Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars.
Bruce from his heart to ours. So spellbinding. Loved every minute of it.
This is a powerful, moving musical meditation on love, loss and the power of faith. The music is better than on the album, and it’s nice to see Bruce play with an orchestra. The strings really add to the cinematic quality of the music and the film as a whole. Bravo Bruce.
The music touches the soul.
new jersey cowboy taking the pulpit with clichè denim, boots and pressed twang preaching the born in the USA trick. heehaw.
How I wish I could sit down and talk to him. Good job Bruce!
...and that’s all that needs to be said. Sublime!!
A Dance Floor Production
Bruce, The Orchestra, and The Barn are all characters in this unique and intimate concert film. Awesome job by Director Thom Zimney and the entire crew!
This is the best versions of these songs and a great documentary. My only caveat is that there isn’t a menu option for the video that would enable someone to jump to a particular song.
Springsteen is as timeless as his music and this movie brings you that much closer to understanding what a rare person he is.