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NEW ALBUM: Western Stars - June 14

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32 minutes ago, High As Hope said:

 

Even if you do like WS can you name a weaker opening track on a Bruce album than Hitch Hikin'?

 

It is a weak opener.

In fact, I would suggest that the whole album is poorly sequenced.

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1 hour ago, Ann Jones said:

I was just talking to my son about Fathers Day and asking if he wanted to have dinner with us tomorrow evening, which he does. However, when I said I could play the album whilst we ate, he said 'no, you're alright' :( Clearly, I have work to do...

My brother likes he album. He's not listened to a Brucie album since BITUSA. I'm gobsmacked. 

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3 minutes ago, Promise61 said:

It is a weak opener.

In fact, I would suggest that the whole album is poorly sequenced.

I’d say it was better than High Hopes, Devils and Dust, Outlaw Pete and maybe even Ain’t Got You.

No problem with the sequencing. 

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1 minute ago, TheBoss said:

Is a high resolution download in higher quality than a FLAC-rip from the actual cd?

In short yes ...

I’m sure the techies are lining up to provide the detailed response 

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3 minutes ago, davemunday said:

In short yes ...

I’m sure the techies are lining up to provide the detailed response 

The short answear is enough for me.

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19 minutes ago, jmw said:

You need to take the marks away, they have heard Miracle on the radio and liked it.

Then they get extra points and from me!  

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There is one thing that bothers me about that album, and it`s an issue I've had before with Bruce's records. Instead of listing the musicians playing after each song, he makes a big list at the end naming the numbers people played. The songs aren't numbered, however, making it harder still to find who is playing what in which song. Maybe he likes us all to puzzle over these details, but other artists make it a whole lot easier for their customers.

There, I've said it.

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43 minutes ago, High As Hope said:

can you name a weaker opening track on a Bruce album than Hitch Hikin'?

Ain't Got You

Devils & Dust

Outlaw Pete

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, TheBoss said:

Ain't Got You

Devils & Dust

Outlaw Pete

 

 

 

Devils & Dust, really?

Well, opinion are like navels of course, but at this point you could have listed Thunder Road, Badlands, Nebraska and Born in the U.S.A as well...

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1 minute ago, Frank said:

at this point you could have listed Thunder Road, Badlands, Nebraska and Born in the U.S.A as well...

I could, really?

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28 minutes ago, berlintramp said:

There is one thing that bothers me about that album, and it`s an issue I've had before with Bruce's records. Instead of listing the musicians playing after each song, he makes a big list at the end naming the numbers people played. The songs aren't numbered, however, making it harder still to find who is playing what in which song. Maybe he likes us all to puzzle over these details, but other artists make it a whole lot easier for their customers.

There, I've said it.

In the process of resolving this. Stay tuned.

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37 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

I’d say it was better than High Hopes, Devils and Dust, Outlaw Pete and maybe even Ain’t Got You.

No problem with the sequencing. 

id say it's better than radio nowhere, a ties that bind and lonesome day

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10 minutes ago, Frank said:

Devils & Dust, really?

Well, opinion are like navels of course, but at this point you could have listed Thunder Road, Badlands, Nebraska and Born in the U.S.A as well...

Devils and Dust is one of a few Bruce Springsteen songs I can’t stand. 

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27 minutes ago, berlintramp said:

There is one thing that bothers me about that album, and it`s an issue I've had before with Bruce's records. Instead of listing the musicians playing after each song, he makes a big list at the end naming the numbers people played. The songs aren't numbered, however, making it harder still to find who is playing what in which song. Maybe he likes us all to puzzle over these details, but other artists make it a whole lot easier for their customers.

There, I've said it.

yes

who is the french horn chicky-poo ?

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1 minute ago, Daisey Jeep said:

id say it's better than radio nowhere, a ties that bind and lonesome day

I love Ties!!

Really like Hitch Hikin. Understated and hypnotic. Nice little tune going on too.

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Just now, Captain Chaos said:

Devils and Dust is one of a few Bruce Springsteen songs I can’t stand. 

how come ? if i may ask :)

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1 minute ago, Daisey Jeep said:

id say it's better than radio nowhere, a ties that bind

Now them’s fightin’ words!!  :o :lol:

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38 minutes ago, TheBoss said:

Ain't Got You

Devils & Dust

Outlaw Pete

 

 

 

Ain't Got You is the perfect opening for TOL, in my opinion.

I was hooked as soon as I heard it.

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17 minutes ago, janeymarywendy said:

Ain't Got You is the perfect opening for TOL, in my opinion.

I was hooked as soon as I heard it.

Same here my twin. 

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Did someone figure out where this autotune was used I keep hearing about? The impression I get his voice is simply still in good shape for someone pushing 70.

I'm loving the whole album so far. It works much better as a set of songs. I didn't think much of There Goes My Miracle at first, but I think it fits the album very well. 

In some respects I don't think it is such a large departure as some reviews make it out to be. A lot of his music has always had a cinematic feel and sounded orchestral without an orchestra. 

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1 hour ago, rosiejaneymary said:

Then they get extra points and from me!  

One even downloaded the song.

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22 hours ago, Captain Chaos said:

As good as anything he’s ever written and with so few words. Devastating track.

Perfect.  Devastating track indeed.  

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