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Saturday 6 May 2017

Springsteen Covered - Mansion on the Hill

Close but no cigar last week. The Mavericks gave Bruce a run for his money with All that Heaven Will Allow before finally succumbing.He wears you down does Bruce.
So Springsteen marches on - there is no stopping him. It's now The Boss 7 The Rest 2

Time then to field another big gun to challenge the theory that none of the originals on Nebraska can be bettered.
Here is  the great Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers  with Mansion on the Hill from the1992 live recording from the Grand Old Opry, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to debunk that theory.
I won't let any of the bloggers leave Glasgow until they agree with me.

Those of you at a safe distance may choose to differ.

Bruce Springsteen -Mansion on the Hill

Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers - Mansion on the Hill


  1. Nice enough...But I suspect you'd have had more support if you'd picked the Billy Bragg version. I'd still have gone with the original.

  2. Listened to Emmylou first and thought it had to be the winner, before I even listened to The Bruce. Having listened to the original I have not changed my mind. EH far far superior, no contest.

  3. Surprisingly for me it's Bruce this weekend - usually go for the country version if there is one but this time no as so personal to Bruce.

    Thought you might have been having a weekend off!

    1. Written and posted in advance a few days ago!

  4. My comment seems to have disappeared so if it comes up twice, sorry!

    Emmylou is the one for me today, not keen on Bruce's wheezy harmonica!

  5. I vote for Emmylou today, CC. Here's Hank Williams' original though, which I think tops them both. ;-)

  6. Emmylou!!! That 'At The Ryman' has always been one of my favourites

  7. This was just what I needed this Sunday morning and strangely I'm opting for Emmylou. Must be the drink!