New Springsteen Album "Western Stars" June 14*

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  1. JoeF.

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    Yes, but it's telling that arguably the three best songs on Wrecking Ball were previously available in superior live versions.
     
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  2. JoeF.

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    I was going to say to get Elvis Costello's Look Now. But I think that came out late last year.
    Either way, it's excellent.
     
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  3. johnny 99

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    That was my Number One Album of 2018. Fantastic album in every way.
     
  4. JoeF.

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    I totally agree. There was only one track out of 13 or so that I didn't like.
    I've been a long time Elvis fan so I know what he's capable of, but even I was pleasantly shocked by how good it is.
     
  5. pacman68

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    Supposedly this is the new album cover. See my avatar. Not confirmed.
     
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  6. HarvG

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  7. JoeF.

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    The colors and the scenery match the pictures that have been tweeted. The graphics look professional and the type you would see on an album cover--though Bruce's name seems too small. But the Springsteen family loves horses.
    But I can hear it now--"35 years ago Bruce had a best-selling album , the cover of which had a picture of Bruce's a##.
    His new album features a horse's a$$ on the cover...."

    Yeah, legit.
     
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  8. JoeF.

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    Have you heard the Purse EP from RSD? I'm trying to find it on You Tube.
     
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  9. musicaner

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    Gershwin esque?
     
  10. robcar

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    Great album title if it is legit.

    The cover is....okay. Better than some of his past ones, not as good as others.

    Bruce has never had the best album covers.
     
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  11. Mooserfan

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    That would be a truly bad cover.

    Ergo, must be legit.
     
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  12. dharma bum

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    Hey everyone...been reading this board for a few years now, but this is my first time posting. There could definitely be something to these vague images these past few days. This is the same exact strategy the Springsteen camp took when hinting at the video for "Hunter of Invisible Game" a few years back. Regarding an album and tour, it's anybody's guess at this point. He did say no E Street tour this year, but he didn't rule out touring period. I'm going to predict this much though...At the very least, I can see him doing some shows around his 70th birthday in September. Since Bruce has been a recording artist, his 30th, 50th, and 60th birthdays have been celebrated onstage somewhere close to home... so I wouldn't be surprised if that much is being considered IF they are in fact planning some dates.
     
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  13. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    If he plays live this year I hope it's with a band
     
  14. Josip

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    Ok, just reposting from BS forum, take it with as much grain of salt as you want...

    Western Sun Tour, just Bruce, Roy and Nils.

    Greek Theatre Taormina - private press showcase concert - 9th October

    Barcelona - Palau Sant Jordi - 12th-14th October

    Milan - Mediolanum Forum - 17th - 19th October

    Paris - Bercy - 22th - 24th October

    London - O2 Arena - 26th - 28th October

    Berlin - Velodrom - 30th October - 1st November

    Stockolm - Friends Arena - 7th-9th November

    Amsterdam - Ziggo Dome - 12th-14th October

    Dublin - 3Arena - 23th -25th October
     
  15. phillyal1

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    jimmy webb is still alive and well -- maybe Bruce should have given him a call to collaborate or produce !
     
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  16. BrucefaninNYC

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    Also don't disagree (except for maybe Wrecking Ball itself), but also doesn't change the fact that recycled songs are not always a bad thing.
     
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  17. Clark V Kauffman

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    Ha! He’s had some awful album covers for sure. But I have to say I love this one.
     
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  18. musicaner

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    i dont think he will tour alone so a tour with roy and nils, the less problematic members of the E street sound legit
     
  19. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    I'm pretty sure that something will happen in the fall but not exactly this.
    I call bogus
     
  20. INSW

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    It is.
     
  21. Osato

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    Speak for yourself.
     
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  23. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Everybody's escapegoat....

    I assume one of the tracks you are referring to is the studio Land of Hope and Dreams on Wrecking Ball? High Hopes was a deliberate re-working of some tracks and some covers and new stuff. Great tour. As far as I can tell Bruce has been performing tracks live well
    In advance of studio release since at least 1973. Next you will reject Tracks on the same basis.
     
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  24. belardd

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    Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release Springsteen’s 19th studio album on June 14. ‘Western Stars’ will be available for pre-order on Friday, April 26.

    “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

    The 13 tracks of ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

    The song "Hello Sunshine" and a video will be released just after midnight ET tonight.

    Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog, and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst.

    ‘Western Stars’ Song Titles
    1. Hitch Hikin’
    2. The Wayfarer
    3. Tucson Train
    4. Western Stars
    5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
    6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
    7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
    8. Sundown
    9. Somewhere North of Nashville
    10. Stones
    11. There Goes My Miracle
    12. Hello Sunshine
    13. Moonlight Motel

    All songs written by Bruce Springsteen.

    Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.
     
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  25. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Everybody's escapegoat....

    I don’t think that’s arguable. In any event virtually every Springsteen track is better live.
     
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