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Bruce Springsteen: The River

Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 11 October 1980

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN once said simply this: "I want it all." I've taken it out of context but, judging by the recent Dave Marsh biography, it stands as some kind of truth about him. It's incomplete though because it doesn't add that what he might take from one man or one moment he will try to give back to everybody all the time. He has 'magnanimity' in the full Ancient Roman sense, the ripest generosity of spirit. Like any great artist he will receive the emotional equivalent of three loaves and two fishes and feed five thousand.

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