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Springsteen -- We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Webster, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Bruce's new album is on line, for free, for today. I'm going to see him in Asbury Park on Tuesday night at a rehearsal show. I think that the new band will be really fun live, but this album will not sell at all.


    As an aside -- his first version of "We Shall Overcome", which previously appeared on a Seeger tribute album, always reminds me of 9/11, because the local NBC station in NY used it as an inspiration song during the weeks after the attacks.
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i ADORE bruce. but have zero interest in this project. get back in the studio with the e-street gang and rock us again, please!this is self-indulgent crap.

    i'll just continue to wear out my bruce dvd/video collection, thanks.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Play Freebird
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I think that he's realizing that he's only got a limited time left to record and got a lot less picky about what he releases. Most of the songs from Devils and Dust were at least a few years old. The first recording session for this album was 10 years ago and was only picked up again last year.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I've been a Springsteen fan for a long time but at this point he's made so much money he's in his "Fuck it, I'm gonna record what I wanna record" years.
  6. I compare nobody, ever, to The Master, but I would point out that AQB's theory is how we got Blood On The Tracks, to say nothing of the great all-folk albums World Gone Wrong and Good As I Been To You.
    If that means some people don't hear "Rosalita" enough, tough.
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    FB...what's AQB's theory?

    Being a huge Seeger fan, this is fabulous stuff.
  8. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    I can hardly wait to hear his version of "Night Moves." ;D
  9. hardin moose

    hardin moose Member

    How can he do a Seeger album without "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy?" Especially these days.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Pete Seeger came to my HS in the early 70's to talk about the Hudson river then got into a whole anti viet nam war diatribe - He was booed of the stage by a small group. I am proud to say I was part of that group.

    You can't say I havent been consistant ;) I never really cottened up to the "protest" types.
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Given that Vietnam was an unmitigated disaster, not something you should be proud of.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Partly because of people like Seeger
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