Bruce Springsteen's camp confirms "Wrecking Ball" album details
Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album is titled "Wrecking Ball," and is set for release on March 6, but fans will have to wait a little longer for information about his upcoming tour with the E Street Band.
Much of the information confirmed by Springsteen's publicist on Thursday morning (1/19) surfaced earlier this week, but the album's release date wasn't known until now and its single is out now.
"Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life," Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau, said in a statement. "The lyrics tell a story you can't hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative of recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both veteran fans and those who are new to Bruce will find much to love on 'Wrecking Ball.'"
The standard album, produced by Ron Aniello (Candlebox, Patti Scialfa) with Springsteen and executive producer Landau, contains 11 new Springsteen recordings. The special edition includes "two bonus tracks and exclusive artwork and photography," according to a press release.
According to the press release, the songs that appear on the album are "We Take Care of Our Own," "Easy Money," "Shackled and Drawn," "Jack of All Trades," "Death to My Hometown," "This Depression," "Wrecking Ball," "You've Got It," "Rocky Ground," "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "We Are Alive."
The lyrics video of the album's first single, "We Take Care of Our Own," was just released and is streaming below.
Though Springsteen's official announcement didn't include the titles of the bonus tracks on the special edition of the album, a track listing posted Wednesday (1/18) on the British iTunes site listed them as "Swallowed Up" and "American Land."
Springsteen is expected to tour North America this spring and fall, but the album announcement didn't contain any details about the plans. A summer tour of Europe has already been confirmed.
As previously reported, Springsteen is also scheduled to be the keynote speaker March 15 at the South by Southwest music conference and festival in Austin, TX.