Over the weekend, Sting celebrated his 60th birthday with an all-star benefit concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre. It wasn’t a proper tribute concert, since the man himself performed most songs with the guests. Near the end of the evening, though, he ceded the stage entirely. Bruce Springsteen and an acoustic guitar took the stage to play “Fields of Gold” before tearing through a full band performance of “I Hung My Head.”
Though he’s remained pretty quiet since the passing of Clarence Clemons, Springsteen returns in full force here. His “Fields of Gold” holds all the acoustic beauty he brought to The Ghost of Tom Joad while his guitar soloing on “I Hung My Head” rips like “Prove It All Night” in ’78. Watch both videos as well as the third performance: a duet with Sting on “Can’t Stand Losing You.”
Bruce Springsteen – Fields of Gold (Sting cover)
Bruce Springsteen – I Hung My Head (Sting cover)
Bruce Springsteen and Sting – Can’t Stand Losing You
Watch more videos from the concert (including duets with Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, and more) at knicksyanks’ YouTube page.