Bruce Springsteen: Magic
Amy Linden, The Village Voice, 3 October 2007
THE E STREET BAND last convened around Bruce Springsteen on 2001's The Rising; since then, the Boss (who looks finer as he gets older) has taken a leave of absence from rock 'n' roll to indulge in smaller projects, e.g. last year's Pete Seeger tribute. Both the time away and Bruce's stylistic shift have made this highly anticipated reunion capital-M Major: For the faithful (which includes at least three-fourths of New Jersey), it's nothing short of an answered prayer.
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