Live In Dublin
Released: Jun 2007
The Clifford The Big Red Dog of Springsteen albums: too big, too clumsy and too earnest, but adorable in spite (or because) of its inherent ridiculousness. Eighteen musicians! In period costumes! Playing old folk, blues and gospel songs! For 10 minutes each! Tuba solos! It's an oddly baroque hoedown, but if you can get past the sometimes forced reinterpretations of Boss chestnuts, you'll eventually succumb to the exuberant, sing-along-till-you're hoarse numbers, and mourn appropriately during earnest bits such as the delicate take on "When The Saints Go Marching In."