Bruce Springsteen plays two Elvis songs at Belgium festival
It was only the second time Bruce has played 'Jailhouse Rock' at an E Street Band show. The other time was October 2, 2009 at Giants Stadium. 'Follow that Dream' was played for the second time this tour (April 29, 2013 in Olso, Norway) and for only the fourth time since 2000. There is also an unofficially released studio version recorded at the 'Born In The U.S.A Sessions in 1983. All of Bruce's versions are actually quite different to Elvis'.
Video : Bruce Springsteen sings Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' (05:30)
Bruce Springsteen : Follow That Dream : Werchter, Belgium : July 13, 2013 (04:17)
Bruce Springsteen performs his version of Elvis Presley's 'Follow That Dream' : Werchter, Belgium Saturday, July 13, 2013. 'Follow that Dream' was played for the second time this tour (April 29, 2013 in Olso, Norway) and for only the fourth time since 2000. There is also an officially unreleased studio version. Springsteen also performed 'Jailhouse Rock' at this concert, it was only the second time Bruce has played 'Jailhouse Rock' at an E Street Band show. The other time was October 2, 2009 at Giants Stadium.
*In 1983 Bruce Springsteen reworked and recorded this song, rewriting it based on the original theme, the song, - Elvis' song - as if he had written it first, he took the Elvis song, the 'soul' of it and made his own version.
He introduces it in concert as his version of his favorite Elvis song, and so it is quite different from Elvis' but a good version none the less and a fine tribute in that he would go to so much trouble to do it.
Ben Weisman: 'Follow That Dream' was one of my favorite songs because of its upbeat message. It seems Bruce Springsteen, who is a big Elvis fan, agrees with me, because it is also one of his favorite Elvis songs'.
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- Spirit in the Night
- Death to My Hometown
- We Take Care of our Own
- Jailhouse Rock (tour premiere, sign request)
- Man's Job (request)
- Atlantic City (with Ben Harper)
- Wrecking Ball
- Hungry Heart
- The River
- Murder Incorporated
- Darlington County
- Bobby Jean
- Shackled and Drawn
- Waitin' on a Sunny Day
- The Rising
- Land of Hope and Dreams
- Follow that Dream
- Born in the U.S.A
- Born to Run
- Dancing in the Dark
- Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
- Twist and Shout
- Thunder Road (solo acoustic)
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