'Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You' is a valentine to his fans and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” 对他的粉丝来说是情人, 颂歌友谊并庆祝E街乐队. The latest documentary from the prolific artist also marks the continued migration of what he describes as his “45-year conversationwith his audience into the visual media of film and streamingthis time via Apple TV+.

There is clearly a wistful quality to Springsteen’s narration, 注意, “Age brings perspectiveand that as the years go by, there’s an acute awareness thatThere’s only so much time left.
不过, as he states at the outset, “After all this time, I still feel that burning need to communicate,” which of late has meant longform screen presentations of his musicwith the Netflix presentation of Springsteen on Broadway,” the low-key Western Stars and now this celebration featuring his longtime collaborators, again working with filmmaker Thom Zimny.
Shot in glorious black and white, “Letter to Youshowcases the shorthand these musicians have developed working together, as they rehearse and perform songs from Springsteen’s latest album, the 20th produced in his remarkable career. The interaction reflects a process honed over decades in pursuit of a shared mission — 在这种情况下, a lifelong commitment to rock ‘n roll.
    The new footage of the full band at workrecording its first album together in six yearsis judiciously augmented by clips from Springsteen’s musical youth, driving home just how much ground has been covered and time elapsed sinceGreetings From Asbury Park, 新泽西州” 和 “Born to Run.
    Springsteen has always been a poet at heart, punctuating his music during marathon live performances with deeply personal accounts of his life and experiences. If age has lent perspective, as he states, those interludes remain no less haunting and spiritual, as he discusses people that he has lost (Clarence Clemons, RIP), the band’scollective souland faith in the simple ideals that provide the prescription fora good life and a humane society.
    Springsteen is hardly the only music star to find additional avenues of expression through film via hungry-for-content streaming serviceswitness Beyoncé, who has been particularly creative on that scorebut his willingness to keep stretching and experimenting seems especially admirable when, 在...的年龄 71, he has few creative mountains left to climb.
      With warmth and nostalgia, “Letter to Youforges a link between the past and the present. Perhaps foremost, 虽然, the documentary buttresses the point that when it comes to passion to communicate through music, after all these years, Bruce Springsteen and his mates are still on fire.
      Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to Youpremieres Oct. 23 on Apple TV+.


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