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  1. Ann Jones said "That is some list you have put together there, most if which I have not heard, but I do love Emmylou's racing (actually I live pretty much anything she does) and Josh Ritter's River. I was a bit disappointed he & Bruce didn't sing that together at Kilkenny, although more than made up for by the Drive all Night with the guy whose name I can never remember!" Emmylou has flown the flag pretty well for Bruce covering at least: The Price You Pay My Father's House My Hometwown Mansion on the Hill Tougher than the Rest Across the Border (with Linda Ronstadt Racing in the Streets if you add Patti's Spanish Dancer and Valerie which she has also covered there is the making of a Springsteen family album!
  2. Does anybody know which ticket site usually sells the tickets in the UK? All the usual suspects. Ticketmaster, Ticketline, Eventim, Seetickets Ticketmaster normally transfers most of its allocation to its sister site "Get me In!" Instant inflation!
  3. I'm saving my money for The Definitive Bruce Springsteen. The Very Best Definitive Greatest Essential Hits Volume 1 compilation can't be too far away.
  4. Was reading all the posts on Sound Quality for the Box Set yesterday and due to these decided to take the plunge (Like others have multiple copies already so previously had no interest in buying) Tip was to get the Vinyl Box Set from Amazon Germany due to favourable Euro/sterling Exchange Rate. Turned out to be £115 on Amazon UK and £100 on Amazon Germany so placed order with Germany. This morning the price for the Vinyl Box has dropped to £85.74 on Amazon UK! Fortunately managed to cancel the German order. at £85.74 for the box set plus what appears to be a very high quality book compared to perhaps £18-£20 for individual albums and maybe £25 plus for The River it might be better to go for the Box. Also for those still considering the CD Box Set HMV has it at £30.
  5. Nice John Prine reference in this song by Zoe Muth – “If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?) It was cold Thursday night in January When I first met you at the bar We’d been smoking our cigarettes with the heater on Listening to Elvis in my car Well the place was pretty empty I worked on my second rum and Pepsi Just longing for the sound of a sad country song When you moved a little closer I had no intention of saying “no sir” Then you asked my for a quarter That’s when it all went wrong Chorus: You know I’m a jukebox honey But I ain’t got much money Said you had song that you wanted to hear so I gave my change to you When I heard that jukebox start I knew the cupid’s dart had missed its mark If I can’t trust you with a quarter how can I trust you with my heart? It was still another week til payday And I had a big old pile of laundry to do I’d been saving my quarters for a wash and dry But like a fool I gave them all to you Well they say a decent man is hard to find When your taste in music is as good as mine And I just could not ignore what I already knew When you said you’d never heard of John Prine Well I knew right away you weren’t worth my time And I’m sorry to say hon before we’d begun We were already through Chorus: You can call me stubborn you can call me a snob You can even call me downright mean But I’ve got the finest record collection That you’ve ever seen
  6. Again in no particular order my top 5 Rosanne Cash - River and the Thread King Creosote - From Scotland with Love Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home Men they Couldn't Hang - The Defiant Zoe Muth - World of Strangers
  7. Given these amazing set-lists Bruce (and Mr Landau) needs to have mercy on our wallets and let us download single tracks. Maybe this will come at the end of the tour. Imagine a Flynn style compilation of all the tracks played .....................
  8. and Limerick's most well known song .............. The Limerick Rake, Lyrics And Guitar Chords. 1890s. Traditional, Recorded By The Dubliners, The Pogues and Christy Moore with Planxty. The singer is Shane MacGowan I am a young fellow that's easy and bold, In Castletown Conners I'm very well known; In Newcastle West I spent many a note With Kitty and Molly and Mary.My parents rebuked me for being such a rake And spending my time in such frolicsome ways, But I ne've could forget the good nature of Jane, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. My parents, they reared me to shake and to sow, To plough and to harrow, to reap and to mow; But my heart was too airy to drop it so low, I set out on a high speculation. On paper and parchment they taught me to write And in Euclid and grammar they opened my eyes, But in multiplication, in truth, I was bright, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. To quarrel for riches I ne'er was inclined, For the greatest of misers must leave them behind; I'll purchase a cow that will never run dry And I'll milk her by twisting her horn. John Damer of Shronel had plenty of gold And Devonshire's treasure was twenty times more, But he's laid on his back among nettles and stones, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. If I chance for to go to the market at Croom, With a cock in my hat and my pipes in full tune, I am welcome at once and brought up to a room Where Bacchus is sporting with Venus. There's Peggy and Jane from the town of Bruree, And Biddy from Bruff and we all on the spree, Such a combing of locks as there was about me, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. There's some say I'm foolish, there's more say I'm wise, For love of the women I'm sure 'tis no crime; For the son of King David had ten hundred wives And his wisdom is highly recorded. I'll till a good garden and live at my ease And the women and children can partake of the same, If there's war in the cabin, themselves are to blame, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. And now for the future I mean to be wise, And I'll send for the women that treated me kind; And I'll marry them all on the morrow, by and by If the clergy agree to the bargain. And when I'm on my back and my soul is at peace The women will crowd for to cry at my wake, And their sons and their daughters will utter their prayers To the Lord for the sake of their father.