The Boss's Thunder Road to Riches

Springsteen Live gives the rock star's wheel of fortune a spin

It may not fit neatly into a stocking, but Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is sure to wind up under a lot of Christmas trees this year. Since Columbia released the landmark five-record album last month, it has been selling as quickly as stores can get it in stock. Springsteen Live became the first album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's best-sellers chart since Stevie Wonder put out Songs in the Key of Life a full decade ago. Retailers signed up for an unprecedented initial shipment of 1.5 million Springsteen record, tape and compact disc sets,...

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