New Springsteen Track Heralds E Street Band Reunion

Letter To You assembles the gang (for one last caper?). Hear and see it here. Album follows on October 23.

New Springsteen Track Heralds E Street Band Reunion

by Mojo Staff |
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LETTER TO YOU, the first track trailing a new Bruce Springsteen album – also entitled Letter To You – emerged yesterday. A stirring epic, backed with the familiar whirlwind of his E Street Band cohorts, it can be read as a missive to a loved one or a not-so-veiled account of his own creative methodology. It’s accompanied by a video with an “assembling the crew” vibe, zooming close as Steve Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Patti Scialfa, Charlie Giordano, Jake Clemons and co get busy on The Boss’s latest batch of songs – their busyness telegraphed by all the scribbling on bits of paper they’re doing…

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Letter To You, the 12-track album, follows on October 23. It’s Springsteen's 20th studio album and was recorded with the E Street Band at his home studio in New Jersey.

New Springsteen Track Heralds E Street Band Reunion

Letter To You is released by Columbia Records on October 23.

“I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio,” said Springsteen in his label’s news release, “in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

The album includes nine new Springsteen songs as well as new recordings of three previously unreleased 1970s compositions: Janey Needs A Shooter, If I Was the Priest and Song For Orphans. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

  1. One Minute You’re Here
  1. Letter To You
  1. Burnin’ Train
  1. Janey Needs A Shooter
  1. Last Man Standing
  1. The Power Of Prayer
  1. House Of A Thousand Guitars
  1. Rainmaker
  1. If I Was The Priest
  1. Ghosts
  1. Song For Orphans
  1. I’ll See You In My Dreams

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