Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album 'High Hopes'

by PopMatters Staff

25 November 2013

Today, Bruce Springsteen has announced his 18th studio album High Hopes, releasing on 13 January.
 

Tom Morello toured with the Boss through 2013 and greatly inspired this new set of music. So much so, in fact, that Morello appears throughout the new album’s tracks. By way of introduction to High Hopes, Springsteen has released a video featuring photos by Danny Clinch and Australian tour footage, as well as vintage video bits. Pre-orders are now available.
  
In the words of Bruce: “I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased material from the past decade when Tom Morello (sitting in for Steve during the Australian leg of our tour) suggested we ought to add ‘High Hopes’ to our live set.  I had cut ‘High Hopes’, a song by Tim Scott McConnell of the LA based Havalinas, in the ‘90s. We worked it up in our Aussie rehearsals and Tom then proceeded to burn the house down with it. We re-cut it mid tour at Studios 301 in Sydney along with ‘Just Like Fire Would’, a song from one of my favorite early Australian punk bands, the Saints (check out ‘I’m Stranded’). Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level. Thanks for the inspiration Tom.”


TRACK LIST
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

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen except as noted

Produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen
*Produced by Brendan O’Brien
**Produced by Brendan O’Brien, co-produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen

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