It was produced by Ron Aniello, who worked with Springsteen on his two previous albums: Wrecking Ball (2012) and High Hopes (2014). The album marks Springsteen's first new studio album of completely original material since Working on a Dream.
Frankly, its sheen is off-putting at first. But once you settle in, the set reveals some of Springsteen’s most beguiling work ever. But framed by the album’s larger themes, they hit home, deepened by a seasoned actor’s self-awareness.
The Western Album is an album by American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released in 2003. Timber Trail" (Tim Spencer) – 3:01. Ridin' Down the Canyon" (Gene Autry, S. Burnett) – 2:13. Pal O' Mine" (Bob Nolan) – 2:18. I Ride an Old Paint" (Public Domain) – 2:53. I've Got Spurs (That Jingle)" (Lilley, Frank Loesser) – 2:47. The Trail to Mexico" (Public Domain) – 4:03. Blue Prairie" (Nolan, Tim Spencer) – 2:59. The Wild West Is Where I Wanna Be" (T. Lehrer) – 4:21.
When the album coalesces, as it often does, it's Springsteen's most satisfying since 2002's The Rising.
That song is called Somewhere North of Nashville, and it’s an outlier on Springsteen’s 19th studio album, both geographically and musically. On the rest of the record, Springsteen, with producer Ron Aniello, aims to conjure the golden expanse of the American West, with sweeping orchestral accompaniments unlike anything in his catalog.
It examines the experience of getting older in earnest, avoiding self-parody and self-pity. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images. California contains multitudes. A 500-mile seaside trek on the coastal Route 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes you through affluent and working class communities, through breathtaking bluffs at Big Sur and scenic surf spots around Ventura. California is the promised land of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, the dream of the Mamas and the Papas, and the starting line of the 1969 hippie chopper classic Easy Rider
Album Name Western Album. Labels Self-Released. Music StyleFolk Rock. Members owning this album0. 2. Ridin' Down the Canyon.
Studio album by Don McLean.
But then it is a Bruce Springsteen album. Of course it’s superb. Springsteen plays and writes with a gentle touch on this 2019 album, his empathy evident in his series of story songs and character portraits and in his embrace of another aspect of AM radio that he previously avoided: orchestrated arrangements so rich and enveloping they can sound softly trippy.
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