Collection: 1973–2012

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Collection: 1973-2012
Compilation album by Bruce Springsteen
Released March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08) (Australia)
April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15) (Europe)
Recorded 1973-2012, 2013
Genre Rock, heartland rock
Length 1:24:24
Label Columbia
Bruce Springsteen chronology
Wrecking Ball
(2012)Wrecking Ball2012
Collection: 1973-2012
High Hopes
(2014)High Hopes2014

Collection: 1973–2012 is a compilation album by Bruce Springsteen released on Columbia in 2013 containing 18 tracks spanning forty years of Springsteen's musical career. 14 of the songs on the album are credited to Springsteen as a solo act and 4 (namely "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", "Hungry Heart", "Born in the U.S.A." and "Dancing in the Dark") are credited to the formation Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Two of the tracks, namely "Badlands" and "The Promised Land" were remastered for the compilation edition.

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AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (credited to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (7:01)
  2. "Thunder Road" (4:48)
  3. "Born to Run" (4:30)
  4. "Badlands" (4:04)
  5. "The Promised Land" (4:29)
  6. "Hungry Heart" (credited to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (3:19)
  7. "Atlantic City" (3:56)
  8. "Born in the U.S.A." (credited to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (4:39)
  9. "Dancing in the Dark" (credited to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (4:02)
  10. "Brilliant Disguise" (4:15)
  11. "Human Touch" (5:09)
  12. "Streets of Philadelphia" (3:14)
  13. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (4:22)
  14. "The Rising" (4:47)
  15. "Radio Nowhere" (3:18)
  16. "Working On a Dream" (3:28)
  17. "We Take Care of Our Own" (3:53)
  18. "Wrecking Ball" (5:49)


The album was released on March 8, 2013 as an Australian Limited Tour Edition. European Edition was released on April 15, 2013.


The release had considerable commercial success in many countries including reaching number 1 on the Norwegian VG-lista, the official Norwegian Albums Chart for 1 week. It also made it to #6 in Sverigetopplistan, the Swedish Albums Chart.