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The critically acclaimed drama - and CBS' website - will be the unusual first official spots to listen to Bruce Springsteen
's 18th studio album, High Hopes , before its Jan. 14 release. Starting at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, until 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 13, fans can stream the album exclusively, in its entirety, at CBS.com/springsteen
And the Jan. 12 episode of Wife will feature snippets of three songs from the forthcoming album, including the title song (released as a single last month), Hunter of Invisible Game and The Ghost
of Tom Joad, a new version of the title track of a 1995 album.
It's part of a deal between Springsteen's label, Columbia Records , and CBS to gain wider exposure for the album in an unconventional way, and lure his Baby Boomer fans to the show and the top-rated network's website. CBS paid a customary fee to license the songs for the episode.
"This is music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen says in a statement announcing the CBS deal, to be unveiled today. "I felt they all deserved a home and a hearing."
High Hopes finds Bruce in a number of different musical settings, and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello
and many additional players. Recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City, High Hopes marks Bruce's 18th studio album and includes his own liner notes that detail the album's evolution.
joined Bruce and the E Street Band on tour in Australia in March 2013 (sitting in for Steve Van Zandt), and became, as Bruce says, "my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level." Besides his guitar playing on the album, Morello
also duets with Bruce on "The Ghost
of Tom Joad." Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny
Federici, who passed away in 2008, also appear on several songs of what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade."
To celebrate the album's announcement, director Thom Zimny built a collage featuring photos from Danny
Clinch, Australian tour footage featuring Tom Morello
shot by Chris Hilson, and vintage documentary footage set to the title song. Click here to watch the video now.
High Hopes tracklisting:
1. High Hopes (Tim Scott McConnell) - featuring Tom Morello
2. Harry's Place * - featuring Tom Morello
3. American Skin (41 Shots) - featuring Tom Morello
4. Just Like Fire Would (Chris J. Bailey) - featuring Tom Morello
5. Down In The Hole *
6. Heaven's Wall ** - featuring Tom Morello
7. Frankie Fell In Love
8. This Is Your Sword
9. Hunter Of Invisible Game * - featuring Tom Morello
10. The Ghost
of Tom Joad - duet with Tom Morello
11. The Wall
(Martin Rev and Alan Vega) - featuring Tom Morello
All songs written by Bruce Springsteen
except as noted
Album produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen
*Produced by Brendan O'Brien
**Produced by Brendan O'Brien, co-produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen.