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Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Despite leading his own groups for decades, Nils Lofgren still enjoys the challenge of collaborating with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Emotions were running high in anticipation of this last pair of 2014 E Street shows. Tickets for the tiny Mohegan Sun Arena were a tough get. We felt lucky to be in the building.

The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

As reported a few months back, tickets for a block of Bruce Springsteen shows went on sale on February 14th.

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

E Street Band member Nils Lofgren admits that their induction last week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a bittersweet experience — because it came too late for fellow long-time Bruce Springsteen collaborators Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici.

‘It makes me dream in CinemaScope’: The E Street Band still provides spark for Bruce Springsteen’s muse

‘It makes me dream in CinemaScope’: The E Street Band still provides spark for Bruce Springsteen’s muse

Even as the E Street Band follows Bruce Springsteen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, some 15 years after the Boss’ induction, putting their impact on his career into perspective remains difficult.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My City Of Ruins” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My City Of Ruins” (2002)

Written for the decay and subsequent revival of Asbury Park, “My City Of Ruins” has taken on many other roles since its release. For my money, the most moving and powerful context that Springsteen placed it in began with the gospel and horn-drenched unveiling at that legendary Apollo Theater show.

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

The title is a misnomer, of course. Bob Dylan has been releasing lost treasures for so long now — his Bootleg Series, which dates back to 1991, is up to Volume 10 — that you can find official versions with ease these days.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Mary’s Place” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Mary’s Place” (2002)

Dropping “Waitin’ On A Sunny Day” from consideration, “Mary’s Place” is the worst song Bruce has done since … oh, take your pick

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin)” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin)” (2002)

In the Springsteen catalog, it’s not often that I prefer the studio over the live version of a song, but in the case of “Let’s Be Friends,” it’s the truth.

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

I’m not sure I’m capable of writing a review of Bruce Springsteen’s latest release. There’s one fact that may disqualify me from rendering a true and proper piece of rock criticism.