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We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc]

Bruce Springsteen Audio CD
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Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first album,'We Shall Overcome The Seeger Sessions,' on April 25. The album features Bruce's personal interpretations of thirteen traditional songs, all of them associated with the legendary guiding light of American folk music, Pete Seeger, for whom the album is named. Speaking of the origins of the new music, Springsteen said, "So much of my writing, particularly when I write acoustically, comes straight out of the folk tradition. Making this album was creatively liberating because I have a love of all those different roots sounds... they can conjure up a world with just a few notes and a few words."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun CD May 14 2012
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This is a really fun CD. The music has a really great energy. I was told by a person who lives and breathes all sorts of music that the music on this CD was recorded on the first take on each song. If this is true it makes the music all that more amazing. This CD seems to appeal to all ages and lovers of different genres of music. I have given it as a gift a few times and it has always been greatly appreciated.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor: listen before you buy May 1 2008
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I love all of Spingsteen's familiar styles: the anthemic rock, the stirring slow ballad and the acoustic folk of the somber Nebraska. This album, however, simply does not appeal to me on any level. Perhaps it is because I was expecting some profundity, some soul stirring interpretations of the more serious songs associated with Pete Seeger. Unfortunately both the sounds and the songs disappoint, and the blend most of all. Many of the tracks are folk standards of the blandest type, like the introductory Old Dan Tucker. The exuberant treatment feels wasted on such repetitive, nonsensical lyrics.

Some songs have a gospel undertone, like the classic We Shall Overcome with its soulful backing vocals, Jacob's Ladder with the rousing vocals of its gospel choir and the melancholy Shenandoah which is one of the few highlights. Still I prefer Bob Dylan's version on his album Down In The Groove. Others have a country feel like the authentic-sounding lament My Oklahoma Home with its powerful male backing vocals. Country also surfaces in the uptempo Pay Me My Money Down which is redeemed by an impressive arrangement and instrumental virtuosity. Others are really rock music, like O Mary Don't You Weep with its biblical imagery and the raucous John Henry, a fast-paced song with frisky fiddles and Bruce shouting too loudly.

The slower numbers include the brooding Eyes On The Prize, Mrs McGrath and Erie Canal, a song with lovely banjo that incorporates jazzy improvisations in the instrumental sections. The tracks that I would listen to again are Jesse James, a lilting, energetic story song about the Robin Hood character, and of the aforementioned: Jacob's Ladder for its inspiring gospel voices, the melancholy My Oklahoma Home, Shenandoah with its spiritual undertone and maybe We Shall Overcome.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
From the perspective of the career of Pete Seeger, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" is not what you might expect because if you think this is going to be a collection of covers of the greatest songs written by the American folk icon, then you are gong to be surprised and possibly disappointed. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn" are not going to be found here. The most recognizable song would be the title track, the song Seeger based on a spiritual that became the anthem of the Civil Rights movement. But this baker's dozen collection of tracks more about traditional songs that Seeger performed that Bruce Springsteen is passing along to a new generation. The second most recognizable song would probably be the last one, "Froggie Went a Courtin'" (which has been around at least since 1549), although "Erie Canal" would have to be second on that list. If you have any passing familiarity with American folk music then "Shenandoah," "John Henry," and "Old Dan Tucker" should be recognizable as well.

Then again, this album is not what you would expect from a Bruce Springsteen album, given that the Boss has never done a cover album before. He has done a few notable covers, from Tom Wait's "Jersey Girl" and Patti Smith's "Because the Night" to "War" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," so it is interesting that Springsteen would suddenly decide to do it for an entire album. Seeger is certainly a legend, and if this album introduces a new generation of fans to his work so much the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Springsteen Rocks it Really Old School Oct. 29 2006
Format:Audio CD
Bruce Springsteen was one of those musicians that provided the soundtrack of my teenager years, with Born in the USA rubbing shoulders with REM’s Losing my Religion, Peter Gabriel’s Big and Madonna’s Like a Virgin. I guess it’s no accident that these songs come to mind, given that these musicians are among the few from the 1980s whose music doesn’t date.

While the latter three musicians have continued on, reinventing themselves for the nineties and the naughties with various degrees of success, Bruce Springsteen faded out for me. Other than Tunnel of Love, there was no other album I thought (however erroneously) worth having. While Madonna was making a fool of herself with a remake of American Pie and Peter Gabriel went industrial with Up, I never paused to wonder where had Bruce Springsteen gone.

Recently, Bruce sprang back to the media’s attention with the release of We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. Programs on NPR gave Bruce a lot of exposure for this new album which was so different from Bruce’s rock persona. Upon listening to the album, however, I wonder why it took this long for Bruce to find a part of himself he never knew he’d had.

Work on the album that became The Seeger Sessions began in 1997 when Bruce Springsteen released a cover of the classic Pete Seeger song We Shall Overcome. Pete Seeger is a noted folk singer and political activist from the 1950s, possibly best known as the co-author of such songs as Where have all the flowers gone, and If I Had a Hammer.

Having previously known little of Pete Seeger’s work and intrigued by what he had heard, Bruce did a thorough investigation, heading down to his local record store and returning with a pile of Pete Seeger’s albums the length of his arm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an amazing CD!
Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" is an absolutely courageous, beautiful. This is a labour of love and it shows. Read more
Published on April 12 2007 by W. T. Trofimuk
1.0 out of 5 stars Crap and double crap!
Only Springsteen could release an album this bad. What I mean by this, is that if a second tier artist wanted to release a CD of Seeger covers and the CD sounded as bad as this,... Read more
Published on Sept. 6 2006 by BAF-BOOKS
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality cd but music great
Great cd but skips all over the place no matter which cd player i use, but great songs what i can hear.
Published on May 25 2006 by Ewan M. Cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boss? Great album
I have always wondered why Bruce was called "The Boss". I never liked his music, other that the occasional song here or there. Read more
Published on May 14 2006 by C. Barna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd from the Boss
I have been a fan of Springsteen since I first bought Born To Run as a teenager back in 1975. I have been amazed with his work. He is the voice of the common man. Read more
Published on May 9 2006 by Shawn Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Springsteen at his best again
I have been a Springsteen fan since I first bought Born to Run in 1975 as a teenager. Bruce has released some amazing songs over the years. He is a storyteller of great tallent. Read more
Published on May 8 2006 by Shawn Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
While I've only bought a couple of Springsteen's albums, this is one I'm glad I bought. He puts a great beat and a new twist on some old folk style songs. Very cool. Read more
Published on May 8 2006
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