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High Hopes
Released January 14, 2014
Recorded December 2012 – 2013 in Thrill Hill; Thrill Hill West; Stone Hill Studio; Southern Tracks Recording Studio; Studios 301
Genre Rock, alternative rock, funk rock, hard rock
Length 56:24
Label Columbia Records Logo
Producer Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien, Bruce Springsteen
Discography
Wrecking Ball
(2012)
High Hopes
(2014)
American Beauty
(2014)
Singles from High Hopes
"High Hopes"
Released: November 25, 2013

High Hopes is the eighteenth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released on January 14, 2014, on Columbia Records. The album was Springsteen's eleventh #1 album in the US, placing him third all-time for most #1 albums only behind The Beatles and Jay-Z. It was his tenth #1 in the UK, putting him joint fifth all-time and level with The Rolling Stones and U2. Rolling Stone named it the second-best album of 2014 on their year end list.

The album features Springsteen's regular backing band, the E Street Band, and guitarist Tom Morello. Contributions from deceased E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici are also included. Co-produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien and Springsteen, the album was preceded by the single "High Hopes", and is a collection of cover songs, outtakes and re-imagined versions of tracks from past albums, EPs and tours. A week following the album's release, a music video for "Just Like Fire Would" was released January 22, 2014. A music video for "The Wall" was aired during the 2014 HBO special, Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes. On July 9, 2014, Springsteen released a short film for "Hunter of Invisible Game" which marks his directorial debut.

Springsteen said that the new music was "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade" and among the best of his writing and deserved a proper studio recording. In April 2014, Springsteen released American Beauty, a four track EP of songs that did not make the final cut of High Hopes.

Track ListingsEdit

Born in the U.S.A. Live London 2013
  1. High Hopes
  2. Harry's Place
  3. American Skin (41 Shots)
  4. Just Like Fire Would
  5. Down In The Hole
  6. Heaven's Wall
  7. Frankie Fell In Love
  8. This Is Your Sword
  9. Hunter Of Invisible Game
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  11. The Wall
  12. Dream Baby Dream
  • A deluxe edition of the album was released that came with a DVD titled Born in the U.S.A. Live: London 2013, featuring the band performing the entire Born in the U.S.A. album in its entirety during the Wrecking Ball Tour.

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