31 Oct 2020

The Sampler: Bruce Springsteen

From Music 101, 1:30 pm on 31 October 2020

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Bruce Springsteen Bruce's new album, Letter to You, is his 20th studio album and he told RNZ's Charlotte Ryan on Music 101 that the initial inspiration came from the death of an old friend. Using a "gorgeous" guitar gifted by a fan, Bruce Springsteen found new songs came pouring out and were recorded with his lifetime companions, the E Street Band, in just five days.

It was also kickstarted by a gesture from one of his fans during the time Bruce was performing his hugely successful one-man stage show, Springsteen on Broadway, which ran for more than a year until December 2018.

Listen to Charlotte Ryan's interview with 'The Boss' on Music 101 here

Nick Bollinger reviews the new album from 'The Boss' on this segment of The Sampler.

Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:

Bruce Springsteen - Burnin' Train

Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

Bruce Springsteen - House of a Thousand Guitars

Bruce Springsteen - The Power of Prayer

Bruce Springsteen - Last Man Standing

Bruce Springsteen - One Minute You're Here

Bruce Springsteen - I'll See You in My Dreams

Bruce Springsteen - If I Was The Priest

Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen

Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen Photo: supplied