Debate rages over what is not included on this two-disc document of Springsteen's reunion with the E Street Band, but this companion to the HBO concert special of the same name (plus bonus tracks) han

Debate rages over what is not included on this two-disc document of Springsteen's reunion with the E Street Band, but this companion to the HBO concert special of the same name (plus bonus tracks) handily supports the legend of the group's live power and passion. Notable in the mix of old and new is a beautifully countrified "Mansion on the Hill," a spirited "Prove It All Night," and the unreleased, controversial "American Skin (41 Shots)," written in response to the New York police shooting of immigrant Amadou Diallo. Of the six bonus cuts, most gripping are the rarely played "Lost in the Flood," from Springsteen's '73 debut, and an intense solo reclamation of "Born in the U.S.A." Tales of redemption and introspection take on new life as Springsteen plays the inspired role of rock'n'roll revivalist, and very together with the band, he performs as if the very soul of music depended on it.—JB