Review by Alphonse Leong
Of the more familiar songs, Joe Cocker does a pleasant "Human Touch," Martin Zeller offers a moving "Darkness on the Edge of Town," while Ritchie Havens delivers a rather tepid acoustic version of "Streets of Philadelphia."
But the lesser known compositions covered by lesser known artists are the ones that really stand out on this two-CD set. In particular, "All or Nothing at All" by Marshall Crenshaw, "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" by Mrs. Fun/Tina & the B-Side Movement, and "Stolen Car" by Elliot Murphy are impressive treatments of Springsteen tunes that never climbed the charts.
An effort seems to have been made to gather mostly obscure material to match with mostly obscure musicians, but the result is a compilation that is far more listenable than most of the tribute albums that have cropped up in the last while.
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