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E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Price: £6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great primer, 25 Jan. 2013
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The one thing Clinton Heylin does well is to express a strong opinion in a provocative and often humorous style. As a fan of Mr Springsteen for 35 years I think this has a lot to recommend it as it chimes with many of my feelings about his career. Why leave off so much good work from official album releases?..I think Clinton Heylin invokes the level of psychological pain, terror and anxiety that has certainly dogged Bruce in terms of time spent in the studio trying to reach for the ineffable. And the end products have not been as good as they could have been and Heylin does a good job of arguing this by accounting for the endless sessions, rewrites and discards that are a part of Bruce's creative processes. There is much here that in time should form the basis of other analyses rather than the usual hagiographic and stale accounts of Bruce's career. I came away from this more convinced than ever that Bruce is one of the great artists and with a renewed sympathy for and insight into the challenges of an artist operating in a populist medium. I can now listen to the many unreleased tracks I have accumulated with a greater sense of context.


Philips SHL5605BK/10 CitiScape Downtown On-Ear Headphones - Brown
Philips SHL5605BK/10 CitiScape Downtown On-Ear Headphones - Brown
Offered by DIGITALGUY INTERNATIONAL, INC
Price: £41.90

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic portable sound, 15 Jun. 2012
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Excellent but not overwhelming bass with a midrange that brings out the best in vocals, these are great portable phones. They do not leak sound, so not anti-social. They benefit from adjustments to the EQ settings on your portable player as there is a neutral quality to the Downtowns. To gain more control and power they also benefit from a small portable amp like the fiio E6. They get more comfortable with use as well. Two acquaintances who have listened to my pair have gone on to purchase them. I will never go back to in-ears as too dependent on exact positioning and do not give the soundstage these are capable of. For the price these are superb set of headphones with a refined sound, probably lost on the generation that enjoys being sledgehammered by the artificial bass boosts of Dr Dre's beats.


Bruce Springsteen & The E St's London Calling: Live in Hyde Park [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]
Bruce Springsteen & The E St's London Calling: Live in Hyde Park [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Bruce Springsteen
Price: £10.02

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce. Nuff said!, 18 April 2012
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He's brilliant isn't he? The look on Brian Fallon's face when he sings "No Surrender" with Bruce sums up the experience of watching this...joy, respect, love and perhaps a man tear being choked back.


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