When Bruce released the “American Land” updated version of The Seeger Sessions album to include tour favorites “How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live” and “Bring ‘Em Home”, I wrote that the Seeger Sessions album was now “almost perfect.”
My “quibbles” were the lack of the elegaic and soulful tour version of “When The Saints Come Marchin’ In” and the incredible recastings of older Springsteen tunes “Further On Up” as an irish reel and “Open All Night” as a jump blues showstopper.
All three are on the new “Live From Dublin” disc. My Seeger Sessions odyssey has been completed.
No word on why the band is now referred to as Bruce with The Sessions Band–sans Seeger. However, the liner notes’ first shout out goes to Pete: “for his graciousness, steadfastness and inspiration.”