Bruce Springsteen's concert/cinematic musings Western Stars
brings an added dimension to the thirteen songs on his new album. At 90 minutes, we see the Boss perform his new songs in his own rustic barn - complete with a symphony orchestra - in front of select friends.
Our boy from Asbury Park NJ is now an elder music statesman on a ranch in CA still singing about the common man and issues - love, loss, loneliness, family, and the passage of time. He's a troubadour for troubled souls and he's still looking in the mirror trying to fix himself too.
The film has scenes of nature, horses, Bruce looking reflective, sunsets, sunrises, and stark desert lands. I enjoyed the film and the insights into the songs. Some were catchy, some got a bit morose. But Bruce Springsteen is a music poet and he's captured a lot of America through the years. And by his side, wife - Patti Scialfa plays her guitar and leans in for some harmony. Old clips show them cavorting as kids and with their kids - quite a life - lean times and golden.
Not a fan of his music but he is a very talented musician, which shows in his longevity.ReplyDelete
I understand. He can drone a bit, but then there's a few tunes with some kick and he does tell "normal" stories in his songsDelete
Well this is niceReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend
He's very good, but I still prefer my Danny Boy.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend.
But of course!!Delete
Sure has a talent beyond many indeed, one way to bring attention to the songs on his new album too.ReplyDelete
the movie was a tad self indulgent but if he's not going to tour, this was a promotion.Delete
What a great review. I didn't see him as someone with that much depth. Sounds as though I'm wrong and would enjoy this one. Thank you, my friend.ReplyDelete
Have a peaceful weekend.
A troubadour for troubled souls... I like the sound of that. Your review had made me want to watch this movie.ReplyDelete
I'd like to see this! I think it would appeal to me.ReplyDelete
Sounds like sheer laid-back entertainment. :)ReplyDelete