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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Working On A Dream (2009) (COLUMBIA RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Working On A Dream (2009) (COLUMBIA RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00666
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Working on a Dream is the sixteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on January 27, 2009 through Columbia Records. It has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, with over 585,000 in the United States as of September 2010.

History

The album was officially announced, along with a track listing, on November 17, 2008. The album first began selling in Germany and Ireland, on January 23.

The album came out of songwriting and recording that Springsteen continued with towards the close of his previous work, 2007's Magic, as the band worked on a video for one of that album's songs. "What Love Can Do" was written, in Springsteen's words, as a "love in the time of Bush" meditation, but felt like the start of something new rather than a candidate for Magic. Encouraged by his 2000s producer Brendan O'Brien, Springsteen decided to start work on a new album and wrote "This Life," "My Lucky Day," "Life Itself," "Good Eye," and "Tomorrow Never Knows" during the next week. They were then recorded with the E Street Band members during breaks on their 2007–2008 Magic Tour, with most being finished in just a few takes. This all reflected a faster pace of producing new music than Springsteen had been known for in the past; Springsteen said, "I hope Working on a Dream has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we've ever done." As with Magic, most of the tracks were first recorded with a core rhythm section band comprising Springsteen, drummer Max Weinberg, bassist Garry Tallent, and pianist Roy Bittan; other members' contributions were then added subsequently.

An extensive and carefully planned promotional push for Springsteen and the album was put together, incorporating appearances at the Golden Globe Awards, the Barack Obama presidential inauguration, a new greatest hits album, the half-time show of Super Bowl XLIII and an anticipated appearance at the 81st Academy Awards.

The release of the first two songs prompted The New York Times to proclaim Springsteen as "more hopeful, less bleak" than on his previous album Magic. It saw this go-around of the Springsteen persona manifesting "the voice of an honest striver redeemed by love and hard work." E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt sees Working on a Dream as part of a trilogy with The Rising and Magic: "They make sense together in terms of sound, concept and writing style. The three records have been a projection more toward the pop-rock form – this one more than the other two."

The album's opener, "Outlaw Pete", which some observers felt borrowed a central riff from Kiss's 1979 disco hit "I Was Made for Lovin' You", is more than eight minutes long, while two others clock in at less than three minutes.

Release and reception

Working on a Dream debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 224,000 copies in its first week of release, knocking off a seven-week continuous run by Taylor Swift's Fearless. It was Springsteen's ninth number one album in the United States. This tied him with The Rolling Stones for the fourth-highest total in that regard; only The Beatles (with 19), Jay-Z (with 11), and Elvis Presley (with 10) have more. Working on a Dream also debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart, and Top Internet Albums chart.

In all, it reached No. 1 in 17 countries around the world, and reached the Top 10 almost everywhere else.

Track Listing:

1. Outlaw Pete - 8:01
2. My Lucky Day - 4:01
3. Working On A Dream - 3:30
4. Queen Of The Supermarket - 4:39
5. What Love Can Do - 2:57
6. This Life - 4:30
7. Good Eye - 3:01
8. Tomorrow Never Knows - 2:14
9. Life Itself - 4:00
10. Kingdom of Days - 4:02
11. Surprise, Surprise - 3:24
12. The Last Carnival - 3:29
13. The Wrestler (Bonus Track) - 3:51

Personnel:

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, glockenspiel
Roy Bittan – piano, Hammond organ, accordion
Clarence Clemons – saxophone, vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ
Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals
Patti Scialfa – vocals
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – guitar, vocals
Max Weinberg – drums
Soozie Tyrell – violin, vocals
Patrick Warren – Hammond organ, piano, keyboards ("Outlaw Pete", "This Life", "Tomorrow Never Knows")
Jason Federici – accordion ("The Last Carnival")
Eddie Horst – string and horn arrangements ("Outlaw Pete", "Tomorrow Never Knows", "Surprise Surprise", "Kingdom of Days")

Working on a Dream is the sixteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on January 27, 2009 through Columbia Records. It has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, with over 585,000 in the United States as of September 2010. History The
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