Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl, US Pressing

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Working On A Dream is the sixteenth studio album by American musician, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in January 2009 by Columbia Records.

Working On A Dream picks up where 2007’s ‘Magic’ tunes left off, and then goes further. As much as anyone, Springsteen has mastered the key sounds of rock's golden age, and he deploys them at will on this album, diving deep into influences that he's only hinted at before on record.

While there are plenty of overdubs on the album, the up-tempo songs have a bracing, first-take feel, capturing the E Street Band's elusive live essence. Roy Bittan's deliberately sloppy roadhouse piano and Max Weinberg's splattering cymbals make the standout "My Lucky Day" sound like Exile On E Street, with Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt sharing the chorus Mick-and-Keith-style. Springsteen has had trouble writing happy-relationship songs that rock, but he nails it on "My Lucky Day", which is as much fun as his best Eighties hits.

The youthful energy of the album's music collides neatly with the all-too-adult truths of the lyrics, which, at least on the surface, return to the personal and domestic, after the global sweep of his previous few records.

The sunny title track is a rare and timely moment of unabashed optimism, and there are some of Springsteen's least conflicted, most devotional love songs here. But even the title character of "Outlaw Pete" can achieve no more than temporary redemption, and Springsteen wonders on several songs how we can hold on to our attachments, and the best parts of ourselves, in the face of the burdens of the day.

The album proper ends with "The Last Carnival", a plain-spoken, heart-rending elegy for E Street Band organ player Danny Federici, who died of cancer the previous year. The tune doubles as a sequel to Springsteen's beloved 1973 song "Wild Billy's Circus Story", in which the romance of the circus stood for life on the road - here, the circus is moving on without Billy.

Check out the tracks: “Working On A Dream”; “My Lucky Day” and “The Wrestler”. 

This double album 2LP record set with printed inners and a bonus track is pressed in the USA on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(886974531616)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Outlaw Pete

8:00

A2

My Lucky Day

4:01

B1

Working On A Dream

3:30

B2

Queen Of The Supermarket

4:40

B3

What Love Can Do

2:57

C1

This Life

4:30

C2

Good Eye

3:01

C3

Tomorrow Never Knows

2:14

C4

Life Itself

4:00

D1

Kingdom Of Days

4:02

D2

Surprise, Surprise

3:24

D3

The Last Carnival

3:11

D4

The Wrestler (Bonus Track)

3:50

SKU 886974531616
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88697453161
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 27 January 2009
Original Release Date (Year) 27 January 2009
Barcode # 886974531616
Shipping Weight 0.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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