Bruce Springsteen's debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

January 5, 2018

On this day in 1973

Bruce Springsteen released his debut album

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 

was recorded in a single week

Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos

during July thru September of 1972

at the budget-priced 914 Sound Studios 

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release

 

'Spirit In The Night' & 'Blinded By The Light'

were released as singles

but neither made a dent in the charts

 

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

later released a version of 'Blinded By The Light'

on their album 'The Roaring Silence'

which reached No.1 on the US charts in 1977

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