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  1. Been listening to the show for a couple hours. Love the full, deep mix of this concert. Where the e-street band is a raw, hard-rocking sound with clean, clear sounds, this band has that early 90's synth sound with deep bass. Good to have some variety when it comes to Bruce. It is fun to hear him reinvent his sound over and over and keep it fresh. Many are reluctant to change where I look at this as "experimenting".
  2. This is a difficult choice for me but for the following reasons; I look at it based on the movies that were released that give me a greater appreciation and depth of what Bruce was trying to convey on these albums. Western Stars is a true look at himself and society as a whole. Where they have been, where they are, and where they are headed. Letter to you is a professional look at the same thing. It almost felt like to me the letter was to the band and the fans for the 50 years of joy that music has brought to his life personally. John Landau holding back tears said it all to me.
  3. For a man that is 71, the magic is still there. You can tell that "Janey Needs A Shooter" was written in the 70s. It has that raw power from a man 40 plus years younger. It hits you like a freight train. "Letter to You" is the staple for me. It sums up nicely how he feels about the band and his fans. It's like the greatest gift to give at a time we need it. I wish people could just take a moment, separate politics and music and enjoy musicians and songwriters for the gift they have and give to us. This album was just what I needed, a smile.
  4. Paolo, I think you will be making a mistake by not seeing the film IF the interludes are not on the album. To me, it is the interludes that set the scene for the great performances that follow in the movie. I fell in love with this album even more after hearing the true meanings of what each song means to Bruce and what questions it creates for our own existence. This movie makes us take a deeper look at our life and our dealings with struggles in life. The line about baggage in the movie is spot on about the longer we live, the more unsorted baggage we carry is so true of someone dealing
  5. just saw it myself and yes, you MUST see it in a theater with an amazing sound system!!!! Agree with the assessment about Stones, very powerful. Two great things about the movie without giving anything away. The sound mix is awesome and how they isolated Bruce’s voice to where to can hear every word to every song clearly brings the song into focus even more. i will see it again
  6. Looking very much forward to Saturday night and spending the evening seeing this with my 17 year old daughter. I think that quite a few of us on here have found something valuable from this album and I think that after seeing the movie, it will all become clear. Bruce is amazing at painting an image and allowing us to interpret it as we see it. I could see how a 22 year old might not "get it" while someone above the age of 40 might totally relate. There is something here for all of us. It is the "baggage" that Bruce refers to that makes this album so special. From losing love, to b
  7. I'm sure there will be a blu-ray release in the next couple of months. We were all a bit surprised in June that there was even a theatrical release on the way. Warner Bros. will most surely want to cash in on this. It may not do as well at the theater but will sell well in blu-ray format. I am looking forward to the full sound experience.
  8. Just did a nice little side by side comparison of the two versions and you can hear how "smooth" his voice sounds in the studio version while the live version is vintage Bruce. The horns are well placed and his voice has that nice grizzle sound that makes it sound rugged like the western landscape. Can't wait to hear the rest of it. Bruce is like a handful of artist that I will take his live stuff over the studio stuff any day of the week. Only downside, which is minor is the background vocals are a bit overpowering at times but that is just a tiny flaw.
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