Some fans got an unexpected sneak preview of Bruce Springsteen’s eighteenth studio album “High Hopes,” officially scheduled for release on Jan. 14, when Amazon.com surprisingly made individual cuts of the album available for download and purchase in MP3 format on Dec. 28.
“Amazon has since rescinded the ability to download the album,” according to Billboard.
It’s not clear whether or not Amazon made the cuts available intentionally, or if it was just a huge blunder on the part of the world’s largest on-line retailer. But as the Boss’ newest songs were briefly available, they’re now out there to be had on file-sharing sites that legitimately purchased the album during the brief time it was available on Amazon for download.
In addition to “High Hopes” being Springsteen’s eighteenth album:
It also marks the first album for the E Street Band, Springsteen's longtime backing band, since the announcement of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April.
Fans have been looking forward to the Boss’ latest album to check out the posthumous appearances by Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici, who played with Bruce and the E Street Band prior to their untimely deaths.
For more on Bruce Springsteen, including his top 10 songs, see the video accompanying this article.
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