View single post by Kid_Naitch
 Posted: Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 03:34 pm
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They were released on the same day, and I think they should've been combined and pared down to create one, strong album as opposed to two mediocre (for the Boss) albums. There are songs off the two that I like (57 Channels and Nothin' On, Lucky Town, Better Days) but lots of filler, too.

So, a somewhat similar situation to Load and Reload by Metallica. Though those two albums were released a year or so apart, all the songs were from the same sessions. Combining would've yielded a much stronger album than two albums with filler.

Getting back to the Boss, I usually tend to skip his 90s output. I love the live version of Lucky Town from the Unplugged show and the newer version of The Ghost of Tom Joad where Tom Morello guests and tears the house down (Nils Lofgren plays the Morello role on the tour and it's dynamite, of course).