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Live In New York (W/2 New Tracks) (2CD) Live
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|3. American Skin|
|4. Lost in the Flood|
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2001 two CD live release from the Rock icon. This set documents Springsteen and the E Street Band's highly successful 1999-2000 Reunion Tour, their first concert tour together in 11 years.
If Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band were a playground basketball team they'd be the one made up of local legends that don't have as much spring in their legs as the young bucks, but get by on guts and guile. Culled from the two Madison Square Garden shows that closed out the revived E Street Band's 1999-2000 road show, this 20-song collection deftly entwines fan favorites with fresher material, including two new offerings, the stately "Land of Hope and Dreams" and the solemn "American Skin"--the latter prompted by the shooting of unarmed New Yorker Amadou Diallo by police officers. When Springsteen and company (including both Miami Steve Van Zandt and his successor, Nils Lofgren, on guitar) look back, they temper the force of the original arrangements with ingenuity and a sense of spacing. The E Street Band in their heyday may have served up four-hour marathons, but they felt stopwatch-tight. Here Springsteen reconciles his rocker and reflective sides as "The River" curves along through a serpentine course, "Mansion on the Hill" is given a curious (albeit lovely) Hawaiian treatment, and "Born in the U.S.A." resurfaces as a deep-blues lament. The gang can still muster a take-no-prisoners attack, as witnessed by the hard-charging likes of "Two Hearts" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." --Steven Stolder
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There aren't too many single hits here, rather a collection of fan favorites and obscurities, so "Live In New York" is probably not for the most casual Springsteen fans.
But more experienced fans will be delighted by tough, sweaty, sincere renditions of "Out In The Street", "Prove It All Night", "Badlands", "Two Hearts" and many more, and the two new songs are excellent, particularly "41 Shots".
An uncredited "Born To Run" is tucked away on disc 1, and it sounds great, filled with urgency and conviction. The E-Street Band is magnificent, and Springsteen's vocals are good, too (even if he sounds a little out of breath on a couple of occations). Listen to his almost-acapella rendition of the first two verses of "Mansion On The Hill", and the sincerity with which he delivers the solemn "American Skin (41 Shots)".
(And his gospel preacher-bit during "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" is pretty funny.)
This may not be an essential addition to Bruce Springsteen's catalogue, and the casual admirer will find that the hits are missing (which they are), but if you're a fan it's hard not to warm to this raw, sincere performance.
The songs slotted right into hit radio and commercial ambitions had put a close up of Mr. Springsteen's rear-end, in tight jeans, on the album cover. But the huge American flag that framed the shot of Springsteen's ... was there because Springsteen still hoped, in a Whitmanesque way, to persuade America to call itself to account for the distance between its harsh realities and its legitimating myths of freedom and equality.
But pop stars aren't taken that seriously and most people missed the point. The title track of Born in the USA is a radical critique of American society. But when Ronald Regan, whose conservative politics Springsteen loathed, used it in his election campaign, most of Springsteen's new fans didn't see the contradiction.
In 1995 Springsteen made a decisive break with hit radio and pop stardom with the visionary Ghost of Tom Joad. Inspired by Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, each of its deeply moving and politically radical songs is about people battling against the odds to make some kind of life for themselves and their families. The album manages to simultaneously mourn social injustice and affirm the resilience of the human spirit. And because Springsteen dispensed with sing-along choruses and laid his half spoken half sung lyrics over evocative soundscapes it's impossible to misunderstand the vision of the album.
But, while many critics regard the Ghost of Tom Joad as one of the greatest American albums ever, it was far too good for hit radio and didn't win a mass audience.Read more ›
tenth-avenue doesn't get better no matter how hard you try to like it (and patti's voice sounds much better on her album than in the middle of this song)...
youngstown just explodes with the guitar solo at the end!!...
the river is WAY too long...
why isn't born to run credited??...
the new version of born in the usa is kinda neat actually...
i love the way bruce's voice sounds on mansion on the hill...
and to close out the album, if i should fall behind is truly great. every member of the band is different in ways that are breathtaking: bruce's voice is raspy, clarence's is deep, steve's is soulful, nils' is angelic, and patti's is tender. they all come together to create a very beautiful, touching sound.
LINYC may take awhile to get used to, but trust me, you won't regret the experience!
Most recent customer reviews
I have read the reviews and for the most part they are very good. I'm giving this CD 5 stars on the basis of one song. Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by Jane Reeves
I recently saw the DVD of this performance and was blown away. I feel the set list for the double CD is a little uneven, and the new songs don't do a lot for me. But "Youngstown"? Read morePublished on April 8 2003
Like many young adults in America, I remember Bruce & the E Street Band from their heyday in the 80's. The "Born To Run" album is still fresh in my mind to this day. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2003 by Pastor Roger
The amazing stuff here is that there's not even one bad moment in this entire double CD! What you got here is exactly the same as the DVD (but with a few less songs). Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2002 by Gergellor
These guys, all of them with 50 or more years of age, are simply INCREDIBLE!! THey deliver here a solid, brathtaking performance, full of nuances and surprieses and sheer... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2002 by Botnik Roller
I have been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen for years and having had a chance to see him live, was looking forward to this CD. Springsteen's live performances are legend ... Read morePublished on July 13 2002
April 16, 2002
Sadly, Bruce Springsteen has entered stasis. While energy,
commitment and passion remain his trademark qualities as a
performer, he no longer... Read more
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