Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 (2CD) Live, Original recording remastered
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With everything on the line, Bruce and the boys played like they had nothing to lose. They were lean, young, and hungry. They played with heart. They played with passion. They played with urgency. And, on this night, they were untouchable. This CD captures that show in its entirety (a DVD of the show is included in the 30th Anniversary box set of Born To Run).
Few bands can match the versatility that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band display here. Witness the opening tender, wide-eyed rendition of "Thunder Road" followed by a feisty, swaggering version of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." Or "She's The One" which goes from a slow simmer to a full boil in a mere five minutes. Or "Born To Run," which Bruce plays with all of the blue-collar grit and youthful defiance that would later make the song a classic. Or how 'bout the "Detroit Medley," in which the band absolutely ROARS through Mitch Ryder's "Devil With A Blue Dress On," "Good Golly Miss Molly," and "Jenny Take a Ride"? He follows THAT with a heartbreaking reading of "For You" before revving things up again, ramrodding through a rollicking version of Gary U.S. Bonds' "Quarter To Three." Are you KIDDING me?Read more ›
As I said, I started listening to Springsteen immediately after the height of the Born in the USA days. I hadn't heard many live recordings from before the Darkness tour, so I wasn't really familiar with Bruce's sound prior to 1978. And honestly, I didn't really care for his vocals from anything recorded- live or stuido- in the 1970s. Too much Jersey street punk schtick, and it sounded like he was trying to deepen his voice by singing from the back of his throat. I generally considered Bruce to be at his vocal peak during the 80s, between "The River" and "Tunnel of Love". However, this concert overcomes any vocal limitations that Bruce may have had back then.Read more ›
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Purchased for my husband, who is a huge Springsteen fan. Hidden songs from the 1970s.......he is enjoying it very much.Published 5 months ago by Karyn
I am not a Springsteen fan. I purchased it as a gift. The man I purchased it for liked it quite well. I will have to highly rate it.Published 5 months ago by lurvin
Exceptional live CD this race in the top five why can't the CDs I own along with Peter Frampton, humble pie rocking the Fillmore, the who live at leads etc...Published 8 months ago by AEROSMITH
It's all about them drums, baby!! Obviously, the whole band is hot to trot here during this performance. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. Majestyk
Bruce rocks. Best version of Thunder Road, that is the best song ever.Published 10 months ago by Francesco C.