Following Springfield's success in the early '80s, these tracks were dusted off and the musical portions were re-recorded to make them sound more hip and modern. Originally from 1978, these cuts don't benefit much from the makeovers. But Beautiful Feelings does boast a piece of great novelty in the form of its opening truck titled "Bruce," in which Rick Springfield laments about how his last name sounds so much like that boss of a rocker named Springsteen that everyone is mistaking the two, even Rick's own mother! A minor Top 40 hit, it propelled this rather plain album into the charts along with it. Get it for the track "Bruce" alone, because that is one song that you should hear.
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AllMusic Review by James Chrispell