The new Bruce Springsteen CD, featuring the E-Street Band, was released this morning. If you want to hear the songs, click on the picture and you'll be transported to Q104.3 NY's web site where they are currently streaming the entire CD.
While I did take a preview listen about a week ago, I sat down with the CD and the lyric book and really dug into these songs. All are brilliantly crafted songs. Bruce took his writing back the pop music fundamentals while still eloquently and emphatically stamping each with a signature sound not only of his own, but also the fabulous E-Street Band.
I did get a sneak preview of how some of these songs will sound live from the Today Show performances, I eagerly anticipate the full arena experience. Johnny D was scheduled to see the tour opener in Hartford tonight so I expect a review, which perhaps he'll allow me to share here, first thing in the morning.