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Bruce Springsteen previews new album online

Hear The Boss's new album now
Hear The Boss's new album now

Bruce Springsteen's new album Working On A Dream doesn't come out until 27 January, but you can hear it in its entirety right now.

The Boss has allowed his 24th album, the follow-up to 2007's Magic, to stream in full all week before its physical release date.

Album includes The Wrestler

It's apparent that more sonic experimention was the order of the day on the new disc.

Working On A Dream features 12 tracks plus a bonus cut, the Golden Globe-winning title track to Darren Aronofsky's film The Wrestler.

In many ways, Working On A Dream is a companion to Magic - Springsteen and producer Brendan O'Brien cut the album quickly, barely taking a break between records. But on first listen it's apparent that more sonic experimention was the order of the day on the new disc.

Although Working On A Dream is clearly a pop album, Springsteen gives a nod or two to his past - the opening cut is a majestic eight-minute song called Outlaw Pete that recalls the epic storytelling of his Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle days.

You can listen to Bruce Springsteen's Working On A Dream in its entirety here.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.