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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E-STREET BAND
Glastonbury Festival 2009 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK, June 27, 2009. Very good soundboard, composite of BBC 2 and BBC 4 DVB-T broadcasts.
With Bruce Springsteen so strongly behind Barack Obama, one wonders what the rocker thinks of the first 100 days or the first couple of months of Obama in the White House.
Going by this setlist, not the complete show but what was broadcast, America is hardly out of the woods. Sure the songs have a slap-happy feel but they aren’t really celebratory nor jubilant with not a care in the world. While troops might be pulling out of Iraq, there are others who are mired in Afghanistan; the Guantanamo and torture issues are still not settled and the deficit still looks like a black hole, just to namecheck a few. Or what about America’s involvement in Pakistan?
And Springsteen is still after The Dream - songs like Badlands, Prove It All Night, Outlaw Pete and Out In The Street are themes for the man in Main Street - where life is tough and doesn’t seem to get any better. But for Springsteen’s rock-as-salvation, there is always Hope (Working On A Dream, Promised Land). But the road is always perilous - The River, Born To Run and Thunder Road - and the result, which might be unreachable but certainly ideal, ends in Glory Days and an American Land.
But just to check himself, as Springsteen sings, “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true or is it something worse?” - is that why he is whistling and Dancing In The Dark?
All these is nothing new to those who have followed Springsteen through the years, he has been singing about The Dream from way back when. But for Obama, cutting through the bull seems awfully hard - God knows how his hands are tied before any decision is reached but like anyone who voted for Obama last November, they are still Waiting On A Sunny Day.
But at Glastonbury, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band certainly made the waiting a little more bearable.
Thanks to JTT (Jacktomthumb) for sharing the tracks on the Dime site and to SamGolden for the artwork.
Note: These tracks are no longer available for download. (See note below)
Track 101. Badlands
Track 102. Prove It All Night
Track 103. Outlaw Pete
Track 104. Out In The Street
Track 105. Working On A Dream
Track 106. Johnny 99
Track 107. Because The Night
Track 108. Waiting On A Sunny Day
Track 201. Promised Land
Track 202. The River
Track 203. Born To Run
Track 204. Thunder Road
Track 205. American Land
Track 206. Glory Days
Track 207. Dancing In The Dark
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