Though less cohesive than any previous album, The Boss' latest is a hit with music critics.
Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album is finally out – officially, that is – and the buzz is building. High Hopes is a first for Springsteen, in that it is a compilation of cover songs performed only during live appearances, previously unreleased studio recordings and revived older songs. Over the course of High Hopes’ 20 year history, Springsteen collaborated on the record with the E Street Band, as well as saxophonist Clarence Clemmons, guitarist Danny Federici and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello. Most reviewers are impressed specifically with Morello’s obvious influence on the record.
Billboard’s Caryn Rose gives the collaboration an approving nod, writing: “, Morello's very familiar with and sympathetic to the repertoire because he is an enthusiastic, self-identified fan. His contributions feel inventive, versatile and natural, like an extension of the direction Springsteen was already moving in; he can attack the song in true Morello fashion, contribute tasteful rhythm guitar -- or a combination of the two. Importantly, he challenges Springsteen, both musically and emotionally.”
The Boss' 18th studio album has so far received generally favorable reviews and was made available to stream online last night (5 Jan.)
After it was leaked early through Amazon, Bruce Springsteen's latest album - High Hopes - is finally available to listen to legitimately, after the blue collar hero made his latest LP available to stream online for free. Ten days before it is due to be released officially, High Hopes is available to listen to now, and it's all thanks to the hit CBS drama The Good Wife.
High Hopes has already recevied mostly positive feedback
High Hopes was made available to stream in its entirety via the CBS website, the the full album being uploaded to the site following the ending of last night's (5 Jan.) episode of the hit legal program. At around 10 pm last night, in a unique tie in with the episode that preceded it, the album was released early for all to enjoy.
The album was leaked in induvidual track form two whole weeks ahead of schedule.
Bet you didn’t know that Bruce Springsteen had a new album out. Yes, The Boss managed to sneak one past everybody, but it’s ok, because apparently Amazon managed to sneak the album release past him. That might be taking the whole Beyonce surprise album release thing a bit too far.
Springsteen's album leaked two weeks ahead of schedule.
According to Billboard, the online retailer briefly made some mp3s from Springsteen’s High Hopes available for purchase earlier than scheduled on Saturday, December 28. The album was actually scheduled for January 14. Fortunately, it was only open for purchase on the Amazon mobile app and the glitch was fixed quickly. The damage might be done already however, since the songs from the album have since found their way to file sharing websites and the illegal downloads are practically impossible to control.
The song's early lyrics are expected to fetch between $70-100,000 at auction.
Calling all Bruce Springsteen fans who are both avid and exceedingly rich: an original lyrics manuscript for The Boss' hit 'Born To Run' will be offered for sale at auction next month and is expected to fetch between $70,000 (£43,000) and $100,000 (£61,000).
Someone Is Selling A Original 'Born To Run' Lyrics Manuscript.
An unknown seller has offered the manuscript, which is said to date from 1974 and presents 30 lines of Bruce's neat handwriting on a lined page torn from a notebook. Richard Austin, the head of the books and manuscripts department at Sotheby's, said that the seller could not be identified but the manuscript had been owned by Springsteen's manager "who sold it to a collector, who sold it to the current consignor," via the NY Times.
The Boss fires up excitement with track list confirmation for his new album as well as a brand new single.
Bruce Springsteen has confirmed the upcoming release date of his next studio album, High Hopes, in an announcement posted via Facebook and Twitter. "Got #HighHopes for a new album in 2014?" tweeted Springsteen, in an incredibly excitement-inducing message. Eagle-eyed fans will have already noticed that High Hopes is already to preorder on iTunes with an expected release date of January 14th 2014.
Bruce Springsteen Plots The Next Move In His Astounding Musical Career.
High Hopes will mark the first record released by Springsteen since 2008's Wrecking Ball: his eighth number one in the UK with the new album expected to make his ninth. Springsteen also shared a track list for High Hopes to coincide with the release of the title track, 'High Hopes,' as a taster single.
It wasn’t only Justin Bieber that the Black Keys had in tears on the evening of the Grammys, it would appear. Mumford & Sons’ bass player Ted Dwayne found himself in tears that night too. Not because either of the Black Keys had been nasty to him but because he’s been a die-hard fan of the band for so long that being sat next to them was a little overwhelming. Not to mention beating his idols to the Album of the Year Grammy.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine after their triumph, Dawyne revealed “I remember seeing the Black Keys at a venue twice the size of this dressing room” and added “I was a die-hard fan. It's just so weird being in a category with them. Sitting next to them, these people I've had posters of. I was in tears.” Of course, it wasn’t just the Black Keys that had the British folk band in awe that night. Marcus Mumford told the magazine’s reporter that he was surprised that Jack White was as friendly as he was. And banjo player Winston Marshall was over the moon to meet Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. “I loved Tom Morello. To have him liking our music – apparently he'd been to our gigs – for me was just f***ing surreal. We talk to these people, and whether it's f***ing Jack White or Elton John, they're just lovely people who love music as much as you do."
Mumford And Sons won the Album of the Year Grammy for Babel, their sophomore release.
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