Fans who were patiently waiting for Bruce Springsteen’s new album High Hopes to be released in a couple of weeks, were treated to a pretty great gift when the album was released well before its appointed date this weekend.
Thanks to Amazon, High Hopes had surfaced on their website for purchase. While the “buy album” option wasn’t available at the time, the option to purchase each individual track on the album was. Upon finding out what had happened, the online retailer quickly took down the album, but no before many people on the interweb purchased it. Of course, that has led to the album already making its way onto file-sharing sites.
Talk about a late Christmas gift.
High Hopes is the Boss’ 18th studio album and is different from all the other albums he had put out in his career. The new record is made up of cover songs, outtakes, and major reworkings of songs from earlier recordings and tours.
“The best way to describe this record is that’s its a bit of an anomaly,” Springsteen told Rolling Stone during a recent interview with the publication. “But not much. I don’t really work linearly like a lot of people do.”
One of the major guests to be featured on the new album is Rage Against the Machines’ Tom Morello who has been confirmed to be on one of the new tracks.