BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ” Only The Strong Survive “

Posted: October 28, 2022 in MUSIC

Only The Strong Survive is the new album from Bruce Springsteen, and his first new album since 2020’s Letter To You. The album is a collection of soul music gems, that celebrate the legendary songbooks of Gamble and Huff, Motown, Stax and many more.

“Only The Strong Survive” features vocals from Springsteen and instrumentation primarily from his long time producer Ron Aniello. The album also features guest vocals from Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes and backing vocals from Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Fonzi Thornton and Dennis Collins.

The previous two tracks released from Springsteen’s “Only the Strong Survive” were “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),”  and “Nightshift,”

Bruce Springsteen released a third song from his upcoming “Only the Strong Survive” soul covers album, posted along with the message, “Ready for another one? Don’t Play That Song out this Friday October 28th.

Co-written by Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson (Ben E. King’s wife), “Don’t Play That Song” — usually called “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” — was first recorded by King in 1962, and reached the Top 20. It was the first track of King’s Don’t Play That Song! album that year, which, more famously, included his all-time classic, “Stand by Me.”

Aretha Franklin had similar success when she recorded the song in 1970.

Watch the brand new video for Bruce’s cover of the Aretha Franklin classic “Don’t Play that Song”. (Aretha’s version was a cover of the 1962 original by Ben E. King)

Taken from the forthcoming album “Only The Strong Survive” .

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