Live in Dublin

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The double-disc set Live in Dublin brings the Boss's latest project, the Pete Seeger tribute We Shall Overcome, to the live stage in fine style. As Springsteen continues to mine his roots in folk music, blues, Dixieland, country, swing, and gospel, he brings renewed energy to his effortless brand of rock 'n' roll. The disc was recorded on November 17, 18, and 19, 2006, at The Point in Dublin, Ireland, with a track listing that leans heavily on The Seeger Sessions but also includes numerous Boss favorites. The collection is likely to become a treasured item in every Bruce Springsteen collection.
All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The double-disc set Live in Dublin brings the Boss's latest project, the Pete Seeger tribute We Shall Overcome, to the live stage in fine style. As Springsteen continues to mine his roots in folk music, blues, Dixieland, country, swing, and gospel, he brings renewed energy to his effortless brand of rock 'n' roll. The disc was recorded on November 17, 18, and 19, 2006, at The Point in Dublin, Ireland, with a track listing that leans heavily on The Seeger Sessions but also includes numerous Boss favorites. The collection is likely to become a treasured item in every Bruce Springsteen collection.
All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Live in Dublin by Bruce Springsteen with the Seeger Sessions band documents the final show of the group's long tour in support of the album that took them across the U.S. and Europe. Along with performances from the album itself, the show is peppered with readings of Springsteen's own tunes. The deluxe double-CD contains 23 songs performed by a 17-piece band that included a full horn section and backing chorus, numerous guitars, dobro, banjo, keyboards, accordion, field drums, sousaphone, euphonium, pedal steel, fiddles, standup bass and more. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions was recorded by a band that captured immediacy: a certain raw savoir faire and a bristling kind of joyous energy that a large group of musicians who were getting to know one another recorded at Springsteen's home studio. In this package, these songs, most of which come from out of history and time, are performed by a band that is a spit-shined, polished, and utterly prepared and professional unit. It's not surprising. Springsteen's a perfectionist anyway, and some of the rough edges left on the studio album were a surprise a welcome one, here they've been honed and sharpened and this band could play with anybody. There is something cooler about this performance but its sheer musicality is a wonder. The horn charts are brilliant; there is room in some of these tunes -- such as "Erie Canal" -- for old New Orleans jazz-styled soloing and interplay; the time keeping as rhythm is captured not only by drums and bass, but by the chorus, and in lead and duet vocals. "Atlantic City" opens the show. It's radically rearranged as a monotone blues song. Other utterly reworked versions of Springsteen tunes, such as "If I Should Fall Behind" a 19th century waltz that becomes a communal sing; a country version of "Highway Patrolman" and "Long Time Comin'" from Devils & Dust. There's an overly long, radical redo of "Open All Night" as a late-'50s rock & roll song with a very polished Andrews Sisters-styled female chorus which is joined a male one in call and response -- it's like you're hearing something from Pump Boys at the Dinette. And there are more surprises with other tunes from Springsteen's past. From The Seeger Sessions material there's a new version of Blind Alfred Reed's "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live" complete with added lyrics; it's raucous and forceful. "O Mary Don't You Weep" is better than the take on the studio album. "Jacob's Ladder" a Seeger original is a wild gospel romp with full-on horns and popping snare. Springsteen's inventive folk song treatment of "When the Saints Go Marching In," and the rowdy gospel number "This Little Light of Mine" close the show. While there are many more notable moments here, there are three bonus tracks: a Cuban son version of "Blinded by the Light," and live versions of "Love of the Common People" and "We Shall Overcome," recorded for The Seeger Sessions but not used on the final disc. They add to the great sense of musical heritage that gave birth to the project in the first place. The latter tune is a defining moment: it's an underspoken element of surprise that closes the entire release with a moving, communal and spiritual dignity. It's also the only song here that doesn't feel like a number Springsteen has remade in his own musical image. Ultimately, this set feels not so much like a recording of the music of the "people" any longer, but more like another live -- and far more musically adventurous -- Bruce Springsteen record. Not that there is anything wrong with that. With Live in Dublin, something is lost as well as gained: it feels as if all of these songs -- not just the ones he penned -- have now become a part of Springsteen's catalog rather than a part of his repertoire.
Billboard - Ray Waddell
This would have been cool 100 years ago and will be 100 years hence.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Dan DeLuca
1/2 What makes this Live set essential for open-minded fans...is the radical reworking of selections from the Boss man's catalog.
Boston Herald - Larry Katz
Bruce serves up a batch of old folk Americana -- "Old Dan Tucker," "Erie Canal," "Jesse James," etc. -- but he does it his way: in epic, stadium-rock style.... And it’s grand fun.
Philadelphia Daily News - Jonathan Takiff
Another apt example of how a concert rendering can liven up material... the concert version benefits from months of fine tuning on the road, and the front guy's zeal to create the same kind of push/pull musical dynamic and excitement that you'd get in person with his E-Street Band. (Grade: A)

This would have been cool 100 years ago and will be 100 years hence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886970958226
  • Catalog Number: 709582
  • Sales rank: 6,924

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Atlantic City - The Sessions Band (5:10)
  2. 2 Old Dan Tucker - The Sessions Band (3:31)
  3. 3 Eyes on the Prize - The Sessions Band (6:03)
  4. 4 Jesse James - The Sessions Band (5:35)
  5. 5 Further On (Up the Road) - The Sessions Band (5:54)
  6. 6 O Mary Don't You Weep - The Sessions Band (6:57)
  7. 7 Erie Canal - The Sessions Band (4:34)
  8. 8 If I Should Fall Behind - The Sessions Band (5:13)
  9. 9 My Oklahoma Home - The Sessions Band (8:25)
  10. 10 Highway Patrolman - The Sessions Band (5:47)
  11. 11 Mrs. McGrath - The Sessions Band (5:03)
  12. 12 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live [Bruce Springsteen Version - The Sessions Band (3:20)
  13. 13 Jacob's Ladder - The Sessions Band (6:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Long Time Comin' - The Sessions Band (4:48)
  2. 2 Open All Night - The Sessions Band (8:04)
  3. 3 Pay Me My Money Down - The Sessions Band (5:59)
  4. 4 Growin' Up - The Sessions Band (4:31)
  5. 5 When the Saints Go Marching In - The Sessions Band (5:12)
  6. 6 This Little Light of Mine - The Sessions Band (3:08)
  7. 7 American Land - The Sessions Band (4:22)
  8. 8 Blinded by the Light - The Sessions Band (4:43)
  9. 9 Love of the Common People - The Sessions Band (4:39)
  10. 10 We Shall Overcome - The Sessions Band (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Springsteen Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Marc Anthony Thompson Acoustic Guitar
Patti Scialfa Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Art Baron Mandolin, Trombone, Euphonium, Sousaphone, Penny Whistle, Group Member
Larry Eagle Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Clark Gayton Percussion, Trombone, Vocals, Group Member
Charlie Giordano Organ, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Group Member
Curtis King Vocals
Curtis Rance King Jr. Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Lisa Lowell Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Cindy Mizelle Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Marty Rifkin Dobro, Mandolin, Steel Guitar, Group Member
Soozie Tyrell Violin, Vocals, Group Member
Curt Ramm Percussion, Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Frank Bruno Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Sam Bardfeld Violin, Vocals, Group Member
Dan Lee Organ
Jeremy Chatzky Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Greg Liszt Banjo, Vocals, Group Member
Gregory Liszt Banjo
Ed Manion Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Guy Carawan Composer, Adaptation
Blind Alfred Reed Composer
Pete Seeger Composer, Adaptation
Bruce Springsteen Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Frank Hamilton Composer, Adaptation
Agnes "Sis" Cunningham Composer
Barbara Carr Management
Zilphia Horton Composer, Adaptation
John Hurley Composer
Jon Landau Management
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Ronnie Wilkins Composer
Alice Wine Composer
Bob Weber Drum Technician, Instrument Technician
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Kevin Buell Guitar Techician
Traditional Composer
Michelle Holme Art Direction
Aron Michalski Guitar Techician
Brett Dicus Audio Technician
Alison Oscar Management
Marilyn Laverty Publicity
John Cooper Engineer, House Mix
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