Working on a Dream’ Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
Looks like 2009 could be a great year for the ‘Boss’.
He’s already won a Golden Globe for “The Wrestler” and appeared as the entertainment star of the 2009 Super Bowl halftime show. Bruce Springsteen appears to be at the top of his game. A new CD “Working on a Dream,” his third E Street Band disc in the new millennium (and fifth disc overall), Springsteen sounds unstoppable.
For Spaghetti western fans check out the sweeping, eight-minute, western epic, “Outlaw Pete”. Springsteen tells the tale of a legendary bandit who “at 6 months old he’d done 3 months in jail/He robbed a bank in his diapers/and little bare baby feet.” Galloping on the trail to the constantly building accompaniment of chugging cellos, surging keyboards, majestic strings, chiming guitars, crashing drums and harmonica wails, Springsteen weaves together a sprawling, spaghetti western of a tale complete with a taboo romance with a Navajo girl, a deadly shootout with a bounty hunter and an example of western justice, figuratively and literally, at its coldest. Thanks Raymie, for turning me on to this exceptional performance.
You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqrniE3Uy8