Bruce Springsteen has tapped only his second 2006 Sessions Band concert as his latest archival release. Out now is Wembley Arena, UK – November 11th, 2006 — which follows the last Sessions Band release, Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans – April 30, 2006.
Springsteen's Sessions Band was named after his then-new album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. In addition to the Americana heavy set, the 2006 Wembley show featured such Springsteen favorites as “Blinded By The Light,” “Atlantic City,” “Growin' Up,” “Devils & Dust,” “Long Time Comin',” “Open All Night,” and “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch).”
Billy Joel told us he was a huge fan of Springsteen's 2006 folk-driven Seeger Sessions album and tour. He believes that one has to get into a very specific mindset to do any type of covers project — let alone one with such socio-political implications: “Sure, Pete Seeger wrote a lot of great stuff, but I think you kinda have to put yourself in that place. I think you kinda have to feel like Pete Seeger to do that. And I know that Bruce is very social-minded (and) political minded — and of course that's what Pete Seeger was. I don't think that way. I. . . I'm an abstractionist. The music comes first. The music is the message.”