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The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct , this time as a 2-disc set clocking at with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits edition collection.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Bruce 's combo for the Seeger sessions has a careening, ramshackle feel that's equal parts early-'60s hootenanny and Bob Dylan and the Band 's Americana; at times, its ragged human qualities also recall latter-day Tom Waits , although the music here is nowhere near as self-consciously arty as that. Springsteen has truly used Seeger 's music as inspiration, using it as the starting point to take him someplace that is uniquely his own in sheer musical terms.
Given that, it should be no great surprise that Bruce also picks through Seeger 's songbook in a similar fashion, leaving many if not most of Pete 's well-known songs behind in favor of a selection of folk standards Springsteen learned through Seeger 's recordings.
While the songs featured here adhere to no one specific theme -- there are work songs, spirituals, narratives, and protest songs -- it is possible to see this collection of tunes as Springsteen 's subtle commentary on the political state of America, especially given Seeger 's reputation as an outspoken political activist, but this record should hardly be judged as merely an old-fashioned folk record. We Shall Overcome is many things, but a creaky relic is not one of them.
Springsteen has drawn from Seeger 's songbook -- which he assembled in the '40s, '50s, and '60s from traditional folk songs -- and turned it into something fresh and contemporary. And even if you have no patience for or interest in the history of the songs, or their possible meanings, it's easy to enjoy We Shall Overcome on pure musical terms: it's a rambunctious, freewheeling, positively joyous record unlike any other in Springsteen 's admittedly rich catalog. The CD side merely contains the album.