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  1. Ghosts: Fantastic - I really like the radio edit but the longer version is better. One quibble, almost all the album acknowledges friends, family, band members who have died but who are still there with him every step. Remember - "He didn't leave the band when he died, he leaves the band when we all die" Maybe it's the front man ego that compelled him to write/sing, I'm alive and I'm out here on my own Wouldn't, "I'm alive, but I'm not here on my own" better reflect the idea that the Ghosts of all those that helped him to where he is are up there on stage every night/i
  2. Song for Orphans: I've not heard the original/boots so maybe it always sounded like this/this is how people thought it would sound if properly worked up in the studio but hearing this is like, 50 years later, he's finally out-Dylaned Dylan. Maybe Bruce got tired of waiting for Bob to quit? I have no idea what the lyrics are about but the whole thing is magnificent nonsense. The sound is extraordinary in the best possible way. Brilliant
  3. Other than that...I think you have to start further in to his career than BTR (but assume a bit of intelligence on the part of the listener) and kick off with BITUSA to explain just what it was like when EVERYONE had heard "that song on the radio" but didn't understand what it meant. Then back to BTR, Darkness, The River (ignore Nebraska, that can be a "wait until you hear this" bombshell for later) to try to explain what was going on in his head and what it took to get people to listen to what he wanted to say. (or just listen and make him rich?) But then that's only the first half
  4. I dunno. In the last few days, my daughter (aged eleven) has just started greeting me with "Hello, Sunshine" (is this a revival thing that old gits like me have missed?) and she's watched the Blinded... DVD so knows who Bruce is. Maybe I should just dump her at the end of the road (chronologically)?? BTW: Hello Sunshine is, for me, the standout on WS. The whole album is excellent but that track is head and shoulders...
  5. Well, I voted 75-85 but I've never liked the way his left leg is - it looks more like he's about to stamp his foot petulantly than start to walk off the stage! The back cover would imply that he did stomp his way off.
  6. The cat thing is doing my scone. Ignoring that, is the vocal live? If so, hats off. If not, hats in the air for the lip syncing. Beautiful voice, where the deuce has he been the last decade?
  7. Two replies? I hope that more than four of us listened to this. This song is exceptional - no, there's not a hidden dig in my choice of word. It's magnificent. Bruce, wake up. Michael has set the bar.
  8. Just listening to Thunder Road from SOB "We're pulling out of here to win." Not "I'm pulling out of here...". When did that change happen? LOHAD (his second best after TR) was a bit ambiguous as to whether it was a song saying "follow me, wherever I go (but I've got a vague plan)" or "let's go into the unknown, together" so I don't think he had accepted that his co-pilot had a part to play then. About flippin' time (aged 70ish) that he acknowledged that the journey is better with two (or more) moving in the same direction rather than one dragging the rest with them!
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