Bruce Springsteen / The Ties That Bind

The sole ("soul") remaining member of the original E Street Band, Garry Wayne Tallent is decidedly up in the mix on this remastered and expanded collection of The River (1980) entitled The Ties That Bind which actually improves on the original. Utilizing Leo’s sharp edged MusicMan Stingray, Gary glides through The Boss’ wailing walls of sound, flexing his formidable rhythm and blues chops throughout, especially on the outtakes.