The long wait is over for Bruce Springsteen 's new album with 'Wrecking Ball' expected to do some damage to the charts upon its release tomorrow following a glut of positive reviews and general goodwill towards The Boss and his E Street Band following the sad passing of their seminal saxophonist Clarence Clemons last summer. Of course those reviews haven't come out of mere pity, many reviewers have commented on Springsteen's attempt to move forward his sound even though, at 17 albums, he'd be forgiven for resting on his laurels and banging out another steady stream of chest-beating calls to arms. Indeed, as the Los Angeles Times points out, among the many liner notes that adorn the booklet of the album, are the references to samples used on the album - which in itself is somewhat of a departure.
The Times points out four tracks that are referenced or used within 'Wrecking Ball;' Alabama Sacred Harp Convention's 'The Last Words of Copernicus' from 1959 features on the Irish-tinted 'Death To My Hometown,' with Church of God In Christ Congregation's 'I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord's' features on 'Rocky Ground.'