Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

They Shall Be Released

Springsteen, Sting, other stars headline for Amnesty International

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Released! The Human Rights Concerts

DVD $59.98 (Shout! Factory)

 

Between 1986 and 1998, Amnesty International staged several massive concert events to raise awareness and funds for human rights, featuring some of the biggest musical stars of the times. Now all those shows have been released on DVD, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the concert series’ highest-profile event, the “Human Rights Now!” world tour headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracey Chapman. Other performers featured in the nearly 17 hours of concert footage (most of it never before made commercially available) include U2, The Police, Bryan Adams, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Sinead O’Connor, Radiohead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Carlos Santana and Shania Twain, and net proceeds from sales of the box set, just like proceeds from the original shows, go to the ongoing work of Amnesty International.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Bru-u-u-u-ce!

Music-filled Springsteen doc from fans’ perspective

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Springsteen and I

Blu-ray $19.98 / DVD $14.98 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

For more than four decades, “The Boss” has been an arena-rock god adored by millions. This fan-focused documentary celebrates his music, his wide-ranging influence, and the indelible imprint he’s made on the lives of those shaped by a soundtrack of “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “The River,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Because The Night” and countless other tunes. With intimate fan interviews interwoven through live performances of dozens of Springsteen classics, it’s a cinematic love letter to one of  popular music’s most powerful performers.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Willie & The Women

A ride around the singing corral with a bevy of female partners

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CD $11.98 (Legacy)

He’s 80 years old, but still churning out the tunes—and roping in the ladies. Taking the name for his latest CD from half of the title of his 1984 duet with Julio Iglesias (the missing part is “…I’ve Loved Before”), the venerable crooning cowboy saddles up with a bevy of female singing partners, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones, for this jaunt around the musical corral. The 18 tunes include a wide-ranging selection of Nelson originals, standards from the American songbook, and other gems from Bruce Springsteen, Waylon Jennings, Bill Withers and Merle Haggard.

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