Friday, September 10, 2010

"Empty Sky"

9-10-10 reflective brain

I've still been into listening to Bruce Springsteen music most of this week. I guess September will be my month for Bruce, since he was born in September on the 23rd, 1949.

I know I really love the 70's Springsteen music. I love rocking out to "Born to Run" (1975), "Darkness on the Edge of Town" (1978) and "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle" (1973).... but lately I have been listening to his album/CD called "The Rising" released in 2002, which has Springsteen's reflections after 9-11. (Tomorrow will be 9 years past)

According to Wikipedia, "The Rising" was not only a commercial success for Springsteen after a seven year stretch without releasing a studio album/CD, but this album/CD also had critical acclaim. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the first week sales of over 520,000 copies. This fact made Springsteen the oldest person to achieve a first-week sales of over a half a million copies in the US.

In 2002 this album was one out of only two albums to be given a FIVE STAR rating by Rolling Stone Magazine. This album also won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003.

Here is video of acoustic version of "Empty Sky".... If you find yourself in a reflective mood this weekend.

PS: The whole album "The Rising" is not filled with slow or depressing songs, there are many upbeat songs as well.

1 comment:

  1. BRUCE! I went to one of his concerts 7 or 8 years ago with my son Josh, and let me tell you, it was the best concert I've ever attended. He puts on a great show for an old man. hehehe. It's one of my best memories with him.

    Bruce is my oldest son Jaye's rock god. He has attended so many of his concerts, I've lost count. He even made it to Asbury Park. He's now in the process of collecting all the vinyl albums. Did you know Bruce still does his new releases on vinyl, too? Very few artists do.