UPDATE: Stream the full album over at CBS.com here.
Amazon might be to blame for leaking Bruce Springsteen’s new album two weeks early, but that doesn’t mean that the Boss is going to let that stand in the way of releasing his songs through a television network.
Today, it was announced that Springsteen’s new album will be available for download through CBS’ website CBS.com, while the network will “highlight the disc’s availability on its website during a sneak preview after the January 5th episode of The Good Wife.”
The album, High Hopes, will then be available at CBS.com/Springsteen after the broadcast on Sunday, January 5 through Monday, January 13 at 7:00 PM EST.
In support of the advance streaming through the network, three of Springsteen’s tracks will be featured on the January 12 episode of The Good Wife.
This is the first time that such a promotional stunt as been attempted. A somewhat attempt similar to this was made last year by CBS for an episode of their hit, long-running show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigators. The episode featured none of the characters speaking, much like a silent film, but rather the music of Green Day taking the narrative of the episode.
As for High Hopes, it is one of the most anticipated albums of 2014 since its initial announcement. While the album won’t feature any “brand new material,” it does feature covers, rarities, and reworking of past songs. The album is set to be released on January 14 and will feature members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine.