100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time


"Sad Eyes"

"Sad Eyes"
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Tracks, 1998

Recorded shortly after Springsteen had broken up the E Street Band and relocated to L.A., this rarity wasn't released until eight years after it was recorded. Studio musicians like bassist Randy Jackson and Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro give it a modern feel. It also harks back to rock's past, from a lyric that could have been in any number of lovelorn Fifties hits to Springsteen's falsetto. "I tried to write something that was soul-oriented," he said.

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