Minggu, 13 Februari 2011

First candidate for my Top 10 Albums of 2013

trailer Extended Plays

Extended Plays

I always wondered what it would take to get me to submit a review, and this CD is it.

I think Bruce's work on this album is understated brilliance, and I alternately cried and danced in my chair on the first listenings (3 consecutive). As an artist, Bruce internalized the events of 9/11 and was inspired to create what few could ever hope to; a stunning compilation of songs that masterfully and beautifully articulates the confusion, pain, aftermath, and subsequent hope of a relief worker, a loved one, a nation.

Bruce's songwriting skills are top-notch, and the lyrics on this album really display his capacity for tapping in to the depth of the human spirit and emotion. But the theme here is healing, so while many of the lyrics bring you back emotionally to the events of last year, in typical Bruce style, the music also has the power to rejuvenate.

The album is thoroughly modern in its approach, yet elements of the "old" Bruce - the great E-Street Band sound, Clarence's provocative sax, the knock-your-socks-off guitar solos, the memorable rock-n-roll anthems - are here again, too. While listening, I can't help but picture myself dancing and singing along to many of these songs with friends at a live show. (And if you've ever been to one of his shows, you know what I mean!!!)

A lot of care and thought has gone in to the production details as well. Songs thread seamlessly in to one another. Additional musicians and musical styles are used to full effect. And lyrics are included.

THE RISING is a modern classic, in my opinion ranking right up there with Bruce's best - but will stand on it's own. More than ever, it should solidify Bruce's place in musical history. It's an album that Neil Young, Billy Joel, and certainly Bon Jovi, among others, will wish they'd made.

Buy it.

Get your Extended Plays Now!

9 komentar:

  1. I know that EP is Extended Play & that LP stands for Long Play.

    BalasHapus
  2. i prefer extended play, because studio album songs half of the time don't be that good. what do you prefer, and what artist?

    BalasHapus
  3. thirteen mono extended plays in a boxed set with a book on the magical mystery tour. These records are in the original blue box with the beatles signatures in gold on the front. They have only been played one time to record them onto tape.

    BalasHapus
  4. Walter Valenzuela28 November 2011 06.32

    How do you record a dvd in extended play mode

    BalasHapus
  5. i searched miley cyrus's songs and an album or something came up with "EP" on the side.. i know it means extended play but what does extended play mean?

    BalasHapus
  6. I have been unable to find a set exactly like it. I am trying to find an approximate value. I do have pictures available if that would help. There are approximately 10 of the extended play 45's. They all come in a nice box. I would appreciate any help that anyone might be able to give.

    BalasHapus
  7. What is the difference between a single, an album, and an extended play. Do not put any insults in your answer. I'm just asking.

    BalasHapus
  8. I got this new card in the mail from AE and its called the All-Access Pass: Extended Play, what is it? I have the regular All-Access Pass.

    BalasHapus
  9. Ive heard that you can play the extended play whenever you want

    BalasHapus