Arts and Entertainment Glory days: US singer Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

Bruce Springsteen, Wembley Arena, London

The Boss returns to form in spiritual and spirited rock 'n' roll revival

Album: Steve Earle

Jerusalem, Artemis

Album: Bruce Springsteen

The Rising, Columbia

Album: Nils Lofgren

Breakaway Angel, Hypertension

Pop: If you believe in rock'n'roll

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Pop: God is in the Details No 1: `Let's get married'

POP AND marriage go together like a horse and carriage on the M4 at twilight. Which is to say, you can try it but don't expect great results. Marriage is too seemly to make a good pop subject, and not sportive enough. People would surely not have enjoyed Elvis so much in 1956 if "Heartbreak Hotel" had been a song about choosing a venue for a wedding reception. Marriage is just not a pop thing - not unless for you pop is a Doris Day thing.

Tracks That Got Away

WHILE Bruce Springsteen was arguing in the High Court against unauthorised releases of early recordings, it was confirmed yesterday that he will be releasing a box set of 66 songs next month, spanning his 25-year career.

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: 4: Del Shannon, Pop Star

WHO HE? To some, no more than a footnote in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles, or two-and-a-half minutes on a Golden Hits of the Sixties compilation. Yet there is a convincing case to be made for Shannon as one of the true godfathers of modern pop music.

Racing: Fiftysevenchannels shows who is the cross-country boss

Ireland claimed its first success in the Sporting Index Cross Country Chase when Fiftysevenchannels snatched victory from the Czechs at Cheltenham yesterday.

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Kitchenware/Columbia KW CD 30

Desert island Blair fails to sing to spin-doctors' tune

Labour Party officials last night denied claims that Tony Blair's spin doctors were responsible for the records spun by their leader on Desert Island Discs.
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