Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

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Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released November 7, 2000
Genre Rock, folk
Length 55:27
Label Sub Pop
Producer Jim Sampas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska is a tribute album containing songs by artists inspired and influenced by Bruce Springsteen's 1982 album Nebraska. It was released by Sub Pop Records in November 2000.

A portion of the worldwide sales of this record has been donated to the Nobel Prize-winning organization Médecins Sans Frontières.[2]

The album received a favorable review from PopMatters, which said it "succeeds because the original work was so strong. The people in these songs live. They walk our streets, put gas in our car, and cry alone at night. The artists that allow the voices of the characters to dominant the song, instead of overshadowing with their own persona, come out the best."[3] All Music Guide said "This is more successful than most tribute albums ... though like virtually all tribute albums, it's uneven."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bruce Springsteen.

No. Title Performed by Length
1. "Nebraska" Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour 4:20
2. "Atlantic City" Hank Williams III 4:41
3. "Mansion On The Hill" Crooked Fingers 4:39
4. "Johnny 99" Los Lobos 3:46
5. "Highway Patrolman" Dar Williams 6:12
6. "State Trooper" Deanna Carter 3:46
7. "Used Cars" Ani DiFranco 3:25
8. "Open All Night" Son Volt 3:46
9. "My Father's House" Ben Harper 4:48
10. "Reason To Believe" Aimee Mann and Michael Penn 4:12
11. "I'm On Fire" Johnny Cash 3:05
12. "Downbound Train" Raul Malo 3:40
13. "Wages of Sin" Damien Jurado and Rose Thomas 5:06


  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie (7 November 2000). "Allmusic review". Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "BADLANDS - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska". 16 March 2008. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
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