The 13-track release marks Springsteen’s first new studio record in five years. Produced by Springsteen and Ron Aniello, the album draws inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Wrecking Ball is the seventeenth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released March 6, 2012, on Columbia Records .
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is an American singer-songwriter who is a solo artist and is the leader of the E Street Band. Springsteen received critical acclaim for his early 1970s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in 1975. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and for his lengthy, energetic stage performances.
Wrecking Ball is the seventeenth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released March 5, 2012, on Columbia Records It was named best album of 2012 by Rolling Stone1 and along with the album's first single, "We Take Care of Our Own", was nominated for three Grammy Awards23. "Veckolista Album - Vecka 28, 13 juli 2012" in Swedish Sverigetopplistan Archived from the original on July 20, 2012 Retrieved July 20, 2012. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards Bruce Springsteen; 'Wrecking Ball'" IFPI Switzerland Hung Medien.
Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album is an overtly political affair, with songs that tackle hypocrisy, greed, and corruption set to a musical backing of Civil War snares, gospel howls, and chain-gang stomps. Yeah, Bruce has been here before. Back then, Springsteen expressed his blossoming political awareness as well as the no-way-out stories of his friends back in small-town New Jersey with the stark vignettes of Nebraska
Perhaps I’ve heard too many of his ballads over the generations, perhaps he’s got nothing new to say, perhaps he’s lost his way. Granted, discounting the nature of America these days, this is the first album without the genius of both Clemons and Weinberg, nor do any other long-riding members of the E. Street Band make an appearance either.
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball. Written by Tim Harvey. The voice of generations, an artist for decades and one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century – if not one of the best in the world ever – returns with a huge new album to wake up and charge a so-far quiet start to 2012 (bar an almost Springsteen, tribute-esque titled Born To Die from the incredible Lana Del. Rey). With one swing of the Wrecking Ball the spokesman for freedom over hard times in America gives us his seventeenth classic. Wrecking Ball also takes another swing at the self-titled track that was previously an alive concert recording written in tribute for the closing of the stadium of the NFL team, the New York Giants, in 2009. Now after that stadium was demolished, Bruce breaks new ground and rebuilds a slower number that’s burning hot – fitting since the Giants have just won the Superbowl.
|1||We Take Care Of Our Own|
|3||Shackled And Drawn|
|4||Jack Of All Trades|
|5||Death To My Hometown|
|8||You've Got It|
|10||Land Of Hope And Dreams|
|11||We Are Alive|
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