Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 23rd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate

Several surprises and solid performances made for a satisfactory first night in Hunter Valley, but we've seen as the 2014 High Hopes Tour has progressed that Springsteen and the E Street Band won't settle for 'satisfactory'. That's led to many emphatic examples of the Night Two Rule in full effect, and it's most certainly in … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 23rd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate

E Street Review: Bruce Springsteen at the Lincoln Memorial, January 20th, 2021

Twelve years after playing at the inauguration for President Obama, Bruce Springsteen returned to Washington, DC as the opening act of President Biden's 'Celebrating America' inauguration special. Quite the contrast to January 2009, on this cold, dark night, Bruce stood - with Lincoln staring over his shoulder - by himself. No Pete or Tao-Rodriguez Seeger, … Continue reading E Street Review: Bruce Springsteen at the Lincoln Memorial, January 20th, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 22nd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate

"Where is the wine? Where is it?! ... Where are the women?!" Following the best show of the tour so far in Sydney, Springsteen and the E Street Band make the trip up north into Hunter Valley and the Hope Winery Estate. Expectations weren't overly high for a show better than the one Sydney got … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 22nd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate

Retro E Street Review: June 28th, 2003 – Milan, IT – San Siro

In my previous E Street Review I talked about the only High Hopes Tour show that was never released. Before getting back to Springsteen's 2014 tour in the coming weeks, I wanted to write about a concert from another tour that's notable for its unreleased shows.While it remains a Bruce Inc. decision to leave February … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: June 28th, 2003 – Milan, IT – San Siro

New from the Springsteen archive: November 12th, 2012 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

In the week leading up to this first Archive Series release of 2020, I was given the opportunity, and an exciting one at that, by Backstreets Magazine to review the second night in St. Paul from 2012, which you can read here. In writing that review, it left me uncertain what to do in relation … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 12th, 2012 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Springsteen’s Archive Series: The possibilities for 2021 (and the Series’ Top 10 songs of 2020)

2020 wasn't a good year, but if there was one solace for Springsteen fans it was the quality of releases from the Archive Series and the studio. Alongside the release of Letter To You (album and documentary), we got twelve shows from the vault with several of them being truly remarkable. To say it was … Continue reading Springsteen’s Archive Series: The possibilities for 2021 (and the Series’ Top 10 songs of 2020)