The Rising Live
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|7. Worlds Apart|
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|11. Mary's Place|
|12. You're Missing|
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2002 album from The Boss alongside his musical co-horts The E-Street Band. Features 'My City of Ruins', 'Mary's Place', 'You're Missing', 'Empty Sky' 'Into The Fire' , and more.
Although it seemed the Boss had put writing rock anthems behind him after Born in the U.S.A., his longtime fans knew if any artist could write anthems addressing September 11, 2001, and not make them sound jingoistic, it would be Bruce Springsteen. The numerous anthems on his much-anticipated first full-length album with the E Street Band in 18 years are subtler than those of the Born to Run era. But the elements are all there: the joyous rocking strains of "Countin' on a Miracle," "Mary's Place," and "Waitin' on a Sunny Day"; the dark overtones of "Further on Up the Road"; the stunning guitar solo that closes "Worlds Apart," a dramatic Arabic-tinged piece detailing star-crossed love between a Muslim and an "infidel." Although most of these songs deal with death and tragedy, they still inspire. But while the lyrics are intriguing, what's more remarkable is how well The Rising works as epic rock & roll as it draws from rockabilly, soul, doo-wop hard rock, country, and even industrial. To skewer a cliché, when The Rising is good, it's great. And even when it's not great, it's still awfully good. --Bill Holdship
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(1)Lonesome Day(10)- Catches you by the balls straight from the start. Great rock. The boss means business.
(2)Into The Fire(10)- A song dedicated to the firemen/policemen who went into the fire on 11/9 and lost their lives(most of the album revolves around 11/9 as you know). Moving song.
(3)Waiting On A Sunny Day(10)- Starts a bit like Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Hungry Heart and sounds like the old boss especially when Clarence Clemoms infamous saxophone enters.
(4)Nothing Man(10)- A slow moving song. Philadelphia style.
(5)Counting On A Miracle(8)- Like Born In The USA's songs, hard lyrics covered by pop/rock. A person who knows his lover won't come back is counting on a miracle.
(6)Empty Sky(8)- Similiar lyrics to the previous song.
(7)Worlds Apart(10)- A defenite highlight. An ethnic start suddenly explodes into Bruce's rocky best. Brilliant.
(8)Let's Be Friends(8)- A rather naive song, but here's to hoping...
(9)Futher On Up The Road(10)- More brilliant rock from the boss. Nothing to do with the Eric Clapton song.
(10)The Fuse(8)- Alright, not great.
(11)Mary's Place(8)- The writing on the cover mark this song along with Into The Fire and The Rising as the hits of the album.
(12)You're Missing(8)- Another sad 11/9 inspired songs.
(13)The Rising(10)- The title track and first single.Read more ›
Knowing that Bruce has close ties (to say the least) with the areas hit hard by the tragedy, combined with the experiences of seeing him perform these songs live on his subsequent tour, the first task is easy - that is to state definitively that "The Rising" was not merely a financial cash in, as some critics inevitably propose. The whole purpose of what Bruce Springsteen is all about can be simply summed up by one raspy snarl of his voice, or one look at his stretched and twisted face as he draws in a breath of passion at the mic. That purpose is one of the best, most honorable purposes there is: to reach out and connect and relate on an emotional level with other flesh and blood.
Look at some of these lyrics. "Into the Fire," "Nowhere Man," and "You're Missing" are all very sensitive, poignant, touching bits of poetry that function very well as writing alone. The problem comes in with Bruce The Musician. I suppose many who find this review disagreeable are those who have so much respect for the message, the simple chug-chug-chug-along chords The Boss employs on his guitar to accompany his anthems are only bonus feathers in the cap, and they find it satisfying enough. Don't get me wrong, I find the CONCEPT of what he has done worthy of the highest respect, but it can't hit a homerun in the execution department unless all elements are at a high level - and musically, The Rising is lacking.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I've read many of the reviews of this album - I saw somemone comment that Bruce should not be political, or that he should not be a story teller. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2009 by David Macdonald
...you've still got one Springsteen record too many, but good for you to avoid the Springsteen hype machine. `The Rising' is Bruce's response to September 11. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2007 by Jason Beck
The reason I say this is only great for young fans is because it's a typical rock and roll record that you can play in the car and sing along to. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Joe Lemondeo
Yeah he's back, the boss's is back and he's better than ever before.His latest album 'THE RISING' is simply a MATSERPIECE. Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by Musicoholic
Over the years, I've heard complaints about artists filling out CD's with subpar material. There are various reasons for this ('giving the consumer their money's worth,' or simply... Read morePublished on April 23 2004
This is the only CD I own by this artist. The first three songs, Lonesome Day, Into The Fire and Waitin' On A Sunny Day, are worth the price alone. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by fritzc77
Let me start by saying Born in the USA was the first album I had - a battered and recorded tape, and this is why Bruce will always be rated high in my list, though not for cds like... Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Perbes
While not necessarily on of the Boss's best album, The Rising is filled with more hope and happiness than most of his recent work. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Rodrigo Llamozas
Bruce yet again makes me sick to my stomach. I admit, Bruce is a great song writer, but I still hate him. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by Ben