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.
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