While it garners far less attention (so far) than the double CD release of the Darkness on the Edge of Town outtakes, the DVD of the E Street Band performing the album in December 2009 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park excites me.
They do it with no audience.
That allows allows the cameras to roam the stage in a way not available (or at least not unobtrusively) with a crowd watching.
On this first video – from the Rolling Stone.com site and newly released – my instinct seems correct. Power. Starkness. And Steve’s minimalistic approach is revealed: he rips it up on guitar.