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  1. Hey Sietze1976, did another check on mighty google and you may be right there, really no info whatsoever about boxset numero 3. Though after the first two sets, a third set would fit in perfectly. The book makes it an xtra really. Let's wait and see what magic may happen along the way. Still some time up to January 31.....
  2. Now, really Perisic, that just may be a really good idea. Love the thought already yeah. Thumbs up then..
  3. Did a check on the German site JPC.DE and indeed, it looks like it's gonna be a late Xmas gift, The Rising, 2lp, Devil's and Dust, 2lp, 18 Tracks, 2lp and two 3lp sets, them being Live Seeger and the Live in NYC album. No boxset yet announced but totalling like 12 lps, this just may be in the can also. Well, fans out there, have a sober Xmas and New Year and rock and roll at the end of January 2020, though Seeger live is not that much r and r no....highly welcome to lots of us out there and being able to finish off my vinyl collection, yes yes. Sk far I've got his 70 and 80 releases, so no boxset 1 for me but I did get number 2 and hopefully this bunch. What cometh next is already in the can, my can here.
  4. Hi there, fellow Dutchmen, great the film was so well received over here. Same here in Venlo, Netherlands yep, twice showing, full house. ...for now one day later and the film still lingers on in my mind. It was so damned beautiful, really incredible and not expected. I mean, I did expect sth special, yeah, right, but this one was one long great highlight really from start to end. The music, his voice over, the images, such a stark mark in my mind really. Come to think of it, since the WS album has been released I listened to it almost daily. Only when not home, work, etc, it was not on my turntable. Yep, some good old fashioned blue vinyl ...even in my 10 day holiday I listened to it when I did find the time, it was, still is, on my phone also. That being written, ... now really wondering which album of Bruce did that for me, hmm, not quite sure but sure, I must have been much younger. Also this one really got me emotional in some ways at some points. It fits every mood come to think of it. Now, that's really amazing, I think. And wonderful. Bruce at 70 gets an album out and for me, 60+ and somehow it all fits together. Same as yesterday, in the cinema, I sometimes felt tears sting in my eyes. This is music for the soul, for whenever and wherever you are, roaming this globe or just at home, slippers tucked under the bed. There's sth in it for everyone, so open yer ears and let the music take you away. Bruce, I don't suppose you're gonna read this, but you've done a hell of a job there. Thank you for that and for the Western Stars which shine brightly in my life these past months and days. Truly wonderful indeed. I suppose I may have been repeating myself there somewhere, I hope to be forgiven. And really, I just can't imagine that his album to come on E-street will be better, no way. Different, yes, better, nah ...
  5. Went to see it myself with my 24 old daughter today over here in my hometown in the Netherlands. Because of high demands the film was moved from one of the smaller rooms to the largest one. And a second show was on tonight thanks to that same high demand on tickets. Great of course. Lots of famiiar faces around and most people around my age, say 60 sth. Really excited, we got advance tickets like in, think so, September. Alas tempus fugit there we were today. Now really, it was a wonderful experience, film - and music wise. The 100 years old barn, yep, really cathedral looking it was, also the perfect space for such an intimate show. The sound absolutely great. The songs truly wonderful, imho better then the studio versions. The imagery great, thus, we had us a marvellous time. Even my daughter was moved by the movie. Of course she was brought up with Springsteen music, though she was not quite familiar with these songs. But she's gonna buy the cd of it. At some passages, songs and voice over from the Boss himself the film was deeply moving. So yeah, sometimes with a laugh, often with a tear. I think the live versions do more than justice to the studio versions. His voice, at 70, wow, still in great shape. So, the farmer's conclusion can only be one. Outstanding film, songs, images from a guy who realizes he is in the autumn of life itself which makes you think and reflect on your own life, your own little space in this world, looking back on your own ride in this rollercoaster, we call living. We absolutely loved it and we're looking forward to a dvd release to njoy it even more. Great job Bruce and co.
  6. ...and speaking of a masterpiece again, most here are clear on the fact that his later albums are not included here, safe WS. The Rising is really good, could've been a masterpiece but imho the production is way too full. Kinda overproduced really, there's just too much music on it. Magic was really good, soundwise a slight return to the old days but, yeah....only slight. By the way, when I play side two, vinyl, of the Wild, Innocent, this is for me, I know I know, his best side ever. 3 totally different songs, moods, on it, by far his best album side, again imho i.e. Come to think of it, hardly came upon BITUSA, one of his weakest efforts, really, though commercially his most succesful, I know. But again, discussions on taste and personal favo's will never end.
  7. Whatever the choice of a masterpiece may be, it is so personal really. Looking at it between the Bruce output or looking at it in the overall output, from any artist at any given moment in time. What makes a real masterpiece really? Is it what the majority of people think, is it what critics say, what is the standard for a masterpiece? Difficult enough really. In any case, given my humble opinion, Bruce's real masterpiece, was, is and will be his breakthrough album. Born to Run yes. I think on that one he finally brought everything together what he was looking for on the albums before...the sound is truly wonderful, the lyrics and themes are just great and fit together. I mean, singing in Jungleland...from the churches to the jails...and the organ comes in, that's awesome really. This is vintage Springsteen yes and still after all these many years, such a relevant album which stood the test of time truly wonderful. And when an album does so, I think it is a masterpiece.. but of course if anyone doesn't like Bruce at all, he or she surely has other opinions on this one and what makes a masterpiece. Mentionable otherwise are for sure Darkness, River, Nebraska, Tom Joad and finally after so many years WS yeah. They all represent the Springsteen songbook the very most. To me i.e. They represent the essence of Bruce's music and the essence for me personally speaking.
  8. The clown insults the Boss! Well luckily I never took THE clown serious. Except the one in IT. Well Mr. P, crawl back under that stone of yours. Easily speaking, I'm not American but European, over here we mostly laugh at such great ignorance. And ignorant he sure is.
  9. Kinda boring I guess, but it is still WS as a whole album I'm listening to. No need to pick a particular song, just the whole thing yeah. It tastes better then some great meal, so there are enough vitamins and nutrition in it.
  10. Wow, it is so good to read all these reviews in favour of WS. The way it gets to people, the way it moves and touches them, the way it evokes all kinds of different emotions. The real strength of this truly wonderful album, I think, lies in the fact that it moves people so deep they cry over it. And yes, to be honest, it really is the same over here. In the title track I'm deeply moved around halfway when the instrumental part gets going and that particular part always brings out some tears in my eyes. It's kinda hard to explain really but as often before somehow his songs seem to push the right button for me. Through the songs he talks to me in some strange way, which is great yeah. Often the words are so damn recognisable for me. And I think it is the only album that brings forth such deep and clear emotions. So absolutely thrilled to read how people are touched by it in some sort of same way. Music can do that, it can bring people together, even from a distance, music can break down barriers, as long as you want it to do so. And of course, still, taking my WS vitamins. It surely is a strong medicine especially when life is not going the way you want it to go, it gives me comfort and offers great solace. Hail to all you out there, wherever you are or may roam.
  11. I can only agree, WS is a truly masterpiece. From a guy who did a lot of running but it would also be a masterpiece if it were from someone who'd just start running. If fits his age of course and also my age I guess. But the music is truly wonderful and I think there is more than enough quality in it to stand the test of time, i.e. time that yet has to come. When looking back at his songbook, which already stood the test of time, I do regard Wild Innocent, BtR, Doteot, River and Nebraska as true classics. Including WS in this list. Which I never expected really. WS is also one of the most enjoyable albums, for I'm still listening to that one, almost daily, when time is there to do so. Once again, or once more, another true masterpiece.
  12. The mix is absolute great, the overall sound just fine. His voice is really strong here so that's well done at 70. I like it even better already then the studio version. Really looking forward to this release. Though vinyl freaks have to wait untill December. But it will surely be worth the wait. Curious for the other songs yeah. It's very promising really.
  13. May come as no surprise but still playing WS, album as a whole, over and over. Just can't help it, it's some kinda addiction,.... but a nice and rewarding one.
  14. It's not yet evening over there, as it's here but have a drink, a laugh and at least one of those WS on me, compadres. As to the choice of Rhinestone Cowboy, really a great song, though sth might and could be said for The Linesman yeah. Or Gentle on my mind. Or...or...and even or..... May the music be with you and may the music of Bruce guide you through life itself, no matter, how tough. Always good to let that happen. Oh yeah...
  15. No campfires over here, that's not done in our small crowded country, unless it's where it's permitted, but not so many places, no. We lack the natural space other, larger, countries do have and the laws are pretty much strict there. Nevertheless, WS was, is and will stay very much playing over and over again, hell, as we speak, rather write right now, it's playing in the background. My daily WS vitamins these days. And though autumn is rearing it's ugly, well for some folks, head, it seems to fit any occasion I feel. Great. We are surely not running anymore but a nightly stroll under those WS is quite sth to do yeah, especially here, almost on the river where I live. Always fascinating really. And of course, ...counting my blessings and days untill the live record gets here and shortly after that the movie. Wrote it before, these are great times for all of us, Springsteen fans. And later this evening there will be another Jack out of a paper bag. Skåll to you all out there among the WS.