I have seen Bruce and the E Street Band in concert. I own three of the Boss’s dvd’s. BUT FOLKS this dvd concert from Hyde Park outclasses everything I have ever saw him and the band do.
Part of it maybe is the fact, that for 3 hours it’s rock n roll of the highest order. There are some ballads, but not many. HOWEVER, the real reason hits you over the head in a bigger way.
SPRINGSTEEN and The E Street Band live and breathe the dynamics of the songs on stage like Religion. This show is a living breathing toure de force of rock n” roll.
Springsteen sweat drenched at 60 years old delivering a set with so much integrity it would shame any musician.
THIS DVD makes me glad I’m a songwritier and musician. It also makes me realize that myself and my friends and fellow musicians do not respect our musical gift enough. It does not matter that this concert is in front of 60,000 or whatever people, on a huge stage, with great gear.
IT’S THE CONNECTION with the fans. It’s electric and undeniable. On a scale of 10 it’s an 11. Everything the Boss puts out, the fans give back.
This rarely happens and if it does the band rarely reaches down to it’s core to deliver this kind of performance.
I could go into the songlist but it is simply not necessary. If you have never experienced The Boss and The E street Band, or even if you have saw him in concert, this is without a doubt your front row seat to an amazing show.
QUITE SIMPLY..you are there on stage.
JOHN EMMS is long time music journalist, radio show host and musician
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