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December 15, 2014 1:11 PM

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Having spent her teens and 20s co-writing iconic hits like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," wunderkind King released Tapestry, her second solo record, the day after turning 29. The sonic equivalent of a really good cup of coffee, it went on to win the 1972 Grammy for Album of the Year, and has sold more than 25 million copies since its debut. Not bad for a nice Jewish girl from Brooklyn. Don’t own a copy? Trust us—your sister does. And your daughter. And probably your mom, too.

From the sweet opening notes of "Thunder Road" to the echoing end chords of "Jungleland," Springsteen’s monster third album pulls off a delicate balancing act: It’s orchestral but never overwhelming, momentous but intimate, and profound, but never pompous. Part of that comes from Bruce’s distinct, b...

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