Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Releasing New Songs, MusiCares Concert DVD


It’s never too soon for more Bruce Springsteen releases. His new album, “High Hopes,” is just a few weeks old. But on April 19th, Springsteen is putting out a four track “EP” (EP used to mean extended play, like a big single. Now it’s just four songs on iTunes.) They didn’t make the cut apparently. But now they do! The EP is called “American Beauty.” You can guess that Jimmy Fallon has already booked Bruce for that week.

There’s more. At last, MusiCares, one of the two official NARAS branded foundations, is releasing a DVD of one of its Person of the Year concerts. The first one is 2013’s Springsteen tribute. That release is March 25th. I hope MusiCares releases more of these DVDs soon. This year’s Carole King concert would be perfect, so would the Don Henley, Neil Young, and Barbra Streisand shows. Maybe they can take great tracks from each of the annual shows and make them a compilation album.

Here’s the tracklist for the Springsteen:

  • 1. “Adam Raised a Cain” Performed by Alabama Shakes
  • 2. “Because the Night” Performed by Patti Smith
  • 3. “Atlantic City” Performed by Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • 4. “American Land” Performed by Ken Casey
  • 5. “My City of Ruins” Performed by Mavis Staples and Zac Brown
  • 6. “I’m On Fire” Performed by Mumford and Sons
  • 7. “American Skin (41 Shots)” Performed by Jackson Browne and Tom Morello
  • 8. “My Hometown” Performed by Emmylou Harris
  • 9. “One Step Up” Performed by Kenny Chesney
  • 10. “Streets of Philadelphia” Performed by Elton John
  • 11. “Hungry Heart” Performed by Juanes
  • 12. “Tougher Than the Rest” Performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • 13. “The Ghost of Tom Joad” Performed by Jim James and Tom Morello
  • 14. “Dancing in the Dark” Performed by John Legend
  • 15. “Lonesome Day” Performed by Sting
  • 16. “Born in the USA” Performed by Neil Young with Crazy Horse
  • 17. “We Take Care of Our Own” Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 18. “Death to My Hometown” Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 19. “Thunder Road” Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 20. “Born to Run” Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 21. “Glory Days” Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band & cast ensemble
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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