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It was released as a single from the album in Germany. One of Bala - The Stand best-known and most praised of his early efforts,  the song remains one of his most popular ballads,  and has been described as "the perfect musical study of the Jersey Shore boardwalk culture. Set on, as the title suggests, the Fourth of July in Asbury Park, New Jerseythe song is a powerful love Nightfall - Cynthia Schloss - Ready And Waiting, dedicated to one Sandy and describing the depressing atmosphere that The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle to smother the love between the singer and Sandy.
Locals include the "stoned-out faces," " switchblade lovers" and "the greasers " who "tramp the streets or get busted for sleeping on the beach all night.
The song begins with the line: "Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight. You travel around [to] Nashville, Atlanta, Tennessee and [people say] 'Hey! What's Asbury Park like? This is a song based in New Jersey or actually anywhere along the coast. Van Morrison 's influence can be heard in this song, as "4th of July, Asbury Park Sandy " closely parallels his romanticization of Belfast in such songs as " Cyprus Avenue " and " Madame George " from the album, Astral Weeks.
The song would be released as a single in Germany in mid, with the title reversed into "Sandy 4th of July, Asbury Park ". That's the guy and he's on the boardwalk, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle I guess that was me then, when I was still around Asbury. And there's the girl Here it is. This is the beginning of the whole trip that's about to take place. The song was a mainstay of Springsteen and the E Street Band's concert set lists during the early part of his career, and a performance is included on the Hammersmith Odeon London '75 audio and video release.
It became much rarer to hear after the — River Tourappearing only very sporadically, and then usually in New Jersey. Within the E Street Bandthe song was heavily identified with Danny Federici 's accordion part, which is the main musical The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle.
When Federici made his only return to the stage after that, on March 20,appearing for portions of a Springsteen and E Street Band performance at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis"Sandy" was the one song that he requested be performed.
Following Federici's April 17, death, "Sandy" was performed in tribute to him, with Roy Bittan taking over the accordion part. The song has been played live about times. The Hollies who recorded a single of "Sandy" under that title inand included it on their Another Night album.
Released on Epic Records in the U. Though released as a single, it did not reach the chart in the UK, though in London it made no. While not a big hit unto itself, The Hollies' use of "Sandy" presaged other artists mining the early Springsteen songbook for material, a notion that would Milieu - We Live In The Trees be exploited to much greater commercial success by Manfred Mann and others.
Air Supply recorded "Sandy" for their album Air Supply. Singer-songwriter Richard Shindell recorded what has been described as a "near-holy reading" of this song for his live album, Courier. The song was released through Springsteen's website  and a video can be seen on YouTube. The song was dedicated to his daughter Sannaand instead of taking place on 4th of July, it takes place on New Year's Eve. Ben E. New York hard rock band Kiss released a single titled " Shandi ", from their album Unmaskedwith the song title being inspired by Springsteen's Gong Go Lye - Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin - Antiquity according to Paul Stanleythe only member of Kiss to work on the recording of the song in the studio, although all four members of the group appeared in the song's promotional video clip.
This song was chosen by Tony Blair as one of his Desert Island Discsapparently Fly - Un Rodo Cora - Paris-Stockholm he listened to it many times when he was courting his future wife Cherie Booth.
The irony of Asbury Park being battered by When - Abbie Gale - No Inspiration storm was not lost amongst Springsteen's fans. One of the song's most famous lines is: .
The "Madam Marie" mentioned in the song was a real-life fortune teller on the Asbury Park boardwalk named Marie Castellowho died June 27,aged I'd sit across from her on Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen - The Wild metal guard rail bordering the beach, and watched as she led the day trippers into the small back room where she would unlock a few of the mysteries of their future.
She always told me mine looked pretty good — she was right. The world has lost enough mystery as it is — we need our fortunetellers. We send our condolences out to her family who've carried on her tradition.
Over here on E Street, we will miss her. Springsteen said some of the same remarks on stage during the next show on the Magic Tourdedicating a performance of "Sandy" in GothenburgSweden on July 4, to her. Similar dedication took place in HelsinkiFinland a few days later. The dedication, word-by-word, from Gothenburg [ citation needed ] :. Springsteen incorrectly noted she died at 98; she was in fact The song has always been dedicated to Danny Federici since his death on April 17, as this Floating Down The River (Once Again) - Tears For Fears - Gold "his" song, featuring a prominent accordion throughout the song.
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