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Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Lands the Boss Back at Number One

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The Boss is back on top with the release of "High Hopes" which sold over 102,000 copies last week according to Showbiz411.

Featuring the E-Street Band and guitarist Tom Morello, "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's eighteenth album and his eleventh #1 album placing him third behind Jay-Z and The Beatles. Since debuting in January 1973 with his album "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.", Springsteen has consistently released new material and has sold over 64 million albums worldwide.

"I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased material from the past decade when Tom Morello suggested we ought to add "High Hopes" to our live set. I had cut "High Hopes," a song by Tim Scott McConnell of the LA based Havalinas, in the 90′s. We worked it up in our Aussie rehearsals and Tom then proceeded to burn the house down with it. We re-cut it mid tour at Studios 301 in Sydney along with "Just Like Fire Would," a song from one of my favorite early Australian punk bands, The Saints. Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level" Springsteen said in regards to his album, "High Hopes".

While critics have had mixed reactions on his recent release, "High Hopes" still pulled in enough sales to top the charts with help from online sales. While riding the "High Hopes" wave, Springsteen currently finds himself in South Africa for his upcoming shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Afterwards he will be performing in Australia and New Zealand for the month of February before heading back to New Orleans in May.

"This is music I always felt needed to be released. From the gangsters of "Harry's Place," the ill-prepared roomies on "Frankie Fell In Love" the travelers in the wasteland of "Hunter Of Invisible Game," to the soldier and his visiting friend in "The Wall", I felt they all deserved a home and a hearing. I hope you enjoy it."

I assure you they do Boss.


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