Thanks to Rock Club 40 member and regular contributor, Suzanne Bunker for the following great review of the Bruce Springsteen documentary film, Springsteen and I, currently showing in selected cinemas around the country...

 

 

You will laugh, the hairs on the back of your neck will rise, you will nod in agreement and shake in disbelief, you will relate, you will sing and you will enjoy.

 

Springsteen and I is a documentary film made with the help of Bruce Springsteen’s fans. It is a film that shares stories of Bruce and what he and his music mean to them. The stories and reasons are varied but the storytellers have one thing in common. They have been touched by Bruce. How is it that a man and his songs can move so many people around the globe and he can remain so humble?

 

As well as the documentary of stories we are treated to footage of Bruce and the E Street Band in Hyde Park, London 2012. The highlight of the footage is the opening song Thunder Road and the closing songs when Sir Paul McCartney joins Bruce and the E Street Band on stage. Bruce was like a kid in a candy store singing with the legendary Beatle. The respect between these two music powerhouses was clearly mutual. The atmosphere was electric.

 

The film closes with four of the fans from the first third of the film returning to give their latest story. I won’t give too much away except to say dreams can come true.

 

This is must see for fans of the Boss but I do believe anyone who has been moved, motivated or had their life changed by a musician will relate to the stories.

 

Hopefully it will be released on DVD for those who miss the short cinema season.

 

 

 

 

by Suzanne Bunker

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