Darlington County
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (on 1982-05-13)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (on 1982-05-13)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-13)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-13)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (on 1982-05-13)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1982-05-13)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1982-05-13)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-13)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-13), Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-13) and Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-13)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1982-05-13)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Darlington County (on 1982-05-13)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
34:50
4Working on the Highway
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06), Garry Tallent (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06) and Max Weinberg (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Working on the Highway (from 1982-04-30 until 1982-05-06)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
is based on:
Child Bride
2.353:15
5Downbound Train
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06), Garry Tallent (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06) and Max Weinberg (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Downbound Train (from 1982-04-27 until 1982-05-06)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1981 until 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
3.353:38
6I’m on Fire
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (on 1982-05-11)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (on 1982-05-11)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-11)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-11)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (on 1982-05-11)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1982-05-11)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1982-05-11)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-11)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-11), Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-11) and Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-11)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
CBS Dischi (Italian record company) (in 1985)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1982-05-11)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
I’m on Fire (on 1982-05-11)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1982)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC (1995-2020) and Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
42:42
7No Surrender
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27), Garry Tallent (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27) and Max Weinberg (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
guest background vocals:
Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
No Surrender (from 1983-10-25 until 1983-10-27)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1983)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
34:03
8Bobby Jean
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10), Garry Tallent (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10) and Max Weinberg (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Bobby Jean (from 1983-07-28 until 1983-10-10)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1983)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
2.753:48
9I’m Goin’ Down
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13), Garry Tallent (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13) and Max Weinberg (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
I’m Goin’ Down (from 1982-05-12 until 1982-05-13)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
3.53:32
10Glory Days
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (on 1982-05-05)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (on 1982-05-05)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-05)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-05)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (on 1982-05-05)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1982-05-05)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1982-05-05)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-05)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (on 1982-05-05), Garry Tallent (on 1982-05-05) and Max Weinberg (on 1982-05-05)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (in 1984, in 1985)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1982-05-05)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Glory Days (on 1982-05-05)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (from 1981 until 1982)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
4.24:18
11Dancing in the Dark
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (on 1984-02-14)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
producer:
Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (from 1984-02 until 1984-03-08)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1984-02-14)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1984-02-14)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1984-02-14)
organ:
Danny Federici (on 1984-02-14)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1984-02-14)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1984-02-14)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Diski CBS AEBE (Greek CBS affiliate, preceded by CBS Records of Greece S.A.) (in 1986)
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1984-02-14)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Dancing in the Dark (on 1984-02-14)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen Music and Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
4.54:05
12My Hometown
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (on 1983-06-29)
assistant engineer:
John R. Davenport (engineer), Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain
acoustic guitar, mandolin and choir vocals [harmony vocals]:
Steven Van Zandt (on 1983-06-29)
bass guitar:
Garry Tallent (on 1983-06-29)
drums (drum set):
Max Weinberg (on 1983-06-29)
glockenspiel and organ:
Danny Federici (on 1983-06-29)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (on 1983-06-29)
percussion and saxophone:
Clarence Clemons (on 1983-06-29)
piano and synthesizer:
Roy Bittan (on 1983-06-29)
choir vocals:
Roy Bittan (on 1983-06-29), Garry Tallent (on 1983-06-29) and Max Weinberg (on 1983-06-29)
guest background vocals:
Ruth Jackson (on 1983-06-29)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1983-06-29)
mixed at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
My Hometown (on 1983-06-29)
publisher:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
lyricist and composer:
Bruce Springsteen (in 1983)
publisher:
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
is based on:
Your Hometown
3.354:36

Credits

Release

printed in:United States
art direction and design:Andrea Klein
photography:Annie Leibovitz (photographer)
assistant engineer:John R. Davenport (engineer)
Jeff Hendrickson
Bruce Lampcov
Billy Straus
Zoë Yanakas
producer:Jon Landau
Chuck Plotkin
Bruce Springsteen
Steven Van Zandt
mastering:Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
acoustic guitar and mandolin and other vocals:Steven Van Zandt (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
glockenspiel and organ:Danny Federici (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
guitar:Bruce Springsteen (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
percussion and saxophone:Clarence Clemons (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
piano and synthesizer:Roy Bittan (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
background vocals:Roy Bittan (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
Clarence Clemons (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
Garry Tallent (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
Max Weinberg (from 1982-01-25 until 1984-02-14)
copyrighted (©) by and phonographic copyright (℗) by:Bruce Springsteen (in 1984)
manufactured by:Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/4317744 [info]

Release Group

performed at:2009-10-03: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (2009-10-03)
2009-10-09: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (2009-10-09)
2009-10-20: Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2009-10-20)
2013-05-11: Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden (2013-05-11)
2013-05-26: Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany (2013-05-26)
2013-06-03: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy (2013-06-03)
2013-06-29: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France (2013-06-29)
2013-06-30: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England, UK (2013-06-30)
2013-07-27: Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland (2013-07-27)
2013-09-21: Cidade do Rock, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (2013-09-21)
2014-02-15: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia (2014-02-15)
associated singles/EPs:Born in the U.S.A.
Cover Me
Dancing in the Dark
Glory Days
I’m Goin’ Down
I’m on Fire
My Hometown
covers:Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the USA by Various Artists
included in:Collected Works of Bruce Springsteen
Definitive Collection
The Album Collection, Vol. 1: 1973–1984
The Bruce Springsteen Collection
The Collection 1973–84
part of:Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 29) (order: 29)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 85) (order: 85)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 86) (order: 86)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 142) (order: 142)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/26701 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Bruce-springsteen/Born-in-the-u-s-a [info]
reviews:https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/bruce-springsteen-born-in-the-usa/ [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/j2f9 [info]
other databases:http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/qc38653 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bruce_springsteen/born_in_the_u_s_a_/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000191830 [info]
Wikidata:Q40425 [info]