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Working on a Dream

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Another Mindblower From The Boss

How? I mean seriously, how does he do it? He's pushing 60 for God's sake and is putting out some of the best music of his life. Working on a Dream follows closely in the footsteps of his last masterpiece, Magic. Bruce is still indulging his 60's pop appetite, but this t...
How? I mean seriously, how does he do it? He's pushing 60 for God's sake and is putting out some of the best music of his life. Working on a Dream follows closely in the footsteps of his last masterpiece, Magic. Bruce is still indulging his 60's pop appetite, but this time the arrangements are even more lush and ethereal. If Magic was his final word on the Bush administration, Working on a Dream is the sound of a man freed from fear and loathing and prepared to start building again. It's as inspiring as it is beautiful. He sings direct and open love letters to his wife on This Life and Kingdom of Days. On The Last Carnival, he eulogizes Dan Federici in the form of Wild Billy rolling up the tents and packing them onto the trains he won't be travelling on anymore. It's a heartbreaking and fitting tribute to the man who's organ playing painted the Jersey Shore so vividly into so many of Bruce's songs. Working on a Dream is a pitch perfect song for a country in the midst of hard economic times, but is also a call to straighten our backs and get to work. It carries many of the hopes that he and much of our nation see in our new president. Queen of the Supermarket at first feels like an odd tune in the Boss's catalog, but it harkens back to The Wild, The Innocent record and is a heartaching loners lament about unrequited love that comes crashing to an explosive climax. It's all capped off with the bonus track, The Wrestler, which, having seen the movie, is devastating. This is another fantastic collection that encapsulates bits and pieces from a 30+ year career and throws enough curve balls to keep you on your toes. Thanks again Boss!

posted by Liberal_Shmuck on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Working on a Dream

Sadly disappointing. I normally love the Boss's music, but this CD was upleasant to the ear, and way too "kitchy" for me... My least favorite of all his albums so far.

posted by susansews2 on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Working on a Dream

    Sadly disappointing. I normally love the Boss's music, but this CD was upleasant to the ear, and way too "kitchy" for me... My least favorite of all his albums so far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointed

    I liked only 2 songs. His voice has lessened in quality and the music was unappealing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poor sound quality

    I wait for Springsteen's releases with anticipation, but I am afraid that until he changes producers, I will not purchase another CD. This CD can only be consumed in a car with road noise surrounding the output. One can not listen to this CD on any honest stereo at home. As an audiophile, this recording is unbearable and it is the third CD for which the CD's sound quality is quite poor. Save your money and catch the energy of the live concert.

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