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NEW ALBUM: Western Stars - June 14


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14 hours ago, berlintramp said:

Thank you! Poured one out for you and me as well.

If it sounded harsh, I apologise. Wasn't meant that way. It just seems so obvious to me what the lyrics say, I don't think we should start mystifying the content.

It is such a beautiful song full of quiet resignation and acceptance. Violence has no part in it.

I really like that thought and you are absolutely right. It is a wonderful song...I am going to pour a good old Scotch over my theory and wash it away.

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On 8/4/2019 at 10:25 AM, Jerseyfornia said:

Bruce Springsteen didn't sing, "show a little faith, there's magic in the afternoon."

What about the lazy afternoon hours? There had to be some magic there also...

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4 minutes ago, Silvia said:

What about the lazy afternoon hours? There had to be some magic there also...

was the big muddy set in the afternoon ?

i also get that feeling about Reno and hay blue eyes

a darker  kind of magic maybe

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16 minutes ago, Promise61 said:

Don't get it. :blink:

I thought you meant don't get the single. I won't.

The caller asked for the Springsteen song, 'In The Sunshine' … he meant 'Hello Sunshine'.  I was somewhere else on here so just thought I'd pop in for a chat. :D

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15 minutes ago, bettertohaveloved said:

I thought you meant don't get the single. I won't.

The caller asked for the Springsteen song, 'In The Sunshine' … he meant 'Hello Sunshine'.  I was somewhere else on here so just thought I'd pop in for a chat. :D

Ah, now I get it. Like the time on the D and D tour when some girl asked Bruce to play Everything Is Everything. It threw him at first.

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4 hours ago, berlintramp said:

I toast you with some Glenmorangie Lasanta!

 

25 minutes ago, Elbow said:

Very nice choice. That malt is made about 20 miles from My Hometown.  

What is the Lasanta? I know Glenmorangie, which is lovely.

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On 8/5/2019 at 7:49 PM, whispered secret said:

 

What is the Lasanta? I know Glenmorangie, which is lovely.

Lasanta is the Glenmorangie variety aged in sherry casks - for 12 years altogether. It makes for a very smooth, rich taste with a lot of interesting highlights.

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What is your favorite verse from a song in Western Stars?

My all time favorite Springsteen verse is this from Thunder Road:

There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets

They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
When you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind

 

Western Stars has two contenders:

CWH:

Fingernail moon in a twilight sky
Ridin' high grass of the switchback
I shout your name into the canyon
The echo throws it back

MM

She was boarded up and gone like an old summer song
Nothing but an empty shell
I pulled in and stopped into my old spot

I pulled a bottle of Jack out of a paper bag
Poured one for me and one for you as well
Then it was one more shot poured out onto the parking lot
To the Moonlight Motel

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7 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Ah, now I get it. Like the time on the D and D tour when some girl asked Bruce to play Everything Is Everything. It threw him at first.

i confess i had to google that one

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23 hours ago, berlintramp said:

Lasanta is the Glenmorangie variety aged in sherry caskets - for 12 years altogether. It makes for a very smooth, rich taste with a lot of interesting highlights.

I will try it when we are up there's in September.

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I have been listening to the album in my car the last couple of days and what really stands out to me is how much I love his voice on this album, really suits the lush production and catchy melodies. IMO it is also a very consistent album with perhaps no all time greats but no duds. Too many of his recent albums have been hit or miss for me.

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15 hours ago, Thunder Roadie said:

Cant seem to get some pics up!!!

:(

remember i had trouble yesterday

and sometimes i get that paperclip thingy too

15 hours ago, Thunder Roadie said:

Cant seem to get some pics up!!!

:(

 

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5 hours ago, Harry42 said:

I have been listening to the album in my car the last couple of days and what really stands out to me is how much I love his voice on this album, really suits the lush production and catchy melodies. IMO it is also a very consistent album with perhaps no all time greats but no duds. Too many of his recent albums have been hit or miss for me.

I, too, love his voice on this and consistent is a great way to describe the album.

Only thing that sort of bugs me (nothing major really) is we don't know how 'old' some of these recordings are - would he be able to sing 'Sundown' live as it is on the album? Is it a 2012 voice or a later one? I don't think we'll get to hear any of these songs live anyway, as much as I'd love to hear the whole album from beginning to end in a theatre.  

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