Unreleased recordings by Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen and more to be released on new compilation

The collection will celebrate Appleseed Recordings' 21st anniversary

Unreleased covers by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello and more are set to be released as part of a new compilation marking the anniversary of the founding of an important protest music label.

Appleseed Recordings was formed 21 years ago by Jim Musselman and has released music by folk artists including Pete Seeger, John Wesley Harding, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

‘Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots And Branches’ will feature covers of Seeger’s ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)’ performed by Springsteen, and Morello’s take on AC/DC‘s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’.

The 57-song release will also boast covers by Donovan, while new music from Harding, Jesse Winchester and more will also appear on the tracklist. Previously released songs and archival recordings from Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne and more will complete the record. ‘Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots And Branches’ will be released on October 19.

In a statement, Musselman said: “The CDs in this 21st-anniversary set have been loosely organized by separate, but frequently overlapping themes. They match my three goals in forming Appleseed Recordings – to provide an outlet for songs of social justice, both current and past; to release newly written songs of personal experience and emotion in modern times, and to keep alive the centuries of still-vital traditional songs from our country’s and our world’s history. To learn how to move forward, we can never forget the lessons, or songs, of the past.”

Meanwhile, Springsteen’s Broadway show is set to be available on Netflix later this year.

The Boss is currently in the middle of his Springsteen On Broadway run at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre. A filmed version of the show will arrive on the streaming service on December 12, when the star makes his final appearance in Theatreland.