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  1. I think Elvis Costello had the most mature response to this: "It's how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57650176
  2. I want to be positive but I agree that the likelihood is that shows will be limited to the USA. As a UK person I'm still thinking that I may have seen Bruce for the last time - I'm happy to cross the pond again, or go to other European sites, but the different countries' vaccination proofs is likely to be a massive problem.
  3. The interesting thing about this message from Nugs is that they are sensitive to customer criticism about irregular releases and are distancing themselves from the approval mechanism. [In effect, "It's not our fault it's Bruce's!"] Sounds like they are as frustrated with Bruce Inc. as some of us are.
  4. I agree this is the logical tracklist - and I hope without linking chat between the songs as it would disrupt flow. Rosalita has to be from night 1. Otherwise Lynn Goldfishbowl would sue for royalties!
  5. I remember seeing it at the cinema (that word shows that it was a long time ago) and was the first time I heard the bruuuucing being discussed - "why are they booing?"
  6. Although very happy to get this, am I the only one seeing one negative: probably means no BIUSA box this Christmas.
  7. Version 6: Blu-Ray / DVD combined with audio cd's, bonus dvd / Blu Ray with extra footage and a coffee table book with an essay about the shows and unreleased pictures. And a CAKE!
  8. This No Surrender is fantastic and I've always thought the acoustic version far superior to the electric - I've seen him do the electric version more than 20 times but never the acoustic I'm not complaining though as I've attended a lot of shows and got 99% of my bucket list songs. Acoustic closing numbers that stand out for me are the 2013 Irish This Hard Land citied by Buddhabone and If I Should Fall Behind from Leeds also in 2013. The singing here is so powerful that even the drunken idiots shouting "we love you Bruce" etc, couldn't hide the beauty of the performance.
  9. I think that performance of Drift Away is one of the greatest things ever done. You were truly blessed.
  10. It's crap. As soon as Berkeley was released, Nugs had a target date for the next one. It's the same for any monthly issue. Monthly magazines don't just say "we're still working on it" when the deadline is reached. But whether it is Nugs or Landau and co, I don't know.
  11. Born To Run. I don't think I've seen any other artist starting a show with their signature tune. This made a jaw-dropping from the first note
  12. Please excuse my stupid question but what is the difference between what is available and what is sold out? "Collectible CD box sets containing 24 standard CDs are NOW AVAILABLE.(Limited Edition factory-pressed CD box sets are SOLD OUT.)"
  13. I agree this does seem like a possibility something UK specific. I can't see any reason why he would launch a boxset or other product from London.
  14. That's a great story and sums up the sacrifices our non-fanatical loved ones make for our addiction. I had tickets for the 3rd and 4th but couldn't go on Independence Day so swapped that one for the 6th. I was a bit disappointed as those two shows had almost identical setlists and I missed the variation that I got in my first (1981) three shows and with 28-30 songs there was room for change. However, I knew there was no-one to touch Bruce live and I'd be going to multiple dates on the next tour. Blazing hot days and in my queue (more like a mob) around the entrance gates on one of the days we were listening to a very unclear soundcheck and someone said they were rehearsing Murder Incorporated and there was general excitement, but not from me as at that point I'd never heard the song and the sound was so muffled I couldn't really make it out.
  15. Really want this box but I'm scared that he will 'finish off' songs with his 2020-21 voice. Although it worked for Letter To You, it won't work for the 1982-84 material.
  16. And it poured down on this year's anniversary too. I got soaked on my only ever visit to Sunderland for that show
  17. I can't remember any of mine either but usually it wasn't the lowest number that mattered as there was then a draw for the number at the front of the queue. I remember in Glendale getting a highish number (say 998) and the first number drawn was something not too far in front (about 960) so we were very high up the order.
  18. Daisey, but what about his mix up in the last verse of The Promise? He starts to sing "just like those guys do" [way up on the screen] but then just has a brain freeze and kinda mumbles "dead end bars" as he knows its not the right coupling.
  19. Fair enough and thanks for the assessments of all the Archive Series. I agree that Berkeley is below Piece De Resistance, as I think of 19/9/78, which was the first boot I ever got in about 1979. And as for The Promise, which is my favourite song ever, we still have to wait for the definitive reading which is a different '78 version. This take does have the superior lyrics in the final verse - "Daddy taught me how to walk quiet" etc, rather than "I won big once and hit the coast" as on most other released versions. But, I'd forgotten the mistake Bruce makes at the end "I followed that dream just like those guys.…the dead end bars". I think he got muddled over which version he wanted to sing.
  20. Hi. After reading the review I can't understand why it is only rated as 8/10?
  21. That one has one of the best "The Promise"s ever so not disappointed at all.
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