Reborn, And Running Again

After more than four years, Bruce Springsteen releases a pair of spellbinding albums, mostly about love

These are two wonderful records about the light at the end of the tunnel of love. Forget all you have heard and read since Bruce Springsteen's two advance singles were released three weeks ago -- unless, of course, you listened to the songs, in which case you could ignore all the Charley Inside show-biz reporting about how radio stations were a little skeptical and record stores a little uncertain, and was Bruce, at 42, a family man with two kids, a little too settled and a little too wealthy and a little too out of touch to burn the house down?

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