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Bruce Springsteen Releases His Celebration Of Soul Music 'Only The Strong Survive'
Bruce Springsteen’s Only The Strong Survive is out today via Columbia Records, a collection of 15 soul music greats that comprise his 21st studio album. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, the new album was produced by Ron Aniello and draws from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more.
Springsteen previously shared his versions of “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” “Nightshift” and “Don’t Play That Song,” and he has released a new full-band performance video for “Turn Back The Hands Of Time,” Tyrone Davis’ 1970 chart-topper co-written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson.
To celebrate the album’s release, Springsteen will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon three times – Monday November 14 through Wednesday November 16 – and once again for a performance on November 24, Thanksgiving night. Springsteen has also recently discussed Only The Strong Survive with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, and with Questlove on his Questlove Supreme podcast.
In addition to Springsteen’s lead vocals and Aniello’s production, Only The Strong Survive features guest vocals by Sam Moore, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, The E Street Horns and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton. The album was engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey.