Jan 14, · High Hopes is less a cohesive album by Bruce Springsteen than a collection of spare parts. There are a few "new" songs that haven't seen the light of day, outtakes from the Boss' more recent albums, studio recordings of songs previously only released as live versions, and a handful of off-beat covers/5(1). Cover Me: DVD-3 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band* Darlington County: Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes (CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Music: Colombia: Sell This Version: Reviews Add Review [r] Release. . Jun 08, · I’ve been a fan of “The Boss” for a long time now, and on first hearing High Hopes, I was stunned by what was coming out of my stereo, because while that certainly was the voice of Bruce, I felt oddly disjointed and uncomfortable, because I had no idea what these songs were about, how the impacted me, where they’d come from, or where he’d like them to take /5(86).
Aniello's production work definitely enhances and does not distract from or obscure the tracks. Check out Billboard's track-by-track review of Springsteen's latest full-length.
The studio version adds broader, richer instrumentation due in no small part to the E Street Band's current member roster [19 when you add Morello] to the mix.
Springsteen's voice is as much of a natural for this song as it was in the '90s, wrapping his distinctive baritone around the lyrics, which resonate with many of the themes touched on by Springsteen in his own material:. Tell me someone now, what's the price I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids I wanna look in their eyes and know they'll stand a chance. The song is a perfect showcase for the full-power E Street Band, Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (CD, from the E Street Horns holding down the melody in the front, to the E Street Choir standing their ground in the back, notable piano work from Roy Bittan underpinning the tune alongside Springsteen's own acoustic, and then Morello's distinctive guitar leads and soaring solos on top of it all.
In an interview with Ted Koppel, Springsteen read some of the song's lyrics which are pretty much identical from the version that made it onto "High Hopes" and shared that the song was left off the record because Springsteen didn't believe it fit thematically. Listening to the track now, it's easy to agree with Springsteen's assessment.
The track's not lacking in quality, but it does touch on themes deception, power, small-town secrets that are covered on other "Rising" songs, and this particular story of the gangsters hanging out at "Harry's Place" would have taken the listener out of the very careful thematic arc that was constructed by Springsteen on that particular record.
The element in "Harry's Place" that immediately grabs one's attention is the saxophone, which could not be played by anyone other than Clarence Clemons. His sound is distinctive and familiar, and its presence here creates a poignant reaction of recognition and regret in the listener.
Then there's Morello's guitar work, which stands out in similar distinctive fashion throughout the entire track, weaving around the vocals and instrumentation.
It's a less direct sonic attack than most of his other work on the record, but fits in seamlessly. Although Springsteen gave no interviews regarding the song at the time, he later described the thought process behind the track in his published lyric collection, "Songs. The first voice you hear after the intro is from the policeman's point of view," Springsteen said. I worked hard for a balanced voice. I knew a diatribe would do no good.
I just wanted to help people see the other guy's point of view. Live, it's a song of tremendous power both vocally and instrumentally. The song " Death to My Hometown " is an angry, thinly veiled protest song regarding the practices of Wall Street bankers and the economic crisis for which Springsteen considers them accountable. The song features heavy Irish folk influences including a prominent tin whistle riffas well as samples of Sacred Harp singing.
The title track was originally written in commemoration of the then-pending demolition of Giants Stadium in New Jersey and is written from the stadium's point of view "I was raised out of steel here in the swamps of Jersey". The song " Rocky Ground " is perhaps the most experimental track on the album.
While the song does Album) Springsteen's previous work, such as the similarly gospel music —influenced " My City of Ruins " and the hip-hop tinged " Streets of Philadelphia ", it features a brief rap by Michelle Moore, a first for a Springsteen song.
The song features an atmospheric arrangement that includes a gospel choir and vocal looping the words "I'm a soldier" from the Church of God in Christ Congregation's recording of "I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord" are looped throughout the song.
However, the tone of this song is much more optimistic than most of the previous songs on the album despite its somber arrangement, with Springsteen singing "there's a new day coming" in response to the Gospel Choir's refrain "we've been traveling over rocky ground.
The next and penultimate Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (CD, "Land of Hope and Dreams", continues the religious themes and more hopeful outlook with its uplifting lyrics and chorus that use an extensive train metaphor to express Springsteen's take on the American dream.
The album's closing track, "We Are Alive," is a "campfire song" [ citation needed ] for ghosts of the oppressed, martyred strikers, protesters, and immigrant workers. According to producer, Ron Aniello, "American Man" and a re-recorded version of " American Skin 41 Shots " were recorded for the album but not released.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a weighted average score out of to reviews and ratings from selected mainstream critics, the album received a metascore of 78, which is based on 41 reviews. However, Slant Magazine ' s Jesse Cataldo accused Springsteen of being "borderline jingoistic " Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (CD called his perspective " rose-colored ", writing that he "seems more concerned with overtures toward harmony than actual dissent, a newfound wishy-washiness that leaves him sounding entirely defanged.
The album debuted at No. Only the Beatles 19 and Jay-Z 12 have more No. President Barack Obama used "We Take Care of Our Own" as one of his top campaign songs and it was played during many of his re-election campaign stops including right after his victory speech on election night.
Springsteen also appeared at quite a few of his late campaign stops where he performed a short acoustic set. Springsteen along with the E Street Band performed at the event. Rolling Stone ranked Wrecking Ball the number-one album of the year on their Top 50 albums of list. The CD and download versions were also available in a "Special Edition" format, which included two bonus tracks along with exclusive photos and artwork. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bruce Springsteen. Second half's less of a scour, which the anti-political find a blessed relief and I find a forgivable nod to humanism and Clarence Clemons.
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January 20, Archived from the original on June 23, March 6, Greasy Lake Community. February 28, Archived from the original on August 1, January 19, Archived from the original on September 28, MSN Music. Strictly speaking, these 12 songs don't cohere into a mood or narrative but after two decades of deliberate, purposeful albums, it's rather thrilling Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (CD hear Springsteen revel in a mess of contradictions.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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Label: Columbia - 2,Columbia - • Format: CD Album DVD DVD-Video, NTSC All Media • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (, CD) | Discogs/5(54). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of High Hopes on Discogs. Label: Columbia - • Format: CD Album DVD NTSC • Country: Taiwan • Genre: Rock • Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (, CD) | Discogs5/5(1). There isn't another Bruce Springsteen album like High seygetbatileansugaraddiporlita.cod together from covers -- of other songwriters along with the Boss himself ("American Skin [41 Shots]" and "The Ghost of Tom Joad" are both revived) -- and outtakes from the last decade, High Hopes doesn't have the cohesion or gilded surfaces of Wrecking Ball, but neither is it quite a clearinghouse of leftovers.
Jun 08, · I’ve been a fan of “The Boss” for a long time now, and on first hearing High Hopes, I was stunned by what was coming out of my stereo, because while that certainly was the voice of Bruce, I felt oddly disjointed and uncomfortable, because I had no idea what these songs were about, how the impacted me, where they’d come from, or where he’d like them to take /5(86).
Jan 05, · "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously . 18th studio album by the American recording artist. The album, featuring the single 'High Hopes', debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart making it Springsteen's eleventh chart-topping album to date. The album comprises of covers, outtakes and reimagined versions of previously released songs/5().
Jan 14, · High Hopes is less a cohesive album by Bruce Springsteen than a collection of spare parts. There are a few "new" songs that haven't seen the light of day, outtakes from the Boss' more recent albums, studio recordings of songs previously only released as live versions, and a handful of off-beat covers/5(1).
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18th studio album by the American recording artist. The album, featuring the single 'High Hopes', debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart making it Springsteen's eleventh chart-topping album to date. The album comprises of covers, outtakes and reimagined versions of previously released songs/5().
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