Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Bruce Springsteen Album Details; Single "We Take Care of Our Own" Out Now

Bruce Springsteen is back, and he's back with a vengeance. You can buy his new single "We Take Care of Our Own" now (it went on sale at 12 Midnight on Jan. 19th). The song is available for sale on and iTunes here in the U.S. It's also on sale in the U.K. (and possibly other places as well). [UPDATE, 1/19 11 a.m.: Springsteen has posted a video version of "We Take Care of Our Own" at his website... complete with lyrics (uh, for doing sing-alongs?).]

(For a first impression of "We Take Care of Our Own," see the comments of NYC music writer and Backstreets contributor Caryn Rose on her Tumblr, Jukebox Graduate.)

The new Bruce Springteeen album, to be called "Wrecking Ball," will be released on March 6th in the U.S. A batch of European tour dates have been announced for the spring and summer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (U.S. tour dates and more European gigs will be announced later [see U.S. tour dates below]). If the album's name sounds familiar, it's the name of a song Springsteen wrote to commemorate his run of shows at New Jersey's Giants Stadium (he was the last performer to play there before it was demolished).

[UPDATE: See initial series of Bruce Springsteen U.S. tour dates here.]

Rolling Stone quotes Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau, as saying that "Wrecking Ball" is a "big-picture piece of work" that has, as one source who's heard it described, "unexpected textures–loops, electronic percussion... influences and rhythms from hip-hop to Irish folk rhythms." Landau says the album touches on issues of politics and social justice, and RS quotes him has saying that Springsteen feels it is "the angriest album he's ever made."

"Wrecking Ball" was produced by Ron Aniello. Here is the track listing:
  1. We Take Care of Our Own
  2. Easy Money
  3. Shackled and Drawn
  4. Jack of All Trades
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. This Depression
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. You've Got It
  9. Rocky Ground
  10. Land of Hope and Dreams
  11. We Are Alive
The Springsteen European tour begins May 13th in Seville, Spain and includes stops in Barcelona, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin, London, and Oslo, among other places before wrapping up in late July. (See all the current Bruce Springsteen tour dates here.)

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