Let the Four winds blow let em blow let blow from the east to the west i still love you the best. C'est la Vie said the old folks you never can tell Beginning shows with one or two acoustic numbers had been a pretty consistent hallmark of Springsteen's concerts up to this point. However this was one of the last shows of this type, as the hiring of Mark Brickman as stage lighting director in July pretty much ended the opening acoustic solo spots in shows.
The above-mentioned partial setlist is taken from an audience recording of very weak quality that has been in limited circulation for many years.
The material has yet to appear on any mainstream bootleg. All but a few opening seconds of "Spirit" is cut, as well as the opening minute or so of the evening finale, "Let The Four Winds Blow". Although this tape often circulates as undated, there are in fact several vital clues that almost certainly pinpoint the tape to this date and venue.
Secondly, Bruce asks the audience how many of them have travelled from Detroit for this show most respond yes - Toledo is only 70km from Detroit. Thirdly, this arrangement of "Let The Four Winds Blow - I'm Ready" was unique to the mid period and very similar to the following night's rendition in Let The Four Winds Blow - Bruce Springsteen - And The Band Played (Vinyl.
Springsteen, identifying it as "a new song" but not mentioning the title to the crowd, performs it acoustically with Clarence and Danny. Fortunately the audio of this song is complete and the sound quality is somewhat better on this track than the rest of the audio. Although "A Night Like This" bears no common melody or lyrics with "Sandy", both are stylistically similar and set along the summer Jersey shoreline. A studio take of this song has never surfaced but one was recorded a few months later at Sound Studios on Oct 16, PS: I signed up for the vine of this bootleg over at the Cadillac ranch.
And for many, it's one of their few chances since Neil tours so infrequently relative to Bruce. It will certainly sound more intimate than the very intimate Massey. Such a subjective question, but all the fun ones are, right? Chervokas says that Springsteen's recent albums are on par with his best work, but Young's recent albums are no wear near his peak. Meanwhile, I think the opposite is true!
They both were honered Musicare Person of the Year! So there's no difference between the greatness of Bruce Springsteen and that of Neil Young. I really don't like Bruce Springsteen and in my humble opinion I think Neil Young is the greatest rock artist ever. Bruce Springsteen is, as a European, way to American for me. I don't like his themes and his kind of macho attitude.
The way he strikes his guitar like a lumberjack, I'm sorry, but I just can't watch it. And that dreadful voice, please no. I just can't stand him, I can't help it. Too much show, little real human emotion, something in which Neil Young excels. Neil seems more honest and more emotional to me. Come on man, Bruce is touring all the time with a Horse and Neil doesn't He should do it, but he doesn't. Bruce is the man! Fork In The Road Dave Alvin puts them both in the shade in the last 20 years. Neil has One chord from Neil can pierce my heart - I just can't explain it.
It's an event no matter which one is playing. Great vibes, crazy fans, excellent musicianship. Old faves and new tunes, some obscurities usually thrown in as well.
Bruce is a crowd pleaser for sure. Plays right to it, LP), orchestrates to it. But its a "pop" show for the most part to me.
Great songs, but too scripted in its presentation and follow- thru. Maybe even his diehards. The solo show I saw put my brother to sleep.
Not me, but not far from it. LP), though scripted in the songs played each night for the most part, delivers a whole lot more instinctive soul and feel, and you never know what's totally in store inside each song, especially with Crazy Horse along.
Could be 5 minutes, could be But that's the deal. And the draw. I wouldn't decorate the Christmas tree with just one ornament, so these two are certainly deserving for their role in the American music landscape. Rabid fans are just the reward for sticking with their own game, and muse, and integrity.
Just different flavored candy, but both so sweet. I am just grateful that I appreciate an art form which produces 2 such stupendously talented and enduring artists. Objective art is meditative art, subjective art is mind art. Charlie Brown: Well, what in the world is wrong with second base?
Lucy: Second base? Oh, pardon me I thought you said "Second Fiddle"! Kick is momentary freedom from the claims of the aging, cautious, nagging, frightened flesh. You too! I tell people about the power of Neil's song and how l often swim in tears. They don't get it. He's the greatest Bruce has a really weird affected accent for a guy from New Jersey.
Nobody sounds like him in the Garden State. Bruce is a zero as a solo crypto folkie singer song man. Neil can sing with an Let The Four Winds Blow - Bruce Springsteen - And The Band Played (Vinyl guitar or blast away with fuzzy distortion. Bruce does great shows but without the E Street I'd rather watch the paint dry.
I like them both and have even seen Bruce in Steelmill, a great band. Neil is more cantankerous and moody. Who knows. My thought was to go after work at PM to the venue to get the set list so I could just leave after the show that I knew was going to be long.
Sort of knocked on the backstage door and I showed my notarized press pass asking if I could get a set list? They take me in and show me to the locker room for the basketball team. In the span of like five minutes from when I got out of the car I'm standing shaking Bruce Springsteen's hand. It was unreal to me then and now. We chatted for a good long while and he said they would get me a set list right after the show which did happen.
That night everyone was yelling "Bruce," that sounded like "boo," but he did a long show with a huge break. At about one in the morning Bob Seger came out and the foundation of the arena honestly bounced to the music.
Have to say I've only met Bruce once and Neil many times but they are both real compared to many others in the music business. They are both a little different behind the scenes then they Let The Four Winds Blow - Bruce Springsteen - And The Band Played (Vinyl onstage but glad I met them both.
Love Van Morrison but from what I've heard wouldn't want to meet him but have a lot of respect for his music. Just my two cents on a great thread I get cantankerous and moody after a couple of weeks on the road. Can't imagine months going town to town that these days looks like the same town over and over again.
Miss those regional differences in cities, music and life. I think they are both musical forces. Masters of multiple musical areas. Equally at home with a six string or a full backing rock band. While I have the greatest respect for Springsteen, for me it seems like his songs tell a story from his prespective. I'm listening to something that happened to him or his friend or relative.
I'm not saying all his songs are about him, but rather that they are like watching a movie. It's great, but doesn't always relate to me personally. Neil's genius has always been his almost unique ability to make his songs sound like the are about YOU. Like you someqsomeqqhow wrote them in your mind and didn't know it and now they are coming out of his mouth.
I think that's why Bruce seems more commercial than Neil. His work seems more polished because it's like a fine painting behind glass. Young's art you can touch, feel, it's made for you. That's, perhaps, not true but it feels that way. Dylan can split the two, sometimes writing a song you can slip into other times sounding more like Bruce in that a song is more distant or cinematic.
I'm not saying that's a bad thing Neil is the greatest artist of any genre of all times Long live the master! I kept 6 albums including Nebraska. Neil Young to me is a far more interesting and compelling artist. For me, I had a waning interest in the Boss and his Super Bowl performance ended it all. He runs and slides into the camera, accidentally colliding his crotch into the TV viewers face, so to speak.
Such a sellout orgy. And the bands never play live at the Super Bowl. Sometimes they sing. Neil Young would never play the Super Bowl, and for that, I love him. That and hundreds of other reasons. He can cause a Hurricane with his axe.
The Boss does not have a distinctive lead guitar tone to my ears. The trouble with Bruce is that he is kind of boring. LP) bit too polished. His huge band results in a cacaphony of sound. A literal over saturation, one jingle jangle too many. The owner of Bill Riley's Palace Park hired him, as Brown told an interviewer for Blues Unlimitedbecause of his appeal as "a Negro singer who sounds white.
Brown was a fan of blues singer Wynonie Harris. When Harris appeared in town, Brown tried but failed to interest him in listening to "Good Rockin' Tonight". Brown then approached another blues singer, Cecil Gantwho was performing at another club in town. Brown introduced his song, and Gant had him sing it over the telephone to the president of De Luxe RecordsJules Braun, reportedly at in the morning.
Brown was signed to a recording contract immediately. He recorded the song in a jump blues style with a swing beat. After his popularity peaked, Brown began to experience a lull in his career. His declining fortune coincided with the resolution of a lawsuit against King Records for unpaid royalties inin which Brown prevailed, one of the few African-American musicians to do so in the s.
This coincidence has led some, such as the writer Nick Tosches in his book Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Rollwhich contains a chapter on Brown to believe that Brown may have been blacklisted.
Brown's other misfortunes included trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. When confronted by the government for unpaid taxes he owed, he approached Elvis Presley for help. Presley wrote him a check on a brown paper bag, but it was not enough to keep Brown out of prison for tax evasion.
Brown had a brief comeback on Imperial Records in Working with Dave Bartholomewhe returned to the charts with the original version of "Let the Four Winds Blow", co-written with Fats Dominowho would later have a hit with it. Brown returned to King Records, but his popularity had diminished by
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