Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Version City #21 - Bruce Springsteen sings Suicide

I'm delighted to note the inclusion of 'Dream Baby Dream' in the tracklisting of Bruce Springsteen's new studio LP, 'High Hopes', which is slated for release in January. Springsteen performed his interpretation of the 1979 Suicide single on over 60 occasions in 2005, releasing one of those live versions as a limited edition 10" single in 2008.



A few years ago there were a large number of audience recordings of the song floating about on YouTube, all taped throughout 2005, though many have disappeared in the interim. A few still cling on, however, and I'd recommend checking out the whole lot. From the early tentative run-throughs, to the glorious, epic performances towards the tour's conclusion, Springsteen's take on 'Dream Baby Dream' rarely fails to floor me and I'm pleased that it'll now gain the wider recognition it deserves.

4 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Simply wonderful. Nuff said.

C said...

As you know, I'm not a Springsteen fan, (sorry!) - however, I know someone who very much is. I shall impress her with my knowledge of this when I see her next week!

Old Pa's Corner said...

Bloody brilliant! it certainly floored me!

Looking forward to your Dylan report...just listened to a clip of the 26th concert.

The Swede said...

I'm not usually one for playing the same song over and over ad infinitum, though Bruce's take on 'Dream Baby Dream' is an exception.

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