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The Boss jump the shark?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Dakota rube, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Springsteen is releasing a 6-disc edition of Darkness On The Edge of Town next week. Six fucking discs! I've been a BruceFan for over 30 years, but jeeze...

    C'mon, Bruce. Really?!?!?
     
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    Legacy artists have to have something to keep the cash flowing.
     
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    Legacy artists have to have something to keep the cash flowing.

    Agreed, besides Christmas is just around the corner.
     
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    i'm probably not buying, but did you see the hbo special? really fascinating. and left the impression there was a TON of great recorded material that didn't make the final cut. and little steven wouldn't lie, would he?
     
  5. Dakota rube

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    i'm probably not buying, but did you see the hbo special? really fascinating. and left the impression there was a TON of great recorded material that didn't make the final cut. and little steven wouldn't lie, would he?

    But six discs?

    I've never NOT purchased a Springsteen release. I think that string is going to stop.
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    The Boss is one of the few artists from back in the day who can still write great music. But a six disc Darkness? Yeah...that's going to be a tough one to lay the cash down on.
     
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    Better than six discs of Nebraska.
     
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    bet it sells better than the 12 disc Andy Partridge solo collection.
    Better than six discs of Nebraska.
    disagree.
     
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    Have you guys not seen those massive Miles Davis fusion-era boxsets? I think the smallest one is six discs. Granted, the process for creating the music is different, but still.
     
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    Better than six discs of Nebraska.

    I strongly disagree. Not only is Nebraska better as a whole, but, given its spare instrumentation, it's also aged a hell of a lot better than Darkness. In fact, on the Nebraska tour, Bruce did a stripped-down, Nebraska-style Darkness on the Edge of Town that was miles better than the album version.

    All that said, it's music, and it's mostly subjective anyway.
     
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    I strongly disagree. Not only is Nebraska better as a whole, but, given its spare instrumentation, it's also aged a hell of a lot better than Darkness. In fact, on the Nebraska tour, Bruce did a stripped-down, Nebraska-style Darkness on the Edge of Town that was miles better than the album version.

    the river's the best of both worlds. great, intimate songwriting but still some rocker anthems.
     
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    will wait for the 52 disc born in the usa 2011 special edition release with an autograph on the included red bandana
     
  13. Dakota rube

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    ^don't forget the Courtney Cox replica panties.
     
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    ^don't forget the Courtney Cox replica panties.

    Replica?
     
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    ^don't forget the Courtney Cox replica panties.

    Where to kop?
     
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    http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitn...yer/bruce.html Hmm. Well, at least the re/mastering sounds pretty good. I have a boot of a 1974 Texas radio station performance/interview with the stripped down band. It's amazing, and it's fun to hear Bruce complaining that southern audiences don't seem to react with much enthusiasm during their shows. Have a listen, won't you?
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    Springsteen is releasing a 6-disc edition of Darkness On The Edge of Town next week. Six fucking discs! I've been a BruceFan for over 30 years, but jeeze...

    C'mon, Bruce. Really?!?!?


    Did not see this thread! I am not a (huge) BS fan, but have always liked Darkness. IIRC, three of the six discs a dvd deals (not sure what - live shows and documentary) - of the 3 audio discs, one is a 'remastering' of the original, and then a 2 disc set of songs written for the album but not used. They are hardly filler/throwaways - he wrote some ridiculous amount of material for this record - this is the top stuff that didn't make the cut, including a bunch of tunes he gave to other artists (Fire, Because the Night, Talk to Me).

    Rube - You can just get the double CD of the 'new' unused songs. Picked it up for $13....
     

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