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I have to say I am not necessarily a fan of The Boss or of folk music, but for some reason you add two things together that I don't like and you get something that I like?

[-] + [-] = [+] ?

The logic is not there but this record is amazing. I don't find myself stretching out of the electronic and hip hop genres much but I am glad I checked it out for this record. This what is best described as freewheeling. The record infuses energy into meaningful and thought provoking from an uncompromising folk great. Pitchfork described the record as, "less an exhumation than a celebration, The Seeger Sessions is the best proof we've got that America's folksongs are also our finest artifacts." The Guardian adds that the "unlike many of his recent recordings, this is an addictively exuberant album."

Mp3: Bruce Springsteen - "Old Dan Tucker"

Buy: Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions here or here.

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nico said... @ 5/13/2006 01:46:00 AM

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

The new Bruce disc was playing in the record store on Thursday and I almost couldn't stay in the place.

Springsteen absolutely butchers John Henry. "Shenandoah" isn't much better and I don't know whether to laugh or cry over his rendition of "We Shall Overcome."

To me, the record sounds like a city boy way out of his element.

Flatlander said... @ 5/13/2006 11:38:00 PM


K. said... @ 5/15/2006 01:02:00 PM

I see where you are coming from Nico. Perhaps its because I am not into folk and to be honest can't hear what the originals sound like.

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