Am I missing something? I just can't get into this one. Listened to the CDs a few times in the car, and watched the DVD. Maybe it was something to do with missing the tour. Either way, can't be doing with the vocal sharing thing that's going on. And what's with the banjo dude?????

I'll give it another couple of plays and then it's on the shelf
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I broke down and bought it a few days ago. A sonic recording, worth it for Long Time Coming, Poor Man, and Love of the Common People.

The good news, it seems like he finally figured out how to mic, record, and mix a live show. If only Live 75-85 had this quality and sound seperation (and since Im dreaming, no freakin edits.)
I was disappointed with Poor Man. He sounds tired and he's growling instead of singing. He sounds in need of intubation on a few songs, but mostly on that one. The last shows of the tour might not have been the best ones to document. IMHO.
Stipped of my rand.
Poor man is such a passionate song and by far the best thing to come from, uh, these "sesssions/tour". The New Orleans version is still the best, but I thought the Dublin one got the job done.

I don't know if anyone hear has heard the original by Blind Alfred Reed, but Bruce deserves a lot of credit for rearranging, hell, re-writing the song into a powerhouse.

Love this damn song.
We played the DVD in full 5.1 Surround Sound... fantastic! The family really digs

Further On (Up The Road)
Mrs. McGrath
Long Time Comin'
American Land
Blinded By The Light
Love Of The Common People

I agree with whomever said you could hear all 18 or so instruments clearly. It's the best audio mix Bruce has ever done, bar none. The shows seems good enough, but the audio quality is just outstanding.

I'm glad for this DVD.


It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.

Originally Posted By: el_jefe

Yeah sure, but Julius likes to look at fat guys.


My chief complaint about Dublin is that his vocals are very tired. I've played this for a couple of people who had no clue Bruce went nuts for a little while. "Great music...shitty vocals" is the common response. And please don't get me started on the four screaching women on Open All Night. Pats is not an Andrew Sister, by a long shot.

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Originally Posted By: yigba
Originally Posted By: Gob
Have no plans to buy or listen to it.


Amen to that.


I watched a minute and a half of the PBS special (it opens with what I call The Rape of Atlantic City,) grabbed the remote and just punched in a random number to get away. Turned out to be Scrubs, which I HATE, and yet still watched. Just to try to forget that minute and a half...
Originally Posted By: CarolJude
Originally Posted By: yigba
Originally Posted By: Gob
Have no plans to buy or listen to it.


Amen to that.


I watched a minute and a half of the PBS special (it opens with what I call The Rape of Atlantic City,) grabbed the remote and just punched in a random number to get away. Turned out to be Scrubs, which I HATE, and yet still watched. Just to try to forget that minute and a half...


Didn't work though did it wink
Originally Posted By: smokeyjoe
Originally Posted By: phoebus
Am I missing something?


You must be - 45,000 Bruce Springsteen fans can't be wrong.


Since when did the minority become right? 45,000 is a minority of Bruce fans and the majority have given the whole stupid tour/concept/CD/DVD a massive thumbs down.
If you can't improve on silence then shut the fuck up
Originally Posted By: daven

Since when did the minority become right? 45,000 is a minority of Bruce fans and the majority have given the whole stupid tour/concept/CD/DVD a massive thumbs down.


I guess I was sort of making the point that pretty much nobody is paying any attention to this latest mess, much less buying it.

And that's coming from someone who liked this tour.
I liked the tour...liked the studio cd...and I haven't bought the DVD or CD yet and have no real intention of getting it anytime soon. I think it's interesting from a marketing viewpoint how poorly this release has been been viewed in the eyes of Bruce's biggest fans. The tour absolutely tanked in the U.S., but even I thought it would sell more than nothing the first few weeks that it was in stores. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when the Sony people discussed the first week numbers. Sony should just stop production on the disc and dvd, call it a limited edition release and cut their loses!

I don't think it really hurts Bruce's standing in the general public's eyes since I'm positive that they have no idea the thing is even in stores. I have to assume that the new E Street release will be greeted with open arms by Sony, and their publicity department, and that it will probably open with sales near the 300K mark -- still a few hundred thousand less than the Rising did it's first week, but still acceptable.

Anyone else intrigued by the Dylan '07 3 CD set that's coming out in the fall? I know it's a catalog release and probably another greatest hits for old Bob, but I'm curious to see what Sony puts on the discs...

Mike
Fan input will help shape the songs that will make the cut for "Dylan," a three-disc Bob Dylan retrospective and companion greatest hits disc due Oct. 1 via Columbia.

The larger set will feature 51 songs that will be chosen in part based on "fan lobbying" and votes cast at Dylan07.com, which launched in February. Visitors to the site will also find the record's artwork, a trailer and details on how to contribute photos to a future online Dylan photo album.

The three-disc "Dylan" will be released in standard packaging as well as in a "deluxe" cloth-bound, photo-laden version that includes ample liner notes. The one-disc "best of" version of "Dylan" will feature 18 songs.

I remember how my heart beat when you said I love you so...

It's staggering how these two Sony slaves go about their output. Bob seems more in tune with his fans - even though he's probably put out more crap albums than Bruce has official releases. It's over 15 years since Dylan's Bootleg Series started. Bout time we got the same. Forget the "anniversary" bollocks. No one cares about 30 years since Darkness - in 1978 he was outsold by John Travolta!!!!! And possibly Boney M too!
Originally Posted By: Karen
Originally Posted By: CarolJude
Originally Posted By: yigba
[quote=Gob]Have no plans to buy or listen to it.


Amen to that.


I watched a minute and a half of the PBS special (it opens with what I call The Rape of Atlantic City,) grabbed the remote and just punched in a random number to get away. Turned out to be Scrubs, which I HATE, and yet still watched. Just to try to forget that minute and a half...


Didn't work though did it wink[/quote]

No, but it's okay, I don't remember specifics, just that vocal he does where he sounds like an endless electric can opener. Thankfully, I don't remember Scrubs either.
I heard the BlueRay versions is stellar technically with its picture and sound. A real testiment to concerts filmed and released in HD.

One problem though....

I have HD-DVD... SONY obviously wont release it in that format. The fuckers. mad mad

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I just don't get it!!! The more he releases the better. I loved the tour, saw three shows in germany and Denmark and they where all great.
A lot of changes from the first time around to the second, new versions of old songs. All the things that make it fun to watch Bruce over and over again.

And then the fans are still complaining.... even if you don't like the new versions, try to remember why we still want to se him.

This new cd has a full show which for me is a lot better that Live in New York because it make it easier to relive the hole thing again.

PS. I still hope that he will record every show like Pearl Jam, Genesis....
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