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  1. I have been listening to the album in my car the last couple of days and what really stands out to me is how much I love his voice on this album, really suits the lush production and catchy melodies. IMO it is also a very consistent album with perhaps no all time greats but no duds. Too many of his recent albums have been hit or miss for me.
  2. 31 days plus bank holidays so approx 7 weeks. very lucky! How you get by in the USA i dont know! Mind you with us leaving EU soon we will probably be closer to your generous allowances soon! Especially as half our new cabinet published their opinion that we are some of the laziest workers in the world a few years ago!
  3. Just about recovered from this years Festival. Weather was the best I have encountered(not a drop of rain), lots of friendly smiling patrons, great food and best of all a wonderful choice of music covering all genres. Highlights for me were Michael Kiwanuku, Jade Bird and The Cure. If you have not seen The Cure set I urge you to catch up on the BBC IPlayer. Probably the best sound mix I have ever heard at an outdoor venue. Bruce needs to get away from stadiums and hire their sound engineer. The Killers would probably have made it in my top 3 but althogh excellent it was not as good for me as their "secret set" in 2017 which blew the rafters off the John Peel tent. Judging by comments on various Glasto forums it was very well received! Other wonderful sets by Lizzo, Lukas Nelson, Frank Turner x 2 and the Proclaimers made it my favourite festival of the 6 I have been too. I wish Bruce had not missed his opportunity in 2009 to set the place alight due to his poor choice of setlist but one average concert every 40 years can be forgiven. He at least made some memories through his appearance with the Gaslight Anthem.
  4. I have listened to album twice now and am pleased that positive reviews have not been misplaced. Only song I dont like is Somewhere North of Nashville, as a poster said up thread the vocal on that song is awful and does not fit the rest of the album. Standouts for me from the non singles are the title track, The Wayfarer and Stones. Just what I needed to take away the damp and cold of this past week. looking to forward to paying on my record player tonight whilst supping my JD.
  5. As others have said this is very much in the WOAD oeuvre and thankfully the Kingdom of Days quality rather than Outlaw Pete or Queen of the Supermarket. Not as fond of it as Hello Sunshine but really enjoy his singing and makes me excited for the album. Hopefully all tunes will be of the same quality as these first 2.
  6. HT is terrible and it was from the first time I heard it. I have always liked LT and is a worthy addition to his cannon of work.
  7. Side 2 WIESS for me. Not fond of the first side but it is as if he flicked the switch and found his voice until the 90s arrived.
  8. Inspired by this thread just checked out tickets for the Liverpool gig. £42!!!! for the Academy! Can he really justify that price? £30 and I might have bitten but too steep for me.
  9. Very happy with the first tune. I have a soft spot for country music and this hit the target. Hope for more of the same with the album. Agree on cover though, should have gone with the truck photo minus the dyed hair! Patti have a word!
  10. This is my fave post tunnel of love Bruce tune, so am delighted to get a new version. It was definately a highlight of the show and as others have said changed the atmosphere within the theatre on its playing. His voice is more strained/tired and without previous range but that is to be expected and IMO that adds to this acoustic version and the sentiments of the song. Will definately be buying the CD or maybe vinyl and will cherish it as a permanent record of a wonderful night.
  11. IMO his concerts could be even better with an ounce of visual flair. It amazes me that someone who can paint a picture with words and music has a total blind eye to the visual. His album covers are apart from a couple of winners hopeless, his videos the same! In concert the opportunity has been missed to maximise the experience and impact for the audience. Whereas I could forgive this in his earlier days and small venues, from 1984 onwards and particularly since 2000 with the improved technology available I can not. I do not expect Pink Floyd/U2 levels of pyromania but a decent lighting and screen display would enhance the show. I expect people will say that he wants to showcase the music and writing and visuals would take away from this. Rubbish, if that was the case stick to small venues. I fear it maybe a case of tightfistidness and not being able to give control over to someone who has visual flair. Still the best gigs around but oh what it could have been!
  12. As has been said above the last two albums have been superb and am looking forward to seeing them at the All Points East Festival in 6 weeks time.
  13. Before this came out I had always seen SITN as a minor song on Darkness, probably the Bruce song I listen to most now!
  14. A quick review! Had a great 4 days in NYC, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Museum, Empire State, The Met, walking tour of Greenwich Village, cinema and last but not least Springsteen on Broadway! Really enjoyed the "show" thought the mix of spoken word and acoustic classics worked well in the intimate setting. I was up in the rafters in the cheap seats but the view and sound were perfect. The choice of extracts from the book were spot on with my only small doubt being the jump in time from leaving Freehold(back of truck) to discussing the vietnam war and Born in the USA. I would have liked a little more on his rise to success. The highlight for me was the stretch of songs after he referred to Trump - Long Walk Home, The Rising, Dancing in the Dark,Hopes and Dreams. I thougt his performance of these were brilliant and he seemed to go up a gear in their delivery. At times the show was moving, joyous and thought provoking. Not bad for 2hrs 15mins. In regards to his future I am left in two minds. I found his description of having the page blank and in front of him and how he now sees the page full very moving(perhaps because I am getting older) and hinted to me that we are near the end of his performing days. However the relish that he showed when delivering the Trump section made me leave the show more optimistic! Finally a mention for the audience, I met a guy who had driven for 5.5 hours from Syracuse and was driving straight back after the show, a cowboy hat wearing 70yr old from Denver who had flown in for the day and heard voices and accents from all over the USA and the world. Their smiling faces before and after matched mine. If you get a chance go. You wont regret it.
  15. Getting excited now! Flying over on Thursday and going to the show on Saturday! Anyone else going that night and fancy a beer beforehand?