BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S CELEBRATION OF SOUL MUSIC ‘ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE’ OUT TODAY
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S CELEBRATION OF SOUL MUSIC ‘ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE’
WATCH SPRINGSTEEN’S FULL-BAND PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME” HERE
SPRINGSTEEN TO APPEAR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON THIS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 14-16) AND ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT (NOVEMBER 24)
Bruce Springsteen’s Only The Strong Survive is out today via Columbia Records, a collection of 15 soul music greats that comprise his 21st studio album. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, the new album was produced by Ron Aniello and draws from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. Springsteen previously shared his versions of “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” “Nightshift” and “Don’t Play That Song,” and today he has released a new full-band performance video for “Turn Back The Hands Of Time,” Tyrone Davis’ 1970 chart-topper co-written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson.
Watch Springsteen’s “Turn Back The Hands Of Time” video here, directed by Thom Zimny.
To celebrate the album’s release, Springsteen will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon three times next week – Monday November 14 through Wednesday November 16 – and once again for a performance on November 24, Thanksgiving night. Springsteen has also recently discussed Only The Strong Survive with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, and with Questlove on his Questlove Supreme podcast.
In addition to Springsteen’s lead vocals and Aniello’s production, Only The Strong Survive features guest vocals by Sam Moore, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, The E Street Horns and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton. The album was engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey.
PRAISE FOR ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE:
“Springsteen’s voice shines and sparkles…part James Brown showmanship, part boardwalk reverie.” – Rolling Stone
“Bruce Springsteen’s stroll through soul classics will make you happy…familiar as anything from Springsteen’s own repertoire.” – USA Today
“Absolutely joyous…a superb delight, one with top-notch musicianship and production.” – Forbes
“Springsteen leans into his full vocal prowess with this beautiful celebration of soul music.” – NME
“A revelation…Springsteen’s voice here is crushed velvet…these 15 songs celebrate the joy of music, soul and performance.” – Asbury Park Press
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