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Bruce Springsteen

Working on a Dream [180 Gram Vinyl]

Working on a Dream [180 Gram Vinyl]

UPC: 886974135517

Format: LP

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Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Nils Lofgren, Steve VanZandt (vocals, guitars); Soozie Tyrell (vocals, violin); Clarence Clemons , Patti Scialfa (vocals); Roy Bittan (piano); Danny Federici (organ); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Max Weinberg (drums).
Audio Mixer: Brendan O'Brien .
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Bruce Springsteen's not known for pumping out new material at a rapid clip, but he was seemingly so energized by his 2007 album, MAGIC, that he wrote and recorded the songs on WORKING ON A DREAM in a creative flurry and had it out 15 months after its predecessor. The feel of the album is accordingly urgent; there's little here that bears the epic qualities of his more deliberately wrought work, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Overall, this is probably as close as The Boss gets to a pop album. While the somewhat anomalous "The Wrestler," the spare, acoustic-based theme from the celebrated film of the same name, is a trenchant look inside a troubled soul, a more light-hearted feel prevails throughout most of WORKING ON A DREAM. Muscular production emphasizes Springsteen's classic-rock leanings, but these simple songs of love and hope also bear bright pop hooks, and they wind up being nicely offset by a couple of raw, bluesy tunes before it's all over.

Tracks:

1 - Outlaw Pete
2 - My Lucky Day
3 - Working on a Dream
4 - Queen of the Supermarket
5 - What Love Can Do
6 - This Life
7 - Good Eye
8 - Tomorrow Never Knows
9 - Life Itself
10 - Kingdom of Days
11 - Surprise, Surprise
12 - Last Carnival
13 - Wrestler