I can only echo all the postive reviews elsewhere on Amazon - I've just listened to this for the third time since downloading it today and it's clear that this is a truly wonderful return to form for Springsteen. I'm a lifelong fan, but I have to admit I didn't care much for his folky Seeger sessions stuff. This goes back to what he does best, upbeat, melodic rock with great lyrics and that unmistakable "Boss" sound. It's more immediate than The Rising (which I rated his best since Darkness), and a highlight for me is the way they've let the Big Man (Clarence Clemons)loose with his sax on a few songs, especially "You'll be coming down" , "Living in the Future" and "Long Walk Home". Just a joy to hear that sax belting out, but I wish they'd really give him a long solo again like on Junglelands. My favourite tracks hasgot be Girls In Summer Clothes - I deny anyone not to be captivated by the opening 30 seconds - pure wall of sound with the 12 string guitars and one of Springsteens best melodies ever. I'll Work For Your Love and Your Own Worst Enemy are close seconds in the favourite stakes.
Not a duff track on this set at all, The Boss shows all the rest how to produce a well-crafted rock album. Don't listen to anyone who says its tired or boring - they ain't got a clue.
Buy it, crank up the volume, and fall in love with Springsteen all over again.