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Old 01-08-2014, 03:35 PM   #91
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Wrecking Ball was great. So was the live version of Tom Joad.

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In that vein, Landau fills me in on something else in the works: downloadable concert recordings. Plans aren't totally hammered out yet, but it's something they want to try, potentially after each show, and he says Bruce is on board with the idea. Active discussions are ongoing and in the logistics phase; there are even hopes to make something happen in time for the next leg. Landau clearly understands that this is something hardcore fans have been clamoring for. (Though after fans, for years, have continued to point to what bands like Pearl Jam have been doing, would you believe it was a conversation Bruce had with Rob Thomas that greased the wheels? Well, whatever it takes.) "We're trying to keep the surprises coming," Jon says. "I think we are."
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Yeah, I read that. Obviously a long time coming and would be most awesome. I would also hope, if it goes well, that they offer downloads for past shows as well. He's recorded a ton going back to the Born In The U.S.A. tour. That would be fucking incredible.

Lots of cool things being brought up now that get me excited, more so than this album. The downloads, The River box set, and the talk of lost albums. The one from 1994 has always intrigued me. A whole album in the same vein as Streets Of Philadelphia. I'd love to hear how that came out.
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I have been saying for sometime that he has turned into a parody of himself.
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This album is all over the place, but that's to be expected when the source material is from different parts of the last decade.

I don't like how it is being presented as a new album because of that. It just doesn't gel very well, but contains some very good songs. Frankie Fell In Love is excellent and sounds like it could have been on The River. It's great to get studio takes of Dream Baby Dream and the electric Ghost Of Tom Joad. Morello adds a great guitar solo to American Skin but there are parts of the original that sound a little better. Harry's Place is cool and wouldn't be out of place on Wrecking Ball even though it's from The Rising sessions. And Hunter Of Invisible Game is fantastic.

It reminds me of the bonus disc to The Essential Bruce Springsteen compilation. As that's really what this is - a compilation of songs from the last ten years or so.
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My biggest problem as well: It just doesn't feel like an album. These songs are all over the place.

That being said, I did catch myself enjoying it. Probably a 3/5.
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Yeah, I'd have to agree.

I'm looking forward to watching the bonus DVD of the BITUSA songs from the 2013 tour.
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I really liked the album. Very few clunkers and overall a pleasant continuation of Wrecking Ball's production style. The guitar solo in Ghost of Tom Joad is glorious.

It's like the 14th best Bruce album, but whatever.
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Yeah, I'd have to agree. I'm looking forward to watching the bonus DVD of the BITUSA songs from the 2013 tour.
I had gone to the local store here to get that edition cuz Wiki said indie stores would have it.

Wiki lied.

So I ordered from Amazon as well. Looking forward to it.
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Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that there is a song on this album that sounds like the sequel to "I'm on Fire"?

"Down in the Hole"
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Looks like I need to get to Target sooner than I thought, then.
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I really, really enjoy the unabashed power pop cheese of Just Like Fire Would.
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Yep, those two are my favorites on this album that I didn't already know. Also really love the cover closer.
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Down In The Hole is an absolutely heartbreaking song.

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