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Various Artists Badlands - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteens Nebraska


Release Date November 6, 2000

Catalog No SP525

Formats CD

Released on Columbia Records in 1982, Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska broke new ground in the world of music, both as an embodiment of the sincerity and spirit of the “common man’” and as a testimony to the unvarnished power of Springsteen’s song writing. Badlands… gathers a collection of songs by artists inspired and influenced by this work. Artists participating in this project: Chrissie Hynde & Adam Seymour, Hank Williams III, Crooked Fingers, Los Lobos, Dar Williams, Deana Carter, Ani DiFranco, Son Volt, Ben Harper, Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, Johnny Cash, Raul Malo (of The Mavericks), and Damien Jurado and Rosie Thomas. A portion of the worldwide sales of this record will be donated to the Nobel Prize winning organization Medecins Sans Frontierer/Doctors Without Borders (


1. Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour / Nebraska
2. Hank III / Atlantic City
3. Crooked Fingers / Mansion On The Hill
4. Los Lobos / Johnny 99
5. Dar Williams / Highway Patrolman
6. Deana Carter / State Trooper
7. Ani DiFranco / Used Cars
8. Son Volt / Open All Night
9. Ben Harper / My Father’s House
10. Aimee Mann and Michael Penn / Reason To Believe
11. Johnny Cash / I’m On Fire
12. Raul Malo / Downbound Train
13. Damien Jurado and Rose Thomas / Wages Of Sin

NOTES: Bruce Springsteen’s haunting Nebraska is brought back to life and recorded intentionally with minimal production in the spirit of the original.