I'm specifically interested in the stars. I remember back around its release, I read a detailed article about the artwork and that the stars used are a specific type of star. Anyone know what they are?
No idea about the stars, but I liked the album cover from the start as well as the actual album. The release didn't come as a surprise to me. I was well aware of it in advance and looked forward to it. My car was at a car repair shop on release date so hade to take my bicycle to buy the album. Back and forth it was a 27 km ride but it was well worth the effort.
Lost in the Flood from that release is still one of the best things I've heard from Bruce and the band, ever.
No idea about the stars but Atlantic City and Jungleland are so fantastic off that album
I've always found this cover strange, from the colour scheme through to using a BITUSA era image recreation. Also, the complete disconnect artwork wise between the CD and later DVD (although I realise they were a year or so apart).
Any extra info that explains it all would be interesting to read.
I can't tell you what kind they are, sorry Chef. What I can tell you is that I have fond memories of that cover. It was one of those pre-internet (for me, at least) moments where I was browsing a CD store and came across a Springsteen album I'd never seen. My immediate thought was the buyer had mistakenly allowed a bootleg onto the shelf. And then I saw it was a Columbia release, looked at the tracklisting.... A double CD as well!
Still have that very copy I bought that day in my collection.
Some years later, when CDs were still pretty popular, the same store had the album along with a few others like Darkness, in the large digipak Japanese reprint format (the mini vinyl replicas) which I to this day regret not having the money for.