Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seen Your Video: "Sweet Soul Music" by Springsteen & the E Street Band (MSG, 11/8/09)

During Bruce Springsteen's latest round of E Street Band shows, he's been playing many of his records start to finish. His was the last show played at Giants Stadium last month where they did all of Born to Run, and at the MSG show this past Saturday, they played all of The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle..

In the middle of last week, Springsteen announced he was playing The River straight though, with limited commercial interruptions at Sunday's MSG show. A double record, The River has some of the most incredible and jaw dropping rock songs Springsteen has ever recorded, ones that truly make you feel alive. As you can imagine, everyone I know that attended the show said it was something completely magical and amazing.

Somewhere towards the end of the show, Springsteen apparently saw someone with a sign that said "Sweet Soul Music," the old Arthur Conley song, and one the E Street Band hadn't played in some time. No matter, Springsteen took a notion and decided that they should give it a whirl anyway. That's the beauty of a Springsteen show, even in an arena the size of Texas, the man can still put on a show that makes you feel like you're seeing him in your basement amidst 40 people. That's also the beauty of Bruce and the E Street Band because even yelling out chord changes and with no rehearsal, an impromptu song like this by them sounds better than tons of other bands who'd rehearsed it a million times.

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