3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Eloquent, modest, self-aware Boss,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Bruce Springsteen: Live - VH1 Storytellers [DVD]  (DVD)A very revealing format, Storyteller calls on artists to explain their craft. Some are obviously better at it than others, and the Boss must come close to topping the leader board. Filmed in 2005 just after the release of the disappointing Devils and Dust, this episode of the series is not in the least disappointing.
Springsteen is a naturally nervous man, hard working and serious and he takes the craft of songwriting much more seriously than most. His explanations are always lucid and honest, and his natural charm overwhelms the viewer - he builds incredible respect and admiration throughout.
Two things disappoint - one is the show begins fantastically well and ends less so, and the choice of songs (due to album plugging) is not always the best. I was surprised how lacking his explanation of the deep irony of Waiting for a Sunny Day, and he skips through The Rising - one of his most incisive, personal songs as if he doesn't want to reveal anything. But I now know all I could ever want to know about Devils and Dust, Brilliant Disguise, Nebraska and Thunder Road - all revealing.
I will second what all the reviews mention - Bruce Springsteen is worthy of respect no matter what you make of his music. He is a human being of great feeling and real charisma, arising from personal integrity.