High Hopes

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Commercially Released: January 14, 2014 (High Hopes) / April 18, 2014 (American Beauty)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Brendan O'Brien and Ron Aniello
Recorded by Toby Scott, assisted by  Ross Petersen, Nick DiDia (High Hopes)
 and Rob Lebret (American Beauty) at Thrill Hill Studios*
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, assisted by Brandon Duncan at Mix This!, Mix LA,
 Henson Recording Studios, Southern Tracks
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
Design by Michelle Holme
Photography by Danny Clinch, assisted by Edward Smith and Nyra Lang

* A total of sixteen studios were used, see below for full list, including their assistant engineers.

Overview

High Hopes is the eighteenth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released January 14, 2014, on Columbia Records. The album features Springsteen's regular backing band, the E Street Band, plus guitarist Tom Morello. Contributions from deceased E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici are also included. Co-produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien and Springsteen, the album was preceded by the single "High Hopes", and is a collection of cover songs, out-takes and re-imagined versions of tracks from past albums, EPs and tours. A music video for "Just Like Fire Would" was released January 22, 2014. A music video for "The Wall" was aired during the 2014 HBO special, Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes. On July 9, 2014, Springsteen released a short film for "Hunter of Invisible Game" which marked his directorial debut. Springsteen said that the new music was "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade and among his best writing and deserved a proper studio recording."

American Beauty is a four-song EP by Bruce Springsteen that was released on limited edition (7,500 copies) 12-inch vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. A digital download version was also released on April 22, 2014. The four songs that appeared on the EP are outtakes from Springsteen's 2014 album High Hopes. Springsteen said of the four songs, "they're just good music that didn't get onto this record, and was sitting there. I thought it's a nice time to support the record stores, which are dwindling and get some new music out at the same time." On April 22, 2014, Springsteen released a music video for the song "American Beauty" which was shot prior to his show on April 19, 2014, in Charlotte, NC.

Source: Wikipedia (High Hopes) / Wikipedia (American Beauty)

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1. HIGH HOPES 4:57 HOPES
2. HARRY'S PLACE 4:04 HOPES
3. AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) 7:23 HOPES
4. JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD 3:56 HOPES
5. DOWN IN THE HOLE 4:59 HOPES
6. HEAVEN'S WALL 3:50 HOPES
7. FRANKIE FELL IN LOVE 2:48 HOPES
8. THIS IS YOUR SWORD 2:52 HOPES
9. HUNTER OF INVISIBLE GAME 4:42 HOPES
10. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD 7:33 HOPES
11. THE WALL 4:20 HOPES
12. DREAM BABY DREAM 5:00 HOPES

Total Running Time: 56:32

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