Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album, a collection of fifteen soul music greats titled Only The Strong Survive, will be released by Columbia Records on November 11. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, Only The Strong Survive celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. This 21st studio album from Bruce Springsteen will also feature guest vocals by Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton.
Bruce Springsteen commented: “I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I’ve taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I’ve tried to do justice to them all—and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it.”
Pre-order Only The Strong Survive on 2LP, CD, or Digital here.
Only The Strong Survive was tracked at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey, produced by Ron Aniello, engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau. The release will mark Bruce Springsteen’s first studio album since 2020’s Letter To You, which debuted at #1 in eleven countries. Springsteen will reunite with the legendary E Street Band in February for his 2023 international tour, which to date has sold over 1.6million tickets across the United States and Europe.
Only The Strong Survive Tracklist:
1. Only the Strong Survive
2. Soul Days feat. Sam Moore
4. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
5. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
6. Turn Back the Hands of Time
7. When She Was My Girl
8. Hey, Western Union Man
9. I Wish It Would Rain
10. Don’t Play That Song
11. Any Other Way
12. I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore
13. 7 Rooms of Gloom
14. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
15. Someday We’ll Be Together
Watch the official music video for “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” with a special introduction from Bruce here now!
Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny have teamed up again to present a new music video for Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” the first song from Bruce’s upcoming album Only The Strong Survive, coming November 11. Watch the video here plus a special greeting from Bruce about the album!
Join two lifelong friends, Bruce Springsteen and Jann Wenner in conversation at the 92nd Street Y on September 13. Bruce and Jann will discuss Wenner’s deeply personal new memoir Like A Rolling Stone which brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond.
Tickets to attend in-person or online are available now here, and all tickets include a copy of the book with in-person attendees receiving an autographed copy.
Of the memoir, Bruce has said:
“If you were young, alone and in the far lands of New Jersey, Rolling Stone was a dispatch from the front, carrying news of a bigger world and another life awaiting. Like A Rolling Stone is a touchingly honest memoir from a man who recorded and shaped our times and of a grand life well lived. It is wonderfully deep and rewarding reading. I loved it.”
Like A Rolling Stone will be available everywhere September 13th. Pre-order here.
The first wave of US tickets for the 2023 tour are on sale tomorrow at 10AM local time for shows in Orlando, Hollywood FL, Tulsa, Denver and Boston! Fans who receive a unique access code through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration process will be eligible to purchase tickets, and a General On-sale will start at 3PM local time for all remaining tickets – no code required.
|Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced four UK dates on their 2023 International Tour, which kicks off in the United States on February 1 in Tampa, Florida. After an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey, the tour heads to Europe from April 28th in Barcelona, Spain through July 25th in Monza, Italy. The newly announced dates mark Springsteen and The E Street Band’s first UK shows since June 5th, 2016 at Wembley Stadium.|
Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band go on sale at 9am local time on Thursday, 21 July 2022. Tickets for Edinburgh are available at LiveNation.co.uk, Birmingham available at AXS.com and BST Hyde Park at bst-hydepark.com.