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Sunday, September 21, 2014

We Shall Overcome: Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce's 21st studio album is a covers record. Fittingly for the ever ideological muso activist, Springsteen's muse is Pete Seeger, the legendary rally cryer who was involved in the civil rights movement and who penned the global uprising anthem ‘We Shall Overcome’. Seeger was also wanted by the FBI and once hilariously tried to pull the plug during a Bob Dylan electric set in 1965. Add that to the fact he was actually friends with Martin Luther King and you can see why he's worthy of revisiting. This is a folk gospel tribute album with harmony and backing vocals so powerful you'd think it was the population of New Jersey marching in Technicolor over the grey, polluted Hudson singing along. To see if Springsteen can repeat the trick, I like him to make a covers album of tracks by MOR rocker Bob Seger. Maybe that's just us.

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