Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Bruce Springsteen fans!
A new album, "High Hopes," is coming on Jan. 14 and you can hear the single right now. Once again, the Boss puts a weighty message into an upbeat groove, this one a full-out funk workout with Rage guitarist Tom Morello and that blast horns we heard on his last tour.
His 18th album was recorded in New Jersey, LA, Atlanta, Australia and New York, and features the E Street Band, including contributions from the late Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici. Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade.” One track is the oft-heard Springsteen-Morello collaboration on "The Ghost of Tom Joad."
Producing once again is Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies), who helmed "Wrecking Ball" and was a nice change from Brendan O'Brien.
High Hopes tracklisting:
1. High Hopes (Tim Scott McConnell) – featuring Tom Morello
2. Harry’s Place – featuring Tom Morello
3. American Skin (41 Shots) – featuring Tom Morello
4. Just Like Fire Would (Chris J. Bailey) – featuring Tom Morello
5. Down In The Hole
6. Heaven’s Wall – featuring Tom Morello
7. Frankie Fell In Love
8. This Is Your Sword
9. Hunter Of Invisible Game – featuring Tom Morello
10. The Ghost of Tom Joad – duet with Tom Morello
11. The Wall
12. Dream Baby Dream (Martin Rev and Alan Vega) – featuring Tom Morello