Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Live in Dublin"

I will admit that I've been busier than usual lately with two jobs and two or three poker tournaments a week. However, what's taken up the most time lately has been the release of both the DVD and CD, Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band "Live in Dublin."

Unfortunately, the Seeger Sessions tour was the first Bruce tour I've missed since my first Bruce show way back in 1974. So this has been my first chance to experience the joy Bruce brings to this music. "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" ignites the band, as does "Pay Me My Money Down." I even like the re-worked versions of some of my favorite older tunes, e.g. "Further Up The Road" and "Atlantic City." "Highway Patrolman" and "Open All Night" are perfect for this tour, capturing the spirit of the protest songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

I know this tour was not a favorite with many of the oldtime Brucefans, but I loved the CD when it came out last year and I really love seeing the show on the DVD, since I didn't get to see it live.

I'd like to hear from some of the other folks here what everyone thinks of this.



Peace Vet said...

I've listened to the cd twice since I bought it Don. I'll probably put the 3 songs I like on a comp sometime but the CD just doesnt touch me.

I don't diss Bruce for doing what he wants to do but I'm waiting for some R&R.

I want to say I still listen to D&D.

I prefer audio shows over DVDs so I'll add it to my collectin some day but I havent rushed out to buy it.

I saw the show on PBS and Bruce and the gang looked like they were having blast. So did the crowd. Thats good. I might have if he had taken the time to stop in SeaTown.

Like I said I'm waiting for some R&R.

Anonymous said...

I love the music ~ I even went to one of the Dublin shows (and to Belfast, too)! It was nice of Bruce to issue these discs to help me recall the fun I had.

On an unrelated note,

Hope it is a great one for you!