I've always liked "What Love Can Do" and "Good Eye" the most. To date and
to my knowledge, both songs only were performed once each.
"Kingdom Of Days" seemed so out of place in concert. I appreciate the song,
the sentiment, but it is almost borderline "preachy."
Why "Life Itself", although released as a video single, never got performed
in concert is anyone's guess..
...too technically challenging for the mighty E Street Band?
"The Last Carnival", if/should Springsteen "go it alone" aka solo tour,
perhaps we will hear this song live sans the song ending gospel singing? I
do like the gospel but I do think a more personal approach, just Bruce
w/piano or guitar alone would make a wonderful ode to Danny Federici (RIP).
"My Lucky Day"..hmmm is it me and my several copies of this song (over the
last year or so)? I refer to the extremely loud drum intro (I love it that
way, nice and loud) that begins the song but quickly gets squashed to be
quieter. In fact, every song seems to do that but "My Lucky Day" in
particular. I've played it exclusively in WinAMP and I have not "checked
off" a volume limiter anywhere, nor (I think) does WinAMP have that feature.
"Working On A Dream" the song, well as you probably know, needed a before
and after song in concert to make it work. "Badlands" into "WOAD" was such
a momentum killer..."Hungry Heart" consistently was performed before "WOAD"
during the later part of the "complete album" tour and tail end of "WOAD"
tour and apparently was the only song that (imho) worked. I write that for
primarily it was the piano of "Hungry Heart", so prominent in the song and
the intro to "WOAD" w/the piano that was almost seemless.
Regarding "Surprise Surprise"......great song! It does work in concert but
I have to admit, it's a (for lack of better words) weird song, don't get me
wrong, a birthday song is great.
I've always thought Springsteen & E Street would stay far, far away from
backing tracks, but it is quite evident that "Outlaw Pete" needed one, for
the harmonica that comes and goes while Bruce sings sometimes in the
Lyrically, "Working On ADream", the whole release, all songs as a whole is
outstanding but as someone else stated before, (and I agree), Springsteen
would serve the fans (including me) far better with a straight out, bare
bones rock and roll release.
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