Happy New Year! Let's hope 2021 is a good'un, because 2020 sure as hell wasn't.
Anyway, I know there's too many Archive Series based threads on here, and yeah I know I started most of them, but I think this was built up a little bit and it might be worthy of a thread.
Here's an excerpt too, just because!
The Winterland double of December 2019 meant we had to wait a little longer for the Archive Series to get started in 2020, and while we spent the month of January justifying our greediness for more, our patience was well rewarded with twelve banger releases from February onwards. 2020 brought long awaited, all timer releases from Atlanta, New Jersey, Londonand New York; amazing nights from Detroit, Philadelphia, Gothenburg and (again) New Jersey; fine examples of Bruce and The E Street Band playing at the top of their game in the 21st century in 2008 and 2009; and additionally good examples of Bruce mixing it up, either by himself or with a completely different band.
The most incredible thing about all of these releases, though, had to be the amount of fantastic songs featured within. We had the makings of a top ten by July, and by the time December rolled around we could have had at least three sets of them. After much mulling over whether this could be dragged out to be a top twenty or whether fifteen Honourable Mentions would be acceptable, in the end, I believe the top ten and six Honourable’s chosen will do justice to the stellar year we’ve had. Of course, it’s highly likely (for this year more than any other) that I’ll have left out one of your absolute favourites. If that’s the case, don’t stew on your disappointment and, please, let me know in the comments!
That good, @Louisa? 😂