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  1. Great album from Lenny but I'm not getting carried away by saying it's amongst his best ever. His early albums and the run from Various Positions thru to the Future are in my opinion far better than his later efforts but the standard of his output overall has always been excellent.
  2. I was shocked at how poorly he looked on Jonathan Ross, sad to see. I also thought that his voice was far from what it used to be and he appeared to be straining (and out of breath) whilst singing Against All Odds. I'm not a huge fan but I hope he can recover some physical fitness and wellbeing.
  3. Fade out and fade in. Both Paris shows were fantastic but Paris 1 was definitely the better show of the two, despite the full River performance on the second night.The crowd were so clued up as to when to stay absolutely quiet and when to applaud/cheer etc. Best audiences, I've been part of, possibly ever. The recordings are excellent.
  4. BTX did this about 4 years ago and had over 1000 responses. If anyone's interested, see here http://www.backstreets.com/btx/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=308237&p=3844855#p3844855 My choices then, so I better stick with them. 1. The River 2. Thunder Road 3 Born To Run 4. Jungleland 5. Backstreets 6. Incident On 57th Street 7. Racing In The Street 8. Stolen Car 9. Born In The USA 10.Tenth Avenue Freeze Out 11.Land Of Hope And Dreams 12.Prove It All Night 78 13.Downbound Train 14.My Love Will Not Let You Down 15.Because The Night 16.Badlands 17.Tougher Than The Rest 18.Youngstown 19.Long Walk Home 20.Dancing In The Dark
  5. Very pleased for all in OZ and NZ!
  6. Ten (there could be a lot more) moments in date order that stay with me. 1. Seeing Bruce/ESB on OGWT in 1979 and vowing I must see them live. 2. Getting hold of the Piece de Resistance bootleg vinyl set from a contact really early (1979?) and just being blown away. Still my favourite live boot by anyone. 3. Seeing 3 River tour shows in 6 days in 1981 - combined attendance 8400! 4. Getting Shut Out The Light in Newcastle in 1985. I knew the song, never expected it'd be played. 5. Bruce playing The Wish in Edinburgh in 1996 (first time in Europe and only 3rd ever at that time). 6. Stockholm 2009. Coldest I've ever been at a show. It's June about 6C, very windy and rainy. I had brought 3 t shirts and a light jacket, wore them all, still freezing. Bruce playing Queen Of The Supermarket (full band) the following night. 7.Santiago De Compostela 2009. Nightmare getting in/out, dangerous in fact. Great show though and took daughter (then 16) with us. She desperately wanted Bruce to play BITUSA. I assured her that wouldn't happen (it wasn't being played much then). Show finishes and in response to crowd pressure, Bruce reassembles the band and BITUSA closes the show (only time ever so far). Daughter turns and gives me that all knowing look teenagers are so good at. 8. Needing and I mean something told me I just had to go to Buffalo for the last show of the WOAD tour. Watching Clarence leave the stage with Bruce, thinking it might be the last time and sadly... 9. Madrid 2012. Terrific show and crowd. Mrs r being invited to dance in a circle by 4 young Spanish guys during DITD. She loved it - I just watched. 10. Helsinki 2012 - enough said but I sprained my ankle prior to the show and ended up virtually unable to walk after the 4 hour show. Had to prolong stay In Helsinki by 4 days but that worked out great too.
  7. I'd agree with this, in fact I'd say 3 hours 15 should be the maximum. Yes I know Bruce decides and if he wants to play longer he will but I worry about some of the band especially Max, he must be shattered at the end of these shows. I'd rather see the ESB continuing intact for shorter shows if that increases their longevity as a touring band.
  8. Good thinking, I hope you're right!
  9. Grrr it appears the remaining Euro shows are put back.
  10. Olli did a good video of the pre show. Are you in it?
  11. Maybe but there are 2 shows after tonight too. Helsinki whatever happens will retain the Euro record and of course it did have the 30 minute preshow - which I missed
  12. Well I hope you get your wish sometime. I'm one that really likes the WOAD album and of the songs from it that have been played live, I'm only missing Good Eye and What Love Can Do. This Life is another track off the album that should have been played a lot more.