In addition to its appearance on the Philadelphia soundtrack album and as a two-track single, Bruce Sprlngsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" was also released as the title track of this five-track maxi-single. The moody ballad, seemingly as much about homelessness as about AIDS (the subject of the film), marked a surprising commercial comeback for Springsteen, rising into the Top Ten, going gold, and earning him an Oscar and four Grammys. The other four tracks, "If I Should Fall Behind," "Atlantic City," "Growing Up," and "Light of Day," all came from Springsteen's 1992 MTV Unplugged video concert and had not been released on record in the U.S. previously, though all but "Growing Up" had been released on the European CD In Concert/MTV Uplugged.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann