Working On A Dream

Double LP - Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream

2009

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Working On A Dream
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2009, US
22,90 €
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Double LP - Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream
Double LP - Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream
Working On A Dream
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To understand the romantic sweep and swaggering musical ambition that define Bruce Springsteen's first album of the Obama era, you have to go all the way back to an artifact of the Ford administration: 1975's Born to Run. In those days, Springsteen was driving the E Street Band without a seat belt, staying up all night piling on overdubs: glockenspiel, surf guitar, violins, motorcycle noises. With a few exceptions, he's been paring down ever since. But on much of Working on a Dream, Springsteen finally reignites his early infatuation with the pop symphonies of Roy Orbison and Phil Spector. It's all there from the first track, an eight-minute-long, tragicomic Old West fable called 'Outlaw Pete,' where he does everything short of dragging an actual horse into the studio: There are tempo changes, chugging cellos, Once Upon a Time in the West harmonica wails, massed strings, crescendo after crescendo here, the circus is moving on without Billy. 'Sundown, sundown/They're taking all the tents down,' Springsteen sings in a choked hush, at the bottom of his range. 'Where have you gone, my handsome Billy?' The song ends with a choir of what sounds like Springsteen's and Patti Scialfa's layered voices, vaulting up to infinity: For a fallen comrade, it's one last opera out on the turnpike.[rollingstone.com]

Tracklist
1
OUTLAW PETE
2
MY LUCKY DAY
3
WORKING ON A DREAM
4
QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET
5
WHAT LOVE CAN DO
1
THIS LIFE
2
GOOD EYE
3
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
4
LIFE ITSELF
5
KINGDOM OF DAYS
6
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
7
THE LAST CARNIVAL
8
THE WRESTLER (BONUS TRACK)