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SPRINGSTEEN,BRUCE - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Vinyl LP

SPRINGSTEEN,BRUCE - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Vinyl LP

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Only the Strong Surviveis the 2022 album from Bruce Springsteen, and his first new studio album since 2020'sLetter to You.The album is a collection of soul music gems that celebrates the legendary songbooks ofGamble and Huff, Motown, Staxand many more.

Only the Strong Survivefeatures vocals from Springsteen and instrumentation primarily from his longtime producerRon Aniello.The album also features guest vocals fromSam Moore,as well as contributions fromThe E Street Horns,full string arrangements byRob Mathesand backing vocals fromSoozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Fonzi ThorntonandDennis Collins.

"I wanted to make an album where I just sang," Springsteen explained. "And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I've taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I've tried to do justice to them all - and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it."

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Only the Strong Survive
  2. Soul Days feat. Sam Moore
  3. Nightshift
  4. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
  5. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

Side B:

  1. Turn Back the Hands of Time
  2. When She Was My Girl
  3. Hey, Western Union Man
  4. I Wish It Would Rain
  5. Don't Play That Song

Side C:

  1. Any Other Way
  2. I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore
  3. 7 Rooms of Gloom
  4. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
  5. Someday We'll Be Together

Side D:

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Label: Columbia Records

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