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Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:33 pm
by Govangirl
The set list from Cape Town tonight:

1. Free Nelson Mandela
2. Badlands
3. Death To My Hometown
4. Out In The Street
5. High Hopes
6. Spirit In The Night
7. Hungry Heart
8. The River
9. Heaven's Wall
10. Atlantic City
11. Johnny 99
12. Pay Me My Money Down
13. 41 Shot (American Skin)
14. Because The Night
15. Darlington County
16. Shackled And Drawn
17. Waitin' On A Sunny Day
18. The Rising
19. The Ghost Of Tom Joad
20. Land Of Hope And Dreams
21. We Are Alive
22. Born In The USA
23. Born To Run
24. Dancing In The Dark
25. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

Knew number 13 would be included but thought there would be more from the new album? Fab set list though!!!! :D

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:41 pm
by bill


I was a couple of minutes into listening to this the other day before I realised it was Springsteen's song. She certainly turns the original into something completely different.

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:37 pm
by Govangirl
I do try to like that song but . . . although it's a very fine cover.

All Boss fans will be sad to learn that Pete Seeger - a musical moral compass, social conscience, inspiration to so many and probably the first man to bring politics to music - died yesterday. When Johnny Cash introduced Bob Dylan to the audience at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival he said the following: "We think he's the best songwriter of the age since Pete Seeger." I last saw Seeger when he sang Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land with Bruce at Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. The man should have been given a Nobel peace prize.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/feb/01/folk.features11

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 pm
by Govangirl
This is for true Boss fans: respect to this list. I love them all especially #5 live and #8 is one of my all-time favourite songs.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/mar/19/bruce-springsteen-10-of-the-best?CMP=twt_gu

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:19 pm
by Sheik Yir Erse
Thanks for posting that GG. Some great songs on there right enough - and some interesting research/journalism to back it up.

I saw Roulette on the Tunnel of Love Tour and it was great live, and that was the first time I'd ever heard it, and have loved it ever since.

Have always really liked "My Love Will Not Let You Down" but the backing vocals on the Live in New York City recording seem to be out of key to me and do nothing for the song - not sure if Mrs Springsteen is to blame for that :roll:

He uses a harmonica melody at the end of This Hard Land - I know he borrows and cannibalises songs that never made albums - so was wondering where else has he used that riff - as I've definitely heard it before and it's doing my head in :?

Finally, don't know why, but I've never liked Seeds - just can't get into it at all :?:

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:32 pm
by Govangirl
Sheik, I agree with everything you say apart from your last comment - Seeds is a real kick ass Bruce track!

And This Hard Land - the harmonica riff is in the key of G like many of his songs: The Promised Land, The Price You Pay, The River, etc. but it is more than a little like This Land is Your Land or My Beautiful Reward?

'Stay hard. Stay hungry. Stay alive if you can.'

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:35 pm
by Govangirl
And the great man is 65 today!!!!!!! What a body! Sorry Frosty but that's important to us ladies!!!! :lol: Happy birthday Bruce!!!

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Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:41 pm
by Frosty
He's only 11 years older than me GG, however I think my hair is starting to look like his, where there are more grey ones replacing the original dark ones!!!
Watched the '' Born In The USA '' DVD ( included with High Hopes ), during the weekend, in celebration of his birthday! I'm more determined than ever not to miss the next tour!!! Hopefully, I'll then get to see how '' important '' he is to you, first hand!

fROSTY

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:39 pm
by bill
Thought this might be of interest to some one looking for an early Christmas present..................

Bruce Springsteen's "The River" to Be Reissued as Expanded Seven-Disc Box Set on December 4th.

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection features four CDs and three DVDs, including a remastered edition of the original 20-track album, an early 10-song single-disc version of the record, a variety of outtakes, a new making-of documentary, a previously unreleased 1980 concert video, and more.

http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/66835/

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:06 pm
by Govangirl
Please could you buy me this Bill? Thanks :D

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:37 pm
by bill
Bargain price on Amazon, £121 if I remember right. :shock:

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:03 pm
by Frosty
Thanks for the info Bill,
Can I have 1 too?
There is an awfull lot of good music being released on CD/DVD at the end of next month!
The Wall ( DVD film and live concert CD ), Rush R40 and Simple Minds Big Music Live to name but three!!!
Early Christmas presents.......

fROSTY

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:14 pm
by Sheik Yir Erse
Here we go again :D

Wednesday 25 May, Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Wednesday 1 June, Hampden Park, Glasgow

Friday 3 June, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Sunday 5 June, Wembley Stadium, London

Tickets on sale on Thursday 25th Feb @ 9am.

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:51 pm
by Govangirl
Woohoo!!!!! See you on 1st June!!!!!!!

Re: The Boss!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:57 pm
by Frosty
...... and I will finally get to meet everyone too, after missing the last few tours. BTR.

fROSTY