We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions songs Product Information
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions album for sale by Bruce Springsteen was released Apr 25, 2006 on the Columbia label. Bruce Springsteen is certainly no stranger to acoustic-based, folk-inspired music. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions CD music He began his career as a post-Dylan troubadour, and he's been making "unplugged" albums as far back as 1982's NEBRASKA. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions buy CD music He's already recorded Woody Guthrie material, so it's not a shock that he would release a tribute album to folk icon Pete Seeger. WE SHALL OVERCOME: THE SEEGER SESSIONS celebrates not just Seeger's musical influence, of course, but also the political stands the singer took, which obviously resonate with the famously progressive Springsteen. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions CD music contains a single disc with 13 songs. ...See Full Description
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Bruce takes to the Seeger collection like a duck to water . . .I would buy more of this in a second. The richness of the vocals with the brass and strings is fantastic
By gstooksj (Oswego, New York)
||Springsteen does Seeger|
Springsteen updates some standard American folk tunes to the accompaniment of a banjo picking folk group. Whether these be specific Pete Seeger songs or note is not the value of this record. The songs are great traditional songs sung with a sprightly beat. Erie Canal and John Henry are very lively and among my favorites. We Shall Overcome was quite good in that it is upbeat and demos the song to a new generation. Once again, not typical Springsteen but a great album!!
By outis (Lansdale PA)
||It grows on you|
I originally thought that I liked the original Seeger versions better, but this grows on you. I like it now and its catchy.
By tmaendel (Walden, NY, USA)
||The Boss Pays Respect|
As usual Springsteen's absolute commitment to integrity amd humility is event here. The honest passion is evident. The only thing better would to see the live performance. Seeger, must have a big smile, Bruce brings a new vitality , passion and audience to his important work.
By GDcactus (Woodstock,GA,USA)
||Sony must release Seeger sessions from its archives, too!|
The exuberance this album exudes is thoroughly infectious - it reminds me of what Dylan and The Band were doing with folk music in the Basement Tapes era. The nod to Pete Seeger is a nice gesture on Springsteen's part, even though several of the songs have scores of other versions, some of them pre-dating Pete. And I wouldn't have minded hearing the Boss tackle at least a few Seeger originals. Sony/BMG has evidently devoted quite a bit of resources to promoting The Seeger Sessions, and deservedly so. But isn't it a bit odd that the company should do this while sitting on a treasure trove of Seeger albums (plus a considerable amount of unreleased material)? Would you believe it, most of Pete's superb Columbia LPs from the '60s have never been reissued on CD! If this travesty is not hastily remedied, it might be a nice idea for the Boss to have a word with the relevant executives.
By mahir (Sydney, Australia)
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We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7054505|
|Release Date||Apr 25, 2006|
|Recording Time||60 minutes|