Recensione: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Western Stars

Recensione: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Western Stars

Personalmente non sono mai stato un amante del Boss. A parte una infatuazione adolescenziale per “The River” crescendo non sono mai entrato a far parte della cerchia dei suoi rigorosi adepti. Altri lidi musicali, altri generi, anche se non ho mai disprezzato la sua energia rock e il suo modo unico di stare sul palco. 

“Western Stars” è qualcosa di diverso. Subito il primo singolo There Goes My Miracle mi ha letteralmente spiazzato. Non mi aspettavo un pezzo così ! 
Aperto, orchestrale, quasi epico, emozionante. 
Non mi aspettavo questi drappeggi e arrangiamenti nelle ballad del Boss. 
Il risultato è che ha acceso la mia curiosità. 

Western Stars ha lo spirito della sua gioventù ma realizzato con tutta la sua maturità artistica. Un disco ricco di storie di gente comune, una galleria di persone disegnate con onesta lirica quasi come dipinti dove le parole e la musica si fondono alla perfezione come disegni e colori. 

Come dice lo stesso Springsteen: 

Questo lavoro è un ritorno alle mie registrazioni da solista con le canzoni ispirate a dei personaggi e con arrangiamenti orchestrali cinematici, è come uno scrigno ricco di gioielli».

Un viaggio continuo, quello di Bruce. Un disco quasi cinematico che vede il Boss ancora una volta on the road, con la sua voce e la sua musica, solo e consapevole, a camminare e correre tra ostacoli e sofferenze alla ricerca del senso della vita e della felicità. 

La perfetta colonna sonora della profonda America di questi anni.
Non un capolavoro assoluto ma un gran bel disco inatteso che mi porta ad avere voglia di continuare ad ascoltarlo e rimanere catturato dalle sue storie.  
 

Score:  8,00

Tre brani da ascoltare subito: The Wayfarer – Sundown –  There Goes My Miracle

Quotes:  

t’s the same sad story, love and glory goin’ ’round and ’round
It’s the same old cliché, a wanderer on his way, slippin’ from town to town
Some find peace here on the sweet streets, the sweet streets of home
Where kindness falls and your heart calls for a permanent place of your own

I’m a wayfarer, baby, I drift from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway, spinning ’round and ’round

You start out slow in a sweet little bungalow, something two can call home
Then rain comes fallin’, the blues come calling, and you’re left with a heart of stone
Some folks are inspired sitting by the fire, slippers tucked under the bed
But when I go to sleep I can’t count sheep for the white lines in my head

I’m a wayfarer, baby, I roam from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway, spinning ’round and ’round

Where are you now, where are you now?
Where are you now?

(The Wayfarer)

I got so down-and-out in ‘Frisco
Tired of the pills and the rain
I picked up, headed for the sunshine
I left a good thing behind
Seemed all of our love was in vain
Now my baby’s coming in on the Tucson train

I come here lookin’ for a new life
One I wouldn’t have to explain
To that voice that keeps me awake at night
When a little peace would make everything right
If I could just turn off my brain
But now my baby’s coming in on the Tucson train

We fought hard over nothin’
We fought till nothin’ remained
I’ve carried that nothin’ for a long time
Now I carry my operator’s license
And spend my days just runnin’ this crane
And my baby’s coming in on the Tucson train

Hard work’ll clear your mind and body
The hard sun will burn out the pain
If they’re lookin’ for me, tell ’em, buddy
I’m waitin’ down at the station
Just prayin’ to the five-fifteen
I’ll wait all God’s creation
Just to show her a man can change
Now my baby’s coming in on the Tucson train

(Western Stars)

I got two pins in my ankle and a busted collarbone
A steel rod in my leg, but it walks me home
At nine, I climbed high into the boughs of our neighborhood’s tallest tree
I don’t remember the fear, just the breeze

Drive fast, fall hard, I’ll keep you in my heart
Don’t worry about tomorrow, don’t mind the scars
Just drive fast, fall hard

At nineteen, I was the king of the dirt down at the Remington draw
I liked the pedal and I didn’t mind the wall
‘Midst the roar of the metal I never heard a sound
I was looking for anything, any kind of drug to lift me up off this ground

Drive fast, fall hard, I’ll keep you in my heart
Don’t worry about tomorrow, don’t mind the scars
Just drive fast, fall hard

We met on the set of this B picture that she made
She liked her guys a little greasy, ‘neath her pay grade
We headed down to Baja in the desert, we made our stand of it
Figured maybe together we could get the broken pieces to fit

(Drive Fast (The Stuntman))

Sunrise, sundown
The streets gone golden brown
Auburn skies above
I’m searching for my love
I’m searching for my love

There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away
There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away

Moonlight, moon bright
Where’s my lucky star tonight?
The streets lost in lamp light
Then suddenly inside
Suddenly inside

There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away
There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away

Look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done, ah
Look what you’ve done (Look what you’ve done)
Look what you’ve done (Look what you’ve done)
Look what you’ve done, ah
Look what we’ve done (Look what we’ve done)
Look what we’ve done (Look what we’ve done)
Look what we’ve done, ah

Heartache, heartbreak
Love gives, love takes
The book of love holds its rules
Disobeyed by fools
Disobeyed by fools

There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away
There goes my miracle
Walking away, walking away
Walking away, walking away

There goes my miracle
Sunrise, sundown

(There Goes My Miracle)

Tracklist:  

Hitch Hikin’
The Wayfarer
Tucson Train
Western Stars
Sleepy Joe’s Café?
Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
Chasin’ Wild Horses
Sundown
Somewhere North of Nashville
Stones
There Goes My Miracle
Hello Sunshine
Moonlight Motel

Discografia:

1973 – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
1973 – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
1975 – Born to Run
1978 – Darkness on the Edge of Town
1980 – The River
1982 – Nebraska
1984 – Born in the U.S.A.
1987 – Tunnel of Love
1992 – Human Touch
1992 – Lucky Town
1995 – The Ghost of Tom Joad
2002 – The Rising
2005 – Devils & Dust
2006 – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
2007 – Magic
2009 – Working on a Dream
2012 – Wrecking Ball
2014 – High Hopes
2019 – Western Stars

Video: 

 

Se ti è piaciuto ti consiglio anche: 

 

Related Posts