Bruce Springsteen’s celebration of soul music ‘Only The Strong Survive’ out now
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S CELEBRATION OF SOUL MUSIC ‘ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE’ OUT TODAY
WATCH SPRINGSTEEN’S FULL-BAND PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR ‘TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME’ HERE
Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Only The Strong Survive‘ is out today via Columbia Records, a collection of 15 soul music greats that comprise his 21st studio album. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, the new album was produced by Ron Aniello and draws from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. Springsteen previously shared his versions of ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)‘, ‘Nightshift‘ and ‘Don’t Play That Song‘, and today he has released a new full-band performance video for ‘Turn Back The Hands Of Time‘, Tyrone Davis‘ 1970 chart-topper co-written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson.
WATCH SPRINGSTEEN’S ‘TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME’ VIDEO DIRECTED BY THOM ZIMNY HERE
To celebrate the album’s release, Springsteen will appear on The Graham Norton Show on Friday 11 November, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon three times next week (Monday 14 November through Wednesday 16 November) and once again for a performance on 24 November, Thanksgiving night. Springsteen has also recently discussed Only The Strong Survive with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, and with Questlove on his Questlove Supreme podcast.
In addition to Springsteen’s lead vocals and Aniello’s production, ‘Only The Strong Survive’ features guest vocals by Sam Moore, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, The E Street Horns and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton. The album was engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey.
PRAISE FOR ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
“15 covers from a golden age of African-American confession and party, curated with a connoisseur’s twist” ★★★★ Album of the Month – Mojo
“Springsteen sounds like he’s having the time of his life. Boss love– what’s not to love?” ★★★★ Album of the Week – The Daily Telegraph
“Bruce Springsteen covers soul classics in stirring style. The result is a new place for Springsteen’s throaty roar to inhabit, and it fits him like a glove” ★★★★ The Times
“The Boss sounds like he’s having a blast”★★★★ The Daily Mail
“The style is sweeter, less of a mighty wall of sound than Springsteen’s most familiar work, but his gruff, weathered voice is a fine fit for soul” ★★★★ Evening Standard
“Springsteen goes big and lavish with the E Street Horns, rapturous strings and a tasty backing chorus of Sessions Band regulars, plus special guest Sam Moore” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Joyous and enjoyable” The Sun
“Soul food for hungry hearts… He is on fire!” The Daily Mirror
“A brave but respectful batch of soul and R&B covers” ★★★★ The Daily Express
“As commanding as cover albums get” ★★★★ The Daily Star
“A joyful ode to the greatest soul songs” ★★★★ NME
“You can really feel the love and care he has for these songs. This isn’t just a covers album, it’s a heartfelt tribute”Clash