2009 Grammy Award Winner for:
'Best Rock Song'(Girls In Their Summer Clothes) 2008 Grammy Award Winner for:
'Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance' (Radio Nowhere)
'Best Rock Song' (Radio Nowhere) Elusive Disc recommended!
'Magic' is the first new studio album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 2002's GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum, number one album 'The Rising' (Columbia Records). Produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, the album features eleven new Springsteen songs and was recorded at Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA.
Bruce Springsteen's longtime manager Jon Landau said, "'Magic' is a high energy rock (album). It's light on its feet, incredibly well played by Bruce and the members of the E Street Band, and, as always, has plenty to say. It's also immensely entertaining. 'Magic' is the third collaboration between Bruce and Brendan O'Brien and is a culmination of their very productive creative relationship." The lead single will be "Radio Nowhere," a track Landau says "has a real anthemic quality to it. If it doesn't get you out of your seat, I don't know what will."
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to read the entire article by Andy Greene on Rolling Stone "Magic is, in one way, the most openly nostalgic record Springsteen has ever made. The arrangements, the performances and Brendan OBriens wall-of-surf production are mined with echoes and near-direct quotes of classic records, including Springsteens: the early-Sixties beach-radio bounce of Girls in Their Summer Clothes the overcast-Pet Sounds orchestration of Your Own Worst Enemythe Jungleland ring of Roy Bittans piano rainfall in Ill Work for Your Love. Youll Be Comin Down sounds like it strutted over from The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Livin in the Future is Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out with a new, thick coat of twang and a full tank of lust. After wrapping himself in a thousand fiddles on The Seeger Sessions, Springsteen has rediscovered the boardwalk-dance-party power of Born to Run and the Mitch Ryder and Jackie DeShannon encore covers in his 1975 and 78 shows."
- David Frick, 5 Star Review from Rolling Stone "In a case like [Magic], a listener can criticize the sound quality all they want. But when the artist owns his own masters and is in total control, the record sounds exactly like they wanted it to. ...on a really good sound system, it sounds a little bit warmer on vinyl."
- Bob Ludwig Selections:
1. Radio Nowhere
2. You'll Be Comin' Down
3. Livin' in the Future
4. Your Own Worst Enemy
5. Gypsy Biker
6. Girls in Their Summer Clothes
7. I'll Work for Your Love
9. Last to Die
10. Long Walk Home
11. Devil's Arcade