Working on a Dream

Performers Bruce Springsteen

Columbia | January 27, 2009 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, glockenspiel, percussion); Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt (vocals, guitars); Soozie Tyrell (vocals, violin); Clarence Clemons (vocals, saxophone); Patti Scialfa (vocals); Roy Bittan (accordion, piano); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Max Weinberg (drums); Danny Federici.
Audio Mixer: Brendan O'Brien.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: Thrill Hill Recording., N.J.
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.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 27, 2009

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 886974135524

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Working on a Dream

Working on a Dream

Performers Bruce Springsteen

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 27, 2009

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 886974135524


Title Track Time
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.The Last Carnival --
13.The Wrestler (Bonus Track) --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, glockenspiel, percussion); Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt (vocals, guitars); Soozie Tyrell (vocals, violin); Clarence Clemons (vocals, saxophone); Patti Scialfa (vocals); Roy Bittan (accordion, piano); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Max Weinberg (drums); Danny Federici.
Audio Mixer: Brendan O'Brien.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: Thrill Hill Recording., N.J.
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.
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