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The Rising (Special Package)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Rising As High As the WTC.........

    First let me state emphatically that I am a fan of Bruce since a friend handed me a Darkness On the Edge Of Town 8 Track back in 1978. (I still have it) Although I’m not crazy about the Rising, I do plan on attending the 08/31 show to celebrate my 40th birthday with my wife. My own reasons for not enjoying the Rising is that I was a few blocks away from the WTC on 9/11 and witnessed things no one should ever encounter. I spent 12 years in those towers and had many friends. Sadly, I lost 5 of them that day. Like I said, the Rising is just a difficult piece of music for me. With the Rising, and now the tour, Bruce should step up to the plate during his Giants Stadium stand and announce he’s giving a gate or two to the 9/11 fund. I know he keeps his charitable contributions private; however, singing these songs in the shadow of what was once the World Trade Center (now a burial ground) is not a typical event. Could you imagine how good it would be if he said, “tonight, we’re playing for free and giving the money you paid to buy some fire engines.” Such a statement would allow him to still be privately charitable because he would be empowering his audience. Remember, I said, “The money YOU paid.” Such an act of kindness would also dispel some of the hypocrisy from the debate. After all, the subject matter of the Rising, plus the tour, has allowed Bruce a nice windfall of money. The man has every right to work the capitalists system to his advantage. However, this is a special circumstance and difficult times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what i've heard so far!

    What I have heard so far from the previews on our local radio station - it sounds great ... old style Bruce - back to his roots! I fell away from his music for a while and after hearing some of the songs from this new album... I am anticipating tomorrow's release!

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