696998660021
Rising

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Format: CD
Label: SONY
Catalog: 86600
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 07/30/2002
UPC: 696998660021

Rising
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Format: CD
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''The Rising'' is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. In addition to being Springsteen's first studio album in seven years, it was also his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. It is centered around Springsteen's reflections on the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Upon its release, ''The Rising'' was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Springsteen. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of over 520,000 copies. With this, Springsteen became the oldest person to achieve a first-week sales of over a half of a million copies in the United States. The album also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for, the Album of the Year award as well, it was beaten by Norah Jones' debut album ''Come Away with Me''. Title song "The Rising" was also a Grammy nominee and recipient.

For the year 2002, ''The Rising'' was one of only two albums to receive ''Rolling Stones highest rating – five stars – the other being Beck's ''Sea Change''. The magazine also ranked the album #15 on its list of 100 Best Albums of the Decade. - Wikipedia