New Springsteen Album...Not Produced by...

  • I knew it I knew it....I was told someone else in the GH Universe was going to produce this....I knew the person who said he was producing it was lying....(Not the person that told me ) HA HA...YOU'RE THE ONE THEY CALL THE LIAR!!!!! LIIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!


    Bruce Springsteen and Sony Music have announced details of The Boss' new solo album. Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen's nineteenth album, Devils & Dust, on April 26. Devils & Dust features twelve new Springsteen songs: Devils & Dust . All The Way Home . Reno . Long Time Comin' . Black Cowboys . Maria's Bed . Silver Palomino . Jesus Was an Only Son . Leah . The Hitter . All I'm Thinkin' About . Matamoras Banks.
    Devils & Dust was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who first worked with Springsteen on the acclaimed CD, The Rising. The new album was recorded at Thrill Hill Recording Studios in Los Angeles and New Jersey with additional engineering at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta. Springsteen is planning a tour to accompany the release of the album.
    (AP - New York) The seeds for Bruce Springsteen's new album Devils & Dust were sown nearly a decade ago, when the singer-songwriter launched his first-ever solo acoustic tour.
    "I was so excited after playing on that tour, I'd get off the stage and go write," Springsteen told The Associated Press about those 1995-96 dates. "Then I put those songs on the shelf for a while, until I had a chance to revisit them." The visit is now complete, with a 12-song album due in stores on April 26 - Springsteen's first release of all-new material since his September 11-themed The Rising in July 2002. A tour was planned to follow the release, although Springsteen said it was unclear if he would perform alone or with a small band.
    Two of the new album's songs, The Hitter and Long Time Comin', were actually written and performed on The Ghost of Tom Joad tour. But not all the material dates back that far; the title track was written around the start of the war in Iraq, Springsteen said. "It works as a metaphor for all the music underneath it, the individual stories of people wrestling with their demons," Springsteen said of the title track. "A lot of it is set in the west, in what feels like a rural setting. It's about people working through their confusions, sometimes well and sometimes tragically," he said in a telephone interview earlier this week. Springsteen opted to record without the E Street Band for Devils & Dust. The core group was Springsteen on guitar and other instruments, producer Brendan O'Brien on bass and drummer Steve Jordan, who had produced last year's 23rd Street Lullaby album by Springsteen's wife, Patti Scialfa.
    In keeping with his pattern of recording, the new album is a quieter, more acoustic affair than The Rising. Springsteen, now 55, has alternated between large-scale rock records followed by more introspective material since 1982's Nebraska was released two years after The River.
    Pedal steel guitar, harmonica and violin fill in the sparse, rootsy arrangements. Springsteen, who says his vocal range has expanded with age, provides some higher-pitched vocals on the track All I'm Thinking About.
    Springsteen said the accompanying tour would be an acoustic affair whether he performs alone or with a band, targeting theaters and smaller venues. "I was actually signed as an acoustic act, and I've always enjoyed playing acoustic," Springsteen said. "Even when I was in a band, back in my early days, I was always writing songs that weren't meant for the band."

  • I seem to remember hearing the same story too....funny how things seem to shake out!

    Whether you are a Springsteen fan or not, it is always wonderful to hear that he still has that creative fire burning. And growing up in the New York tri-state area during the late 70's I am flashing back on a girl who sat next to me in 12th grade world history. She was the TOTAL fan...had all the song titles written on her notebook. Ah yes.....teenage innocence!;)

    I saw Lisa at our 20th reunion and kidded her about it....

    Yours In The Funk
    Bill "Capt. Midnite" Redford


    "Cause if you fake the FUNK..your nose got to grow!" Bootsy Collins

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