When I started listening to boots (after a long non-Bruce time in my life) in summer 2009,
I was very touched by his emotional rendition of "The Promised Land" during the Magic/WOAD tours.
Even though myself I usually preferred his 78/80 voice; I found the new performances of "Promised Land" even better than what he released in the 70s & 80s.
I always enjoy the Rockefeller Plaza version from the 2007 NBC Today Show
(even though something goes wrong at the start; he is very intense there)
and watching the 2009-11-22 Buffalo video; it always brings tears to my eyes when I see
how he places flowers on Danny's altar on the stage
and then jumps into the finale of the song.
What is your favorite performance of "The Promised Land"?
[And how 'bout "Long Walk Home" - I think there's some connection between those two?]