It seems there will be a single from Tracks, at least in Europe. The A-side will be "Sad
Eyes". No B-side has been announced yet, but we can only hope that it will be "The Fever"
as Bruce himself indicated in the interview he did on the Charlie Rose show in November.
The single will probably be released in the beginning of 1999. No date has been set yet. If
you can't wait that long you can ord ... Read more
Unlike what we wrote on this spot yesterday, Bruce did not go home to the States in anger.
There was indeed a problem in Holland, but continued his European tour as scheduled by
flying to Spain where today he gave an interview in which he said he would play in Spain
before the summer... ... Read more
For those of you who didn't hear it yet, Bruce won his legal battle against a record company
who thought they owned the rights to some of Bruce's early songs. They didn't. Read about
it on SonicNet. ... Read more
Bruce played the following songs at the Amnesty International concert last night in Paris:
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Born in the USA
Working on the Highway
(courtesy Julien Denoulet) The doors of Bercy opened at 5:30 p.m. We arrived in the
arena to see the end of the soundcheck. As soon as I'd found my seat, guess who's coming
on stage? Yep, Bruce himself! He said hello to ever ... Read more
Bruce's tour plans had hardly been revealed before rumors of where and when had
started to circulate. One of the more curious ones is that he will perform at the
Midtfyn Festival in Denmark in July. This would be his first festival appearance
probably since the Steel Mill days. Let's hope Bruce is not considering changing his
principle of not playing those types of events. ... Read more
(Courtesy of Dominique) Bruce gave a 15 minutes interview on French show Nulle
Part Ailleurs on channel Canal+. He spoke mainly about Tracks and his younger
days. After a short break, he played a live and bluesy acoustic version of "Born In
The USA", on the 12 strings guitar and a glass bottleneck. Bruce should arrive on
stage at the Amnesty concert around 2300 CET on Thursday. No word about w ... Read more
Greasy Lake was featured last night on ZDTV's Internet show "Internet Tonight". It will be repeated
today. Check out your local TV schedule. Also see what they wrote about us on their site. Don't miss it! ... Read more
Jon Landau Management released the following statement today:
Bruce Springsteen Planning Worldwide Tour with The E Street Band to Begin Summer
1999 Jon Landau Management has confirmed that Bruce Springsteen intends to begin a
worldwide tour with The E Street Band in the summer of 1999.The concerts will mark the
first time since 1988-89's "Human Rights Now! Amnesty International Tour" that
S ... Read more
The online music magazine Wall of Sound is passing on rumors of an E Street Band tour
kicking off in Europe in April, or Scandinavia to be more specific. If this is indeed true - and
with all the indications we're getting from everywhere, we are inclined to believe so - an
announcement is expected before Christmas. Perhaps even next week during Bruce's press
tour to Europe. ... Read more
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C Boersma commenting on this: I am curios of the book and the importance of the show for the east back then....
Mike Simpson commenting on this: Acknowledging criticisms by third parties at the outset does not of itself make for a balanced review. To me the review reads as a very soft and favourably biased review. At any level in comparison with the vast bulk of Springsteen's catalogue this new album lacks coherence and ambition. Whilst it's not all bad and has some great moments it is in the round for me at best disappointing. In my opinion 'High Hopes' does not merit a full album release but is more akin to an interesting side project and almost suggestive of chucking out an album to meet contractual obligations. It might have been more appropriate to be scaled back to an EP or 'budget release' in old terms or a download only release.
My disappointment stems from a firm belief that Bruce can do much better and a 'new album' bearing his name should be better. I agree fully with Allan's comments and unfortunately believe this album will soon largely fade in the memory.
Allan Pyke commenting on this: A well written review. I admire your optimism. Unfortunately, for me, the album is sub standard. It is his worst release along with WOAD. Its a hodge podge album with no unifying themes. Wrecking Ball had that in spades along with some tracks that will remain in his live shows. We can't say that about WOAD and I believe we won't be able to say the same about this album. If Bruce wanted to revisit some old songs that didn't see a proper release, why not Another Thin Line and Code of Silence? To each his own. I liked LT and HT when most didn't. Its ok. They all can't be gems such as BTR and Darkness. This one was very disappointing for me.