‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ Soundtrack Album To Accompany Bruce Springsteen’s Directorial Debut On October 25th | Shore Fire Media

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‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ Soundtrack Album To Accompany Bruce Springsteen’s Directorial Debut On October 25th

‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ Soundtrack Album To Accompany Bruce Springsteen’s Directorial Debut On October 25th

(New York, NY): Columbia Records will release ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ on October 25th, featuring each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut ‘Western Stars.’ The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteen’s most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ pulls the audio from the film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen and longtime collaborator Thom Zimny. Springsteen and Ron Aniello produced the soundtrack, and its audio was mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig, the same legendary duo behind ‘Springsteen on Broadway.’

Pre-order the album beginning Friday, September 27th here: https://BruceSpringsteen.lnk.to/WesternStarsSongsFromtheFilm

The ‘Western Stars’ film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ. The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, with special guest Patti Scialfa. Zimny, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, and George Travis produced the film, with Springsteen serving as executive producer. The original score is by Springsteen.

The ‘Western Stars’ album has become a global success by nearly every measure, reaching #1 on charts in every continent on earth and hailed by critics as some of the finest music of his career. The album also placed Springsteen alongside David Bowie and the Rolling Stones one of the Top 5 acts with the most #1 UK albums.

‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ track list:

1.   Hitch Hikin’
2.   The Wayfarer
3.   Tucson Train
4.   Western Stars
5.   Sleepy Joe’s Café
6.   Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7.   Chasin’ Wild Horses
8.   Sundown
9.   Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel
14. Rhinestone Cowboy

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen, except “Rhinestone Cowboy”

‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ performers:

Bruce Springsteen: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar            

Patti Scialfa: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Arrangements

Rob Mathes: Keyboards, Piano

Charlie Giordano: Piano, Organ, Accordion      

Marc Muller: Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar

Gunnar Olsen: Drums

Ben Butler: Electric Guitar, Banjo  

Kaveh Rastegar: Bass Guitar      

Henry Hey: Keyboards    

Violins: Joanna Maurer (Concertmaster), Monica Davis, Maggie Gould, Joyce Hamman, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Laura Lutze, Annaliesa Place, Emma Sutton, and Robin Zeh     

Violas: Maurycy Banaszek, Will Frampton, and Celia Hatton

Cellos: Andrew Janss, Maureen McDermott, and Alan Stepansky

French Horns: Rachel Drehmann and Zohar Schondorf

Trumpets: Barry Danielian and Curt Ramm

Background Vocals: Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Vaneese Thomas, and Surrenity XYZ


‘Western Stars’ album quotes:

"Some of Springsteen’s most beguiling work ever...the sound dates back to Springsteen’s youth, and he channels it masterfully." - Rolling Stone

"His best new work in a decade...some of the most charming material of the venerable star’s career." - Esquire

"A gorgeous love letter to the idea of songs providing salvation...the sort of magic Springsteen specializes in conjuring." - Entertainment Weekly

"A work representing an entirely new direction...an album steeped in myths, and yet, it also seeks to puncture them." – Wall Street Journal

"Songs that thrive on the swells and undulations of orchestral drama...its gathering impact comes from its expansive arrangement, which opens and deepens around his voice like an endless prairie." - New York Times

"It stands comparison with his very best solo albums” - The Telegraph

"Nothing short of a late-period masterpiece... A must-have for anyone with a heart" - The Independent

"Springsteen’s long-distance road trip to bold new sonic horizons, steeped in tradition but strikingly distinct all the same" - The Sun

“Majestic in its scale, but traditional in its subject matter and narratives, ‘Western Stars’ is a wonderful thing" - NME


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