Monday, November 24, 2008

New Boss single free today!

I just got word over the Springsteen listserv that the new single, "Working On A Dream," is available as a free download - today only.

Go to the Springsteen Web site to get the song.

It sounds like the Boss is continuing in the vein of his 2007 Magic album. It's definitely a Brendan O'Brien collaboration, with the same sort of studio sheen that got to be a bit much on Magic. But the mix sounds clean and crisp on "Working On A Dream."

Between the new record, his scheduled appearance at the Super Bowl, appearances on the Obama campaign trail and a tour schedule that seems to be inching toward Dylan's Never-Ending style, Bruce is as prominent in American culture as he's ever been.

Below is a stripped-down "Working On A Dream" performed at an Obama rally in Ohio two days before the election:

And then a performance of another classic from the 2004 campaign:
Bruce Springsteen - (What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding

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