Human Touch MTV 1992

Un Springsteen di vent’anni fa che canta Human Touch.

Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen

You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip away
In the end what you don’t surrender
Well the world just strips away

Girl, ain’t no kindness in the face of strangers
Ain’t gonna find no miracles here
Well you can wait on your blesses my darlin’
But I got a deal for you right here

I ain’t lookin’ for praise or pity
I ain’t comin’ ’round searchin’ for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Ain’t no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain’t no bread from heavenly skies
Ain’t nobody drawin’ wine from this blood
It’s just you and me tonight

Tell me, in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
Well it comes at a hard hard price
You can’t shut off the risk and the pain
Without losin’ the love that remains
We’re all riders on this train

So you’ve been broken and you’ve been hurt
Show me somebody who ain’t
Yeah, I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain
But, hell, a little touchup
and a little paint…

You might need somethin’ to hold on to
When all the answers, they don’t amount to much
Somebody that you could just to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch

Baby, in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much
I just want to feel you in my arms
Share a little of that Human Touch
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Give me a little of that Human Touch

LIVING PROOF 17.06.1992

Bootleg Cristal Cat della seconda data a Stoccolma del tour di Human Touch/Lucky Town.

Della stessa serata esiste anche il DVD bootleg con lo stesso titolo.

La scaletta:

01 Better days
02 Born in the USA
03 Local hero
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 If I should fall behind
06 57 channels (and nothin’ on)
07 The river
08 Living proof
09 My hometown
10 Leap of faith

11 Man’s job
12 Roll of the dice
13 All or nothing at all (acoustic)
14 Cover me
15 Brilliant disguise
16 I wish I were blind
17 Real Man

18 Thunder road (acoustic)
19 Real World
20 Light of day
21 Human touch
22 Glory days
23 Working on the highway
24 Bobby Jean
25 Hungry heart
26 My beautiful reward


Ecco il terzo classificato della mia TOP 5 (che trovate qui): A gentleman of Verona

Anche questo DVD bootleg fa parte della serie degli Uber di Springsteen emersa qualche anno fa.

I dettagli:

Title: A Gentleman of Verona
Discs: 2
Format: PAL
Generation: N/A
Video: pro-shot
Audio: soundboard
Menu: authored
Chapters: songs
Video Rating: 10/10
Audio Rating: 9/10
Production Rating: 10/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
Description: Released as part of TattooDad’s quest to liberate “ubertrader” material, this pro-shot DVD features the second-half of the show on a cold night in Verona. The first-half of the concert is not known to exist but intriguingly the discs are marked respectively as Act 2 and Act 3 so there is scope for this to become a 3 disc set in the future, although, as with a similar video from Toronto in 1984, we probably shouldn’t hold our collective breaths for Act 1!

This transitional period in Bruce’s career is much maligned by some fans but this performance showcases the “Other Band” after a year on the road and the DVD reveals a very competent musical outfit. The band could never hope to engender the same emotional connection with the fans as its E-Street equivalents but no-one in Verona that night would have thought anything other than they had seen a great show; the encore in particular is excellent with “My Beautiful Reward” and “ Workin’ On the Highway” being notable highlights. Special mention too for a very nice acoustic version of “Thunder Road”.

As is the norm with HOJO, the production is of high quality and the Shakespearian theme is a nice touch. The video is excellent, particularly considering its age, and contains enough audience shots to ensure it doesn’t feel sterile. Unfortunately, the audio doesn’t quite reach the same standard. HOJO cleaned up the original audio to remove the hiss which marred the overall sound. It was then remixed with audience recordings to add a little atmosphere and try to overcome the distortion on the original source, presumably as a result of the audio level being set too high when it was recorded. The extent to which the distortion is still noticeable and will irritate may depend on viewers’ equipment or audio set-up; this reviewer found it difficult to listen to at certain moments on his PC but experienced no such problems when viewing the show through the magic of television. Whatever the case, the finished mix is a significant improvement on the original source recording and audio collectors should note it has also been made available on CD. For the purists, the original soundtrack is available as optional audio on the DVD.

The bonus video features a performance from Oslo on the final night of the 1993 European tour. Featuring Warren Kaye, aka roadie “Chainsaw, on guitar and lead vocals, it is, frankly, scary and shouldn’t be viewed by anyone with a weak heart- ever wanted to see Roy Bittan or Shayne Fontayne “headbanging”?! You may even be thankful next time Wolfgang Niedecken or Terrence Trent D’Arby shares the stage with Bruce!

Whether you care for the “Other Band” or not, this is a release you should hunt down. What are you waiting for?!

1. I’m On Fire
2. Because The Night
3. Prove It All Night
4. Human Touch
5. The River
6. Who’ll Stop The Rain?
7. Souls Of The Departed
8. Born In The USA
9. Light Of Day

1. Hungry Heart
2. Glory Days
3. Thunder Road
4. Born To Run
5. My Beautiful Reward
6. Rockin’ All Over The World
7. Workin’ On The Highway

8. Born To Be Wild (01-06-93 – Oslo – Norway)