Springsteen Sings Seeger

Published: 2006-03-10
American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is releasing his first ever cover album, exclusively featuring songs by Pete Seeger.
Seeger, a folk singer and political activist, is often considered a pioneer of protest music. He had hits with songs like "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn Turn Turn." But it's not Seeger's hits that Springsteen has chosen to make his own on We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions but more obscure tunes like "Old Dan Tucker," Erie Canal," and "Mrs. McGrath."
A number of musicians have joined Springsteen on the album, including trombonist Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg and violinist Soozie Tyrell. Springsteen's wife Patti Scialfa also contributed backing vocals on some of the tracks, and it's been announced that many of these musicians will also join Springsteen on the road.
We Shall Overcome is the follow up to Springsteen's 2005 Grammy-winning album Devils & Dust .
The album will be released in standard CD as well as DualDisc format. The DualDisc will include two bonus tracks, entitled "Buffalo Gals" and "How Can I Keep From Singing." There will also be a 30-minute 'behind the scenes' mini-doc for those interested.
Here are the tunes you'll find on both versions:

"Old Dan Tucker"
"Jessie James"
"Mrs. McGrath"
"Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep"
"John Henry"
"Erie Canal"
"Jacob's Ladder"
"My Oklahoma Home"
"Eyes On The Prize"
"Shenandoah"
"Pay Me My Money Down"
"We Shall Overcome"
"Froggie Went A-Courtin'"

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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