The Boss is roaring back in 2014 with a brand new album titled High Hopes. Bruce Springsteen says the album, which is out Jan. 14 via Columbia, comprises “some of our best unreleased material from the past decade,” per his website.
The album features Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on guitar on more than half of its tracks, plus contributions from the late Clarence Clemons. There’s also a reworking of 1995’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” and covers of “Dream Baby Dream” by Suicide (who were a major influence on his 1982 Nebraska album) and “Just Like Fire Would” by The Saints. Check out the tracklist below, along with a video of the title track.
1 High Hopes [ft. Tom Morello]
2 Harry’s Place [ft. Tom Morello]
3 American Skin (41 Shots) [ft. Tom Morello]
4 Just Like Fire Would [ft. Tom Morello]
5 Down in the Hole
6 Heaven’s Wall [ft. Tom Morello] 7 Frankie Fell in Love
8 This Is Your Sword
9 Hunter of Invisible Game [ft. Tom Morello] 10 The Ghost of Tom Joad [ft. Tom Morello] 11 The Wall
12 Dream Baby Dream [ft. Tom Morello]
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