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  1. 1 hour ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    maybe from a commercial perspective but i dont see it adding to the narrative 

    .... i think Darkness is perfecf the way it is

    Yeah it's definitely my favorite album of his too, but that's despite the self described "over singing" and the exclusion of BTN. 

    I think it would've fit in just fine with the theme of Darkness. It describes a relationship in the unfiltered present. Not looking ahead like in romantic BTR or looking back like in the somewhat reflective The River.

    Just personal opinion I guess.

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  2. On 8/29/2021 at 12:56 PM, Rizla said:

    And yet the vast majority wouldn't be able to name many of his songs besides Born In The USA.  Which is largely misunderstood and unfortunately remains the song which defines him for many.

    Exactly. Steve petitioned for Because the Night to be included on Darkness. As much of a masterpiece that Darkness already is, the inclusion of that song would've made it even better. It could've been one of those career defining songs for him. Instead, he gave it to Patti Smith and most are unaware that he was the original songwriter. 

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  3. I have a meatloaf album where he does the entire BOOH album live with an orchestra. It's pretty good, but I prefer the original recording. I'd be against it, but it would make the most sense to play the entire BTR album with an orchestra as those songs are in the epic rock opera style that would lend itself to an orchestra. I definitely dont want to hear Ramrod or Darlington County with an orchestra.

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  4. There are a ton of songs that deserve to get more play. 

    For whatever reason, I feel like all of the war horses from the Rising (Lonesome Day, Sunny Day, Mary's Place, and The Rising) should be retired for a while. They have been regulars at E Street shows for almost 20 years now. 

    That would free up some space for less frequently played, but great songs like Downbound Train, Gypsy Biker, Streets of Fire, Kingdom of Days, If Wish I Was Blind...

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  5. 18 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    im still feeling a bit sorry for myself getting my hopes up from whay turned out to be the super bowl add

    (as wonderful as it was)

    Who knows. Anything from "the vault" should be a solid release. However, he may surprise us all,  and it very well could end up being a Springsteen on Broadway show with no audience with an alternate ending that he was keeping sealed in "the vault". Lol

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  6. The way he said it makes me feel like its Tacks 2 as opposed to a  BITUSA box. He said something like they have been working on material from the vault for a release in the fall, which kinda hints more toward a general collection of tracks as opposed to revisiting a certain period in the band's history in my opinion. Pure speculation. Also, at this point why not wait until 2024 for the BITUSA box for the 40 year mark. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Gavin82 said:

    GnR has just dropped US dates but yeah booking a tour then its happening is another thing.

    Can't wait to see LTY live great track 

    Same here. There is so much great material to tour behind with WS and LTY. I know WS is a solo album, but I bet they will have EStreet arrangements for select songs off that record. Moonlight, Sleepy Joe's, and Tuscon would translate well. 

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  8. It is a middle of the road album by his standards. This Depression is my favorite song that he wrote for the album. I really appreciate that he is so open about his mental health. I prefer the rock version of American Land on this album as opposed to the folk, Seeger version. Easy Money had potential to be a great rock song. I wish he would have ended it with a guitar solo as opposed to La la la la la las. I am not a huge fan of the rest of it. LOHAD from LINYC is far superior. I thought Jack of All Trades was good when it first came out, but it has not aged well in my opinion. 

    Out of the 3 albums, WS is the best (I would rate WS as the 2nd best album of this century after Magic) followed by LTY and then WB.

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  9. I dont really care what side of the political spectrum this ad favors... But he must understand that people have ben weathering a pandemic for almost a year on top of political unrest and protests on top of the day to day grind. People are losing their jobs and livelihoods everyday.  Having any celebrity who has not had to leave their house except for special appearances give advice seems really off base.

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