Bruce Springsteen fans are absolutely raving about his new Netflix special
'The most powerful performance I've ever seen Bruce give."
Anyone that has ever seen Bruce Springsteen perform will know that a large part of his wonderful talent is the fact that he's playing alongside the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, love-making, earth-quaking, Viagra-taking, justifying, death-defying, legendary....E Street Band!
Granted, before he started to play in 80,000 seater stadiums, The Boss had already honed his craft playing the boardwalks of New Jersey, countless dive bars, prisons, mental hospitals and everywhere else - a point that he mentions in Springsteen on Broadway - but if you've never seen Springsteen perform without Steven Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, and the dearly missed saxophonist Clarence Clemons, Springsteen on Broadway is just the thing for you.
As stated in our review, the Netflix special is essential for fans of The Boss because every single song and performance is elevated by his wonderful ability to tell a story and make the audience feel like they're an integral part of the show.
Taking the same narrative approach as his fantastic autobiography Born to Run, the show is a tribute to Springsteen's career as the audience is privy to every single aspect of his life.
Without giving too much away, we hear about his childhood, his father's propensity to drink, the love he has for his mother, the salvation that he found in music, and how he hustled, begged, worked, and lied to get out of Freehold, New Jersey.
All this before before he grabbed the world's attention with his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J!
Funny, self-deprecating, and incredibly powerful, this is a timely reminder of a truly world class artist at the peak of his powers.
These people agree.
In fact, some fans have even hailed Springsteen on Broadway as 'the most powerful performance I've ever seen Bruce give.'
Now that's some praise.
Never seen anything like this Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix. Just amazing. The great boss letting masks fall away, showing us his beautiful true self. Profound, touching and game changing. #SpringsteenBroadway
— Christian O'Connell (@OC) December 16, 2018
Springsteen on Broadway is now on @Netflix and it is the most powerful performance I've ever seen Bruce give. I laughed, I sang, boy did I cry, and learned so much more about a man who has soundtracked my life for the last 30 years.
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) December 16, 2018
— Anshu Mor (@anshuMor) December 16, 2018
Few things in life exceed their hype. Springsteen on Broadway did. It’s overwhelmingly moving. Great art by one of our greatest living artists. pic.twitter.com/nkMTZ1KcJv
— Antony Blinken (@ABlinken) December 16, 2018
Springsteen on Broadway- worth my 3 years Netflix subscription in one sitting#boss
— David Catterall (@Cattmenorcacc) December 16, 2018
— ⚫️Harry⚪️ (@hazzamat) December 16, 2018
Oh man... Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix is so good! I cried several times... I did... He’s so good.... pic.twitter.com/QTbo42pJJ1
— Fabian A. Scherschel (@fabsh) December 16, 2018
You know the @netflix film of Springsteen On Broadway is a success because I felt exactly the same way after watching that, as I did walking out of the theatre after each show. I feel such a sense of affirmation, catharsis and resilience... all thanks to Bruce.
— Rachel (@rachelharms_) December 16, 2018
Even people that aren't massive fans of The Boss have been won over by the Netflix special.
Trust us, you'll feel like you're born to run to your nearest TV just to watch it.
“Springsteen On Broadway” is amazing and I don’t even like him all that much. Check it out on Netflix
— John Norton (@TheJohnNorton) December 16, 2018
I'm not a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen but I'm enjoying Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix
— Matt Wright (@IsMattWright) December 16, 2018