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on 3 April 2014
As a Bruce fan I didn't know if I was going to like seeing other artists sing Bruce's songs. So if I honest I purchased this DVD for the tracks Bruce did at the end of the show. I was very surprised that I sat though and really enjoyed seeing other artists performing bruce's music. Some really great performances especially from Patti Smith, Jackson Brown and Neil Young.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 21 August 2015
Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 Musicare's Person Of the Year and this DVD is a film of the awards ceremony. Musicare is a charity which supports music performers in times of financial, medical and personal need. There are 16 performances by other acts all performing Springsteen songs and 5 performances by Bruce and the E Street Band themselves. All of the performances are absolutely terrific. Some performers were well known to me, for example, Mumford and Sons, Elton John, John Legend, Sting, Neil Young but others, primarily American performers, were either unknown to me or certainly less well known. There were performances by Alabama Shakes, Ken Casey, Kenny Chesney. Juanes and others. Obviously they had the advantage of singing great Springsteen songs but they were all undoubtedly great acts. This DVD has certainly introduced me to some terrific performers whom I had never heard of. The sound and film quality are both excellent. If you are a Springsteen fan you will love this. Highly recommended
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on 26 March 2015
Big fan of Bruce and sometimes of the view that some songs are so perfect they shouldn't be touched by anyone else. By law. So I worried about what some of these would be like. With one exception Everybody brings something new to the party, and whilst maybe not better at least different and interesting. Stand out for me is Jim James and Tom Morello covering the Ghost of Tom Joad. Bottom of the pile is Elton John singing the streets of philadelphia. Just awful. That's one of the songs that should just be left alone. Main downside throughout was the compere Jon Stewart, not funny, racist and adds no value to proceedings. It's a real shame I can't get this in cd version for in the car.
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on 3 September 2014
All Bruce fans must buy this DVD! The contributing artists do a great job of his songs and clearly Bruce was impressed as well. The Tom Morello 'Ghost of Tom Joad' rendering is just amazing - buy it for this alone. And, of course, you get the added bonus of Bruce performing at the end. Strongly recommended.
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on 6 June 2014
A superb tribute as a number of artistes sing Classic Springsteen tracks before the Boss himself closes with five numbers including of course "Born To Run" and "Thunder Road". The only letdown for me was a mundane version of "Streets Of Philadelphia" from Elton John. Even Sting was okay, and Alabama Shakes started the whole thing off perfectly. Mumford and Sons and Jackson Browne provide other highlights, but the standout performance comes from Tom Morello and Jim James with a storming "The Ghost Of Tom Joad". Dare I say it - Bruce himself couldn't have given it more passion!
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on 15 June 2014
Im not especially enamoured with other people covering bruce songs -why would I want to see any one else singing them??!!
BUT this is really good -especially people like Patti Smith ( who is obviously an exception to the aforementioned rule), Jackson Brown and Neil young ,although I can do without Elton John making a Bruce song sound exactly like every other Elton John song
the concert is made even better by Bruce being there in person and accepting the Musicare Tribute Award and then the E street band joining him on stage for a mini concert.
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on 4 June 2014
Just what you'd expect - the top musicians from around the world getting together in LA to recognise Bruce by interpreting his songs in their individual styles; excellent performances from John Legend, Alabama Shakes, Tom Morello (of course), Tim McGraw and a host of others. Then at the end the Boss himself on stage to lay claim to the evening as you'd expect. For any Boss fans this is a worthy addition to your collection of CDs and DVDs.
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on 29 January 2016
Good gig. Pleasantly surprised by many of the "tribute" acts here. It's hard to kill a good song but very worthy efforts from all involved. And then some guy comes on stage at the end and blows off any remaining cobwebs.
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on 1 May 2017
This is a brilliant DVD of different artists performing Bruce's songs. There is such a variety from Elton John to Mumford and Sons to Sting and Jackson Brown. I watch it over and over again as it is so good. Bruce himself plays at the end which is an added bonus.
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on 8 January 2017
All Bruce fans should have this DVD, a really great couple of hours with some amazing artists singing covers and then the Boss himself with a fab set! Watched it several times over
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