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Bruce Springsteen marked a major milestone in August when Born To Run celebrated its 45th anniversary. So, how did The Boss celebrate? He went for a little drive.

Springsteen recalled the story during his appearance last night (October 21) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert mentioned how E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg said fans should make a point to listen to Springsteen’s new album, Letter To You, in its entirety. This led to the host asking Springsteen what was the last album he listened to in its entirety.

“The last record I listened to all the way through was the 45th anniversary of ‘Born To Run,'” said Springsteen. “I got with a buddy of mine on a Sunday morning at 11 AM. I said, ‘C’mon, we’re gonna hop in the car, and we’re gonna play it from top to bottom just for the 45th anniversary.'”

He continued, “So, we got in the car, and we started driving south for a bit, and the album’s running itself down. We get to Asbury Park, and we turn and I come up Kingsly Avenue just as ‘Born To Run’ hits, down past the Stone Pony, past Convention Hall, into Deal, into West Long Branch to 7 1/2 West End Court. Just as the intro to ‘Jungleland’ hits, I’m parked in front of the house where I wrote all of the songs from ‘Born To Run.’ That was fun!”

Springsteen added, “I think it’s fun listening to records all the way through because there’s a greater story there. They’re always more than the sum of their parts. It’s a greater story to tell, and I would suggest people listen to [‘Letter To You’] all the way through because you’ll have a bigger experience.”

Letter To You comes out tomorrow (October 23.) It’s available for pre-order digitally here. Exclusive merch and vinyl pressings can be found at BruceSpringsteenStore.com. A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the album (also titled Letter To You) hits the streaming service Apple+ also comes out tomorrow.

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