Documentary about the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. The programme looks at his career through archive and interview footage and features input from Patti Scialfa, Clarence Clemons, Jon Landau and Spingsteen himself.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, more fondly know as "The Boss" by his millions of fans, is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century and one of the greatest artists of all time.
Blinded By The Light: The Very Best Of Manfred Mann's Earth Band is a compilation album released in 1992 by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Manfred Mann's Earth Band are an English rock band formed by South African musician Manfred Mann. The band's hits include covers of Bruce Springsteen's "For You","Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit In The Night". After forming in 1971 and despite a short hiatus in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the Earth Band has continued to perform and tour through the present.
Remakes can be atrocious wastes of wax: subpar carbon copy re-treads dressed up as calculated idolatry, or deconstructionist reconfigurations basking in the laziness of lyrics already written. However, two of the greatest rewrites in history belong to Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The treatments of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light" and "For You" included here create a wholly unique variation on the stark, earthy originals by flipping the tracks and exposing the soft, white underbelly, then piling on excessive musical ornamentation like a master filmmaker visualizing a novel, blowing the inspiration at the nucleus into a bowdlerized paronomasia of sonic perfection…
How different the career and music of Bruce Springsteen could have turned out had it not been for his legally enforced recording hiatus, witnessed between the release of his celebrated Born To Run album and the delayed but extraordinary follow-up, Darkness On The Edge Of Town - almost three years later. Despite the undeniable strength of his 75 opus, during this break from the studio, many wondered if the future of rock n roll was a one trick pony who had somehow managed to capture the imagination of the media for a brief moment, but in reality was just yet another new Bob Dylan who got lucky.