A couple thoughts I wanted to share after my fourth viewing of Western Stars....
Busier night at the theatre, with about 30 people in the audience. Perhaps because it is half-price Tuesday.
Someone posted earlier that Bruce was reading the lyrics while performing for a big part of the film (don’t recall who said that, sorry). I watched really carefully and I just didn’t see that. To me it appeared like he was looking either directly into the camera (and thus, right into my eyes, a LOT) or just singing to the audience. (This is in contrast to SoB, where I perceived him as reading quite a bit.)
Patti has never been my favourite part of the band, but I think her contribution to Moonlight Motel is really strong. It improves the song, in my opinion. (Stones, not so much.)
I absolutely love the live performance, but on the way home afterwards, I put on the original CD for the first time in a week, and Bruce’s voice and performance is still excellent there. I anticipate I’ll be listening to both versions in the future, not just the live one.
And there was no fish-flopping. Not at all.