Time-Life has recently released ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT, 11 Jam-Packed Discs, with nearly 30 hours of live performances from epic Hall of Fame ceremonies from 2010-2017.
If you love rock and roll, you’ve got to get this.
The Boss “Bruce Springsteen” has been my go to road music for so long — long before “Born to Run,” back to the days of Greetings from Asbury Park. In this collection when the E Street Band is inducted, the Boss joins his famous band for a rollicking version of “The E-Street Shuffle” off his second album, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973).
On another DVD Bruce begins the title cut off The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) and is joined on stage by Tom Morello, lead of Rage Against the Machine, who supplies a ferocious punk guitar solo.
Bruce also teams up with Sam Moore, the surviving member of Sam & Dave for sing-a-longs of “Hold On! I’m Coming” and “Soul Man.”
Others of my favorites are here too — Simon & Garfunkel back together for poignet versions of “The Sound of Silence” and “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
Crosby, Stills & Nash playing “Woodstock” and “Almost Cut My Hair,” and then joined for more familiar tunes by Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor.
Cat Stevens performs a spine-tingling version of “Father & Son” that rendered the Hall of Fame center quieter then a church.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducts long overdo rockers Deep Purple and Neil Young inducts another personal favorite Tom Waits, whose great lyrics focus on the underside of society.
There’s Donovan, John Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, Alice Cooper, RUSH, the two remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and many more. Let’s rock.