It’s no exaggeration to call Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. one of the greatest albums ever. His seventh studio album has sold over 30 million copies since its 1984 release, produced seven top-10 singles, and has two of the most iconic songs from his catalog in“Dancing In The Dark” and“Born In The U.S.A.”
The album art itself is unmistakable. Annie Leibovitz took the photo of Springsteen’s back, and the flag imagery was added later. The Boss explained that the decision to use the flag as the backdrop was partly due to the first track being“Born In The U.S.A.” but that he also believed the American flag is a“very powerful image.”
The art has certainly stood the test of time and remains just as strong over 30 years later. You can almost hear the bang of the snare drum that opens the album just by looking at the art itself.
Text:“BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN”
Official Born In the U.S.A. album cover artwork
Tracklisting:“Born In The U.S.A.”“Cover Me”“Darlington County”“Working On The Highway”“Downbound Train”“I’m On Fire”“” No Surrender” “Bobby Jean”“I’m Goin’ Down”“Glory Days”“Dancing In The Dark”“My Hometown”