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Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby B4real » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:32 am

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album 'Western Stars'

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April 25, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Robin Hilton

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/25/71696242 ... tern-stars
The Boss is back with his first new studio album in five years. Western Stars is due out June 14 on Columbia Records and, according to a press release announcing the record, will be largely influenced by the Southern California pop sounds of the late '60s and early '70s.

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

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Western Stars is due out June 14 on Columbia Records
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Springsteen reunited with producer Ron Aniello for Western Stars. The two previously worked together on Springsteen's last two studio albums, 2014's High Hopes and 2012's Wrecking Ball. The new album also features guest appearances by more than 20 other players, including multi-instrumentalist and composer Jon Brion, violinist and singer Soozie Tyrell and former E Street Band member David Sancious.

The announcement of Western Stars comes just ahead of its first single, "Hello Sunshine," which is set to hit streaming services just after midnight ET Thursday night (12 a.m. Friday).

Western Stars follows last year's Springsteen on Broadway, the soundtrack to his yearlong concert residency at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York.

Western Stars full track listing:
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
Rolling Stone talks about the album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3-QCKNT94

Listen to the No 12 song - Hello Sunshine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icJjlg5e6l8
I first heard it on ABC radio this morning and this post is the result of that :)
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby musicmania » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:41 pm

I cannot wait for the album release. I love Hello Sunshine. I listened Friday morning at a friend's house in Scotland, and then on bus from Dublin Airport Friday night, and I allowed Spotify pick the songs that followed. It chose lots of Brucie, Dire Straits, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and The Pretenders! That was much more pleasing to my ears than squeaking windscreen wipers. Ireland was getting battered by Storm Hannah for that journey!
Now roll on June 14 for this album, and 15/16 for Bon Jovi live in Dublin :D
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby B4real » Wed May 01, 2019 5:26 am

Gwen, I was thinking of you and Diane when I posted that ;-)

I expect this is going to be a good album! Back to the old days and sounds, ha!
Bruce has a certain way of telling a story and this album seems to promise some interesting ones.
I also love that the violin is featured too.
I reckon I'll give myself a slightly belated birthday present :)

I hope Hannah didn't do you any damage.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby Kush » Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 am

Nice B4. Looking forward to it. Hello Sunshine sounds like something out of Devils and Dust.

Couple of notable Springsteen covers...

Dancing in the Dark - Bob Dylan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIZC2sZ5aXI

Racing in the Streets - Townes Van Zandt
https://youtu.be/KzbWvqdm7tE?t=151
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby B4real » Fri May 03, 2019 7:16 am

Ah Kush,
How remise of me not to mention you also in my last post - I know you like "the boss"!
There are a couple of others who we don't see around here too much these days that I think would also like this new album - Scott and Steven :)

I listened to those "notable" covers and I have to say that of course I prefer Bruce!

EDIT: I've been playing "Hello Sunshine" again and the more times I do that, the more I feel the lyrics.
It's a really good song all round. Also, to me there are shades of "Everybody's Talking" from the film Midnight Cowboy.

You know, the video and song remind me of a ute I once had and the state I live in is also called The Sunshine State so "Hello from the Sunshine" state and its stated number plate ;-)

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....and yeah, it's clean because I had just washed it!

And now that photo has reminded me - eight years ago I wrote a poem about my beloved ute and here's a retrospective link for anyone interested - https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 95#p292431
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby B4real » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am

I’ve listened to this album for the first time today. “Hello Sunshine” I liked previously but “Moonlight Motel” for some undefinable reason is my favourite so far. I think it’s the time reflective quality about it. I love the line, “She was boarded up and gone like an unsung (or old summer) song”. A perfect choice for the last song on the album too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZMvMppRu8

I had to agree with this line from “Western Stars”, “I woke up this morning, just glad my boots are on” :)

I'm also really glad the violin is featured so much on the songs :D

EDIT: edited first heard lyrics - but either version works for me!
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Re: Bruce Springsteen's new album - Western Stars

Postby musicmania » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 pm

I got the CD today, but this weekend I'm preoccupied by 2 Bon Jovi concerts 8) So I probably won't get to listen until next week. I'd rather wait until I can properly savour it :D
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