Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Bruce Springsteen produces Peter Seeger Tribute Album

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:59 PM
Original message
Bruce Springsteen produces Peter Seeger Tribute Album
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:00 PM by DanCa
www.usatoday.com

Bruce Springsteen honors Pete Seeger with new album

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pete Seeger will have an extra gift when he celebrates his birthday this spring: a new album by Bruce Springsteen that was inspired by the folk music legend.

Bruce Springsteen's new album will include interpretations of 13 traditional folk songs that have been associated with Seeger.
By Mark J. Terrill, AP file

We Shall Overcome/The Seeger Sessions is scheduled for release April 25, Columbia Records announced Thursday. Seeger, the dean of American folk singers, turns 87 on May 3.

The album will feature Springsteen's interpretations of 13 traditional folk songs that have been associated for decades with Seeger. Among them are Jessie James,John Henry,Jacob's Ladder,Shenandoah and the civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome.

The rocker said it shouldn't come as a surprise that he chose folk music for his first album of cover songs. Much of his own writing, he said, "comes straight out of the folk tradition."

"Making this album was creatively liberating because I have a love of all those different roots sounds," Springsteen said. "They can conjure up a world with just a few notes and a few words."

Columbia said Springsteen plans a short U.S. and European tour to accompany the album's release. Dates will be announced later.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:11 PM
Response to Original message
1. More info here...
http://www.backstreets.com/news.html

Interesting ensemble will be backing Bruce. No E Street Band members, unless you count Patty Scialfa.

I expect this will be a very powerful album. And maybe some of our candidates will use some of the songs as campaign music.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Thanks for the backstreets link.
I saw his solo show this past summer at the United Center and was enthralled. I am chewing on my nails waitting for his release of John Henry if it's anything like Johnny 99 it'll be a hell of a song.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. You are very welcome.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:50 PM by speedoo
Bruce Springsteen is one of the few people in this world I trust, one of the only people in America who gives me hope. He is truly a hero to me.

on edit: Thank YOU for the OP.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 07:51 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC