BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E.STREET BAND – ” Purple Rain ” Brooklyn 23rd April 2016

Posted: April 24, 2016 in MUSIC
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Friday night at their show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their show with a tribute to Prince, performing “Purple Rain.”

The Boss wasn’t the only musician to cover Prince since his passing last Thursday. At the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, LCD Soundsystem covered “Controversy,” Ellie Goulding covered “When Doves Cry,” Sufjan Stevens teamed up with Gallant for a cover of “Purple Rain,” and Mavis Staples performed an a cappella version of the song.

Springsteen’s version with Nils Lofgren playing the now classic scorching guitar solo.

R.I.P. Prince
I had to do this video even though the video sources were all pretty bad and I am waiting on at least one proper 4k shoot but I wanted to get this one out. Purple Rain is one of my all time favourite albums. The song played by my favourite artist as a tribute to Prince is very special , Bruce and Prince shared many things. ….Prince and Springsteen have longed been connected, as both artists hit their commercial peaks in the Eighties; Prince’s Purple Rain and Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. arrived within weeks of each other in the summer of 1984.

That is how musicians say goodbye to one another. Prince always said that he thought Bruce Springsteen was a great band leader and someone that he learned from. Like Bruce, Prince expected his band to be talented enough to remember many many songs and be able to “change it up on a dime”. Both of these men appreciated perfection and we were the benefactors of their creations. Thanks for the music Prince. I hope you enjoy this rough mix. An upgraded mix with at least one additional great camera angle in the mix and proper audio coming later we hope.

 

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