BRUCE Springsteen has revealed his new album with the E Street Band Letter To You was recorded in just five days.
The Boss, 70, hailed the live studio sessions as some of the greatest of his career as he reunited with his long-serving band six years on from their last release.
Speaking of the 12 track LP, he said: “I love the emotional nature of Letter To You. And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs.
“We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”
The prolific musician wrote nine new tracks for the album with the remaining three made up of previously unreleased 70s cuts Janey Needs a Shooter, If I Was the Priest and Song for Orphans.
The trusty E Street Band – comprising of Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons – fire on all cylinders on the heartfelt title track.
Recorded in Bruce’s New Jersey home studio, Letter To You was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
Its the American hero’s 20th studio album and comes 47 years after his Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ debut.
Over nearly five decades Bruce has picked up a staggering 20 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received a Kennedy Center Honour.
Last year he released the highly personal Western Stars and prior to that shared his life on the Broadway stage over the course of a record-breaking 236 show run.