Bruce Springsteen announces new album 'High Hopes'

US artist's 18th studio album features Tom Morello collaboration and a Suicide cover

Bruce Springsteen announces new album 'High Hopes'
Bruce Springsteen will release a new album 'High Hopes' in January 2014, it has been confirmed.

Recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City, 'High Hopes' features Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on numerous tracks and will be released on January 13. The album also features a cover of Suicide's 'Dream Baby Dream'.

Morello toured Australia with Springtseen earlier this year and contributes vocals to the song 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' as well playing guitar on the album's title track. Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008, also appear on several of the album's songs.

'High Hopes' isn't a totally new song. A version of the track - originally released in 1990 by The Havalinas - features on Springsteen's 1996 EP 'Blood Brothers'. However, Springsteen has recently reworked older material for newer releases, such as 'Land Of Hope And Dreams' on 'Wrecking Ball'.

The 'High Hopes' tracklisting is as follows:

'High Hopes'
'Harry’s Place'
'American Skin (41 Shots)'
'Just Like Fire Would'
'Down In The Hole'
'Heaven’s Wall'
'Frankie Fell In Love'
'This Is Your Sword'
'Hunter Of Invisible Game'
'The Ghost of Tom Joad'
'The Wall'
'Dream Baby Dream'


Meanwhile, it was recently reported that a US university is offering a theology class on Bruce Springsteen. Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering students the chance to take a semester-long class looking at the biblical references in The Boss' lyrics – from his 1973 debut 'Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ' to his 2012 album 'Wrecking Ball'.

Rutgers is not the first US university to bring The Boss into the realms of academia. Princeton University has a sociology course on Bruce Springsteen's America, while Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey has hosted symposiums on the rock star’s legacy. Meanwhile, the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York offered a history course on the musician.

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