New Springsteen Digital Live EP for Charity

 

Four songs feature guests Alejandro
Escovedo, Tom Morello, Roger McGuinn and the late Danny Federici.

By Fred Mills

 

Bruce Springsteen’s got a new digital EP, Magic Tour Highlights, due next week, July 15, from Columbia. It will be
available at all the usual digital download stores. Included are four audio
tracks with four accompanying videos, all recorded live in concert during the Magic tour.

 

What’s unique about these particular songs is that, while the Boss is backed
up by the E Street Band, each one features a special guest star, respectively,
Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Morello, Roger McGuinn and the late Danny Federici (in
his final appearance with the band prior to his death). Of additional note: On
sales of these downloads, the artists, songwriters, and music publishers are
waiving all of their royalties, and Columbia Records is donating all of its net
profits, to the Danny Federici Melanoma Fund. The iTunes Store is donating
their first year’s net profits as well.


Track Listing
:

1. “Always A Friend” (performed with Alejandro Escovedo)
Recording Date: 04/14/2008 (Houston,
Texas)
2. “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (performed with Tom Morello)
Recording Date: 04/07/2008 (Anaheim,
California)
3. “Turn Turn Turn” (performed with Roger McGuinn)
Recording Date: 04/23/2008 (Orlando,
Florida)
4. “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” (Danny Federici’s final performance
with the E Street Band)
Recording Date: 03/20/2008 (Indianapolis,
Indiana)

 

 

Incidentally, the videos for both the Escovedo and Morello appearances are
posted at Springsteen’s official website…

 

Meanwhile, Bruce & Co. return to the
States at the end of this month to kick off the final leg of the Magic  tour. Those dates are as follow:

 

7-27 East Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium
7-28 East Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium
7-31 East Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium
8-02 Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
8-15 Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena
8-16 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
8-18 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
8-19 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
8-21 Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
8-23 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
8-24 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
8-30 Milwaukee, WI – The Roadhouse at the Lakefront

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